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Traffic Cops makes the switch from BBC 1 to Channel 5

Popular Policing programme Traffic Cops is moving to Channel 5, they will be launching in autumn following a period of filming with North Yorkshire Police.

Channel 5 has commissioned Mentorn Scotland to produce the hugely popular series, Traffic Cops, for Channel 5.

Mentorn Scotland  produce the series and will continue to follow the West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire forces as they police the roads, motorways and cities across Yorkshire.

Long running series Traffic Cops has regularly pulled in huge audiences with its unique blend of drama, extraordinary action, humour and engaging story telling. The camera crews work seamlessly with the police in patrol cars using mini cameras to capture every angle of the action as it unfolds, witnessing every nuance of the encounters between the enforcers of the law and those who are trying to break the law.  As well as finding a new home, the all new Channel 5 Traffic Cops will have even more exciting and innovative ways of capturing the on-road action.  And the programme’s presenter Jamie Theakston will also stay with the series in its new home with an expanded on-screen role.

Mentorn Scotland’s Creative Director, Iain Scollay said: “We are enormously proud of Traffic Cops and the access we maintain. It was one of the first police observational TV series and we’re delighted that Channel 5 will be its new home.”

Commissioned by Channel 5’s Guy Davies, the series is due for transmission later this year.

Guy Davies said: “Traffic Cops has a huge following as one of the most successful police access shows on TV and it’s a real thrill to bring the brand to Channel 5.”

The previous series of Traffic Cops have been broadcast on BBC One.

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