Based inside Middlesbrough Police station, the biggest and busiest in Cleveland, this series goes behind the station doors from where everything is run. It’s home to over 500 police officers who look after a town with the highest crime rates in the country. From the custody suites and the over stretched response officers, to the detectives and dispatchers in Force Control, Inside The Force 24/7 takes an unflinching look at the realities of modern-day policing. The series follows the different layers of the Force as in-the-moment decisions are made and the police react to everything from drive-by shootings and attempted murders, to drug dealing and mass street brawls.
Mentorn Media is one of the UK’s most established and respected producers, run by Chris Brogden, Managing Director and Head of Content for the Tinopolis Factual Group.
Founded in 1985, Mentorn Media has gone on to produce thousands of hours of programming for broadcasters in the UK and internationally.
With production bases in London and Glasgow, the team produces programmes with a focus on entertainment and factual, ranging from long-running current affairs stalwart Question Time and Debate Night for BBC One & BBC Scotland, to Inside the Force: 24/7 (Channel 5), Traffic Cops (Channel 5) and Secrets of an ISIS Smartphone (BBC3) as well as Children of the Cult for Discovery+.
Other shows have ranged from Council House Swap for Channel 5 to Freshers for ITV, and international hit show An Idiot Abroad for Sky, which has been sold into more than 200 territories.