The Sweeney

The Sweeney (1975)

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On the Run - S3-E13

New this week Character mistake: When Mrs Haldane is giving her statement to Regan she tells him that Cook was wearing dark glasses when she saw him outside her neighbour's house, but Cook wasn't wearing any glasses.

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On the Run - S3-E13

New this week Continuity mistake: When Cook throws "Uncle" down the stairs and then out the window the actor playing "Uncle" has so obviously been replaced by a stunt double who has more hair of a darker colour than the actor.

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Hearts and Minds - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: During the car chase when the camera is inside the Sweeney Granada, a green Fiat can be seen driving in the other direction. The shot immediately changes to outside the car and the Fiat has gone.

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Hearts and Minds - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When the squad car is on its way to Sussex to investigate the camper van, it is escorted by a police motorcyclist, but when the squad car arrives at the scene the police motorcyclist is already there and standing next to his bike.

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Lady Luck - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: The man who is robbed at the bookies arrives in a mauve Jaguar that he parks outside the shop, but a few moments earlier, when the robber is crossing the road to enter the shop, he passes the same mauve Jaguar, which is already parked outside the shop.

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In from the Cold - S3-E2

Other mistake: During the hold up when Medhurst is sprung from the police van, the breakdown truck used to pull the doors of the van reverses towards the police van twice after releasing the chains off the doors before driving away, and the camera lights are reflected in the side of the white getaway car.

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Stoppo Driver - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Regan and Carter are waiting for Cooney to pick them up in the car, look at the row of parked cars behind them when a truck passes between them and the camera. A Ford Capri suddenly appears parked behind the white Ford Anglia.

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May - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the squad are following Don on the motorbike in their white Ford Cortina they turn outside a shop called "Chelsea Typewriters". In the shots taken inside the car there is a white Riley parked between the red Fiat and silver Datsun, but in exterior shots there is a space where the Riley is parked.

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Sweet Smell of Succession - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: The first scene when Steven and Arlene are in the office you can see a major road through the windows behind them. When the camera is on them in alternate shots the vehicles seen on the road in the first shots should been seen when the angle changes but are not.

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Taste of Fear - S3-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene when Daniels is helping Hargreaves into the car, camera lights and crew members are reflected in the side of the car.

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Visiting Fireman - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, when Regan is mixing a drink while on the phone to Carter, he opens the fridge and pulls a green bottle out and puts it on the worktop. The scene cuts back to Carter, but when it cuts back to Regan the bottle has disappeared and Regan is pulling ice cubes out of an ice bucket that wasn't there before. Also another green bottle on the worktop has moved away from the wall.

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Visiting Fireman - S3-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Regan is at the petrol station and the mechanic finds the bomb in his car, as the cashier runs out screaming the camera lights are reflected in the glass door.

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Thou Shalt Not Kill - S2-E13

Other mistake: One of the bank robbers is Terry Wands but the opening credits bill him as Jimmy Wands.

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The Placer - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Carter gets a puncture while driving the red van, as he gets out of the van there is a house on the opposite side of the road, but when the angle changes as Carter looks at the punctured wheel, the house is not there.

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Jackpot - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Regan arrives at the block of flats to speak to Biggleswade's parents, the squad car parks between a blue Ford Cortina and a white Fiat 128 parked a distance behind. In the next shot from the flats walkway looking down the white Fiat is parked right behind the squad car.

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On the Run - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Carter arrives at the hotel to tell Regan about Cook escaping. Regan introduces his girlfriend to Carter as Pat Knightly, but later on when Regan phones the hotel to ask to speak to Miss Knightly Carter asks "is that Pat's name, 'Knightly'?"

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Jack or Knave - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: In the final scene Regan hails a taxi as it pulls in the taxi is passed by a green Jaguar and a yellow Ford Transit.When the angle changes, these two vehicles should pass by, but they don't.Then when the taxi turns round and drives off, the vehicles in front of it should have been seen in the previous angle but they weren't.

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Jack or Knave - S4-E14

Factual error: When Carter is reading the newspaper there is no date on the front page.

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Jack or Knave - S4-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Carter is chasing the teenager with the number plates, people standing around watching the filming can be seen in every shot.

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Nightmare - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: In the yard behind the furniture shop when Regan and Carter are nearly crushed by the reversing van they escape by climbing up some old cabinets and then jumping on the van roof. Regan then jumps down on the bonnet before banging on the windscreen and having a go at the driver. Carter has disappeared when he should be visible on the van roof. Then when the Irish man comes out of the shop Carter has reappeared, climbing down from the roof to the bonnet of the van, also the two stunt doubles have darker hair than John Thaw and Dennis Waterman.

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Drag Act - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In the final scene when the squad car passes the zebra crossing Julie is working on, there are no vehicles behind the squad car, but in the next shot of Julie on the crossing a lot of cars have suddenly appeared.

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Loving Arms - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Regan and Carter search Blakeley's garage the squad car is parked to the left of the garage entrance, after they have returned to the car the shots from inside the car show it is parked across the garage entrance.

