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    anyone else watch this or still watch it ??? i got into this recently and i think its fantastic .


    now get you trousers on your nicked
    1973


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    your 10% man and 90% spotted dick"

    Stan Butler the Abominable Slowman!"

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    yep........watch it on itv4 whenever i can.........love the rawness

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    yep i love the rawness to those were the days
    1973


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    your 10% man and 90% spotted dick"

    Stan Butler the Abominable Slowman!"

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    love it.
    watch it whenever i see it on.
    very gritty,cold etc.

    they take no nonsense.


    here's the intro.
    http://youtu.be/D99O6oTJVHo
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    Oh yes. Got every series on DVD, the pilot and both of the original films (which were not quite as good as the TV series), the 'Shut It!' soundtrack CD, all three annuals, a couple of books, and the model Ford Consul GT from the series, so you could say I'm something of a fan of the show.
    "We're the Sweeney son, and we haven't had any dinner!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Maxi View Post
    Oh yes. Got every series on DVD, the pilot and both of the original films (which were not quite as good as the TV series), the 'Shut It!' soundtrack CD, all three annuals, a couple of books, and the model Ford Consul GT from the series, so you could say I'm something of a fan of the show.
    I own those myself, I love the car and the episode guide book especially

    ITV4 chop the episodes to bits though, when I got the DVD set I was amazed at what had been edited out

    John Thaw was incredible in that show, and Garfield Morgan as Haskins was very underrated.

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    never new A.M there was so much memorabilia surrounding the series.
    you must have had this stuff a long time.

    annuals must be like 30 yrs old or more.


    actually have both films on video.
    thorn emi and emi.





    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Maxi View Post
    Oh yes. Got every series on DVD, the pilot and both of the original films (which were not quite as good as the TV series), the 'Shut It!' soundtrack CD, all three annuals, a couple of books, and the model Ford Consul GT from the series, so you could say I'm something of a fan of the show.
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    Well, 'The Sweeney' seemed to reach the height of it's retro-popularity a few years ago (not long before the obviously-influenced-by-The-Sweeney 'Life On Mars' started). It was when the DVD box sets were released. Richmond Toys brought out the model, and the soundtrack CD and Episode Guide books (there are two different ones) came out.

    I've had the annuals quite a long time, but I bought them all secondhand (in good condition) in the '80s/'90s. I'm too young to have appreciated the series when it was originally broadcast - the pilot 'Regan' was made when I was 1, and the first series was broadcast when I was 3.

    It's surprising really that with the release of the new Ray Winstone movie, the original series hasn't seen a new wave of cash-in merchandise available. I guess the '70s aren't really 'in' at the moment.
    "We're the Sweeney son, and we haven't had any dinner!"

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    the sweeney is actually shown quite a lot on tv.
    on the digital channels like itv 3 i think.

    so worth a watch mate i think.


    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Maxi View Post
    Well, 'The Sweeney' seemed to reach the height of it's retro-popularity a few years ago (not long before the obviously-influenced-by-The-Sweeney 'Life On Mars' started). It was when the DVD box sets were released. Richmond Toys brought out the model, and the soundtrack CD and Episode Guide books (there are two different ones) came out.

    I've had the annuals quite a long time, but I bought them all secondhand (in good condition) in the '80s/'90s. I'm too young to have appreciated the series when it was originally broadcast - the pilot 'Regan' was made when I was 1, and the first series was broadcast when I was 3.

    It's surprising really that with the release of the new Ray Winstone movie, the original series hasn't seen a new wave of cash-in merchandise available. I guess the '70s aren't really 'in' at the moment.
    FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    the sweeney is actually shown quite a lot on tv.
    on the digital channels like itv 3 i think.

    so worth a watch mate i think.
    It's on ITV4 Darren, it was on last night and on a couple of times midweek I think?

    If you have the money though treat yourself to the DVD boxset. I'm sure Austin Maxi has the 'Definitive' collection like myself which has tons of extras, but you can get a cheaper version too. It really is hacked by ITV4 so you miss out on quite a bit.

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