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999: What's Your Emergency?

  • Season 13
  • Documentary
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Episode 4: 999: What's Your Emergency?

Summary

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.

Review

This tour with the South Yorkshire police has the saddest of themes: parents who fear their children. Immediately we’re presented with a tough dilemma as officers visit a woman who, in the wake of her 15-year-old smashing the family TV, insists on him going to the cells. The cops know what this could mean for the boy, but there might not be an alternative. 

Later on we’re shown how, no matter how badly things go, your child is for ever your child. A mother calls because her son, who’s in his 20s and has a history of mental illness, is scaring her. Then an elderly man who normally copes well with his troubled middle-aged son rings up amid the wreckage of a terrible row. Every story is awful, but there are some happy-ish endings. 


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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

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Credits

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

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  • Episode 4

    999: What's Your Emergency?

    Summary

    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.

    Review

    This tour with the South Yorkshire police has the saddest of themes: parents who fear their children. Immediately we’re presented with a tough dilemma as officers visit a woman who, in the wake of her 15-year-old smashing the family TV, insists on him going to the cells. The cops know what this could mean for the boy, but there might not be an alternative. 

    Later on we’re shown how, no matter how badly things go, your child is for ever your child. A mother calls because her son, who’s in his 20s and has a history of mental illness, is scaring her. Then an elderly man who normally copes well with his troubled middle-aged son rings up amid the wreckage of a terrible row. Every story is awful, but there are some happy-ish endings. 


    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

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