What time is In the Line of Fire with Ross Kemp on ITV tonight and what is the documentary about?
ROSS Kemp is back on the box with new crime-fighting documentary In the Line of Fire.
Here’s when you can catch it on TV and what it is about.
When In the Line of Fire with Ross Kemp on TV?
You can catch In the Line of Fire tonight at 9pm on ITV.
If you miss it you can watch it on the ITV Hub.
The show is a one off documentary, as part of ITV’s Crime & Punishment series.
What is In the Line of Fire about?
This new documentary fronted by Ross Kemp, goes inside tactical firearms teams and out on the beat with officers to investigate whether or not all police should be armed.
For last year’s ITV documentary Ross Kemp And The Armed Police, he was given exclusive access to specialised armed police units, and in this follow-up film he goes on the frontline with officers whose experiences of being confronted with lethal weapons have been captured on their body cameras to ask whether police at any level can be left unarmed today.
With armed officers now a more regular presence on Britain’s streets, in stations and at airports, Ross goes out on a raid with a mobile undercover unit used to tackle new dangers with pre-emptive and confrontational tactics.
He also gains exclusive access to their military-style training facility.
What has Ross said about In the Line of Fire?
Speaking about the show, Ross told The Sun: “As part of my investigation, I met officers nationwide who had found themselves in life-threatening situations.
“First, I revisited the scene in Northampton where two unarmed officers Alex and Debbie faced one such situation on patrol.
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‘I honestly thought Alex was going to be killed,’ Debbie told me, as she showed me footage of a burly man repeatedly lunging at them with a kitchen knife. ‘I tried everything within my power to protect Alex and get some kind of control over this male.’
“Using pepper spray, the pair tried to overpower the man, who they suspected was high on drugs. “Unsurprisingly, it was ineffective. In the end, they managed to detain him with the use of batons but as the film shows it was anything but easy. The culprit was later jailed for three and a half years.”