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​BBC Announces When The Detectives Crime Series Will Be Back After It Disappeared Off Air

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​BBC Announces When The Detectives Crime Series Will Be Back After It Disappeared Off Air

The BBC has revealed when the rest of popular crime docuseries The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime will hit screens, following confusion from fans over the limited number of available episodes.

The five-part series was filmed over two years, with 'unprecedented access to Greater Manchester Police' offering 'frontline insight into one police force's battle against organised crime'.

But just two episodes aired before the series suddenly disappeared from the TV schedule, with 'no upcoming broadcasts' listed on BBC iPlayer.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Now the BBC has explained what's going on, revealing that the rest of the season will be out later this year.

A Twitter user had taken one for the team by asking the official BBC iPlayer account: "Why only 1st 2 episodes of The Detectives fighting organised crime, available on iPlayer?"

A reply said the remaining episodes are due to be released 'later in the summer', as these are part of a different story.

"The first two episodes were self-contained narratives," BBC iPlayer's tweet said.


"There are three remaining episodes that are planned later in the summer which follow one complete story. Keep an eye on the programme page for dates nearer the time."

In the first episode, we met specialist detectives in central Manchester as they 'hunt a gang suspected of committing violent kidnaps and race to take them down before they can strike again', while the second followed Greater Manchester Police detectives as 'a man is gunned down on a busy residential street'.

Detective Sergeant Julie Connor. Credit: BBC
Detective Sergeant Julie Connor. Credit: BBC

One person featured was Greater Manchester Police's Detective Sergeant Julie Connor, who revealed shootings and stabbings were now disturbingly frequent, and that violent kidnaps are especially 'crazy' in number.


Speaking to The Mirror, she said it was the children and grandchildren of 'gangs around in the 1980s and 1990s' now involved in the serious crimes.

"We are seeing an increase in violence, people being shot in the legs, stabbed, their faces cut," Connor said.

"With the rise in drugs there is a lot of money floating around in the criminal world so there is an increase in criminals robbing other criminals."

She added: "The kidnappings are just all the time, it's crazy really but it's a lucrative business."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, True Crime

Jess Hardiman
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