Police Ten 7

7:30pm Thursday, February 9 on TV2

Fronted by popular retired policeman Graham Bell, New Zealand’s own homegrown crime-fighting series, Police Ten 7, returns to TV2 tonight at 7:30pm.

Now coming into its eleventh year on-air, this popular programme was the first of its kind to feature a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the real working lives of New Zealand police, while also giving viewers the opportunity to take an active role in solving serious crime.

Police Ten 7 will continue to feature unique access to cases, and will also tell the different stories of policing from the front line.

TVNZ has been ordered to pay $1000 to a Rotorua man for screening a piece of footage of the man being arrested for paint-sniffing in the 1990s.

The man argued that although his face was pixelated, his house and belongings were shown as well as the sound of his voice.

He was awarded $1000 for breach of privacy and TVNZ were ordered to pay $1000 in costs.

The footage was shown on Police Ten 7 in 2010 after first being broadcast a few years earlier.

“Regardless of whether the complainant’s neighbours and the police were aware of his behaviour at the time we consider that people could have identified him who were not aware of his solvent abuse more than a decade ago,” the BSA said.

“In this respect, it was also reasonable for the complainant to assume that this matter would not be repeatedly disclosed on television many years after he was filmed.”

Source: Stuff

7:30pm Thursday, September 8 on TV2

Join Detective Inspector Graham bell and the Police Ten 7 team in New Zealand’s home-grown crime-fighting series.

Follow the high speed-police pursuits and ride with detectives in South Auckland as they try to keep the hooligans under control. Police Ten 7 gives you exclusive access to the most topical crime stories in the country and gives you the chance to actively participate

Tonight, police deal with a half naked, self-proclaimed millionaire and a drunk driver with an extreme case of the munchies.

Missed an episode of Police Ten 7? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

Missed an episode of Police Ten 7? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

7:30pm Thursday, August 18 on TV2

Join Detective Inspector Graham bell and the Police Ten 7 team in New Zealand’s home-grown crime-fighting series.

Follow the high speed-police pursuits and ride with detectives in South Auckland as they try to keep the hooligans under control.

Police Ten 7 gives you exclusive access to the most topical crime stories in the country and gives you the chance to actively participate.

Tonight, police investigate a home invasion that leaves a man seriously injured, but is he the victim or the offender?

7:30pm Thursday, August 11 on TV2

Join Detective Inspector Graham bell and the Police Ten 7 team in New Zealand’s home-grown crime-fighting series.

Follow the high speed-police pursuits and ride with detectives in South Auckland as they try to keep the hooligans under control. Police Ten 7 gives you exclusive access to the most topical crime stories in the country and gives you the chance to actively participate.

Tonight, a man tries, but fails, to run from police after assaulting his partner and a bewildered drunk finds himself in a world of trouble.

Missed an episode of Police Ten 7? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

7:30pm Thursday, July 7 on TV2

Join Detective Inspector Graham Bell and the Police Ten 7 team in New Zealand’s home-grown crime-fighting series.

Follow the high-speed police pursuits and ride with detectives in South Auckland as they try to keep the hooligans under control. Police Ten 7 gives you an exclusive access to the most topical crime stories in the country. Tonight, police chase three armed men by car and on foot as the offenders try every trick in the book to avoid arrest.

Missed an episode of Police Ten 7? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

7:30pm Thursday, June 2 on TV2

Join Graham Bell and the Police Ten 7 team this week on TV2 as they take viewers inside the cordon in the days after Christchurch’s horrific earthquake.

The New Zealand police came together in the largest operation of its kind when the 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch in February this year. The officers had to hit the ground running with limited resources in extreme circumstances.

In this episode the Police Ten 7 officers catch several people breaching the cordon, including a man who had posed as several different officials, including a St John Ambulance officer.

“To have someone pretending to be an emergency worker is really astonishing,” Bell says.

“You’ve got to ask yourself why they do that. People thought that he was part of the Fulton Hogan team, working with a contracting crew that were working inside there. He wore one of their vests and then he turned up wearing a St John Ambulance one. It takes all sorts.”

