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  • 2017-05-08T18:00:00+08:00 on BBC One
  • 45 mins
  • 11 hours, 15 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Following the men and women who work around the clock on Britain's longest and most iconic road, ensuring the traffic keeps moving and the public is kept safe.

15 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2017-05-08T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A high-speed police chase leads to a major drugs bust, and two swans force the road to close.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2017-05-09T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

Police are called to a major pile-up which threatens to close the road. Traffic examiners clamp down on dangerously overloaded vehicles, and there is a mammoth mission to deliver a couple's dream retirement home nearly two hundred miles up the A1.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2017-05-10T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

Traffic police in Scotland respond to an emergency with an overturned car. Tempers boil over after a double crash at rush hour, and there is a battle to move a huge machine to the end of the road in London for an appointment at the Lord Mayor's Show.

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2017-05-11T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

An A1 patrol officer gate called to help a biker fighting for his life. Traffic officers come face-to-face with a lorry driver flouting the law, and a boat transporter is marooned after a puncture halts the journey.

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2017-05-12T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

Bad drivers face a police crackdown, traffic officers race to the scene of a treacherous blowout, and Santa's reindeer head hundreds of miles south down the A1.

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2017-05-15T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

Police race to the scene of a head-on collision, and a milk lorry overturns bringing rush hour chaos to the A1. Also, a reckless speeder is tracked down after putting road workers lives at risk.

1x07 Episode 7

  • 2017-05-16T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A horrific crash causes ruched hour chaos on the Great North Road, and traffic inspectors launch a crackdown on distracted lorry drivers. Also, the bumpy mission to deliver a herd of camels up the A1 to a city's Christmas nativity.

1x08 Episode 8

  • 2017-05-17T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A lorry breakdown causes rush hour chaos, and emergency response teams are called after collapsed power lines close the A1. Also, after a marathon journey north, a fireworks display team faces having to abandon a seafront spectacular.

1x09 Episode 9

  • 2017-05-18T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A suspected stolen vehicle leads police to pull a driver who is found to be over the drink drive limit. Also, a couple hope their six hours A1 journey with their top show dog will end in glory.

1x10 Episode 10

  • 2017-05-19T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A runaway van careers down a embankment to leave the A1 in total gridlock. Police race to a multiple car crash near Newcastle, and the battle to deliver a luxury liner to the London Boat Show on time.

1x11 Episode 11

  • 2017-05-22T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A serious smash on a busy A1 junction leaves the driver's life hanging in the balance. Also, will treacherous weather hamper an emergency roadside repair? Plus, the perils of transporting a priceless piece of art.

1x12 Episode 12

  • 2017-05-26T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

Emergency services fight to cut a woman free from her car after a rush hour crash, police take a motorist suspected of drink driving off the A1, and a convoy of monster machines marches down the Great North Road.

1x13 Episode 13

  • 2017-05-24T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

Traffic officers race to get a stranded fuel tanker away from rush hour traffic, police catch a vehicle travelling nearly 30 miles an hour over the speed limit, and an illegal motorist is caught red handed.

1x14 Episode 14

  • 2017-05-25T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A dangerous breakdown in the fast lane spells double trouble for A1 traffic officers, a rush hour rollover threatens a horse trainer's hopes of making the big race, and police put the breaks on a van driver's DIY disaster.

1x15 Episode 15

  • 2017-05-26T18:00:00+08:00 — 45 mins

A rush hour crash leaves traffic officers tackling a potential fire risk, police take the high Road in a crackdown on dangerous truckers, and a marathon mission to ferry Scotland's find estate food down the A1 to London.