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Mentorn Media to go back behind the doors of the custody desk in third series of Inside the Force: 24/7 for Channel 5

15 November 2023 | Mentorn Media
Mentorn Media to go back behind the doors of the custody desk in third series of Inside the Force: 24/7 for Channel 5

Continuing in their line of successful blue light documentary series for Channel 5, Mentorn Media are excited to announce that they have been recommissioned for a third run of Inside the Force: 24/7.

We will once again go behind the station doors and see what really goes on inside. In this bumper 12-part series, we will be at a brand-new station and follow the officers of Cleveland Police. Behind the Middlesbrough station doors, there is a team of over 500 officers who patrol the biggest town in the Teesside area.  It’s a region with the highest crime rate in the country, it has the highest rate of firearms offences in the country and the second highest rates for knife crime.

The series simultaneously follow the different layers of police inside the station, as in-the moment decisions are made, and reveal how the force reacts. Every incident triggers a chain of events which engages a cross section of Cleveland police.

This is policing as it happens, capturing what really goes on inside a station and how that spills out onto the streets.

Tayte Simpson, Executive Producer, Mentorn Media, commented: “This is a gritty and unflinching look at the realities of policing in an area with the highest crime rates in the country.”

Adrian Padmore, Commissioning Editor at Channel 5 and Paramount+, commented: “It’s great to be back as we go ‘behind the scenes’ of a new force, Cleveland Police, as they fight crime across Middlesbrough. This no holds barred third series, exposes the very shocking realities facing police in modern Britain and the need for rapid reactions when tensions reach boiling point.”

Mark Webster, Chief Constable at Cleveland Police, added: “Cleveland Police is excited for the public to see the relentless hard work of our officers and staff, with the chance to demonstrate what a challenging, yet rewarding, role working in policing can be.”

Inside the Force: 24/7 S3 is a 12 x 60’ series from Mentorn Media for Channel 5. It will be executive produced by Tayte Simpson, with Series Producer Philippa Bradley and Series Edit Producer Helen White for Mentorn Media. It was recommissioned by Adrian Padmore, Commissioning Editor Non-Scripted, Channel 5 and Paramount +. It will be distributed by Passion Distribution.