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Sweet Smell of Succession - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: After the car chase, when the Jaguar crashes and the driver gets out you can see that the Jag's drivers seat is fitted with a motor racing harness instead of the normal road seat belt for the stunt.

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Sweet Smell of Succession - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: When Tarley is hitting Arlene in the face you can see that his hand passes in front of Arlene's face, not actually hitting her, and when he hits her the third time, Arlene reacts too soon and moves her head before she is hit.

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Money, Money, Money - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the car chase a silver Hillman Hunter is parked on the left hand side of the road when the squad car is chasing after Sleeman. It wasn't there a few seconds earlier when the camera was following Sleeman's car.

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Selected Target - S3-E1

Other mistake: The registration number of the Blue Triumph 2500pi squad car is TPA931N on the rear and UUV931N on the front.

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I Want the Man - S2-E11

Character mistake: When the Flying squad officer is driving the white van in front off the green security van, he says on the radio that the suspect car driving in front of the green van is a blue Ford Zephyr - the blue car is actually a Ford Zodiac.

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Faces - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: In the first scene of part three, the outside shots show the squad car driving over a bridge over the river Thames. As soon as the shots are inside the car they are driving past a sports ground.

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Faces - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: During the car chase the Jag spins round, the Sweeney's Ford Granada is behind it, then next shot the squad's blue Ford Cortina is behind it. Then at the crossroads the blue Cortina is driving towards the Jag from the other direction.

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Golden Fleece - S2-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene when Regan is forcing open the boot on the villain's jag, camera lights are reflected in the police car parked behind it.

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Chalk and Cheese - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: After robbing the DeCourceys Tommy Garret takes the keys from their Rolls Royce and throws them into the trees, but he actually doesn't throw anything at all.

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Chalk and Cheese - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Garret and Nunn have robbed the DeCourceys the crew and lighting equipment are reflected in the side of the orange Porsche just before they drive off.

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Cover Story - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: In the final scene when Regan and Carter are being chased by the police car they take a left hand corner past a building with two red doors. There are no cars parked outside, but when the police car passes there is a blue Datsun parked there.

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The Placer - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: Camera lights are reflected in the side of the villain's jag arrives when it arrives at the warehouse.

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Hearts and Minds - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: As soon as the camper van is lifted out of the lake, Carter gets inside it and it is dry, despite the doors being open when it was in the water, and water pouring out of it while the crane was lifting it out of the lake.

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Supersnout - S2-E3

Character mistake: When Stickley is on the phone to Regan he tells him that the robbers will be in a Bedford van but they are in a Ford Transit van.

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Bait - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When the camera is looking out the window of the flat being used for surveillance, Lennie and Tolman drive past the parked Sweeney silver Ford Granada, a red Peugeot, a blue Peugeot estate, an empty space, then a white Hillman Superminx. The camera then changes to inside the car - Lennie and Tolman pass the Granada and the two Peugeots a second time but there is a brown Ford Cortina parked where the white Hillman Superminx was. Lennie and Tolman drive round the block and drive past a second time, you see the brown Cortina, but when Lennie parks the car in the empty space next to the blue Peugeot estate, the white superminx is back where the brown Ford Cortina was.

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Bait - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Tolman and Lennie first drive past Joan's flat, the Sweeney's silver Ford Granada is parked right up against the Mini parked behind it. When they drive past a second time there is a gap between the Granada and the Mini.

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Bait - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Tolman first arrives at the country house in the Ford Zodiac you can see the camera lights reflected in the window when he opens the driver's door.

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Money, Money, Money - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: During the car chase when the sweeney Ford Granada is chasing Sleman's Renault, in some shots the bonnet on the Granada has been released but at the end of the chase it is closed, which couldn't have been done when the car was being driven.

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Money, Money, Money - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Fischer and Monk are fighting in the car, they collide with a parked red Austin 1100, pushing it on the pavement, but when they crash into the parked red sunbeam next you can see the red 1100 behind them undamaged and still on the road.

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Money, Money, Money - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: After Fischer drives away after hitting the mini he passes Sleman's parked white Renault but when the camera switches to inside the car Fischer passes Sleman's parked car again.

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Money, Money, Money - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Fischer reverses into the Mini you can see the camera lights reflected into the side of the car Fischer is driving.

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Nightmare - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: The blue van turns right by a pub with a large car park - when the squad car takes the same turning a few moments later more cars have appeared in the car park.

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Hard Men - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Freeth and Gibson meet under the canal bridge a barge sails past them in the direction that carter is approaching from, but when the camera is on Carter the barge has disappeared .

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Hard Men - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When Freeth, Carter and Regan raid the flat, Freeth breaks the door down - the door starts to fall before Freeth hits it.

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Drag Act - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: Julie Kingdom and Mike Seton are on the motorbike riding in the country lane. Julie drops the map, they stop further on down the lane, but when Julie gets off the bike to pick the map up, it is in the lane right behind them.

