999: On the Front Line

  • Critical Care Special

    A look at some of the cases where the first 60 minutes of care is critical, including a woman struggling to breathe, a schoolgirl who's collapsed and a man who can't feel or move his hands or feet

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    Kids Special

    Paramedics must deliver a baby in their ambulance. A boy falls awkwardly on a trampoline. And paramedics in Birmingham race to help a baby in cardiac arrest.

    This episode is audio describedScenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Paramedic Abuse Special

    A look at some of the abuse the West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics are faced with, including a hoax call out to a baby and some of the verbal and physical assaults they experience

    This episode is audio describedStrong language and scenes which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Holiday Hell Special

    A look at some of the cases the paramedics face when the sun comes out and holiday season is in full swing, including a man who's fallen on a barge and an injured rugby player

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Alcohol and Drugs Special

    A look at some of the alcohol and drug-related cases the paramedics are faced with, including a man who's collapsed having taken heroin and a suspected drink-driver

    This episode is audio describedScenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Heart Attacks Special

    A look at some of the heart attack cases the paramedics are faced with, including a truck driver who's collapsed while on the phone to the emergency services and a man whose fishing trip is cut short

    This episode is audio describedStrong language and scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
  • Collisions Special

    A look at some of the major road traffic collisions the West Midlands paramedics face, including a cyclist who's collided with a lorry and a teenager who's crashed his dad's motorbike

  • Trauma Special

    A look at some of the major trauma cases the West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics face, including a newborn baby who's not breathing and a man who's been thrown off a horse

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    Series 4 Episode 10

    Paramedics treat a man who is fighting a life-threatening infection, and are called to a cardiac arrest in the street and a serious road traffic collision

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 9

    Paramedics treat a man with a crippling cluster headache, a woman suffering from the effects of alcohol withdrawal and a woman who has collapsed in a sauna

    Strong language and scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 8

    Paramedics treat a teenager with suspected meningitis, a man with diabetes and dangerously high blood sugar levels and a man with a suspected swollen artery

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 7

    Paramedics treat a woman with a suspected ectopic pregnancy, a man who has collapsed in his bedroom and a four-year-old boy with a rash and breathing problems

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 6

    Paramedics treat a 60-year-old patient with severe chest pains, a suspected drunk driver who's crashed his car, and an elderly man who's collapsed at home

    Strong language and scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 5

    Paramedics treat a woman with brittle bone disease, a young man on the verge of a diabetic coma and a man who they have to detain under the Mental Capacity Act

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 4

    Paramedics treat a woman in a hotel who's about to give birth, a two-year-old boy who's struggling to breathe and an elderly man who's had a blow to the head

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 3

    Paramedics treat a man who's been found unconscious outside Birmingham Crown Court, a patient with severe headaches and a biker with a shattered leg

    Strong language and scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 2

    West Midlands paramedics treat a man who has taken a heroin overdose, a 73-year-old man with slurred speech, and a toddler with breathing difficulties

    Upsetting scenes of medical emergenciesThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 4 Episode 1

    In Birmingham, paramedics treat a man who's having a heart attack. In Coventry, a woman mysteriously collapses. And in Worcester, a baby is struggling to breathe.

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 11

    Paramedics treat a toddler who's unconscious after a seizure. Two men collapse mysteriously in the pub. And an 84-year-old has a suspected stroke.

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find graphic and upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 10

    West Midlands paramedics treat a man who's having an epileptic seizure in a supermarket. And a man seeks help for his wife, only for both of them to be taken to hospital.

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find graphic and upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 9

    On the night shift in Birmingham, paramedics are called to a man who's had a seizure. But they're warned that the patient has a history of being abusive towards ambulance crews.

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find graphic and upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 8

    West Midland Ambulance Service responds to two suspected strokes, two head injuries, and a driver who blacked out at the wheel and crashed his van

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find graphic and upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 7

    The medics respond to a baby who has stopped breathing. A traffic collision leaves a quad biker in agony and an elderly woman seems to have had a stroke.

