By Dave Macleod, Friday 27th June 2014
What’s Your Emergency? takes an intimate and astoundingly candid look at the work of the emergency services and the chaotic and concerning situations they face in modern day Great Britain.
With 31 million emergency calls received in the UK in 2011, up 60% in recent decades, you can be sure that the emergency services have seen everything. Whether it’s a race against time as an expectant mother is about to give birth at home, a suicide attempt, a fatal stabbing or a seven-year-old shoplifter, you’ll learn there’s nothing that can shock the steadfast emergency crews as they face society at its most raw, vulnerable and challenging.
Over the course of two fascinating and thought-provoking series, you’ll see exactly what goes on behind the scenes, through the eyes of those at the forefront, and it’s far from a pretty sight. The Police, Ambulance and Fire Crews, as well as the call handlers, will reveal their challenges, their triumphs and their fears as they attend to the life or death circumstances of the citizens of Britain, while patients and their loved ones will reveal the often emotional or shocking stories behind the emergency calls. This is reality: up, close and personal.
Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00, 17:00 and 23:00 from 21st July continuing into next month.
Border Security has unprecedented access to all areas of Australia’s national security – airports, coastal waters and mailing centres – which makes for a fascinating series of fly-on-the wall footage capturing major drugs and weapon busts, as well as the bizarre objects that people attempt to smuggle into the country.
Series 5 opens as three Chinese passengers arrive in Sydney and claim they are part of a tour group and have only just met each other. Each of their passports recently were reported lost or stolen, so Immigration have decided to take a closer look. The female passenger tells Immigration she’s here on holidays and that she doesn’t know either of the other two men. But after repeated questioning, she reveals one of the men is in fact her husband. Meanwhile, the document examiner is inspecting the passports and they’re not quite right…
Later in the series, an Italian man who tells officers he works as a professional clown says he’s here for a holiday but is questioned further about his intentions, a Canadian traveller in Australia for a wedding has brought some boots with her which are eye catching for the wrong reasons, and a well-travelled Russian woman pleads ignorance to Australia’s strict quarantine laws when they discover an Italian sausage in her luggage.
Weekdays DOUBLE BILL at 12:00, 18:00 and 00:00 from 21st July continuing into next month, repeated weekends DOUBLE BILL at 20:00
You certainly wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of the Operation Repo team! They make it their game to track down deadbeat owners who have fallen behind on payments for a variety of goods encompassing expensive sports cars, extravagant boats and tremendous tricked-out trucks, not to mention the weird and wonderful including an occupied hearse and a canoe! If you can’t step up to the plate, they’ll stop at nothing to find you!
It’s a dangerous job but someone’s got to do it… The repossessions don’t come easy as the larger-than-life team turn into human targets, dodging bowling balls, tasers, surf boards and angry snakes! Tune into CBS Reality for outrageous weekday double bills . You won’t believe your eyes!
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