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Was catching up on The Force:Essex this morning and one of the things that caught my ear was when a drug driver was locked up "on suspicion of section 5a RTA" rather than "on suspicion of drug driving". It all means the same but doesn't it make more sense to call a spade a spade and avoid having to explain what s5 RTA is?

 

I can understand a bit more s5 POA, where it's a mouthful to explain, especially when someone's kicking off in a s5 POA kinda way. But does this kind of thing grate anyone else? Or am I being over sensitive and a bit shudda cudda wudda (as a former Special with no doubt less experience than those I criticise)

 

Any other suggestions for things about these shows that make others cringe welcome! Apart from the Sky Sports esque posing for Police Interceptors

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Hyphen

I am a bit sad and do enjoy catching up on these shows :lol: guilty pleasures and all that.

The main thing that I do have a bit of a gripe with is usually Police interceptors though, lots of random shots of cars blue lighting when they are clearly a different vehicle. For example road shots of an Astra blue lighting around when the driver is in a BMW, that kind of thing. Lots of filler. Other than that I quite enjoy them. 

I have to say though one of the best cop shows I've watched recently is the Met: Policing London. Seems to be a well made show and a bit more serious than some of the other ones.

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I had TWO 5A's yesterday with a total 'on-road' time of around 15 minutes! I must admit I did ask for clearance for "5A Road Traffic over prescribed limit". I guess its preference. I don't say "drug driving" so as to avoid it sounding like "drink/drunk driving" or for it being construed as it being "driving whilst unfit" which is a bit more complex than the "specified drug over the prescribed limit".

Having said that, I'll try "drug driving" next time and let you know how I get on. I seem to have a penchant for 5A and lose the will to live every time. 7 hours of my life was taken up dealing with 5A's yesterday.

I agree with Hypen - the continuity is dreadful sometimes.

I guess one of my main gripes is the end of the shows: "In relation to X offence, no further action was taken"...

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Hyphen
2 minutes ago, Sherlock said:


I agree with Hypen - the continuity is dreadful sometimes.

I guess one of my main gripes is the end of the shows: "In relation to X offence, no further action was taken"...

Yeah I do notice that quite a lot with those shows. The force Essex seems to be quite bad for it actually, most jobs seem to result in no further action taken

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Yeah I do notice that quite a lot with those shows. The force Essex seems to be quite bad for it actually, most jobs seem to result in no further action taken


Indeed. Actually, thinking about Force:Essex, for me it has to be the number of adverts! Irritating!

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21 minutes ago, Hyphen said:

Yeah I do notice that quite a lot with those shows. The force Essex seems to be quite bad for it actually, most jobs seem to result in no further action taken

I think the worst I've seen is last week's The Met. Guy gets caught with a loaded firearm in his glovebox. Found not guilty?!?!?! What on earth?

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Just now, JulietAlpha1 said:

I think the worst I've seen is last week's The Met. Guy gets caught with a loaded firearm in his glovebox. Found not guilty?!?!?! What on earth?

Yeah I did see that. There was some definite head scratching at that one 

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Sherlock
I think the worst I've seen is last week's The Met. Guy gets caught with a loaded firearm in his glovebox. Found not guilty?!?!?! What on earth?


I missed that one. Was there any reason given / suggested ?

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1 minute ago, Sherlock said:

 


I missed that one. Was there any reason given / suggested ?

 

As far as I recall it was just the usual sort of sum up at the end of those shows. Didn't really go in to detail

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As far as I recall it was just the usual sort of sum up at the end of those shows. Didn't really go in to detail


Ah! I wish they'd give more context sometimes. It doesn't make our justice system look good - not that I think it's much good anyway. Unfortunately the public often blame police and fail to recognise the role of CPS and the Court.

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I am a bit sad and do enjoy catching up on these shows :lol: guilty pleasures and all that.

The main thing that I do have a bit of a gripe with is usually Police interceptors though, lots of random shots of cars blue lighting when they are clearly a different vehicle. For example road shots of an Astra blue lighting around when the driver is in a BMW, that kind of thing. Lots of filler. Other than that I quite enjoy them. 
I have to say though one of the best cop shows I've watched recently is the Met: Policing London. Seems to be a well made show and a bit more serious than some of the other ones.


Touche! I haven't watched the Met yet so that will be on the list, did enjoy Rookies when that was on a few years ago but not sure whether that's being continued!

Can see what you mean about the continuity! I've also noticed sometimes they'll have road shots of a car making G1 and then once inside the car there's no sirens/light flicks and vice versa, little things I guess!

I had TWO 5A's yesterday with a total 'on-road' time of around 15 minutes! I must admit I did ask for clearance for "5A Road Traffic over prescribed limit". I guess its preference. I don't say "drug driving" so as to avoid it sounding like "drink/drunk driving" or for it being construed as it being "driving whilst unfit" which is a bit more complex than the "specified drug over the prescribed limit".

Having said that, I'll try "drug driving" next time and let you know how I get on. I seem to have a penchant for 5A and lose the will to live every time. 7 hours of my life was taken up dealing with 5A's yesterday.

I agree with Hypen - the continuity is dreadful sometimes.

I guess one of my main gripes is the end of the shows: "In relation to X offence, no further action was taken"...


Yeah I get what you're saying@Sherlock - I guess when someone's failed a drug swipe they can guess what they've been arrested for!

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Police Intereceptors and the like that show officers blue lighting in a diesel Astra with the sound of some V8 Mustang engine dubbed over it!

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