New five-part series Bradford on Duty announced by BBC Two

30 May, 2022

The new series follows Bradford’s district nurses, police officers and council workers, offering a unique insight into the UK’s youngest and most entrepreneurial city

With wide-ranging access to Bradford’s public services, this new five-part series, produced by Dragonfly North (part of Banijay UK), takes viewers to the heart of Northern England and speaks to the men and women dedicated to making the city a better place for its communities.

Each episode will follow the frontline workers patrolling the streets and the leaders making strategic decisions. Through candid and often surprising interviews, this series brilliantly captures how the district nurses, council workers and police officers look after the welfare of Bradford, with plenty of Yorkshire warmth and humour along the way too.

From the difficulties in tackling rough sleeping, to the shocking health inequalities, viewers will hear unflinchingly honest accounts from those who are tasked with the incredible challenge of helping to relieve the pressure on the city’s public services, all the while working together to rebuild pride in their city.

Gian Quaglieni, BBC Commissioning Editor, says:

“We’re grateful to have been given this extraordinary access to Bradford’s frontline and follow their journey in improving the city for its citizens. With all eyes on the North, we hope this series gives viewers a startlingly honest portrayal of the pressures on public services in the city and how they are tackling them.”

Executive Producers Ros Ponder and Peter Wallis-Tayler say:

“Our series provides an insightful glimpse into the day-to-day lives of Bradford’s nurses, council workers and police officers who are faced with incredible challenges. Despite some of the themes Bradford on Duty explores, we hope it will be revelatory series that shows viewers Bradford’s reinvention against all odds.”

Bradford on Duty is set to air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer next month.

Bradford on Duty is a five-part series and was commissioned for BBC Two by Joanna Carr. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Gian Quaglieni. Ros Ponder and Peter Wallis-Tayler are the Executive Producers.