BBC One is to give an insight into the world of the Metropolitan Police Service in a new documentary series.
The programme will take viewers behind the scenes for the very first time of Britain’s largest police force and one of its most important institutions in a prime time observational documentary series.
This will be the first ever definitive portrait of the Met. We have been granted extraordinary, unprecedented access to film from top to bottom of the organisation to show the public the work of the Met in a way never seen before.
Ambitious documentary series like this are at the heart of BBC One’s remit – The Met will provide an uncompromising look at one of this country’s most vital services and the many challenges they face in a fast changing Britain. – Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One
Over six hour-long episodes, the series will show the scale and complexity of policing London on a day-to-day basis, shining a light on how the Met works from root to branch – from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe himself down to the bobby on the beat. Closely examining the challenges of protecting Londoners and fighting 21st century crime.
Filming is underway and will look at everything from management board meetings to recruits on their first day. The programme makers will not shy away from the issues and difficult and complex subjects will be tackled as they follow both borough officers and specialised crime units. They will get to the heart of what it’s like to be a policeman on the frontline in modern Britain.
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