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C5 commissions Reef for “Code Zero” docuseries

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Reef Television, a Zinc Media company, to produce a documentary series that examines the alarming rise in police ‘Code Zero’ callouts. Code Zero: Police ...
October 1, 2018

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned Reef Television, a Zinc Media company, to produce a documentary series that examines the alarming rise in police ‘Code Zero’ callouts.

Code Zero: Police Under Attack (w/t; 4 x 60 minutes) will utilize police footage of real incidents, including body cams, dash cams and radio communications, to reveal the daily strife and emotional turmoil that law enforcement officers face in the line of duty.

A ‘Code Zero’ is the radio call sign issued by police officers who need urgent backup assistance in a dangerous situation, often when they are under attack and their lives are at stake. With rising crime, a diminished police force, a code zero goes out every six minutes across the UK, according to solutions company Airwave.

Reef Television’s Rachel Platt serves as executive producer on the series, with Channel 5′s Daniel Pearl listed as commissioning editor.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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