The Force (2009)

With unprecedented and unvarnished access to Hampshire Constabulary, a typical large provincial police force in the grip of profound change, this three-part series follows the investigation of major crimes. A murder investigation starts with a body burnt beyond recognition but with no clues to the identity of killer or victim. An arson attack consumes a Portsmouth block of flats and destroys evidence of who set the fire. And a rape case is her word against his, with not much evidence to go on: all too often this has meant that the male party gets off, but can a new pilot scheme improve the conviction rate? These crimes aren't unique to Hampshire; they're replicated in every incident room in the country. As Hampshire police struggle to follow the evidence - or lack of it - BAFTA winning director Patrick Forbes follows this tightrope walk of triumph and disaster, which exposes the fragility of the system that too often leaves cases unresolved and without justice realised.

  • Series ID 120291
  • Status Ended
  • Airs Tuesday, at 9:00pm
  • Original Network Channel 4
  • Networks Channel 4 from October 2009 to October 2009
  • Runtimes 45 minutes (3 episodes)
  • Genres Documentary
  • Favorited This series has been favorited by 2 people.
  • Created October 21, 2009 by jmjlewis
  • Modified July 17, 2017 by Administrator



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