999: What's Your Emergency? 4/10

9:00pm Monday, October 8 on C4

There is one night when everyone’s up for a party: payday. Whether you work a 50-hour week or depend on state benefits, the day that money hits bank accounts across the UK signals the beginning of drink-fuelled celebrations. For the call operators at Blackpool’s emergency control centres hearing about our payday excesses is a weekly occurrence and money plays a part in many 999 calls, from the serious burglaries to the callers reporting a lack of credit on their mobile phone. Money troubles are felt particularly keenly in Blackpool’s South Shore area – ranked ninth poorest community in the UK.

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