The Force

With exceptional access, Patrick Forbes’ observational documentary series, made over three years, tracks in forensic detail the investigation of three serious crimes, by the Hampshire police force: Murder, Rape and Arson.

Every actor, writer and director should watch this brilliant documentary series before embarking on yet another formulaic cop show. It is, if you like, the gripping drama of the undramatic filled with the absurd improbabilities of real life

The Times

...compelling television, the kind that you watch with a queasy feeling, and all your fingers crossed...carefully made, beautifully edited, and it tells you a great deal more about twenty-first century Britain than anything in Ian Rankin

The New Stateman

... absolutely fascinating television...

The Guardian