John Thaw & Dennis Waterman stylish pop art graphic illustrations, available in 3 sizes and 25 colour options.
“Get your trousers on, you’re nicked” became a famous phrase when Detective Inspector Regan surprised a villain in the 1974 “Armchair Cinema” episode “Regan”, the pilot and precursor of “The Sweeney” series which ran from 1975 to 1978.
“The Sweeney”, so called because of cockney rhyming slang (Sweeney Todd, Flying Squad), initially shocked some viewers with stronger language and violence that was on TV at the time, but presented a grittier view of policing on city streets.
In contrast to the cosier representation of amiable bobbies in 1950s and 60s serials, and a world away from the cutbacks and bureaucracy of today, the 1970s saw the rough & tumble of dealing with criminality which required proactive renegades who would sometimes cross the line to get the job done.
Criticised for a vigilantism that was deemed unrepresentative of the British force, viewers responded positively to skidding cars, free-flying punches, and cocky put-downs.
Please note the orange in the Purple & Orange option is a brighter, almost neon, shade than the softer orange of the Copper colour option.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frames are not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
This pair of illustrated prints is part of the 1970s Cops collection of stylish pop art prints, exclusively by Art & Hue, inspired by 1970s police detectives and features Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books) along with graphic blocks of colour.
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