Territory Cops

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Territory Cops
Title card for Season 2 of Territory Cops
Title card of Season 2
Genre Factual television
Narrated by John Jarratt (season 2 only)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Location(s) Northern Territory
Running time Approx 30 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Eyeworks Australia
Release
Original network Crime & Investigation Network (season 1)
Network Ten (season 2)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) (2016)
Original release 11 October 2012 (2012-10-11) – 26 April 2016 (2016-04-26)
Chronology
Related shows Gold Coast Cops
Kalgoorlie Cops
External links
Official Website

Territory Cops is an Australian factual television show that looks at the work of the police in Northern Territory, Australia. This observational documentary series began on the Crime and Investigation Network, premiering on 11 October 2012.[1]

A second season of the series was commissioned by Network Ten in February 2016 to air in the first quarter.[2] It was later announced that the new season would be narrated by Australian actor, and star of the Wolf Creek movie and TV series, John Jarratt.[3]

In a February 2017 interview, Ten's Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey confirmed there were no plans to air further seasons of the program.[4]

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 10 11 October 2012 (2012-10-11) 13 December 2012 (2012-12-13)
2 10 15 March 2016 (2016-03-15) 26 April 2016 (2016-04-26)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in Series No. in Season Title Original Air Date Overnight Australian Viewers
1 1 "Episode 1" 11 October 2012 (2012-10-11) 57,000[5]
Police lay eyes on two young blokes who are throwing punches at nightclub bouncers and are set to swoop on suspected remote community drug runners who are flying out of Katherine in a matter of minutes.
2 2 "Episode 2" 18 October 2012 (2012-10-18) 45,000[6]
Police attend a major peak hour road accident, before heading to Buffalo Creek to uphold fishing regulations, and racing off to investigate a report of a wild crocodile that has made its way onto the Stuart Highway.
3 3 "Episode 3" 25 October 2012 (2012-10-25) 48,000[7]
Police deal with a distressed man who claims his prescription medication has been stolen from him. Then, an urgent call comes in about an argument between two men that has suddenly turned violent.
4 4 "Episode 4" 1 November 2012 (2012-11-01) 56,000[8]
First up, it’s a case of ‘trouble in paradise’ as they sort out a couple in the middle of a Mexican standoff. Then it’s dealing with a particularly energetic young lady who has decided it is a clever idea to jump on the bonnet of a parked car.
5 5 "Episode 5" 8 November 2012 (2012-11-08) N/A
Constable Jen Young follows up a call about a cab driver who has been spontaneously attacked by a female passenger. Meanwhile, Police track down a hoon driver who has committed several public burn outs and speeding.
6 6 "Episode 6" 15 November 2012 (2012-11-15) N/A
Police are called to the aid of a young girl in distress who suspects her ex-boyfriend has stolen both her phone and handbag. They then pursue a drunk driver who is speeding through the suburbs at night without headlights.
7 7 "Episode 7" 22 November 2012 (2012-11-22) 52,000[9]
They’re the smallest mounted police unit in the Australia, but Senior Constable Courtney McCartney, Constable Kelly-Mae Walters and Constable Tanith Blair, who patrol Darwin on bikes show us the up side of having a 500kg animal by their side.
8 8 "Episode 8" 29 November 2012 (2012-11-29) N/A
Constables Sean ‘Wombat’ Holmes and Luke McIntosh are on their regular night patrol when they notice a car driving without lights on. As they move to follow the vehicle, the driver races off at top speed. The race is on to catch him.
9 9 "Episode 9" 6 December 2012 (2012-12-06) 45,000[10]
A massive contingent of police officers roll out across the Territory in Operation Shiloh – kicking off with a major highway lockdown to crack down on any possible offenders they come across on the road.
10 10 "Episode 10" 13 December 2012 (2012-12-13) N/A
It’s the night of Darwin’s Annual Hooker Ball and Police and the City Safe team are standing by to make sure the partygoers behave themselves. With a fair few ‘cheeky chaps’ around, these coppers are prepared to tackle anything and everything.

