Historians tell stories about police – in 10 days

LABOUR DAY History is not just a matter of stories told in the movies or television, it is also the way we live.

This week’s BBC Sport History documentaries focus on the history of police across the globe, as well as on the role of the UK in the policing of the second world war.

In the first part of the series, we look at the story of the first modern police force in Britain.

The second part will examine the relationship between British police forces and the First World War.

It will also look at a number of aspects of the police in the 1960s and 70s, including the creation of the Metropolitan Police and the creation and development of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 

In this part of our series, you will find stories told by historians about police, their relationship with the public and their legacy.

This includes the stories of Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Winston Smeaton, as they tried to prevent the outbreak of the First War between the Allies and the Nazis.

The stories will also examine the police’s role in the Cold War, and the role played by the United States in the war.

We will also hear from the families of the people killed by police, and look at some of the issues surrounding police training and attitudes towards the use of force.

BBC Sport’s history documentaries are brought to you by BBC Sport, who is an independent UK public service broadcaster.

They have a wealth of history, culture and heritage content to offer listeners.