New series of Channel 5's Police Interceptors - filmed in Cumbria - starts tonight

MILLIONS of TV viewers will tonight get a taste of day-to-day life on the beat with Cumbria Police after Channel 5 producers filmed officers at work for a new fly-on-the-wall documentary.

Makers of the hit series Police Interceptors spent five months with the force’s roads policing, tactical support and dogs units.

What they caught on camera will be shown when the ten-episode series returns to screens at 8pm.

Demonstrating how officers deal with serious road accidents, drug dealing, drink-drivers and car thefts, Channel 5 said it hoped it would be the ‘most exciting series yet’.

Although no filming locations have been revealed, a cameraman spotted with police on Finkle Street, Kendal, on December 8, was understood to be shooting footage for the show.

Cumbria Police chief inspector Kevin Greenhow, who oversees the three units, said he hoped the programme would have a positive effect on the audience.

He said: “Our aim for filming with Police Interceptors was to be involved in a show which engages a varied audience, and in particular targets a younger audience.

“It is a sad fact that a large percentage of collisions on our county’s roads involve younger drivers and by highlighting the incidents we attend and covering some of the preventative work that we do, we hope that we may just prevent some collisions from occurring by making young drivers think about their driving and the risks involved.

“We also wanted to show how officers with a variety of specialist skills contribute to general policing activity by supporting other officers and teams to make Cumbria the safe place that it is.

“In this time of increasing scrutiny and need for efficiency, it is important that the public know that the role of teams such as these is making a difference.

“We would like to thank our partner agencies for their help and patience while the filming was taking place.”

Series producer James Coldwell added: “It has been a privilege to work alongside this dedicated and hard working police force.

“While making the series we have witnessed these brave men and women working in truly challenging situations as they strive to protect the people of Cumbria.

“We have seen the police effectively tackle a wide variety of crimes and criminals including drugs dealers, drink-drivers and car thieves.

“We also witnessed the important work that the units carry out when they attend life-threatening road traffic collisions.

“With the backdrop of the breath-taking national park and the equally colourful characters that live in this county, we’re hoping that this is going to be the most exciting series yet.”

*The new series of Police Interceptors starts tonight (Monday, January 28) at 8pm on Channel 5.

 

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12:30pm Fri 25 Jan 13

life cycle too says...

Looking forward to seeing if the vehicle on the sandwich run uses blues and twos to get through Kendal traffic in time for lunch! :-)

It will of course no doubt show how thinly the Cumbrian resources are spread!

Well worth a watch!
Looking forward to seeing if the vehicle on the sandwich run uses blues and twos to get through Kendal traffic in time for lunch! :-) It will of course no doubt show how thinly the Cumbrian resources are spread! Well worth a watch! life cycle too
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1:32pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Derelic-UK says...

I think I got my big head in the back of a scene on Stramongate lol, will be tuning in!
I think I got my big head in the back of a scene on Stramongate lol, will be tuning in! Derelic-UK
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3:07pm Mon 28 Jan 13

zaney5 says...

life cycle too wrote:
Looking forward to seeing if the vehicle on the sandwich run uses blues and twos to get through Kendal traffic in time for lunch! :-)

It will of course no doubt show how thinly the Cumbrian resources are spread!

Well worth a watch!
Or maybe it will show the police parked on double yellows whilst popping into Costa for their brews, just like I witnessed this morning!
[quote][p][bold]life cycle too[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to seeing if the vehicle on the sandwich run uses blues and twos to get through Kendal traffic in time for lunch! :-) It will of course no doubt show how thinly the Cumbrian resources are spread! Well worth a watch![/p][/quote]Or maybe it will show the police parked on double yellows whilst popping into Costa for their brews, just like I witnessed this morning! zaney5
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9:16pm Mon 28 Jan 13

I know nothing says...

I recorded it and watched most of it, usual load of rubbish!
I recorded it and watched most of it, usual load of rubbish! I know nothing
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3:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Samlock says...

"Although no filming locations have been revealed, a cameraman spotted with police on Finkle Street, Kendal, on December 8, was understood to be shooting footage for the show."

That will have been the 4 seconds of footage from outside Smiths looking down towards Waterstones then :)

What a load of ****!
"Although no filming locations have been revealed, a cameraman spotted with police on Finkle Street, Kendal, on December 8, was understood to be shooting footage for the show." That will have been the 4 seconds of footage from outside Smiths looking down towards Waterstones then :) What a load of ****! Samlock
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3:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Samlock says...

zaney5 wrote:
life cycle too wrote:
Looking forward to seeing if the vehicle on the sandwich run uses blues and twos to get through Kendal traffic in time for lunch! :-)

It will of course no doubt show how thinly the Cumbrian resources are spread!

Well worth a watch!
Or maybe it will show the police parked on double yellows whilst popping into Costa for their brews, just like I witnessed this morning!
Quite often see 'em parked on double yellows popping into Geno's for a kebab too ;)
[quote][p][bold]zaney5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]life cycle too[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to seeing if the vehicle on the sandwich run uses blues and twos to get through Kendal traffic in time for lunch! :-) It will of course no doubt show how thinly the Cumbrian resources are spread! Well worth a watch![/p][/quote]Or maybe it will show the police parked on double yellows whilst popping into Costa for their brews, just like I witnessed this morning![/p][/quote]Quite often see 'em parked on double yellows popping into Geno's for a kebab too ;) Samlock
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4:19pm Tue 29 Jan 13

life cycle too says...

I sometimes park on those double yellows while I nip across to deliver goods to customers... have to say, I don't think I (or the police) cause any obstruction by it... maybe the council should make it a 20 minute waiting area?

Oh, I forgot, that would require a good deal of common sense!
I sometimes park on those double yellows while I nip across to deliver goods to customers... have to say, I don't think I (or the police) cause any obstruction by it... maybe the council should make it a 20 minute waiting area? Oh, I forgot, that would require a good deal of common sense! life cycle too
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9:24pm Tue 29 Jan 13

tictoc1 says...

I've just watched this and it proves, on tv, watch a bunch of hypercritical tossers some police can be! If you drive a range rover in trainers, you must be dodgy. And one police woman was half way down the road before she decided to put her seatbelt on!
I've just watched this and it proves, on tv, watch a bunch of hypercritical tossers some police can be! If you drive a range rover in trainers, you must be dodgy. And one police woman was half way down the road before she decided to put her seatbelt on! tictoc1
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