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Series 3: Episode 5

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Officers crack down on illegal and dangerous vehicles putting our lives at risk. Marathon runner Allan Wood almost lost his life when he was mowed down by a vehicle that hadn&rs ...

15-10-2021

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Series 3: Episode 4

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Enforcement agents shut down a filthy takeaway in Greater Manchester that is infested with mice. They also investigate a salmonella outbreak that struck down over 50 guests at a ...

14-10-2021

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Series 3: Episode 3

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As a spate of acid attacks across the UK make the headlines, officers go undercover to stop retailers selling acid to teenagers. In a 3am stop-and-search operation, police take ...

13-10-2021

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Series 3: Episode 2

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In Oldham, officers are cracking down on rogue landlords housing families in squalid conditions. They also jail a con man who has been posing as a collector for a children&rsquo ...

12-10-2021

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Series 3: Episode 1

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With knife crime on the increase, officers go undercover in Birmingham to find out which shops are illegally selling knives to children. They meet the family whose lives were ri ...

11-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 10

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency investigates a collision involving a party boat on the River Thames with over 100 people on board. £1.5 million worth of damage was caus ...

08-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 9

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The Office of Rail and Road examines the causes behind a fatal road traffic collision in which two men died. Investigators discover that the man driving had been asked by his bo ...

07-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 9

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The Office of Rail and Road examines the causes behind a fatal road traffic collision in which two men died. Investigators discover that the man driving had been asked by his bo ...

07-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 8

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The Environment Agency responds to a major incident after several canisters containing a deadly chemical weapon, mustard gas, are dumped in a lake. The race is on to find the ca ...

06-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 7

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Health and safety officials investigate the tragic death of a five-year-old girl following an incident at a children’s playground. The local council becomes the focus of t ...

05-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 6

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Maidstone Borough Council are on the trail of three drivers caught on camera dumping bags of rubbish in a lay-by that has become a fly-tipping hotspot. They aim to find the offe ...

04-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 5

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The West Yorkshire Financial Exploitation and Abuse Team discovers text messages and videos in which a gang of cruel conmen mock their victims, many of whom are elderly and vuln ...

01-10-2021

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Series 4: Episode 4

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Investigators take an estate agent to court for failing to tell buyers their new flat was a fire risk. The £200,000 flat had the same cladding as Grenfell Tower, but the b ...

30-09-2021

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Series 4: Episode 3

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Officers take action against a cowboy builder who conned several customers out of tens of thousands of pounds. His work was so bad, he was dubbed the worst builder in Wales. In ...

29-09-2021

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Series 4: Episode 2

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Officers crack down on a company fitting vehicles with special devices that are supposed to reduce toxic fumes and improve air quality. The devices cost thousands of pounds and ...

28-09-2021

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Series 4: Episode 1

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Trading Standards Officers investigate a multi-million-pound driving school after hundreds of learner drivers complain that they haven’t got the lessons they paid for. Sev ...

27-09-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 10

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In Birmingham, our defenders crack down on a callous travel agent ripping off British holiday makers, taking their money but never booking their flights. \n\nThey are also on th ...

19-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 9

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Our defenders bust a tenant making over £100,000 by unlawfully sub-letting his council flat in London. And they help rescue over 150 dogs being kept in squalid conditions ...

18-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 8

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At the port of Felixstowe in Suffolk, our defenders are on the hunt for shipments of counterfeit and dangerous goods, to stop them from entering the country. \n\nWe hear the st ...

17-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 7

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At Victoria Coach Station in London, our defenders are on the lookout for coach drivers who are driving when they are too tired. We hear from the mum of 23-year-old Nathan Reeve ...

16-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 6

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Our defenders swoop on an illegal sweatshop in Birmingham that is suspected of being a major supplier of counterfeit clothing. Inside they discover thousands of garments and ban ...

15-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 5

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Officers crack down on illegal and dangerous vehicles putting our lives at risk. Marathon runner Allan Wood almost lost his life after a horrific accident. Caught on CCTV is the ...

12-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 4

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Enforcement agents shut down a filthy takeaway that is infested with mice and investigate a salmonella outbreak that struck down over 50 guests at a wedding after they ate a hog ...

11-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 3

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With a spate of acid attacks across the UK making headlines, officers go undercover to stop retailers selling acid to teenagers. Joe Davies knows better than anyone the effect o ...

