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Force to Reckon with, A (2 Parts)

Synopsis
Two programmes about policing, looking from particular problems to wider issues of public order, accountability and general concern about the difficulties that face police and public. Part 1 examines policing in Stoke Newington and Hackney, where there is a potentially explosive crisis in relations between police and the black community.
Part 2 examines issues of law and order: how should Britain be policed? Can the traditional Bobby survive? Who polices the police? How well does the complaints system work? Should police be armed? Contributors include several police chief constables and a former Home Office minister.
Series
In Evidence, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 60 min. Videocassette. VHS. col. 60 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1980
Availability
Hire
Sale
Subjects
Law; Sociology
Keywords
ethnic minorities; law enforcement; police forces; race relations

Credits

Director
Francis Gerard
Writer
Jonathan Dimbleby
Cast
Jonathan Dimbleby 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Sections

Title
At the sharp end
Synopsis
Part 2 examines issues of law and order: how should Britain be policed? Can the traditional Bobby survive? Who polices the police? How well does the complaints system work? Should police be armed? Contributors include several police chief constables and a

Title
Pigs in the middle

Production Company

Name

Yorkshire Television

Notes
YTV material is managed by ITN Source. Their sales department can be contacted on 0207 430 4480.

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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