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Close Calls: On Camera

Series looking at the split-second moments when everyday events turn into disasters.

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Series 5: Episode 14

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 14

Nick Knowles tells the story of a young man kicked in the head by his girlfriend's horse. Plus the remarkable tale of survival of a British diver lost at sea off the Austra ...

14-06-2018

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Series 5: Episode 13

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 13

Nick Knowles reveals the tale of a cyclist who survived two heart attacks in a week, and a lorry driver whose vehicle overturned and caught fire after he was forced to swerve to ...

13-06-2018

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Series 5: Episode 11

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 11

Nick Knowles tells the moving story of a police motorcyclist, responding to help at an accident, who crashed and became the patient himself. Plus a conservationist describes wha ...

12-06-2018

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Series 5: Episode 9

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 9

A retired policeman comes to the aid of a young man after his car careers off a ferry and sinks in the harbour. A climber falls in the Cairngorms, but bad weather makes rescue d ...

08-06-2018

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Series 5: Episode 8

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 8

A 12-year-old boy falls from a clifftop on to concrete sea defences. His father arrives at the scene to find emergency workers battling to save his son. And two British adventur ...

07-06-2018

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Series 5: Episode 7

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 7

A mountain biker crashes head first at a jump and an off-duty rescue worker comes to his aid, a grandmother misreads road crossing signs and steps out in front of a biker, and a ...

06-06-2018

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Series 5: Episode 6

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 6

A frantic mum calls 999 when her seven-year-old daughter suffers a cardiac arrest, a microlight pilot loses power at 4,000ft and must dodge power cables to land, and two pals on ...

05-06-2018

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Series 5: Episode 5

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 5

A couple are celebrating their wedding anniversary on a luxury fort out at sea when one is severely injured. Coastguard and lifeboat crews rush to her aid. A lorry driver has se ...

04-06-2018

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Series 6: Episode 10

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 10

Two young men are attempting to set a world record rowing the Atlantic when a freak wave capsizes their boat, and a family day out in the snow almost ends in tragedy when a dad ...

01-06-2018

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Series 6: Episode 9

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 9

A group of hikers are enjoying a day on Dartmoor when one falls, landing on rocks below, and a young couple and their baby flee a hotel fire after a fellow guest alerts them.

31-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 8

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 8

A top British surfer rides the wave of his life when it all goes wrong, two little girls call for help when their dad collapses, and a mum and daughter suddenly find their tumbl ...

30-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 7

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 7

A family is trapped 50 metres up on a tourist attraction, and a young rock climber disobeys his dad, with terrifying consequences.

29-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 6

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 6

A veteran saloon car race driver is involved in a horrific crash on the finish line, two pals fish a hand grenade out of a river, and a young boy alerts his mum to a car fire.

28-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 5

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 5

An experienced base jumper's parachute gets tangled up when he leaps off Beachy Head, passers by come to the aid of a fitness trainer collapsed in the street and a fire nea ...

25-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 4

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 4

Nick Knowles presents stories of people who have survived extraordinary near misses, with real-time CCTV and phone recordings and the dramatic accounts of both the rescuers and ...

24-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 3

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 3

Nick Knowles introduces ordinary people who have survived extraordinary near misses, featuring real-time CCTV and phone recordings plus the dramatic accounts of both rescuers an ...

23-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 2

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 2

A film extra is taken ill at the top of a cathedral tower and a coastguard crew fight to save him, a mum and daughter flee a fire in their flat, and customers at a pub run from ...

22-05-2018

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Series 6: Episode 1

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 6: Episode 1

Nick Knowles presents stories of people who have survived extraordinary near misses, with real-time CCTV and phone recordings and the dramatic accounts of both the rescuers and ...

21-05-2018

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Series 5: Episode 4

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 4

Two best friends on a holiday fishing trip are lost at sea, and their wives fear the worst. An elderly bedridden man is trapped in a house fire, and a neighbour risks all to res ...

19-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 3

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 3

A young man hiking in the Cumbrian hills falls 200ft, and mountain rescue workers and an RAF helicopter come to his rescue. Two motorbiking brothers collide, and four children ...

