999: What's Your Emergency?: Season 3
TV Series  /  Documentary, Reality
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USA / English
Hugo Speer Himself - Narrator
Musician Sam Hooper

2012 is the 75th anniversary of the 999 system in the UK, and it's a system creaking under the weight of the British public's emergencies.

999: What's Your Emergency? is a unique series, filmed over an intensive 10 week period with all the emergency services in Blackpool: police , fire and ambulance. But this is unlike any other emergency based series. These films capture the entire process from the moment a call is taken at control to the deployment of the services on the ground. With rig technology inside the emergency vehicles to multiple crews on the ground 24/7, 999: What's Your Emergency? captures in a unique way the issues that face Britain today - from the emergence of new drugs, the despair of domestic violence, the way we parent our children and those, from whatever background, who slip through society's safety net.

With unique access to the services and the control centres that deploy them, this is the job seen through the eyes of those at the emergency front line. Raw and un-mediated, compassionate, yet tough minded. This is Britain in extremis.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    7/4/2016  1.  Episode 1
The work of police and paramedics in Cheshire, following incidents from the moment a 999 call is made to the arrival of the frontline police and paramedics. In this episode, a 20-year-old girl has returned home after a night out, collapsed in front of her parents and stopped breathing, while one man calls the emergency services to say that a naked stranger his mother met at a punk gig has fallen down their stairs
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    7/11/2016  2.  Episode 2
This edition shows the devastating effects that so-called legal highs can have on users in one community and the huge strain their use is putting on already stretched emergency services. In Warrington, PC Karl Dickin is one of eight officers sent to detain a man in his 20s who's taken a cocktail of illegal and legal drugs and is acting erratically, while a regular user is found coughing up blood at a bus stop
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    7/21/2016  3.  Episode 3
Cheshire's emergency services are dealing with more than 2500 neighbour-related incidents a year. In Crewe, PCs Billy Elliot and Greg Greaves race to a succession of disputes, including a man who claims someone else has moved into his flat.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    7/28/2016  4.  Episode 4
Exploring the complex issues surrounding the care of people with mental health problems in the UK and the increasing role that police and ambulance staff now have to play in supporting those who are affected.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    8/4/2016  5.  Episode 5
The documentary focuses on the small but significant minority of people who are regular users of the emergency services. PC Billy Elliott visits a familiar address following complaints from neighbours about another disturbance - and one of the men ends up spending 24 hours in police custody, even requesting his favourite cell. DC Andy Knapman interviews a persistent shoplifter who has been arrested more than 50 times, while paramedics and police pay another visit to 50-year-old alcoholic Michaela
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    8/11/2016  6.  Episode 6
PC Greg Greaves calls for back-up in Crewe after two suspects shout claims of abuse and racism at him, and in Warrington, paramedic Becki arrives at the home of Marika, a Latvian woman who has been mugged in the street and left with a black eye. Meanwhile, PC Niaz Waddington and his colleagues keep a close eye on Saturday night revelers as the number of racially aggravated incidents dealt with by Cheshire Police on a typical weekend has doubled in the past five years
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    8/18/2016  7.  Episode 7
A look at how both the haves and the have-nots are being affected by crime. In Crewe, PC Matt Ambrose is called to the home of an elderly woman who has had nearly £10,000 of her life savings stolen from her bank account.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    8/25/2016  8.  Episode 8
With alcohol-related incidents in the UK costing the emergency services nearly £3 billion a year, this episode features people who risk ruining their own - and other people's - lives for the sake of a night out.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    9/1/2016  9.  Episode 9
Exploring the trails and tribulations of coming of age in 2016, and the challenges the emergency services face in dealing with people in the legal and social hinterland between childhood and adulthood.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    9/5/2016  10.  Episode 10
PCs Matt Ambrose and Mike Lowe are dispatched to a house in Crewe following reports of a man threatening his ex-partner with a gun. It's down to the PCs to find and lock the male up for the night, despite him resisting arrest.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    9/19/2016  11.  Episode 11
In Nantwich, PC Vicky Howell and PC Greg Greaves pull over a 31-year-old woman suspected of driving under the influence despite being only a couple of streets away from home. After blowing over double the legal limit, she is taken into custody.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    9/26/2016  12.  Episode 12
PCs Bryony Hancock and Charlotte Wilson are called to a Saturday night lovers' tiff in Crewe before heading to help a woman who's been assaulted in her home by her partner.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    10/3/2016  13.  Episode 13
In Warrington paramedics arrive at the home of a man having a suspected cardiac arrest. With CPR already in action and a defibrillator at close hand he is given the best possible chance of survival.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    2/27/2017  14.  Episode 14
This episode meets Cheshire's police custody staff, who deal with everyone from people accused of terrible crimes to others who see the cells as a welcome break from other challenges
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Series 999: What's Your Emergency?
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