Bell says this particular episode shows, “otherwise law-abiding citizens driven by desperation to become law breakers”.

“It’s not hard to sympathise with them because it was a desperate situation.”

The Police Ten 7 camera operator on the other hand, was given permission to get inside the cordon, because of an existing relationship with the police team sent from Auckland’s North Shore to assist with earthquake rescue and recovery efforts.

This week’s episode also takes a look at the human fallout from the quake, with increased reports of public drunkenness and violence.

Missed an episode of Police Ten 7? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has ruled in favour of a Northland man who was believed his privacy had been breached by the TV2 series Police Ten 7.

The BSA has ordered TVNZ to pay the man $1500 in compensation after they showed a search warrant being executed at his house due to suspicion the man was dealing cannabis.

It was confirmed at the end of the episode that the man was not growing or dealing, but that he was charged with possession and fined $150.

The man says he believes his family’s privacy was breached in airing the segment and that no consent was given to TVNZ to air the footage.

TVNZ responded by saying that the man’s face was blurred throughout and that no attempt was made to ask the camera crew to leave while they were filming.

However the BSA ruled that while his face was blurred, several full-length shots could have led to the man being identified by people outside of his immediate family and friends.

The BSA believed that it was reasonable for the complainant to expect the footage not to be shown.

Source: Herald

7:30pm Thursday, February 17 on TV2

TV2’s homegrown crime-fighting series, Police Ten 7, is here with another action-packed episode tonight on TV2.

Now in its tenth year on-air, the popular programme was the first of its kind to offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the real working lives of New Zealand police, while also giving viewers the opportunity to take an active role in solving serious crime.

The show’s host, Detective Inspector Graham Bell, reflects upon the most high profile case the Police Ten 7 team have solved so far. “We have been involved in so many that it is impossible to select just one,” he says. “A series of rapes in Invercargill springs readily to mind. It is always the murders, rapes and extreme violence that provide us with the most satisfaction when we are able to help.”

Bell also reveals the most rewarding thing about being apart of such a well respected show: “I am always heartened by just how much New Zealanders enjoy seeing their police at work,” he says. “I believe that most people take a great deal of comfort from seeing how professionally the officers go about their duties, often in the face of some pretty difficult situations and behaviour.”

With Police Ten 7 now in its 18th season, Bell tells us what is different this time around. “We are always looking at what we can do to keep the programme fresh and vital for people. Having said that, there is so much variety on offer in policing that we don’t need to change much.”

He also lets us in on what we can look forward to in the episodes ahead. “Exciting front-line footage of police dealing with all sorts of difficult, dangerous, and sometimes humorous situations,” reveals the detective. “There will also be many opportunities for viewers to help the police solve serious crime and locate wanted criminals – this is a very important aspect of Police Ten 7. We recognise that the vast majority of New Zealanders are fed up with crime and appreciate the opportunity to help solve it.”

In tonight’s action-packed episode, South Auckland officers deal with an ugly catfight between a group of women and a stolen Subaru tries, but fails to out-drive police.

It’s more solid programming from TV2 in 2011 with some excellent content.  The only thing obviously missing was any sign of new local shows on TV2.  

Check out the list of shows and trailers below.

New Shows

Shit My Dad Says

Off The Map

The Walking Dead

No Ordinary Family

Mike and Molly

Haven

Hot in Cleveland

Better Together

Happy Endings

Chase

Returning Shows
Desperate Housewives
Two and a Half Men
The Big Bang Theory
The Mentalist
Grey’s Anatomy
Private Practice
Cougar Town
Brothers and Sisters
The Middle
Hell’s Kitchen
American Idol
The Vampire Diaries
Scrubs
The Amazing Race
Gossip Girl 

Returning Local Shows
Shortland Street (With another feature length episode) 
Go Girls
Neighbours at War
Police Ten 7
Rescue One
Motorway Patrol
20/20