18-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 1

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 1

A dad wheeling his son to playgroup and a waitress chatting outside a cafe must take evasive action as an out-of-control car careers onto the pavement. An off-duty firefighter h ...

16-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 20

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 20

Today, presenter Nick Knowles tells the tale of a couple who became lost in a blizzard while hiking in the Scottish Cairngorms, and a man who had a lucky escape when a car crash ...

15-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 19

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 19

A family break down on a busy road with no hard shoulder, and a lorry driver fails to see them. Plus a speedboat trip nearly ends in tragedy when the vessel is swamped by a wave ...

12-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 18

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 18

A worker in a remote location is trapped under his dumper truck when it topples and rolls on top of him, a racing driver's brakes fail, sending him somersaulting along the ...

11-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 17

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 17

A fishing trawler is sinking off the Shetland Islands, and one of the rescuers discovers his close friends are on board. Plus a little boy is trapped in a tumble dryer - the fam ...

10-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 16

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 16

How two little girls dialled 999 and saved their mum after she fell from the loft. Plus the stories of two cousins climbing a sea stack when one plunged 60 feet onto rocks and a ...

09-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 15

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 15

Featuring the story of two close friends bodyboarding off an Australian beach, one of whom has to go to the aid of the other when a great white shark attacks. A motorist risks h ...

08-01-2018

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Series 5: Episode 12

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 5: Episode 12

Nick Knowles tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who survived a cardiac arrest in a swimming pool, plus an unsuspecting woman who was sandwiched between two cars, when one ski ...

03-01-2018

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Series 4: Episode 1

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 4: Episode 1

A supermarket manager and his girlfriend risk their own lives to save a pensioner from a burning car, a teenage adventurer has a near miss with an iceberg, and a family in Wales ...

29-06-2016

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Series 4: Episode 6

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 4: Episode 6

A family on a safari holiday is attacked by an elephant as they sit down to eat. A climber plummets from near the top of Helvellyn in the Lake District. A singer and her band, p ...

20-06-2016

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Series 3: Episode 10

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 10

There's a horrific delivery when a Royal Mail van smashes into a couple's home, trapping them in their bedroom. A water ski jumper gets it wrong at take-off and hits t ...

15-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 9

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 9

A professional base jumper makes a misjudgement and crashes to the ground in a remote location. A grandmother is injured when she falls on rocks during a family seaside holiday.

14-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 8

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 8

A fun-filled village day out goes horribly wrong when a teacher crashes out of a go-kart race. Passers-by must shift a London bus to rescue a trapped cyclist.

13-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 7

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 7

An elderly couple are caught up in a horrific car fire in the Lakes, and a passer-by comes to the rescue. A helicopter stunt goes horribly wrong at a display.

12-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 6

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 6

There's panic in the pits - a motorcycle rider and his back-up team are engulfed in flames when fuel spills out of the bike's tank. A family of cheetahs are too close ...

11-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 5

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 5

A grandmother calls 999 as she battles to save her four-year-old grandson from choking on a grape. Two men checking to see if a road is passable are hit by a freak wave and swep ...

08-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 4

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 4

There is drama in the skies when two members of the Red Devils parachute display team collide in midair during a public event. A mother risks her own life to rescue her young so ...

07-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 3

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 3

There is holiday horror for a teenage brother and sister when their parasail detaches from the tow boat and their runaway parachute heads for a power cable. A children's au ...

06-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 2

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 2

A 15-year-old girl plunges 200ft down a cliff face while taking selfies with her best pal. A Royal Navy winchman repeatedly risks his own life to rescue six fishermen in horrend ...

05-01-2016

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Series 3: Episode 1

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 3: Episode 1

Two best friends adrift in the North Sea pledge to look after each other's families if one of them doesn't make it out alive. A young British teacher in China waiting ...

04-01-2016

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Series 2: Episode 10

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 10

A young girl gets hit by a tram on the way to school - pinning her leg underneath the carriage. A stunned takeaway customer films the moment the pavement explodes right in front ...

