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The Sweeney: Visiting Fireman (ITV 20 Sep 1976, with Nadim Sawalha)

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In Visiting Fireman Regan finds himself suspended after a drinking session with a villain who turns out to be one of the chief suspects in a major case. It just so happens that Regan is the one who gives him an alibi.

Meanwhile he is supposed to be liaising with visiting Turkish policeman Shebbeq who is investigating a possible insurance scam that saw five million dollars leaving his country illegally. Regan finds himself helping Shebbeq despite not being officially on duty. A convenient fire at the insurance company offices and a bomb planted in Regan’s car means that someone is more than keen to make sure that Shebbeq doesn’t get the info he needs.

The Sweeney Visiting Fireman

The always excellent Nadim Sawalha as visiting Inspector Shebbeq.

Something of a funny episode, it feels like it marks something of a turning point in the series. The great success of the series and the double act of Regan and Carter especially, sees them playing up to that knowledge. Not least in the Jimmy Durante themed song and dance routine the pair pull off in a drinking club. It’s great fun of course!

Although he has been mentioned fairly regularly Haskins has yet to be seen so far this season.

The Sweeney Visiting Fireman

Katya Wyeth as Helga who ends up as a girlfriend of Jack’s.

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UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 20 September 1976 at 9.00pm

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin / Director: Tom Clegg

Series: The Sweeney Season 3 Episode 3

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John Thaw as Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman as George Carter
Nadim Sawalha as Shebbeq
Morris Perry as Maynon
Valentine Palmer as Carew
Jim McManus as Ollie Parsons
Frederick Treves as Beemax
Michael Cronin as Sgt Chivers
Ian Thompson as Thompson
Ronnie Brody as Mechanic
Anthony Langdon as Shand
Katya Wyeth as Helga
Laurence Harrington as Lawyer
Richard Felgate as McFarland
Pauline Cunningham as Typist
Joe Griffiths as Pianist

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Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)

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In Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost our intrepid hero pays a visit to the seaside when an accountant, Peter Harlow, calls him in over a cottage he has been left in a will. He has no idea why he has been left the cottage but since he has taken over ownership more than a few strange things have been happening.

Hazell stays at the cottage for a few days and manages to find no small amount of comfort when Harlow’s wife Stephanie turns up (Harlow himself is in New York). Although there is clearly something spooky going on it’s definitely man made and it doesn’t take Hazell too long to work it out.

The episode was a rare outing outside of London for the series, it was filmed in the East Anglian village of Walberswick and surrounds. Although all the interiors were filmed in studio of coure.

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I may be common but I’m not stupid

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 31 May 1979

Writer: Richard Harris / Production Design: Philip Blowers, Peter Elliot / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Hazell Season 2 Episode 7

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Nicholas Ball as Hazell
Michael Gaunt as Peter Harlow
John Woodnutt as Vicar
Desmond Llewellyn as Bell
Richard Simpson as Weaver
Meg Davies as Stephanie Harlow
Desmond McNamara as Tel
Peter Woodward as Gregory Summers
Joy Steward as Mrs Summers

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