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find graphic and upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 6

    Paramedics help a man who has collapsed by the side of a road, and a fifteen-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy who are both having seizures

    Scenes of a medical nature which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 5

    On a dramatic and busy Friday night a paramedic is assaulted, an ambulance is under siege, and a young mother fights for breath while she tries to look after her new-born

    Strong language and scenes of aggression toward paramedicsThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 4

    Paramedics treat a 10-year-old who's in agony after taking a tumble on a trampoline. A baby stops breathing. And a family of six are involved in a car crash.

    Scenes that some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 3

    A paramedic fights to save the life of a man having a heart attack. An elderly lady has a suspected stroke. And a man has hit his head during an epileptic episode.

    Scenes that some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 2

    The West Midlands Ambulance Service deal with a 19-year-old man who has had a motorbike crash, and an elderly woman showing signs of a stroke but refusing treatment

    Strong language and scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 1

    West Midlands paramedics rush to treat a baby in cardiac arrest. A driver is cut out of his car after a pile up, and a patient collapses from crippling back pain.

    Scenes that some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 10

    A drunk driver crashes her car, an elderly war veteran falls at home, and a four-year-old is drifting in and out of consciousness with dangerously low sugar levels

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 9

    A crew need to revive a man slipping close to a diabetic coma. An elderly woman is in severe pain after falling on the ice. There's also an abusive regular caller, and a fitting baby.

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 8

    Paramedics rush to a 10-year-old boy suffering a major epileptic fit. An elderly woman struggles to breathe. And paramedics are called to a man with extreme anxiety.

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 7

    A suspected drink driver crashes into a lamp post, crews rush to a man with a dangerously high heart rate, and a two year old has a severe allergic reaction

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 6

    Paramedics rush to treat a diabetic woman involved in a car crash, while an 82-year-old with breathing difficulties is close to death and a man suffers chest pains at work

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 5

    The West Midlands is hit by the worst snowstorm in years. Crews battle the elements to treat a woman semi-conscious in police custody and to attend a suspected miscarriage.

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 4

    Paramedics rush to aid a grandmother with osteoporosis who fell down the stairs carrying her grandson. And an elderly man is found unconscious face down in his hallway.

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 3

    A woman has collapsed in the snow. A 61-year-old man has fallen on ice. And a pregnant woman's waters have broken early.

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 2

    Paramedics tend to a patient with a severe allergic reaction while at the same time a man has fallen unconscious after a severe diabetic attack

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 1

    Two new paramedics are in at the deep end, treating a man with life-threatening injuries and a victim of three epileptic fits

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 10

    The paramedics must lift a man with a seriously damaged neck. One false move could mean he will never walk again. And a man has chest pains after being involved in a hit and run.

    This programme contains scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 9

    An 89-year-old woman refuses to go to hospital despite her vomiting. And a 93-year-old war veteran desperately needs medical attention for a sepsis that could kill him.

    Strong language and scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 8

    In Warwickshire, a 19-year-old man has fallen from a horse and the horse has fallen on top of him. In Birmingham, a man wants to do a poo in the back of the ambulance.

    Contains scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
  • Series 1 Episode 7

    The paramedics treat an aggressive patient. A pregnant mum is worried about the impact of a car crash. And a man with dementia gets a lift to the hospital.

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    Series 1 Episode 6

    Paramedic Rob and student paramedic Ally are called to a custody suite in Birmingham to deal with a prisoner who is aggressive and abusive but may have overdosed on heroin

    Strong language and scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 5

    A 71-year-old man is left with a broken ankle when he is knocked off his bike by a dog. And the paramedics help a man who's been trapped for over 20 hours with a broken leg.

    Strong language and scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 4

    Paramedics fight to save a man whose heart has stopped for 50 minutes. And a 15-year-old boy is found unconscious in a park after drinking two litres of whisky.

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 3

    The paramedics are called out to a cyclist crushed by a lorry. They also help a man who's fallen from a barge and rush to find a baby in cardiac arrest.

    Strong language and scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 2

    The ambulance crews treat a 17-year-old rugby player with a suspected bleed on the brain, an eight-month-old baby who's choking, and a man who's trapped in his car

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 1

    Paramedic Chelsie and technician Simon rush to save a baby born not breathing. In Birmingham, paramedics Jo and Peter treat a five-year-old having an asthma attack.

    Scenes from medical emergencies which some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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