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Win: The Sweeney – The Complete First Series Blu-ray

They are the Sweeney, son. And they haven’t had any dinner…Relive the most ground-breaking British police drama ever made which coincides with the big screen remake. Regan and Carter are part of New Scotland Yard’s infamous Flying Squad. Mixing with London’s seedy underworld they tackle the crimes to hard to handle for your everydaypolice officer. Remember what the fuss was all about by picking up this diamond 4-disc set which is available in High Definition for the first time now, Rrp £39.99. Seventies London has never looked this good. And neither has The Sweeney, son.

We have two copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers.

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Rough, tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best 70s drama series can be, ‘The Sweeney’ is one of the major television successes of the last fifty years. Featuring John Thaw
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The Sweeney – The Complete First Series Coming To Blu-Ray

The Sweeney are back. With Nick Love’s update of the iconic 70s cop show starring Ray Winstone and Damian Lewis set for release on 12th September, fans of the original show will be able to revel in an all new High Definition re-release of the 70s classic with the 10th September release of The Complete First Series blu-ray boxset.

Those fans will be able to relive the most ground-breaking British police drama ever made for the first time in HD, ensuring that the 70s and The Sweeney have never looked this good before. This is where it all began for gritty cop dramas, and if it wasn’t for The Sweeney we undoubtedly wouldn’t have seen the likes of Life on Mars’ brilliant Gene Hunt.

Here’s the official synopsis of the boxset:

Regan and Carter are part of New Scotland Yard’s infamous Flying Squad. Mixing with
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Noel Collins obituary

Stalwart of the TV police series Juliet Bravo

Noel Collins, who has died of cancer aged 74, was a linchpin of the police series Juliet Bravo throughout its entire six-series run. As Sergeant George Parrish, he was familiar for his "Yes, ma'am" response to consecutive uniformed inspectors Jean Darblay (Stephanie Turner) and Kate Longton (Anna Carteret). Parrish and his male colleagues were seen adjusting to working with a female boss in the BBC programme, which was launched a decade before the more hard-edged Prime Suspect – although four months after ITV's The Gentle Touch, which starred Jill Gascoine as a detective inspector.

The pace of life was slow in Juliet Bravo, whose title came from a police call-sign. The series (1980-85), set in the fictional Lancashire town of Hartley and described by one television critic as "Dixon in skirts", was also notable for being the flipside to its creator Ian Kennedy-Martin's previous,
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Margaret John obituary

Welsh actor known for her role in the TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey

The role of the foul-mouthed, toyboy-obsessed pensioner Doris in Gavin & Stacey brought Margaret John, who has died aged 84, a whole new legion of fans. Doris was the south Wales widow who lived next door to Gwen (Melanie Walters), whose daughter Stacey (Joanna Page) was conducting a long-distance relationship with the Essex-based Gavin (Mathew Horne), before they eventually married.

The actor relished Doris's colourful one liners as she propositioned Gavin ("I'm very open-minded and discreet") and gave Stacey advice on how far to go on a date ("A kiss, a cuddle, a cheeky finger"). Written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, who also played Smithy and Nessa in the sitcom, Gavin & Stacey's rise from BBC Three to BBC One, via BBC Two, over three series (2007-2010), owed much to the part played by John and other supporting actors as
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