24 Hours in Police Custody (Industry (Marketing ('From the makers of…
24 Hours in Police Custody
Chronological/ linear - events unfold chronologically within a 24 hour time frame
Real time footage
When the police are interviewing the men
When the police go into the mens house
Will they find suffiecient evidence within 24 hours
Lack of editing
Lack of manipulation
Real time footage
, interactive, reflexive and performative
First broadcast Thursday 19th May 2016, C4
2.09 million viewers
Crime is a working class phenomenon
Clear social class inequalitites
Crime is mainly a male phenonmenon
Female police officers
Council estates and the foundations for crime
Poverty, drug riddled, unemployment and violent
'From the makers of 24 Hours in A & E'
Bedfordshire police allowed more than 80 cameras to follow their work for this 'landmark documentary'
Rigged camera placed 24/7 over a 6 week period
Captured enough footage for 20 eipisodes
The Garden Production
Demographic audience profile (A - E)
Four C's (Young and Rubicam)
'Our audience is everyone. Our audience is everywhere' - ITV
Two-Step model (Katz and Lazarsfeld)
Received message through 'opinion leaders'
Hypodermic Needle Model
Uses and Gratifications theory (Blumler & Katz)
How does it appeal?
Marxist -'dog eat dog' world
Complies with documentary conventions
Insight into CJS
Reception Theory (Stuart Hall)
Twitter responses '#24hoursinpolicecustody'
Received praise from fellow police officers
Right wing newspaper - over emphasises the effectiveness of the police
Alisa Pomeroy, Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, said: "With its dramatic investigations and unprecedented access to police interview rooms, 24 Hours in Police Custody gave us real-life police drama that captured the public’s attention. These new films tell the story of some of the most pressing issues affecting Britain today and we’re thrilled to be bringing this important series back."