Police Interceptors

The WORST episodes of Police Interceptors

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception units. Led by specially trained officers and equipped with the fastest vehicles in the force - the Mitsubishi Evo, and Subaru Impreza (in conjunction with unmarked vehicles and air support from a £3.4m Eurocopter). The team tackles the most difficult-to-catch criminals on a daily basis as well as Essex's most unpopular nuisances: the boy racers.

Last Updated: 6/24/2022Network: Channel 5 (UK)
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Episode 5
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#1 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/6/2008

In this instalment, a criminal in a Lexus flees the interceptors but regrets his actions when his luxury car ends up a total wreck. Elsewhere, an Essex girl’s car grabs the cops’ attention; and one of the interceptors’ Mitsubishi Evos takes a battering.

Directors: Peter Minns
Episode 6
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#2 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/13/2008

In the final instalment, a BMW driver with a suspect package risks his life to escape the police; and the interceptors uncover the hideout of a gang of prolific robbers.

Directors: Graeme Thomson
Episode 7
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#3 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/21/2008

When the registration plate of a drug dealer flashes up, it’s time for the Police Interceptors to do their thing; can they catch their criminal in time? Also in this episode, it’s up to the team to stop two knife-wielding burglars from doing any further damage…

Episode 8
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#4 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/13/2009

The officers in Essex are called on to take drastic action when a pursuit from London arrives in their area. A car thief is forced to face the consequences of his actions, and a drug search in Basildon yields some curious discoveries

Episode 9
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#5 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/20/2009

Members of Essex's high-speed police interception unit chase a kidnapper in a lorry across three counties. Elsewhere, the team's adapted vehicles are pushed to speeds of up to 115mph while in pursuit of a joyrider. The officers also get a chance to drive with the Subaru World Rally team

Episode 11
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#6 - Episode 11

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/2/2009

Essex's high-speed police interception unit chases the drivers of a stolen BMW X5, and the Stanway team gives two unsuspecting car thieves an early morning wake-up call. Elsewhere, officers discover a vehicle that has been turned into a four-wheeled petrol bomb, and a road-tax evader encounters trouble with the law.

Episode 12
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#7 - Episode 12

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/6/2009

The interceptors chase a stolen 4x4, give a couple of car thieves an early wake-up call and tackle a road-tax evader. In the second edition, Stanway Police are first on the scene of a bad car crash on a country road; and four cop cars pursue a speeding jeep down the M25.

Episode 13
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#8 - Episode 13

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/13/2009

The interceptors tackle a dangerous felon brandishing a machete and a car thief in a 4x4. Elsewhere, the chief inspector unveils the latest weapon in the interceptors’ ongoing fight against crime.

Episode 14
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#9 - Episode 14

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/20/2009

This last episode offers a look back at the highlights of the series, including the unit’s efforts to catch a thief in a stolen 4x4 who tried to run a police Evo off the road. Elsewhere, officers have a trick up their sleeves when a speeding driver attempts to outrun nine cop cars and a helicopter.

Episode 15
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#10 - Episode 15

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/17/2010

The team pulls over a very angry driver and the Air Support Unit has its work cut out pursuing an athletic burglar.

Episode 7
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#11 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/25/2011

An officer pulls over a Lamborghini that is not quite what it seems, while another officer is involved in a risky confrontation with a gang of hoodies. Finally, police pursue two known offenders through Sheffield.

Episode 8
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#12 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/1/2011

An officer is nearly run over by a desperate driver, and another's patience is tested by a drunken motorist. Also an officer goes in search of a suspicious character, and a group of youths tries to deceive the interception unit.

Episode 10
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#13 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/23/2012

A petrol thief runs out of gas, the helicopter follows a car thief to the fair and a drunk driver does not have to travel far to be patched up when he crashes into a surgery.

Episode 11
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#14 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/30/2012

There is a hair-raising pursuit through the market town of Ripley which sees a driver mounting pavements, hitting cars and even colliding with an ambulance. An Interceptor has a narrow escape when an out of control driver crashes into his car. A drunk driver goes for the world record in failed breathalyser tests and the helicopter is called in when a Land Rover driver decides to take a pursuit off-road.

Episode 12
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#15 - Episode 12

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/6/2012

The Eurocopter gets down and dirty in a lengthy manhunt, a vanload of villains lose control in a high speed pursuit and a drink driver crushes his Corsa like it is a tin can. Elsewhere, a speed freak thinks he can outrun the law, there is aggravation and abuse on Derbyshire's mean streets and the interceptors facing off against an eight legged enemy.

Episode 13
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#16 - Episode 13

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/13/2012

The officers hunt down a horsebox full of illegal plants, a drunk driver crushes one of the team’s favourite car. Elsewhere officers give an insight into taser tactics, a dopey driver gets a severe dressing down for his attitude to child safety and there is a very important visitor in Chesterfield.

Episode 14
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#17 - Episode 14

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/20/2012

The officers head to a Christmas party that has turned into a full-blown riot, a driver is chased through Ilkeston also a drunken woman is caught giving her daughter a lift to the shops. Plus, Kev is seconds away from disaster when he places himself in the path of danger to prevent a car from becoming a fire ball.

Episode 16
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#18 - Episode 16

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/2/2012

Officers use GPS technology to track a pair of mobile-phone thieves, and a car crashes into a house over the Christmas period. Plus, Nick pursues a criminal gang. Also Jason contends with his own traffic nightmare.

Episode 17
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#19 - Episode 17

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/2/2012

Officers use GPS technology to track a pair of mobile-phone thieves, Jason searches for a hit-and-run driver after being called to a convenience store. Elsewhere, an uninsured driver tries to wriggle out of a fine.

Episode 6
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#20 - Episode 6

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/3/2014

Dog handler Jon is forced to wrestle with a drunken man, Dan has an early-morning meeting with a drink-driver and a wine-loving shoplifter gets his just deserts. Meanwhile, Mark pulls over a juggernaut in jeopardy.

Episode 3
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#21 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/27/2011

The unit pursues an armed drink-driver through a graveyard, and a romantic night out is disrupted by an alcohol-fuelled brawl. Officers also give a lesson in road safety to a man who used his moped to transport more people than it was designed for.

Episode 7
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#22 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/20/2008

The final episode in the documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception unit in Essex.

Episode 10
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#23 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/27/2009

The high-speed police interception unit pursues a stolen car through the suburbs of Essex until the thieves turn into a cul-de-sac and, though seemingly trapped, still try to escape. Elsewhere, officers deal with a fight outside a nightclub and tackle boy racers in Southend.

Episode 10
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#24 - Episode 10

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/11/2014

Jon Moon and his dog Kanto are hot on the heels of some burglary suspects, while spot-checks by the unit on the A1 turn up a carrier bag full of cash. Jason Baxter rushes to the scene of an accident where the driver was thrown clear of the car, only for another crash to take place - this time involving a line of vehicles.

Episode 3
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#25 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/24/2008

The interceptors embark on a high-speed chase when thieves steal a BMW. A drunk driver is detained and police must contend with a group of menacing teenagers.