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Fat Policemen

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First broadcast:
Friday 30 March 2012

David Cannadine reflects on the changing images of the typical policeman and our attitude towards the way they look in the light of a recent report that over half of the members of the Metropolitan Police are overweight.
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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