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Celebs fighting crime was total TV turn-off; LETTERS.

NOT being a television addict, I did decide to watch the new series of Famous and Fighting Crime, not necessarily to see the so-called celebrities.

But I can honestly say I have never seen such hype packed into a one-hour programme.

I guess there were five so-called celebrities acting as police volunteers.

Dare I say the glamourous one, model and TV personality Penny Lancaster, featured heavily, more so than any other volunteer.

It would not surprise me if the young lad she was chasing was already rehearsed, not forgetting her crying to add more drama.

What surprised me even more, the police service repeatedly say they are underfunded and have lost thousands of police officers up and down the country and are blaming the increase in crime and arrests due to the Government's cut back in funding.

If that is the case, why are the police wasting time on promoting so-called celebrities? However, I did note that that many police officers were from the Special Constabulary.

Many viewers may disagree with my view of the programme, but I am not sure if I was watching an advertising film for police volunteers or to promote the so-called celebrities.

It is pleasing to note that the programme was not filmed in Birmingham and that our Police & Crime Commissioner David Jamieson had no involvement in it.

The film reminds me of the phrase, "You can't have your cake and eat it".

Mike Butler, Wylde Green

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Feb 17, 2019
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