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999: What's Your Emergency?

  • 2021
  • Season 13
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs
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Episode 3: 999: What's Your Emergency?

Summary

The realities of policing home drinking, and what happens when parties go very badly wrong, seen through the eyes of South Yorkshire Police's frontline officers. PCs Alice Marshall and Matt Spaven investigate a house party that's a concern for neighbours, while PCs Mohammed Alrobaidi and Bernice Gott find themselves at risk at a rowdy house party in a quiet street. In Rotherham, PCs Pete Ellard and Tabitha Rumney have their hands full with a drunk and disorderly couple who are violently resisting arrest

Review

The lurid but gripping cop-umentary series examines a growing headache for South Yorkshire Police: home drinking. Even before the pandemic, pub-going was on the wane. (A quarter of British pubs have closed since 2001.) House parties are cheaper and have the advantage of no last orders. 

The catch for police is that disturbances are harder to reach and deal with away from town centres. We hear some of the stream of vivid complaints to emergency lines about disruptive behaviour in residential areas, and ride along with officers trying to break up parties. Best of all we also hear from the revellers later, in the sober light of day, when they wonder what all the fuss was about.

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Credits

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rolename
Series editorHarry Beney
Series producerEmma Hogan
Executive producerSacha Baveystock
Executive producerDavid Hodgkinson

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  • Episode 3

    999: What's Your Emergency?

    Summary

    The realities of policing home drinking, and what happens when parties go very badly wrong, seen through the eyes of South Yorkshire Police's frontline officers. PCs Alice Marshall and Matt Spaven investigate a house party that's a concern for neighbours, while PCs Mohammed Alrobaidi and Bernice Gott find themselves at risk at a rowdy house party in a quiet street. In Rotherham, PCs Pete Ellard and Tabitha Rumney have their hands full with a drunk and disorderly couple who are violently resisting arrest

    Review

    The lurid but gripping cop-umentary series examines a growing headache for South Yorkshire Police: home drinking. Even before the pandemic, pub-going was on the wane. (A quarter of British pubs have closed since 2001.) House parties are cheaper and have the advantage of no last orders. 

    The catch for police is that disturbances are harder to reach and deal with away from town centres. We hear some of the stream of vivid complaints to emergency lines about disruptive behaviour in residential areas, and ride along with officers trying to break up parties. Best of all we also hear from the revellers later, in the sober light of day, when they wonder what all the fuss was about.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Series editorHarry Beney
    Series producerEmma Hogan
    Executive producerSacha Baveystock
    Executive producerDavid Hodgkinson
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