31-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 9

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 9

A six-year-old girl awakes to find her mum unconscious and bleeding from the mouth - the frightened youngster dials 999. A fisherman is swept from a pier by a ferocious wave int ...

30-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 8

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 8

A jockey leading a race suddenly falls unconscious from his horse, right into the path of the oncoming field. A five-month-old baby is completely unresponsive - the petrified pa ...

29-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 7

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 7

Five fishermen are swept off their sinking ship into the vast Atlantic Ocean as a helicopter winch man desperately tries to pluck them from the sea. A 999 call records the momen ...

28-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 6

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 6

A record-breaking powerboat racer flips his vessel into the air while travelling at over 130 mph in the Lake District. There is a terrifying 999 call as a young man awakes to fi ...

27-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 5

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 5

A British student is lost and starving in the remote Turkish mountains. His parents desperately wait to discover if he's alive for eight agonising days. An amateur racing d ...

24-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 4

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 4

A man using a motorized saw nearly severs his arm. As he rapidly loses blood, his wife makes a dramatic 999 call. A pensioner clings to a mooring rope for dear life after fallin ...

23-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 3

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 3

A professional surfer is battered by a series of 50-foot waves, while his friend swoops in to try to save him. A cyclist's helmet camera captures the terrifying moment he g ...

22-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 2

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 2

A man is pierced through the heart with the shattered blade of a power tool - his horrified best friend dials 999. Petrified commuters duck for cover as the roof is ripped off a ...

21-07-2015

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Series 2: Episode 1

Close Calls: On Camera - Series 2: Episode 1

A freak wave crashes into the Irish coast, knocking a startled woman 40 feet down a cliff onto the rocks below. A teenage girl riding pillion on her boyfriend's motorbike i ...

20-07-2015

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Episode 15

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 15

A woman in her eighties makes a 999 call for help as fire engulfs her home. Plus, the dramatic moment a 19-year-old is brought back to life after his heart stops during a cardia ...

07-11-2014

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Episode 14

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 14

The moment a bungee rope breaks and a British holidaymaker falls head first into water. Plus, a desperate mayday call - a son has had to swim away from his father floating helpl ...

07-11-2014

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Episode 13

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 13

A kayaker is stuck fast with his head underwater in the rapids, and his friends have seconds to save him. Plus, a car collides with a train on a level crossing and the driver is ...

05-11-2014

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Episode 12

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 12

Stories of brushes with disaster. A TV cameraman's parachute opens too late to prevent him hitting a mountainside and a horse rolls on top of its fallen teenage rider.

04-11-2014

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Episode 11

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 11

Dramatic stories of people who have had a brush with disaster, including one of the most horrific falls a jockey has survived in the history of British horseracing and a chillin ...

03-11-2014

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Episode 10

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 10

Motorists struggle to save a woman trapped in her crashed car - it's on fire, and they have only moments to get her out. Elsewhere, a young motorcyclist films his own lucky ...

31-10-2014

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Episode 9

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 9

When fire engulfs a brand new boat, two men battle to launch a life raft - with their hair and clothes on fire. Elsewhere, a charity climber makes a last-minute change of plan a ...

30-10-2014

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Episode 7

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 7

When a farmer is speared by his own tractor, the scale of the drama is captured in his neighbour's 999 call to the ambulance. Elsewhere, a free solo climber films his own f ...

29-10-2014

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Episode 6

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 6

A 70-year-old pilot is hurled out of his glider after a mid-air collision, and a son sets out to film a skiing race with his dad but ends up filming his father's accident.

28-10-2014

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Episode 3

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 3

Nick Knowles presents close calls caught on film. A cyclist disappears under the wheels of an 18-ton truck and a 16-year-old gets stuck in a drain trying to rescue her phone.

22-10-2014

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Episode 2

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 2

Nick Knowles presents close calls caught on film. CCTV captures the moment a motorbike hits a car, catapulting a married couple metres through the air.

21-10-2014

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Episode 1

Close Calls: On Camera - Episode 1

Nick Knowles presents close calls caught on film. A young man disappears down a huge crack in the ice thousands of feet up a mountain.

20-10-2014

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