A television show that follows officers as they police Brighton and Hove after dark will return for a second series.

Channel 4’s Night Coppers shadows response officers as they police the city’s night-time economy, alongside officers and staff in custody and contact centres.

Filming for the second series took place during the summer, with the first episode to be broadcast on Channel 4 on Tuesday, March 26.

Night Coppers is produced by Blast Films, the multi-award-winning documentary company behind series such as Channel 4’s 999: What’s Your Emergency and Forensics: The Real CSI.

Chief Superintendent Rachel Carr, divisional commander for Brighton and Hove, said: “After the success of the first series, we were delighted to welcome Blast Films back to capture the incredible work that goes in to keeping the public safe.

“Night Coppers shows the realities of frontline policing, and demonstrates the determination, compassion and humanity of our officers, staff and community partners.

“We also wanted to show the side of policing that goes beyond the uniform. That our officers are human beings, with families, friends and private lives, who perform an extraordinary service to the public under challenging circumstances.”

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Sarah Spencer, executive producer for Blast Films, said: "The second series of Night Coppers will continue to get into the hearts and minds of the Brighton response officers at a time when confidence in the police is at an all-time low.

“Filming with a fresh cohort of new recruits as well as some of the officers from series 1, this will also be a character-led, visually distinctive, visceral series that captures what it’s really like to be policing the streets of Brighton at night, eschewing master interviews and commentary in favour of a more immersive approach."

Channel 4 commissioning executive Simon Cheuk Pong Lee said: “I am delighted that Night Coppers is coming back. It’s a brilliant mix of fascinating stories that offer a great opportunity to learn about the incredible work the Sussex Police do in this socially charged city.

“I’m really pleased to see some of the familiar faces return alongside additional new officers, and that the second series is even more enthralling than the first.”