The Sweeney

The Sweeney (1975)

23 mistakes in season 4

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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