Brighton Beach Patrol

Friday 6th November 8.00pm

Concluding this week is the documentary series following the work of the police, lifeguards and RNLI volunteers who patrol Brighton’s worldfamous beach. In the final instalment, the bombdisposal team is called to the seafront when a suspect package is washed ashore.

Every summer, some eight million people descend on Brighton as the town’s population doubles in size during the holiday season. The big draw is the world-famous beach, one of Britain’s most iconic seaside destinations. Filmed throughout the summer of 2009, this series follows the emergency services on land and sea, day and night, as they work to ensure that holidaymakers’ good times do not end in disaster.

The cameras follow the work of Brighton’s lifeguards, who last year carried out 41 rescues, and the police community support officers, who patrol the beach and enforce the town’s bylaws and regulations. They are supported by the RNLI, who coordinate sea rescues in their lifeboats. These vessels can be called out at a moment’s notice to save boats and swimmers in distress. The programme also catches up with the officers behind Sussex Police’s ‘Operation Marble’, which aims to stop drunk revellers running wild through the town’s streets every weekend.

Through the work of the emergency services, ‘Brighton Beach Patrol’ meets people from all walks of life, from drag queens and beach cleaners to teashop owners, nightclub bosses, hotel managers and fishermen. The series is set against the backdrop of Brighton’s year-round programme of festivals and events, ranging from Gay Pride to the Brighton Carnival and the season-ending White Air Festival.

Together, the cops, characters and partygoers form a rich and diverse assortment of human life – a testament to why Brighton remains one of the country’s top tourist destinations, with record numbers of visitors this year.

In this episode, it is the end of Brighton’s busiest ever summer. Far from the season petering out quietly, Brighton’s emergency services are faced with one of their toughest challenges yet when a suspect package washes up on the shore. Can the bomb-disposal team defuse the situation in time?

Elsewhere, the lifeguards don their Speedos and lower their flags one last time as their manic summer draws to a close. It has been a dramatic few months for all of the team.

Also this week, the annual Birdman event takes off on the south coast. Serious competitors and fancydress participants fling themselves off the pier in their homemade crafts to decide who will earn the title of Worthing Birdman 2009.

Friday 30th October 8.00pm

Continuing this week is the documentary series following the work of the police, lifeguards and RNLI volunteers who patrol Brighton’s worldfamous beach. This week, trouble breaks out when two families clash on the beach. Gangs of drunken youths cause havoc on a night out. And tea-shop owner David holds a Princess Diana memorial evening.

Every summer, some eight million people descend on Brighton as the town’s population doubles in size during the holiday season. The big draw is the world-famous beach, one of Britain’s most iconic seaside destinations. Filmed throughout the summer of 2009, this series follows the emergency services on land and sea, day and night, as they work to ensure that holidaymakers’ good times do not end in disaster.

The cameras follow the work of Brighton’s lifeguards, who last year carried out 41 rescues, and the police community support officers, who patrol the beach and enforce the town’s bylaws and regulations. They are supported by the RNLI, who coordinate sea rescues in their lifeboats. These vessels can be called out at a moment’s notice to save boats and swimmers in distress. The programme also catches up with the officers behind Sussex Police’s ‘Operation Marble’, which aims to stop drunk revellers running wild through the town’s streets every weekend.

Through the work of the emergency services, ‘Brighton Beach Patrol’ meets people from all walks of life, from drag queens and beach cleaners to teashop owners, nightclub bosses, hotel managers and fishermen. The series is set against the backdrop of Brighton’s year-round programme of festivals and events, ranging from Gay Pride to the Brighton Carnival and the season-ending White Air Festival.

Together, the cops, characters and partygoers form a rich and diverse assortment of human life – a testament to why Brighton remains one of the country’s top tourist destinations, with record numbers of visitors this year.

In this instalment, the summer may be drawing to an end, but the beach is still rammed with visitors intent on soaking up the last few rays of sun. Tensions flare on the shore when a couple of families find themselves too close for comfort. Lifeguard James has to intervene before the confrontation turns violent.

As the sun sets, gangs of drunken juveniles make their way down to the beach, wreaking havoc for PCSOs Gill and Dave. When a fight breaks out, Gill has to think quickly in order to prevent a potential fatality. Elsewhere, it all ends in tears for tea-shop owner David when his Princess Diana memorial evening gets emotional.

Friday 23rd October 8.00pm

Continuing this week is the documentary series following the work of the police, lifeguards and RNLI volunteers who patrol Brighton’s worldfamous beach. This week, the hottest day of the year brings huge crowds to the beach, bodybuilders gather for a competition and an RNLI open day is brought to an abrupt end.

