The release date for Traffic Cops series 15 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Traffic Cops Series 15 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Channel 5 has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2016. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Production information and concept
Traffic Cops is a long-running show that originally premiered in March, 2003. The British documentary series has been broadcast on BBC One up until the current fourteenth series, which debuted on BBC Three. It is produced by Folio Productions and BBC, and narrated by Steven Mackintosh. Each series features officers who police roads in a certain area of the United Kingdom, with the current series following North Yorkshire Police. The five-episode series premiered on January 21, 2016.
The series follows the day-to-day proceedings in the professional lives of traffic officers, and the incidents that they deal with. The interesting and sometimes bizarre members of the general public are a very attractive part of the show`s appeal to the viewers, besides the serious and informative component.
The move to BBC Three, ratings and renewal prospects
Traffic Cops has been one of the most viewed documentary series in the UK throughout the course of its run. One of the keys to its popularity is its prime time spot in the BBC One lineup. Two spin-off series were created on the foundation of Traffic Cops – Traffic Cops Specials (about officers who patrol British Motorways) and Car Wars (who deal with crime that involves automobiles). Unfortunately the current move of the popular series to BBC Three has cut the viewership significantly, with the premiere gathering just 0.82 million viewers. The series` future looks uncertain at this point, especially since BBC Three`s purported move online, so stay tuned for the news.
UPDATED June 30, 2016: The bullet-proof reality series Traffic Cops has been axed by BBC after the last season`s move to BBC Three that did not prove very fulfilling, but has immediately been picked up for a fifteenth series by Channel 5. The series` new home is thrilled to have this veteran hit joining its ranks, and is promising the fans to feature a lot more of Jamie Theakston in an “expanded on-air role”. The upcoming series is already in production and will be launched before the end of 2016. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive release date info right in your mailbox.