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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Home to The Sweeney



Home to The Sweeney

Created, written, casted, and filmed - well car chases - here

Location: 100 Hammersmith Road, W6

Description: 'The Sweeney' was a British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman, an elite branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in combatting armed robbery and violent crime within the Metropolitan...and it was brilliant!

And so to Colet Court, it was here in a disused school that Ted Childs, Tom Clegg, Terry Green, Trever Preston, Roger Mardshall, Ranald Grahame and Troy Kennedy-Martin, ceated The Sweeney which went onto revolutionise TV police drama and beyond, it changed the way people made TV.

Casting John Thaw and Dennis Waterman was inspired and soon came the lines that we all loved so much and that have gone down as Copper Gopsel... 'Shut it'...'Put your trousers on, you're nicked'...'We're the Sweeney and we haven't had our dinner yet so beware'!

And as a bonus, some of the classic Sweeney car chases were filmed in the car park behind, by the actors, come on...they were The Sweeney - of course they did their own stunts!


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