999: What's Your Emergency?

The WORST episodes of 999: What's Your Emergency?

Every episode of 999: What's Your Emergency? ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of 999: What's Your Emergency?!

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.

Last Updated: 7/25/2022Network: Channel 4
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Episode 5
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#1 - Episode 5

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/1/2019

Wiltshire Police launch a murder investigation when two people are stabbed by a stranger. But all may not be as it seems, in a case that raises difficult questions about why people carry knives.

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Episode 5
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6.00
4 votes

#2 - Episode 5

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/6/2021

With a surge in the number of calls to Northampton police reporting verbal abuse on race, religion, sex or sexuality, have our divisive politics given hate speech a boost.

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Episode 4
star
6.33
3 votes

#3 - Episode 4

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/29/2021

The South Yorkshire Police deal with complex cases of parents living in fear of their own children. In Sheffield, a mother asks for her 15-year-old to be taken into custody after he starts causing damage at their home, and for the second time in three days, the same officers are despatched to a report of a son attacking his father. Elsewhere, a distraught mother is under siege from her violent and aggressive 23-year-old son.

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Episode 4
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6.50
2 votes

#4 - Episode 4

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/22/2019

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Episode 3
star
6.50
4 votes

#5 - Episode 3

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2021

This episode reveals the realities of policing home drinking. A family gathering spills into the street and gets out of control. An ambulance crew are in danger at a house party.

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Episode 1
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6.63
8 votes

#6 - Episode 1

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/8/2021

South Yorkshire Police reveal what happens when people seek revenge by street justice, from a supermarket brawl to taking a hammer on the rampage, as well as a hit-and-run as payback.

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Episode 2
star
6.75
4 votes

#7 - Episode 2

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/15/2021

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Episode 6
star
6.86
7 votes

#8 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/4/2017

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.

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Episode 8
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7.00
1 votes

#9 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/2012

An increasing number of people are calling 999 with non-emergencies and hoax calls that are costing the already stretched emergency services millions and potentially diverting crews from genuine emergencies. This episode focuses on life savers and time wasters, featuring calls to the emergency services about a range of non-emergencies, from culinary injuries to broken light bulbs, as bizarre as they are diverse. But even more serious are the handful of people who abuse the emergency system by making hoax calls in the knowledge that they are potentially diverting an ambulance or fire engine from attending a serious injury or life-threatening situation.

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Episode 4
star
7.00
5 votes

#10 - Episode 4

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/10/2020

In the past five years, Wiltshire has experienced a 63% increase in offences committed by women. The police try to deal with the female crime wave, as the number of women arrested for drugs offences has more than doubled.

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Episode 1
star
7.00
7 votes

#11 - Episode 1

Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/17/2022

South Yorkshire Police work the long nightshift - breaking up fights, rescuing a colleague, nabbing a fuel thief, and attending a possible suicide on a bridge outside Doncaster

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Episode 2
star
7.00
3 votes

#12 - Episode 2

Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/24/2022

Cases of alcohol-related call-outs involving excessive drinking by women. Officers are alerted by a taxi driver to someone who has been drunk and asleep in a gutter, while PCs Brad Phillips and Mike Doggett attend the scene of a mid-evening car crash. Elsewhere, a disturbance in a pub spills out onto the streets, resulting in an arrest for assault and an entire family of young children being forced to go into custody by their mother

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Episode 3
star
7.00
2 votes

#13 - Episode 3

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/31/2022

Situations in Northamptonshire when people are taken into police custody. The rising number of first-time offenders in custody often leaving resources are stretched to breaking point, given that there are only 62 custody cells to cater for a population of 700,000 people. A 60-year-old drunk driver is brought in for her first offence, and detention officer Perry Chaplin has to deal with a detainee who has stripped naked

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Episode 4
star
7.09
11 votes

#14 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/2012

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, a time to forget your troubles and blow off some steam. 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.

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Episode 9
star
7.09
11 votes

#15 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/1/2016

Exploring the trails and tribulations of coming of age in 2016, and the challenges the emergency services face in dealing with people in the legal and social hinterland between childhood and adulthood.

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Episode 5
star
7.20
10 votes

#16 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/2012

This episode focuses on an issue that is keeping the emergency services busier than ever: people's state of mind. A quarter of the UK population will suffer from mental health problems at some time in their lives. And with the number of psychiatric beds falling by 80% in a generation, inevitably the emergency services are dealing with more people with serious mental health problems.

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Episode 3
star
7.20
5 votes

#17 - Episode 3

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/19/2020

With resources stretched to breaking point for the police in Northamptonshire, a look at the increasingly violent behaviour of teenage boys, from acid attacks to stabbings.

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Episode 10
star
7.25
8 votes

#18 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/5/2016

PCs Matt Ambrose and Mike Lowe are dispatched to a house in Crewe following reports of a man threatening his ex-partner with a gun. It's down to the PCs to find and lock the male up for the night, despite him resisting arrest.

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Episode 2
star
7.25
8 votes

#19 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/31/2017

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.

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Episode 4
star
7.25
4 votes

#20 - Episode 4

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2021

Early 2020, the start of Covid-19, and South Yorkshire Police face a surge in anxious calls and crimes, from folk fighting over loo rolls to domestic violence and substance abuse

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Episode 3
star
7.33
6 votes

#21 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/7/2017

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.

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Episode 4
star
7.33
3 votes

#22 - Episode 4

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/10/2018

Cameras go behind the scenes with Wilshire's emergency services to explore the rising use of strong cannabis, related crime and the impact of suspected cannabis psychosis.

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Episode 11
star
7.38
8 votes

#23 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/19/2016

In Nantwich, PC Vicky Howell and PC Greg Greaves pull over a 31-year-old woman suspected of driving under the influence despite being only a couple of streets away from home. After blowing over double the legal limit, she is taken into custody.

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Episode 3
star
7.40
5 votes

#24 - Episode 3

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/3/2018

The number of people living alone in the UK has doubled in 40 years to a greater number than at any time in our history. With no one else to talk to, people are relying more and more on 999.

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Episode 2
star
7.40
5 votes

#25 - Episode 2

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/12/2020

Northamptonshire police officers have their hands full tackling a prolific shoplifter, a burglar making a rooftop protest, a telephone scam, and what looks like a cyber break-in.

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