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Duration: 1 hour

With unprecedented access, this film uncovers the hidden world of public protection. Through the personal stories of probation officers, it explores how offenders are monitored, controlled and rehabilitated in everyday life, and how the public are protected from them.

This is the story of our protectors; the extraordinary professionals in the probation service who work with some of society's most troubled, damaged and dangerous people. They keep tabs on murderers and paedophiles, robbers and rapists, burglars and domestic abusers. It is their responsibility to stop them from hurting us.

But these offenders aren't behind bars; they're out and about, living free among us. So how are they controlled, and how are we kept safe?

Last on

Fri 8 Mar 2013 00:50 BBC Two


Ben Rumney
Ben Rumney
Executive Producer
Emma Wakefield
Executive Producer
Simon Ford


  • Tue 5 Feb 2013 22:35 BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Scotland HD, Wales, Wales HD

  • Tue 5 Feb 2013 23:10 BBC One Wales, Wales HD only

  • Tue 5 Feb 2013 23:35 BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Scotland HD only

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