Keeping Britain Safe 24/7 - Thursday 5th December BBC1 20.30
Julia & Matt meet the everyday heroes who keep Britain safe – battling the unexpected challenges that unfold with each passing season. KEEPING BRITAIN SAFE 24/7 is a celebration of the UK’s frontline workers: ordinary people doing extraordinary things to keep Britain running at critical pressure points throughout the year.
We’ll witness the drama of classic blue light teams from the fire, police and ambulance services. We’ll also uncover the hidden dramas of the nation’s unexpected first responders: the “orange light” services who play a crucial role in protecting us all from harm, all year round…
Lifeboat crews at Britain’s busiest station, with just 90 seconds to respond; Notting Hill bin men with just 7 hours to clean up after our liveliest carnival; Edinburgh’s Ambulance teams looking after 80 thousand revelers at the biggest new years party; the Manchester dog unit controlling 75 thousand fans at the peak of the football season. And many, many more…
Through compelling, character-driven stories, Keeping us Safe is a fascinating perspective on seasonal efforts at key moments up and down Britain. From the individual stories and characters we meet on the ground, we scale up revealing the national picture through data-informed graphics. The series is divided by the four seasons, focusing on the unique flashpoints that strike within each season.
Countryfile continues........ The people, places and stories making news in the British countryside. www.bbc.co.uk/countryfile