Every summer, some eight million people descend on Brighton as the town’s population doubles in size during the holiday season. The big draw is the world-famous beach, one of Britain’s most iconic seaside destinations. Filmed throughout the summer of 2009, this series follows the emergency services on land and sea, day and night, as they work to ensure that holidaymakers’ good times do not end in disaster.

The cameras follow the work of Brighton’s lifeguards, who last year carried out 41 rescues, and the police community support officers, who patrol the beach and enforce the town’s bylaws and regulations. They are supported by the RNLI, who coordinate sea rescues in their lifeboats. These vessels can be called out at a moment’s notice to save boats and swimmers in distress. The programme also catches up with the officers behind Sussex Police’s ‘Operation Marble’, which aims to stop drunk revellers running wild through the town’s streets every weekend.

Through the work of the emergency services, ‘Brighton Beach Patrol’ meets people from all walks of life, from drag queens and beach cleaners to teashop owners, nightclub bosses, hotel managers and fishermen. The series is set against the backdrop of Brighton’s year-round programme of festivals and events, ranging from Gay Pride to the Brighton Carnival and the season-ending White Air Festival.

Together, the cops, characters and partygoers form a rich and diverse assortment of human life – a testament to why Brighton remains one of the country’s top tourist destinations, with record numbers of visitors this year.

In this instalment, it is the hottest day of the year and Brighton is bursting with holidaymakers and revellers. Down on the beach, the lifeguards have their work cut out making sure everyone is safe. Seafront manager Viki Miller is tasked with finding a missing three-year-old boy amongst over 100,000 beach users. Lifeguard Izzy Wood, meanwhile, turns her attention to weaver fish. These venomous sea creatures are making their presence known and Izzy is left to treat their unsuspecting victims.

At the marina it is the RNLI open day. As the crowds gather to learn about the volunteers’ work, a real emergency call comes in and the team must leap into action. Also this week, the seafront turns into ‘muscle beach’ as bodybuilders from all over the country gather for the FAME Britain bodybuilding championships.

Friday 9th October 8.00pm

Continuing this week is the documentary series following the work of the police, lifeguards and RNLI volunteers who patrol Brighton’s worldfamous beach. In this episode, a gang of tombstoners causes havoc, tempers flare between two groups of girls and there is a visit to kitsch royalty-themed cafe The Tea Cosy.

This week on ‘Brighton Beach Patrol’, Britain’s number-one seaside destination is bursting at the seams with holiday revellers. Thrill-seeking tombstoners test the lifeguards’ patience as they repeatedly ignore their safety warnings. Unfazed by the potential dangers, the group seems hell-bent on having a good time, whatever the consequences. But could their risky antics end in tragedy?

Meanwhile, on West Street, a flying bag of chips is the weapon of choice in a scuffle between two groups of girls waiting for a taxi. Tempers flare and the police need to act quickly to ensure no one gets battered. Can the boys in blue get these livid ladies to calm down?

And the Queen reigns supreme at quirky cafe The Tea Cosy, where proprietor and fervent royalist David Daly pays homage to more than one royal throne. With a strict etiquette code (no biscuitdunking allowed on the premises!), will David’s latest customers show due respect to Queen and country? Or will they be out on their ears?

Friday 25th September 8.00pm

Continuing this week is the documentary series following the work of the police, coastguard and RNLI volunteers who patrol Brighton’s worldfamous beach. In this episode, the lifeguards hit the Gay Pride festival for the first time, nightclub manager Dan Hills launches his latest venture and the RNLI goes in search of a missing raver.

‘Brighton Beach Patrol’ celebrates the city’s biggest event of the year this week when the Gay Pride festival arrives. Thousands of revellers are expected to pour into the seaside town to party all weekend – but with the weather forecast looking grim, could the much-anticipated weekend become a total washout?

Elsewhere, ‘Speedo’ Joe and the other lifeguards have pimped up their ‘Baywatch’ truck and are popping their pride cherry by taking part in this year’s parade for the first time. Keen for a memorable entrance, Joe decides to push the boundaries and shake his booty.

Meanwhile, back on the beach, nightclub manager Dan Hills is opening his latest venture to cash in on the invasion of partygoers in Brighton. Will his new project come together on time? And can he stick to his original budget?

And the morning after the night before is a chaotic affair when a raver who was last seen going for an early morning dip disappears. The RNLI volunteers launch their boats to help with the search – but is the party over for the missing reveller?

