999: What's Your Emergency? 1/10

9:00pm Monday, September 10 on C4

2012 is the 75th anniversary of the 999 emergency telephone number in the UK. The volume of calls has jumped by 60% in the last generation, with 31 million 999 calls received in 2011. Filmed 24/7 with police, fire and ambulance teams in Blackpool over six weeks, from the moment calls are received, this new 10-part documentary series shows how Britain is changing through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line. In the first programme of the series, Blackpool’s emergency services tackle the fallout from the dizzying array of ‘party drugs’ that are on the rise in towns across the UK.

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