The Cinema Museum, London

Misty Moon Presents The Sweeney Reunion 2

Sat 7 Mar 2020 @ 16:30 · Events

The Sweeney After the sold out success of this year’s The Sweeney Reunion, due to popular demand, Misty Moon is proud to bring back The Sweeney to the Cinema Museum for more tales of the flying squad from cast and crew.

Michael Barber Joining the guests on stage is Misty Moon’s special guest MC Michael Barber. Michael is an actor and an uber fan of The Sweeney. Michael’s acting credits include: Eldorado aka Highway to Hell (2012), Doctor Who and Ashes To Ashes (2008), which was a spin off to Life On Mars that was loosely based on The Sweeney.

The Sweeney (1975-1978) is a British TV drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. It was made by Thames Television for broadcast on the ITV network. The programme’s title derives from “Sweeney Todd”, which is cockney rhyming slang for “Flying Squad”. It starred John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as his partner, Detective Sergeant George Carter. Such was it’s popularity that it spawned two feature film spin-off, Sweeney! (1977) and Sweeney 2 (1978).

Guests include:

The Sweeney - Dawn Perllman Dawn Perllman played Linda Rix in the episode Messenger Of The Gods.

Dawn’s other acting credits include The Omen (1976), The Bill (1990-94), The Gentle Touch (1980), Shine On Harvey Moon (1982), and Only Fools and Horses (1986).

The Sweeney - Cheryl Kennedy Cheryl Kennedy played Judy Collier in the episode Golden Fleece directed by David Wickes. This episode also starred Patrick Mower and George Layton.

Cheryl’s other acting credits include Sunday Night Drama (1971), BBC Play of the Month (1969), and Time and Time Again (1976).

The Sweeney - David WickesDavid Wickes is one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurial film and television producers. Best known for his lavish gothic TV movies, films and elegant period drama series, David is by contrast The Guv’nor when it comes to hard-hitting action-drama, as one of the original band of guerrilla filmmakers in the glory days of Euston Films making The Sweeney.

The Sweeney - Diane KeenDiane Keen was a regular on television during the 1970s and early 1980s, starring in long-running sitcoms such as The Cuckoo Waltz (1975-80), Rings On Their Fingers (1978-80), Shillingbury Tales (1980-81) and You Must Be The Husband (1987-88), and in two runs of the Thames Television children’s historical costume drama The Feathered Serpent (1976 and 1978). She also guest-starred in many shows, including The Morecambe and Wise Show (1981) and featured as Laura Dickens in the critically acclaimed spy drama The Sandbaggers (1978).

Diane’s film credits include Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush (1968) and Sweeney! where she played Bianca Hamilton.

Most recently Diane has appeared in Doctors (2003-12) and New Tricks (2013).

The Sweeney - Norman EshleyNorman Eshley played Robert Hargreaves in the episode “Taste Of Fear” which also starred George Sweeney and was directed by David Wickes. Robert Hargreaves, who has an apparently distinguished military background, joins Regan’s team. However, at a raid on a caravan site to capture a gang of ex-soldiers who have carried out a violent robbery and are armed, Hargreaves bottles it and cowers behind a tree. Running against the general tide of opinion, Regan believes he is unsuitable for the job but needs to find out more.

Norman’s other credits include George and Mildred (1976-79), Man About The House (1974-76), Department S (1969), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1970), Thriller (1973), Return Of The Saint (1978), The Professionals (1980), Murder Most Horrrid (1999) and The Bill (1999-2000).

The Sweeney - George LaytonGeorge Layton played Ray Stackpole in two episodes “Golden Fleece” and “Trojan Bus” alongside Cheryl Kennedy and Patrick Mower. George is best known for three television roles – junior doctor Paul Collier in the comedy series Doctor in the House (1969-70), and its first two and last sequels Doctor at Large (1971), Doctor In Charge (1972-73) and Doctor at the Top (1991), that of Bombardier ‘Solly’ Solomons in the first two series of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum (1974-75) and as Des the mechanic in early episodes of Minder (1979-82).

After the Q&A there will be a meet and greet with the audience and the guests will take part in a paid signing.

More guests to be announced soon…

Doors open at 15.30, for a 16.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.

TICKETS & PRICING

ADVANCE AND ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW SOLD OUT.
Some tickets will be available on the door @ £15 (£14 concessions) but please arrive early to get a seat.