Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

New motor for remake of The Sweeney

This is the car which will feature in the new Sweeney

The stars of The Sweeney have got a new motor - allowing them to focus on catching a new generation of villains.

The original 1970s show saw Jack Regan and George Carter, played by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman respectively, leap across the bonnets of a succession of Ford Granadas, Consuls and Cortinas.

The remake, which stars Ray Winstone and chart star Ben Drew (also known as Plan B) as the hard-living cops, puts them behind the wheel of a rather more sensible Ford Focus hatchback.

The original ITV series followed the adventures of a group of Flying Squad officers as they hunted down criminals across the capital.

The cast of the new film also includes Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis and Hayley Atwell.

Its director Nick Love said he wanted to use the cars because "their legacy with the original TV show is so strong".

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