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Loving Arms - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When the squad car pulls up outside Blakeney's garage, in the shots outside the car there is a large space between the red mini parked behind, but in the shots inside the squad car the red mini is parked directly behind.

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Loving Arms - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Regan and Carter are unloading the boot of the squad car the camera light is reflected in the side of the car.

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Pay Off - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: After the shootout at the quarry when the squad go back to their vehicles, some of the vehicles have changed location from where they were parked when they arrived, and the white Ford Cortina has disappeared.

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Down to You, Brother - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In Owen's flat when Debbie asks Owen if she can move in with him the budgie in the cage changes position between shots.

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Down to You, Brother - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Meadows is riding in his Rolls Royce he gives his driver some money to buy a present, the Rolls is about to pass two parked cars - a yellow Daf and a blue Maxi - at the end of this scene the Rolls passes the same two parked cars a second time.

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Faces - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Brake lights are reflected in the front of the security van in the close up of when it pulls up outside the factory, but in the wide shot there is no vehicle in front of the van.

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May - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Jaguar is driving across the wasteland some accident damage to the front offside wing and rear door appears that wasn't in previous shots.

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May - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: When the Jaguar crosses the pavement to go down the alley you can see a plank of wood in the gutter so the Jaguar can mount the kerb more easily.

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Tomorrow Man - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When the robber drives off in the grey Vauxhall the offside hubcaps suddenly disappear just before it is hit by the security van.

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Selected Target - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kibber, Oates and Finch are riding in the Ford Zephyr after swapping cars after walking over the railway bridge, they pass the same blue and red parked van twice, and also the same rubbish skip with the same cars parked behind it twice.

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Country Boy - S2-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the blue Ford Cortina squad car arrives at the power station you can see the camera lights and crew reflected in the side of the car.

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Poppy - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: During the car chase at the airfield, after the Triumph crashes into the villain's Jaguar, spinning it round, the chase suddenly changes from the airfield to a lane.

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Hit and Run - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Regan sounds the horn and shouts at the driver of the yellow car when it undertakes them, then cuts in front of them, the car was not visible through the side window when the camera was on Regan.

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Hit and Run - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: As the car drives away after hitting Alison you can see the crew reflected in the side.

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Faces - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Ingram is driving the blue Ford Cortina squad car the registration number on the front is DLO97M, and on the rear of the car it is NHK296M.

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Abduction - S1-E13

Other mistake: Early on in this episode Regan is moaning about lawyers earning £30,000 a year and that he himself can just about afford a secondhand car, but later on in this episode he is driving a M registration ford Capri, which would have been brand new when this episode was made.

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Golden Boy - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: At the airport when Regan drives off to chase after Deller you can see the camera crew and lights reflected in the side of the car.

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Golden Boy - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Carter is running after Deller and Fuller the weather suddenly changes from dry to raining.

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One of Your Own - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: When Tina comes out of the bureau de change and walks towards the car there is no one walking behind her, but as soon as she gets in to the car the shot from inside the car shows two people walking directly behind her.

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Money, Money, Money - S4-E6

Audio problem: When Eddie Monk and Brian Fischer are fighting in the car, Fischer collides with three parked cars. The same sound effect of the crash is used all three times, also the sound of breaking glass is heard but no glass is broken on any of the cars.

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On the Run - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Carter is talking to Pinder at the garage, you can see the reflection of the clapper board in the bodywork above the exhaust pipe of the car Pinder is working on.

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Chalk and Cheese - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: During the last hold up, the shots inside and outside the blue Jag do not match up.

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Thou Shalt Not Kill - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: The camera lights and crew are reflected in the side of the blue Hillman Estate, first when it pulls away after the villains have first hi-jacked it, and again when they are driving through the farm.

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Big Brother - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: In the pre-titles sequence at the start, as the blue van is driving along following the two men, the shots inside the van show a grey Mercedes parked to the van's right. When the shot changes to outside the van, there is a blue Ford Zodiac parked in front of the Mercedes that wasn't there in the inside shots.

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Chalk and Cheese - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the pre-title sequence when De Courcey's Rolls-Royce is being followed by the robbers' orange Porsche, the road starts off as a dual carriage way, then as soon as the Porsche overtakes the Rolls the road changes to a single carriage way, and then to a country lane .

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Jack or Knave - S4-E14

Audio problem: When Carter is searching Jean Jackson's house she asks him if he has a warrant - although the camera isn't on her you can see her reflection in the mirror and you can see that her mouth doesn't open when she is asking Carter this.

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Trojan Bus - S2-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Regan, Carter and Haskins are in the living room, the camera lights are reflected on the door.

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On the Run - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The fixture list on the inside wall of the cricket pavilion where Cook is hiding state the name of the club as Edgemere but when Regan and Carter are on surveillance in the scoring shed the name has changed to Edgebury.

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Tomorrow Man - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: At the end of this episode, when one of the robbers drives off in the grey Vauxhall, Carter drives off after him in the security van. But in the following scenes, when the Sweeney are fighting with the rest of the gang, the security van is still parked where it was before Carter drove off in it.

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