On The Beat: The British Policeman 1900-1984

  |  Buy to Own: 11/06/2007
  |  141 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A look at the changing face of the British police force over the course of the 20th century. Features numerous rare and never-before-seen film clips, including some of the earliest surviving footage of the British Bobby and coverage of the police force throughout both World Wars. Also includes documentaries on the introduction of CCTV, radar speed traps, policewomen, Scotland Yard's move to Victoria, the introduction of the Unit Beat System, policing the Vietnam War demonstrations, the introduction of Photofits, the opening of the Peel Centre at Hendon and an account of early policing in Liverpool.