Former Met Police from Brentwood record memories of their career at BBC
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 July 2019
Two former Metropolitan Police detectives were at the BBC last week to record their memories for future generations.
Chairman of Herongate & Ingrave Parish Council Alan Kingsford and Roy Tyzack from Navestock Side, were asked to contribute to The Listening Project which is regularly broadcasted on Radio 4.
The pair joined the Metropolitan Police Service within a couple of years of each other in the early 1970s and were posted to different parts of London, working on various squads within the CID, including the fraud squad and major investigation teams before meeting up when they were both posted to Ilford Police station in the 80s.
After retirement, they lost touch but met up again years later at a Brentwood Borough Council civic dinner.
They were invited to the iconic home of broadcasting on Wednesday, July 3, by producer Louise Pepper and were taken to the sixth floor studio where they chatted about how and why they joined thee police, the highs and lows of their careers, the changes in policing that they had seen and experienced over the past 45 years or so and recounted some memorable moments of their police work.
Roy said: "It was an amazing experience to record at the BBC.
"Louise made it a very nice and relaxed event and we really felt at ease and able to chat freely.
"Our photo was taken to be archived in the British Library and the logical backdrop had to be the Dr. Who Police public call box in the BBC foyer."
The entire conversation and photograph will soon be available online and the edited version will be broadcast at a date to be announced.