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ANN CURTHOYS & NINA THOMAS IN 'THE SWEENEY: TOMORROW MAN'

Title: THE SWEENEY: TOMORROW MAN Year: 1976 Rating: ***1/2

Another episode with an obvious inspiration drawn from Peter Falk's COLUMBO... although it has nothing to do with John Thaw as Inspector Regan badgering a suspect...

Instead the similarity occurs in the cold open when John Hurt as computer expert Tony Gray ignites a deliberately overboard ploy in chewing-out boss George Cole... but that results in revenge and trickery instead of murder...

Ann Curthoys in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man with John Thaw and Dennis Waterman

So Hurt joins an already targeted shady/crooked businessman, providing himself a con game despite the Flying Squad's own undercover officer in natural beauty Ann Curthoys, joining his red-herring computer seminar at a tech convention where most of the episode takes place... 

But it's his adorable redhead/girl-next-door moll, Nina Thomas, that makes TOMORROW MAN more intriguing than it would've been otherwise... a shame given the stellar cast, in particular the future first ALIEN victim, maintaining a somewhat muddled con that neither Regan, Carter or the audience can completely invest in.

Nina Thomas and John Hurt in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
John Hurt in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
John Thaw, Garfield Morgan and Dennis Waterman in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Nina Thomas in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Nina Thomas in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Nina Thomas in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Nina Thomas and John Hurt in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Nina Thomas and John Hurt in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Nina Thomas and John Hurt in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Dennis Waterman in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Dennis Waterman and John Thaw in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Ann Curthoys in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man
Nina Thomas in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Ann Curthoys in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man with John Thaw
John Thaw in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man
John Thaw in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man with John Hurt
Nina Thomas in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
Ann Curthoys in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man
Dennis Waterman in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man
Future MINDER Dennis Waterman and George Cole in The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man
John Hurt in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man
Dennis Waterman in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man with John Thaw
Dennis Waterman in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man
Dennis Waterman in THE SWEENEY: Tomorrow Man with John Thaw


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