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24 Hours in Police Custody

24 Hours in Police Custody

Channel 4 2014

Bedfordshire Police allowed more than 80 cameras to follow their work for this landmark documentary series

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The 10 Best Episodes of 24 Hours in Police Custody

24 Hours in Police Custody - S8E3

#1 - Knifed

8.00

Season 8 - Episode 3

Detectives race to the scene of a stabbing in broad daylight. Cameras follow every twist and turn of the investigation, revealing the real-life stories behind the familiar headlines about knife crime.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 33 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S7E8

#2 - Living Amongst Us

7.96

Season 7 - Episode 8

Bedfordshire Police have to confront the issues thrown up by a surge in the number of crimes related to the sexual exploitation and grooming of children by paedophiles. A man is lured to what he believes is a meeting with a 13-year-old girl, but is caught in a sting operation by so-called 'paedophile hunters'. A few days later, the case takes a surprising twist when police are called to a roadside where a pensioner is found badly beaten and suffering a bleed on the brain.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 28 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S7E1

#3 - Body in the Grass

7.92

Season 7 - Episode 1

A woman's body is found in overgrown grassland. When detectives inform her partner of her death, his behaviour marks him out as a chief suspect.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 37 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S8E4

#4 - Smuggled

7.92

Season 8 - Episode 4

Cameras follow every twist and turn of a real-life police investigation as detectives attempt to catch a suspected drug trafficker before he can escape on a flight to Spain

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 36 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S5E1

#5 - Moment of Madness

7.89

Season 5 - Episode 1

A man walks out of a hotel lift covered in blood. He approaches the reception desk shouting that he has killed someone. As the terrified receptionist tries to rid get 999, the man grabs the phone, but the police have been reported.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 75 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S4E4

#6 - One Punch

7.89

Season 4 - Episode 4

Two lives change in a heartbeat after a single punch fells a man outside a nightclub. The blow kills the victim and the police arrest the attacker. Cameras follow every twist and turn as the police try to disentangle what really happened.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 55 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S6E2

#7 - Car Attack

7.83

Season 6 - Episode 2

Bedfordshire Police are called to Dunstable Town Centre, where a man has driven a car into a group of revellers outside a kebab shop before fleeing on foot. With a suspect on the loose, cameras follow every twist and turn of the investigation.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 29 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S4E1

#8 - Human Cargo

7.81

Season 4 - Episode 1

Banging from within a refrigerated lorry alerts Bedfordshire Police to a group of 15 illegal immigrants within. What starts out as a routine case takes a dramatic turn when the men start falling seriously ill.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 53 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S8E5

#9 - The Detective and the Surgeon

7.79

Season 8 - Episode 5

The cameras follow an engrossing and surprising real-life investigation into a reported burglary of antiques worth a quarter of a million pounds from a country estate.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 33 votes.

24 Hours in Police Custody - S7E3

#10 - A Knife through the Heart

7.78

Season 7 - Episode 3

A man lies dying in the street from a stab wound to his heart. A friend at the scene is desperate to find out if he will survive but it is now a crime scene and he is not allowed to see the victim.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 37 votes.

#11 - To Catch a Paedophile
7.77
Season 4 - Episode 2

The police have a complex case to deal with when a man comes to them admitting that he tried to set up a meeting for sex with a 12-year-old girl that turned out to be a sting operation carried out by online vigilantes.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 64 votes.

#12 - Family Secrets
7.75
Season 8 - Episode 2

An experienced officer from the Bedfordshire Police Internet Child Abuse Investigation Team investigates an area of criminal behaviour beyond anything she has tackled before

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 32 votes.

#13 - Too Close For Comfort
7.73
Season 6 - Episode 6

A woman has reported to Bedfordshire police that she is living in fear because she believes a man who she once regarded as a friend has begun to stalk her, and officers are sent to arrest him. Cameras follow the complainant and the prime suspect as they argue over whether he has crossed a line and what was once friendship has now turned into an unhealthy obsession.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 33 votes.

#14 - Predators
7.71
Season 8 - Episode 1

Detectives hunt for two rapists. They race to stop a recent offender from striking again. And can new cutting-edge forensic techniques help them catch a rapist who has evaded justice for 10 years?

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 41 votes.

#15 - Left for Dead
7.71
Season 6 - Episode 3

A man lies dead in a Peterborough park. The position of his body raises intense suspicions but rigor mortis has set in and the trail of evidence is going cold. Detectives are called in to investigate.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 34 votes.

#16 - Fifty Shades of Abuse
7.69
Season 7 - Episode 5

A teenager disappears from hospital after being brought in with serious injuries that suggest she's been tied up and assaulted. Bedfordshire Police investigate.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 26 votes.

#17 - What Lies Beneath
7.68
Season 7 - Episode 6

A man phones police to claim that there are body parts buried in the garden of a house on an estate in Luton and a search team is dispatched, but faces a wall of silence at the scene. Detectives suspect that it is a fantasy but, more worryingly, they may be being deliberately drawn into a long-running and brutal tit-for-tat gang war. Cameras follow every twist and turn of the case as it escalates further when the mother of the original complainant is stabbed in the chest.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 31 votes.

#18 - Sudden Death: Think Murder
7.67
Season 8 - Episode 6

Detectives investigate the sudden death of a 48-year-old woman in Cambridgeshire, and the hunt for clues takes the investigation right across Europe as cameras follow every twist and turn in the investigation.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 33 votes.

#19 - Shallow Grave
7.63
Season 6 - Episode 4

Police search in a Luton garden for the body of a woman who disappeared in 2003, as they turn up the heat on suspects in a case that's puzzled them for years.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 30 votes.

#20 - Sex and Corruption
7.63
Season 6 - Episode 1

Cameras follow all the twists and turns of the major investigation into an allegation of police corruption, as detectives track down, arrest and then charge a fellow officer.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody from 49 votes.

Last updated: apr 09, 2021

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