Friday 2nd October 8.00pm

Continuing this week is the documentary series following the work of the police, lifeguards and RNLI volunteers who patrol Brighton’s worldfamous beach. In this episode, police must step in when a domestic dispute turns nasty. Community support officers track a thief. The RNLI crew responds to reports of a drifting dinghy. And 10,000 cheerleaders hit Brighton for the UK’s biggest cheerleading event.

Every summer, eight million people descend on Brighton as the town’s population doubles in size during the holiday season. The big draw is the world-famous beach, one of Britain’s most iconic seaside destinations. Filmed throughout the summer of 2009, this series follows the emergency services on land and sea, day and night, as they work to ensure that holidaymakers’ good times do not end in disaster.

The cameras follow the work of Brighton’s lifeguards, who last year saved six lives and carried out 41 rescues, and the police community support officers, who patrol the beach and enforce the town’s bylaws and regulations. They are supported by the RNLI, who coordinate sea rescues in their lifeboats. These vessels can be called out at a moment’s notice to save boats and swimmers in distress. The programme also catches up with the officers behind Sussex Police’s ‘Operation Marble’, which aims to stop drunk revellers running wild through the town’s streets every weekend.

Through the work of the emergency services, ‘Brighton Beach Patrol’ meets people from all walks of life, from drag queens and beach cleaners to teashop owners, nightclub bosses, hotel managers and fishermen. The series is set against the backdrop of Brighton’s year-round programme of festivals and events, ranging from Gay Pride to the Brighton Carnival and the season-ending White Air Festival.

Together, the cops, characters and partygoers form a rich and diverse assortment of human life – a testament to why Brighton remains one of the country’s top tourist destinations, with record numbers of visitors for the current summer season.

This week, things get serious for Brighton’s police when a domestic incident takes an ugly turn and the officers are forced to restore order. Down on the promenade, community support officers Gill and Dave try to rumble a robber when they hear that a safe has been stolen from a local hotel.

Elsewhere, the RNLI crew receives a call alerting them to a drifting dinghy at sea. However, with differing reports of the number of people on board, it is hard to get a clear picture of the situation. The crew must respond as quickly as possible in case any passengers have fallen overboard.

Also this week, the town is swamped with sequins, batons and pom-poms when more than 10,000 cheerleaders descend on Brighton for the International Cheer and Dance Championships – the UK’s biggest cheerleading event.

This brand new series follows the work of the police, lifeguards and coastguard who patrol Brighton’s world-famous beach. In the first episode, the summer season kicks off with a festival opened by Fat Boy Slim. A paddleboarder goes missing while competing in a race along the shore. And police try to keep unruly behaviour to a minimum on the city’s night-time streets.

Every summer, eight million people descend on Brighton as the city’s population doubles in size during the holiday season. The big draw is the world-famous beach, one of Britain’s most iconic seaside destinations. Filmed throughout the summer of 2009, this new series follows the emergency services on land and sea, day and night, as they work to ensure that holidaymakers’ good times do not end in disaster.

The cameras follow the work of Brighton’s lifeguards, who last year saved six lives and carried out 41 rescues, and the Police Community Support Officers, who patrol the beach and enforce the city’s bylaws and regulations. They are supported by coastguards who co-ordinate sea rescues in RNLI lifeboats. These vessels can be called out at a moment’s notice to save boats and swimmers in distress. The programme also catches up with the officers behind Sussex Police’s Operation Marble, which aims to stop drunk revellers running wild through the city’s streets every weekend.

Through the work of the emergency services, ‘Brighton Beach Patrol’ meets people from all walks of life, from drag queens and beach cleaners to teashop owners, nightclub bosses, hotel managers and fishermen. The series is set against the backdrop of Brighton’s year-round programme of festivals and events, ranging from Gay Pride to the Brighton Carnival and the season-ending White Air Festival.

Together, the cops, characters and partygoers form a rich and diverse assortment of human life – a testament to why Brighton remains one of the country’s top tourist destinations, with record numbers of visitors for the current summer season.

In the first episode of the series, Brighton’s summer season kicks off with its annual ‘Paddle round the Pier’ festival – opened by local superstar Fat Boy Slim. Whilst the partygoers compete to float the craziest rafts around Brighton pier, lifeguard Joe watches over proceedings to make sure no one ends up in danger.

Meanwhile, coastguards Des and Ray have another headache on their hands. A rookie paddleboarder taking part in a 20-mile race is hours behind the rest of the field and the weather is about to turn. Can they locate the missing man before things get nasty?

Elsewhere, as day becomes night, police officers Lou and Rick have their work cut out making sure the city’s drunken visitors behave. The morning after, their colleagues Gill and Dave face their own dramas when they go hunting for a missing person known to be sleeping rough on the streets.

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