From some of Britain's police and ambulance emergency control rooms, Nick Knowles presents dramatic events from the day-to-day work of the emergency services on land, sea and in the air. Real Rescues also features real 999 calls, meets the people involved and the staff who answer them.
A delicate rescue operation in the tree tops is called for when a parachutist gets stuck sixty feet up. Alfio is having a stroke, a drug could radically minimise the effects, but is he well enough to have it? There's a 999 call in the early hours; a couple is trapped in a house fire.