About the Show
An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line
Series 1 Summary
Emergency services tackle the fallout from the dizzying array of 'party drugs' that are on the rise in towns across the UK.
Blackpool's emergency services are tackling the fallout from the dizzying array of 'party drugs' that are on the rise in towns across the UK.
This episode focuses on kids, who are taking up more and more of the emergency services' time, whether it's prank calls, bad behaviour or poor parenting
This programme focuses on relationships. When things go wrong, more of us than ever are dialling 999, asking the emergency services to pick up the pieces and protect us from those we used to trust.
There is one night when everyone's up for a party: payday. For the call operators at Blackpool's emergency control centres hearing about our payday excesses is a weekly occurrence
The police are called out to a Halloween party that's turned into a street fight, and when a body is found outside a block of flats all three emergency services are called
This programme focuses on how women in our society are changing. Female emergency service workers reveal their motivations for doing the work that they do and the challenges they face.
This programme looks at problems associated with excessive drinking, including anti-social behaviour and the fallout from alcohol dependency
This episode focuses on life savers and time wasters, featuring calls to the emergency services about a range of non-emergencies, from culinary injuries to broken light bulbs, both bizarre and diverse
This episode follows how the emergency services of Britain's most popular seaside resort, Blackpool, deal with incidents involving people from outside the town
With more and more social problems falling to them, emergency workers frequently question how much of their work is made up of actual emergencies