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No. in Series No. in Season Title Original Air Date Overnight Australian Viewers
11 1 "Episode 1" 15 March 2016 (2016-03-15) 454,000[11]
Star of Wolf Creek John Jarratt, narrates and takes us to Australia's most unforgiving landscapes, harshest conditions and introduces some of the hardest working cops in the country.
12 2 "Episode 2" 17 March 2016 (2016-03-17) 515,000[12]
The cops get a taste of local culture in a kebab shop, where they meet the business end of a flying stiletto. Plus, the search for a stolen car leads them to a croc infested quarry.
13 3 "Episode 3" 22 March 2016 (2016-03-22) 529,000[13]
With a string of drug and theft related offences already under their belts, two assailants are on the run from police again after CCTV camera footage captures them attempting to steal a car.
14 4 "Episode 4" 24 March 2016 (2016-03-24) 415,000[14]
The Strike force Trident is on a manhunt for a car thief and drug dealer who have been on the run for five weeks. Detective Sergeant Bradshaw and his team are called to a property in search of a major hydroponic set up.
15 5 "Episode 5" 29 March 2016 (2016-03-29) 516,000[15]
Sergeant Elliot and Constable Ozdemir are called to identify a heavily tattooed man who has been caught breaking into and vandalising Government House at 4am in Central Darwin on CCTV.
16 6 "Episode 6" 31 March 2016 (2016-03-31) 519,000[16]
Constables Brad Leggett and Mitchell Bell are only minutes away from finishing their night shift when an emergency call comes through alerting them of a horrific fatal crash between a bus and a car.
17 7 "Episode 7" 5 April 2016 (2016-04-05) 463,000[17]
Tizzy is heading up a raid on a well-known drug den when he discovers something unexpected. Plus, Sandi tries to calm down a bloke kicked out of a nightclub for a fight over a missing shoe.
18 8 "Episode 8" 12 April 2016 (2016-04-12) 530,000[18]
Constables Brad Leggett and Mitchell Bell are only minutes away from finishing their night shift when an emergency call comes through alerting them of a horrific fatal crash between a bus and a car.
19 9 "Episode 9" 19 April 2016 (2016-04-19) 521,000[19]
The cops are on the hunt for a thief who snatched a handbag from an unsuspecting grandmother. In this town it's pretty hard to be inconspicuous when you commit your crime on CCTV
20 10 "Episode 10" 26 April 2016 (2016-04-26) 518,000[20]
Every year during Darwin's wet season, a strange phenomenon occurs in infamous Mitchell Street. When you mix heat, torrential rain and alcohol, you have got what the locals call 'Monsoon Madness'.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (3 September 2012). "Airdate: Territory Cops". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (3 February 2016). "Programmer's Wrap 2016: TEN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (25 February 2016). "John Jarratt to narrate Territory Cops". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (8 February 2017). "Programmer's Wrap 2017: TEN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (12 October 2012). "Thursday 11 October 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (19 October 2012). "Thursday 18 October 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (26 October 2012). "Thursday 25 October 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Knox, David (2 November 2012). "Thursday 1 November 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (23 November 2012). "Thursday 22 November 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Knox, David (6 December 2012). "Thursday 6 December 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Knox, David (16 March 2016). "Seven Year Switch starts well, but social media takes aim". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Knox, David (18 March 2016). "ABC shows win their slots, 7flix sinks to 0.6%". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  13. ^ Knox, David (23 March 2016). "Modest lift but Reno Rumble still struggles on second outing". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  14. ^ Knox, David (25 March 2016). "Thursday 24 March 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  15. ^ Knox, David (30 March 2016). "Tuesday 29 March 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  16. ^ Knox, David (1 April 2016). "Thursday 31 March 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  17. ^ Knox, David (6 April 2016). "Married at First Sight lifts for Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  18. ^ Knox, David (13 April 2016). "Tuesday 12 April 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  19. ^ Knox, David (20 April 2016). "Tuesday 19 April 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  20. ^ Knox, David (27 April 2016). "Tuesday 26 April 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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