BBC One is adding a second police documentary series following the success of The Met. The channel has greenlit an as-yet untitled documentary series from 72 Films which will follow Northumbria Police.
“BBC One will bring exhilarating real life drama to screens with a new documentary series that follows one of Britain’s biggest police forces on the ground responding to a myriad of daily challenges”, said the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore. The announcement was made today at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
72 Films has secured unprecedented access to the force for this series. The series will go way beyond adrenaline-fuelled blue light stories to offer the compelling, surprising and human stories of modern policing against a backdrop of fewer resources and the changing nature of the job. Intimate and honest, the focus will be on the vastly different types of policing that takes place across one of Britain’s biggest police forces. Six episodes have been ordered for the show’s first season.
“We are really excited to making this series for BBC One. It’s a unique police force serving two major cities, and a vast rural area”, said executive producer John Douglas. “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.”