999: What's Your Emergency?: Season 5
TV Series  /  Documentary, Reality
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IMDB   7.2
USA / English
Hugo Speer Himself - Narrator
Holly Goodhall Herself - Operator
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    4/19/2018  1.  Episode 1
Documentary following the emergency services in Wiltshire, beginning with crimes relating to the rising use of cannabis. PC Joe Tompkinson is cut up at a roundabout and when he stops the car responsible, all he can smell is the drug. PC Adam Burson visits a family who have had a brick thrown through their front window - a dealer's retaliation - and officers are called by a mother after she is assaulted by her son, who is suspected to be suffering from cannabis psychosis.
    Seen it: Yes   45 mins    4/26/2018  2.  Episode 2
Documentary following the emergency services in Wiltshire, focusing on car crimes committed by young drivers. PC Nick Denning is dispatched in pursuit of a `pool car' - a cheap, unregistered car shared by several friends - which is currently being driven at breakneck speed around residential streets. Other officers pursue suspected joyriders, and are shocked to find the driver is only 14.
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Series 999: What's Your Emergency?
No. of Discs/Tapes 1
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