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BBC1 commissions 72 Films for “Northumberland Police”

British pubcaster BBC has commissioned London-based 72 Films for a series that follows one of the UK’s biggest police forces. Northumberland Cops (6 x 60 minutes) will follow the Northumbria Police ...
August 22, 2018

British pubcaster BBC has commissioned London-based 72 Films for a series that follows one of the UK’s biggest police forces.

Northumberland Cops (6 x 60 minutes) will follow the Northumbria Police force as they tackle an array of issues against the backdrop of declining resources. The force covers everything from urban crime in Newcastle and Sunderland, to issues that arise out of poverty, human trafficking, homicide and the policing of a huge rural area.

With access to units and officers across the entire force, Northumberland Cops will cover a variety of cases and stories while showing the human side of policing.

John Douglas, executive producer, in a statement¬†“It’s a unique police force serving two major cities, and a vast rural area. It presents real challenges to the force, and allows us to understand the different policing issues that arise in the city as well as the countryside.”

Northumberland Cops (w/t) is a 72 Films production for BBC1. The executive producer is John Douglas (pictured). It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content, and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries.

(Photo from 72 Films)

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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