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With a definite spring its it step, and as parent UKTV makes a broader push into factual content, the Dave channel has announced Borderforce: America’s Gatekeepers a brand-new observational documentary series.

Dave Borderforce 22Aug2018Produced by Stampede Productions, the 10 x 60’ programme claims to offer ‘unprecedented’ access to the United States’ border force following the US Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency as they operate on the twenty-eight bridges connecting the United States of America and Mexico. The team of officers reveal illegal contraband, whether concealed in passenger vehicles or hidden amidst legitimate merchandise.

The programme was commissioned for UKTV by Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, and Luke Hales, Dave channel director. Series director is Cary Bell with executive producer for Stampede Productions, Stewart Morris.

Commenting on the series, Rosen said: “The jaw-dropping daily drama captured across the episodes is absolutely compelling. The Mexican US border is a hot topic and it’s testament to Stampede’s determination and hard work that they have been granted rare access to the bridges to fully document it.”

Stampede’s Morris added: “This has been a project that’s been three years in the making and we’re delighted that it has found a home on Dave. The access given to us by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was unprecedented, allowing us to tell the incredible stories of the men and women who have the momentous job of protecting America’s southern border. It is a privilege to be able to share their lives and experiences with the British public, who have an insatiable appetite for real, hard-hitting stories like these. Through our close relationship with both UKTV and DHS we are bringing one of the most talked about places in the world directly to viewers.”