Crime Stories

Monday, 12 November 2012, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Crime Stories is a brand new ITV drama filmed as though a documentary crew are following the work of two lead police officers as they uncover the truth behind new crimes using interviews, CCTV and their own detective work.

Starring Ben Hull (Hollyoaks, The Royal Today, Family Affairs) as Detective Sergeant Ben Shaw, and Jane Antrobus (a recently retired Detective Chief Superintendent in the Greater Manchester Police) as Detective Inspector Jane Preston, all episodes of the 20 x ‘60 drama series are stand-alone stories and take place within the fictional setting of East Central Police Station.

Each episode of the series also includes a host of guest actors, including, Tina O’Brien, Zoe Lister, Ricky Groves, Natalie Cassidy, Gabrielle Glaister, Darren Day, Jeremy Edwards, Wendi Peters, Adele Silva, Tricia Penrose, Roxanne Pallett, Vicky Binns, Bobby Davro, Gemma Bissix, Dean Gaffney, Paul Danan, Michelle Gayle, Alex McSweeney, Charlie Clements, Jamelia Davis and Peter Baldwin.

From thefts and robberies, to criminal damage and fraud – all stories are inspired by real police procedure and the series aims to be as authentic as possible in providing a unique insight into the working methods of experienced detectives as they investigate a case and uncover the truth.

Crime Stories uses unique filming techniques to create powerful and relatable human drama. The documentary-style footage includes many unscripted elements that create unique and compelling action. With a career in the police force spanning 30 years, Jane Antrobus, who plays lead police officer DI Jane Preston, provides a uniquely realistic and life-like feel to the way crimes are investigated in each episode.

Co-created by Paul Marquess (The Bill, creator, Footballer’s Wives) Steve Hughes (writer, The Bill, Hollyoaks) and Darren Fairhurst (writer, Shameless), Crime Stories is a Newman Street commission for ITV1. Executive Producer is Paul Marquess.

It was commissioned by ITV Director of Factual and Daytime Alison Sharman and ITV Commissioner for Factual and Daytime Katy Thorogood.

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