Hard-drinking Flying Squad coppers Regan (John Thaw) and Carter
(Dennis Waterman) chased villains around London in flash cars, shouting
"Shut it!" a lot. The show became notorious because the cops were
almost as bent as the robbers, and the bad guys quite often got
away with it.
It ran for 52 episodes and featured dozens of stars including John
Hurt ("Alien"), Denholm Elliot ("Trading Places"), Warren Mitchell
(Alf Garnett), Brian Blessed ("Blackadder"), Morecambe and Wise,
and Benny from "Crossroads".