UK’s Channel 4 & TVNZ board Oz obs-doc ‘Police Rescue Australia’

Police Rescue Australia

Channel 4-owned FTA-channel More 4 in the UK and TVNZ in New Zealand have struck pre-sale deals for obs-doc series Police Rescue Australia with distributor Hat Trick International.

The 6 x 60-minute series, produced by Sydney-based indie Lune Media, will make its premiere on Channel 9 in Australia on 29 May.

The action centres on the New South Wales Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit, a group of elite officers who specialise in high-risk incidents, such as mountain rescues, sieges and bomb disposal. Routinely risking their lives as they work to save others, NSW’s crack officers are among the best-trained rescue experts in the world.

Over six episodes, Police Rescue Australia introduces viewers to the men and women who keep NSW safe, offering a unique insight into the loyalty, camaraderie and humour that binds them together.

Hat Trick International has an ongoing partnership covering both formats and finished programming with Lune Media, the indie founded in 2013 by managing director Leonie Lowe. Among the Lune Media titles its represents are Could You Survive On The Breadline, produced for SBS; and Channel 7’s Every Bite Takes You Home.

Hamish Turner, Nine’s director of 9Now and programming said: “With unprecedented access, Police Rescue Australia captures first-hand the fearless men and women of the NSW Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal unit, and the often traumatic and challenging situations they find themselves in.”

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