Sony Pictures Television

Press Release


London 5 February 2016. Electric Ray has secured a prime time commission from ITV for The Inspectors are Coming, a brand new series which follows law enforcement teams up and down the country as they battle with misbehaving Britain.  

The six part series follows the day to day challenges of council enforcement officers from across the UK – from hostile negotiations between noisy neighbours, and secret stake-outs to catch anyone littering, to arguments over whose dog pooped on the pavement.

No crime is too small for this army of inspectors whose mission it is to keep Britain’s streets clean and tidy.  But with on-the-spot fines of up to £300, they’re not always warmly welcomed by locals.  

The series was commissioned for ITV by Andrew O’Connell, Factual Commissioning Editor and Richard Klein, Director of Factual and will air soon on ITV. It will be executive produced by Sophie Leonard with Anouk Curry series producing.

Andrew said: “Whether you see the crews of council officers that enforce a whole range of laws affecting our communities as heroes or villains, this new series will give you a colourful insight into the characters and culture behind the high-vis uniforms we’re all so familiar with.”

Karl Warner said: “We hope ITV audiences will take to this likeable group of passionate and professional law enforcement officers, regardless of whether they agree or not with the powers they’ve been given to fine.”

Electric Ray is a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television.



Saskia Wirth
Director, Communications (EMEA)
+44 (207) 533-1363


About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and