Jane Antrobus

Former Detective Chief Superintendent, Television Cop and Police Advisor


A former Detective Chief Superintendent, Jane Antrobus, spent her entire career investigating major crime. She's now a highly in-demand television expert, police advisor and television cop!

Jane was born in Oldham, Lancashire. In 1980, she joined Greater Manchester Police where her police career spanned a full thirty years. During this, she spent time in uniform, plain clothes and in Specialist Detective roles in all ranks from Constable to Detective Chief Superintendent.

Jane is a nationally-accredited Senior Investigation Officer and has effectively led numerous murder and major crime investigations, most of which were high-profile and documented in major media.

2007 was her busiest year, which saw her star on BBC1 in 3 episodes of the "fly on the wall" documentary series - Girl Cops. Jane also obtained an external qualification from Newcastle College, a National Diploma in Performance Coaching.

In 2009, Jane achieved the impressive accolade of becoming the first ever female Detective Chief Superintendent in the history of Greater Manchester Police when she was made Head of Intelligence but in 2010, she retired from the Police Force and now regularly volunteers for the registered charity, Crimestoppers.

Jane is at home in front of the camera and the microphone through years of updates and appeals in both national and local media as an experienced Senior Detective. She is also well known as an entertaining After Dinner Speaker, her latest speech is entitled - "ASBO Child to Top Cop and Beyond..."

In May 2012 Jane answered a national advertisement from Newman Street Productions, part of Fremantle Media, who had been commissioned by ITV Daytime to make 20 episodes of a new innovative drama filmed in a documentary style. Jane auditioned and was successful in landing the lead role of DI Jane Preston. The series was shot at Wimbledon Studios.

The series entitled Crime Stories was transmitted on ITV1 in November and December 2012 and on ITV's sister channel, ITV Encore where it now enjoys regular repeats.

Jane regularly appears on topical news programmes to discuss ongoing cases and provide her expertise. BBC Breakfast, ITV's This Morning, BBC Radio 4, ITV's Daybreak and Granada Reports being just a handful of her credits. She has also contributed to a number of high-level documentaries including the highly popular BBC2 series "The Chillenden Murders" and Channel 5's "Hard Men: Street Justice".

Jane's natural and easy manner in front of the camera together with her vast amount of experience makes her the perfect choice for any TV, radio, press or corporate engagement.

She is an incredible asset to us here at thetelevisionexperts and to any production companies looking for well-established talent.