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Policing London in the 70s

Synopsis
Available for the first time on DVD, 4 films from the Metropolitan Police archive vividly capturing the work of police officers in London during the 1970s. Violent and uncompromising, these films reflect the new reality faced by the police on London’s streets as depicted in the new breed of TV crime shows of the era such as THE SWEENEY.

POLICE STATION - a dramatised account of a typical day at Gypsy Hill police station - a typical inner city "nick". CID tackle burglaries, child abuse and an assault on a police officer.

THAMES PATROL - a rare behind the scenes look at the Duty Boats of the Thames Division.

EIGHT FEET TALL- The mounted branch of the Met. Covering everything from ceremonial duties to crowd control. Behind the scenes footage shows the selection process for both officers and their mounts.

WITHOUT DUE CARE - patrol the roads with cars and bikes from the Traffic Division. From drunk drivers to fatal car crashes, routine breakdowns to dangerous drivers - this film recreates the typical problems dealt with by the department.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Subjects
Social Studies; History; Law
Keywords
law enforcement; police; social history

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
94 minutes
Year
2008

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Police Archive

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Simply Home Entertainment

Email
info@simplyhe.co.uk
Web
https://www.simplyhe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
Notes
Online retailer specialising in DVDs on aviation, maritime, military and transport history, British heritage and some more general non-fiction topics, as well as television dramas and documentaries. Sale online or via retail outlets. Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment.

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