10-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 2

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In Oldham, enforcement agents crack down on rogue landlords housing families in squalid conditions. Officers jail a con man posing as a collector for a children’s cancer c ...

09-03-2021

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Series 3 (shortened Versions): Episode 1

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With knife crime on the increase, officers go undercover in Birmingham to find out which shops are illegally selling knives to children. They meet a family whose lives were ripp ...

08-03-2021

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Series 2: Episode 10

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Officers search the home of a loan shark and find a safe containing thousands of pounds. The safe proves to be a breakthrough in their investigation into an illegal money-lendin ...

06-11-2020

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Series 2: Episode 8

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Officers team up with the parents of 15-year-old Megan Lee. who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a meal ordered from a takeaway. Megan’s parents, Adam and Gemm ...

05-11-2020

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Series 2: Episode 4

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Officers catch a fly-tipper red handed as he illegally dumps tonnes of stinking waste in the grounds of an Oldham primary school for children with severe learning needs. The sch ...

03-11-2020

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Series 2: Episode 1

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Officers carry out on-the-spot inspections at two takeaways in Oldham to ensure the food they serve is safe for everyone to eat – including the two million people who have ...

02-11-2020

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Series 3: Episode 10

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In Birmingham, officers crack down on a callous travel agent that is ripping off British holidaymakers, taking their money but never booking their flights. They are also on the ...

02-11-2020

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Series 3: Episode 9

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Officers bust a tenant making over £100,000 unlawfully sub-letting his council flat in London. They take down a criminal gang running a multi-million-pound diesel fraud. T ...

30-10-2020

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Series 3: Episode 8

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At Felixstowe docks in Suffolk, enforcement agents are on the hunt for counterfeit and dangerous goods, stopping them entering the country. They also chase down a gang that has ...

29-10-2020

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Series 3: Episode 7

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At Victoria coach station in London, officers are on the lookout for coach drivers who are driving when they are too tired. We hear from the mum of 23-year-old Nathan Reeves, wh ...

28-10-2020

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Series 3: Episode 6

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Officers swoop on an illegal sweatshop in Birmingham suspected of being a major supplier of counterfeit clothing. Inside they discover thousands of garments and banks of manufac ...

27-10-2020

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Series 1: Episode 13

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The defenders battle to keep the roads safe as four people lose their lives when a lorry driver using his mobile phone ploughs into them. And they crack down on the rogue airpor ...

27-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 12

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The defenders crackdown on dealers selling dangerous bodybuilding drugs online. Plus they are on the trail of travel agents conning families out of thousands of pounds. And they ...

26-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 11

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The defenders investigate an explosion which leaves two brothers dead. A young girl is on the road to recovery after she was viciously attacked by her neighbours' dogs. And ...

25-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 10

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The defenders investigate the tragic death of a seven-year-old girl when the bouncy castle she was playing on was swept away by a gust of wind. And they enlist the help of footb ...

24-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 9

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The defenders crack down on landlords putting tenants' lives at risk. A shocking video, recorded by a tenant, shows the smoke and fire damage caused to his room when a bloc ...

23-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 8

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The defenders investigate the tragic death of a Red Arrows pilot, and they smash a puppy-smuggling operation. A supermarket is fined £8 million after a massive fuel leak a ...

20-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 7

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The defenders investigate the death of a car wash worker and are shocked by the conditions he had been living in. They go undercover to catch red-handed two crooks dealing in mi ...

19-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 6

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Our defenders investigate a factory fire that rages out of control for several hours, forcing residents to evacuate their homes. They catch a tipper truck driver on camera as he ...

18-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 4

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Documentary series following the work of enforcement officers as they battle to protect the public from the crooks and conmen endangering our health, families and homes. The tea ...

17-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 3

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16-09-2019

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Series 1: Episode 15

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The defenders crack down on the shops which illegally sell knives to under-18s. And former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella talks about her younger brother Ben who died after ...

14-12-2018

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Series 1: Episode 14

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The defenders take down a waste removal boss who illegally dumped 2,000 tons of rubbish in the Devon countryside - then set fire to it. They also crack down on an illegal puppy- ...

13-12-2018

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Series 1: Episode 5

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30-11-2018

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Series 1: Episode 2

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27-11-2018

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Series 1: Episode 1

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26-11-2018

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