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The first season follows the members of the emergency services in Blackpool, Lancashire for six weeks in 2011. It follows members of the police service, the fire service and ambulance service as they work together to tackle crime and disorder in Blackpool.

FilmRise
4 Seasons, 47 Episodes
September 9, 2012
Crime, Documentary, Reality
7.3/10
Cast: Hugo Speer, Julian Barratt
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  • This episode explores the rising use of increasingly strong cannabis, related crime and violence, and the impact of suspected cannabis psychosis

  • This episode explores the impact of loneliness, as the emergency services deal with everyone from elderly people who need someone to talk to, to teenagers struggling with the pressures of social media

  • This episode explores the impact of mother-son relationships that break down

  • This episode joins Wiltshire's police officers as they deal with young men driving dangerously and tackle the resurgence of joyriding - with some drivers as young as 14

  • From zero-hours contracts to long working hours, this episode explores how the emergency services deal with issues arising from rising levels of stress and anxiety in the workplace

  • This episode explores how the emergency services cope with issues involving elderly people, from traffic accidents to the cruel effects of dementia

  • With mental health support services across the UK being cut, this episode meets police call handlers and paramedics who find themselves trying to help people who have severe mental health needs

  • The number of people sleeping rough in the UK has doubled in six years. This episode explores the impact of homelessness on Wiltshire Police.

  • This episode examines military crime in Wiltshire, which is home to 15,000 MOD personnel. Squaddies and civilians often fight, and at least one serviceman or woman takes their own life each month.

  • Wiltshire Police receive three times as many reports of voyeurism and male exposure as any other force in the UK. This episode meets Wiltshire's police officers to examine sexual crime.

  • This episode explores how parents decide on how much freedom to give young children. Includes a mum who discovers her eight-year-old has been playing in woods used by drug users.

  • This episode explores a troubling rise in domestic burglaries, from people caught stealing food to thieves targeting wealthy individuals. And a woman dials 999 when she hears someone in her house.

  • This episode examines what happens when members of the public take the law into their own hands, and the dramatic consequences the emergency services have to deal with

  • Following criminalisation of once legal highs, crack and heroin are on the up and users and dealers are getting younger as organised gangs flood small local communities with drugs

  • Over the last decade, incidents of violence perpetrated by young men have risen by 22%. This episode meets the police officers and paramedics in Wiltshire dealing with the consequences.

  • This episode examines the rise in racially-aggravated hate crimes in Wiltshire, including race hate through social media, and a nine-year-old girl facing racist language for the first time

  • 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

  • This episode explores the challenges that the emergency services face when people's lives hang in the balance. In Warrington paramedics arrive at the home of a man having a suspected cardiac arrest.

  • This episode explores the emergency services' role when matters of the heart clash with matters of the law, from domestic assaults to abusive graffiti.

  • This episode explores the challenges and dangers our emergency services face on our roads, from drivers under the influence of drink, drugs and even old age.

  • This episode explores the rise in violent crime across the UK and the increase in attacks on the police forces. Cheshire PC Claire Heatley is assaulted by a suspect.

  • This episode explores the challenges the emergency services face with teenagers, from online bullying and children attacking their parents to teenagers who have to care for ill parents.

  • This episode explores alcohol-related incidents, from a professional footballer driving erratically the morning after a night out to men and women getting naked and/or aggressive.

  • Cases in this episode include an elderly woman who's had her life savings stolen, a repeat offender suspected of assault and the disappearance of thirteen ducks.

  • Focusing on issues around immigration in Cheshire, this episode features a heated arrest at a supermarket and the rise in racially-aggravated incidents during weekends.

  • This episode explores the lives of people who the police and paramedics regularly meet, from persistent shoplifters who no longer see prison as a deterrent to people who struggle with alcoholism.

  • This episode explores the police and ambulance staff's increasing role in dealing with issues arising from mental health problems, including evaluating whether people who are behaving unusually are okay.

  • This episode meets the police officers dealing with growing numbers of problems between neighbours, from noise, feuds and burnt-out cars to reports of a man acting suspiciously and scaring children.

  • This episode follows police and paramedics dealing with the effects of legal highs, from a regular user coughing up blood in a bus stop to a granddad who has reacted badly to the legal highs he bought online.

  • This episode visits a control centre. Cheshire's ambulance service gets 50% more calls than 10 years ago. Some are life-threatening, some heart-warming. Others are less urgent, like sore eyelashes.

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