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A1: Britain's Longest Road

All Episodes 2017 - 2018

  • 2019-01-26T11:00:00+00:00s at 2019-01-26T11:00:00+00:00 on BBC One
  • 2017-05-08T01:00:00+01:00
  • 45 mins
  • 1 day, 2 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.

35 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2017-05-08T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

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

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2017-05-09T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-10T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-11T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-12T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-15T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-16T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-17T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-18T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-19T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-22T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-26T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-24T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-25T11:00:00+01:00 — 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

  • 2017-05-26T11:00:00+01:00 — 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.

2x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2018-04-30T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Traffic officers respond to a runaway car which has plunged down a 20 foot embankment next to the A1. Plus, Scottish Police target dangerous drivers on their mobile phones and two Geordie giant vegetable growers get in a stew on the Great North Road.

2x02 Episode 2

  • 2018-05-01T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Lives hang in the balance after a car careers off the A1 closing the road. Meanwhile, a mission to move a coach full of concert goers stranded at the Great North Road becomes a titanic job.

2x03 Episode 3

  • 2018-05-02T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Traffic officers battle to reach the scene of multi-car pileup which gridlock the road. Police use the A1 to catch shoplifters on the run and a mission to drive a life size TV icon through the night proves anything but a piece of cake.

2x04 Episode 4

  • 2018-05-03T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A1 patrol officers launch a high-speed pursuit to catch a reckless motorist. Eleswhere, traffic officers battle to keep the road moving during the bank holiday getaway. Plus, the mystery of an abandoned vehicle with a missing owner.

2x05 Episode 5

  • 2018-05-04T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A pedestrian goes walkabout on the motorway putting lives in danger and police use brute force to rescue a stranded motorist in rush hour traffic. Plus, a British military icon goes into battle against the A1 traffic.

2x06 Episode 6

  • 2018-05-07T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

An accident on a wet road leaves a life hanging in the balance. A lorry fire threatens to cause traffic chaos on the A1, and the closure of the road leaves an antiques dealer counting the cost.

2x07 Episode 7

  • 2018-05-08T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Police face a hefty challenge to clear a road after a bin lorry overturns. Safety inspectors launch a clampdown on dangerous lorries, and a canine team's journey up the A1 is dogged by traffic chaos.

2x08 Episode 8

  • 2018-05-09T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Police face a tricky pursuit to stop a suspected stolen car on a rain-soaked A1. Traffic officers battle to remove dangerous debris from the road which could cause chaos. And police arrest a reckless drink driver who is nearly five times over the limit.

2x09 Episode 9

  • 2018-05-10T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Police race to a lorry engulfed in flames which is threatening to close the road. Plus, the gospel choir singing out loud on the Great North Road and the supersize RAF blowout that goes from bad to worse.

2x10 Episode 10

  • 2018-05-11T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Traffic cops box clever to catch a motorist red-handed. A distressing crash leaves drivers in shock, and two film-loving newlyweds take the A1 high road for a bit of movie magic.

3x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2018-09-24T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Sprotbrough traffic officers respond to a nine vehicle pileup caused by an abandoned car, a Scottish shoplifter feels the sharp end of the law, and a family run team transport tonnes of fireworks up the Great North Road.

3x02 Episode 2

  • 2018-09-25T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A city centre bus collision leaves a pedestrian fighting for her life, freezing temperatures turn a A1 slip road into a skating rink, and a team of champion huskies are almost hounded off the Great North Road.

3x03 Episode 3

  • 2018-09-26T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Scottish police deal with a terrifying caravan crash, Sprotbrough traffic officers can't believe their mince pies, and it's one 'L' of a day for a learner driver.

3x04 Episode 4

  • 2018-09-27T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A police pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle leads to arrests, a stranded lorry with a blowout puts pressure on Sprotbrough traffic officers, and astronaut Tim Peake's space craft is launched up the A1.

3x05 Episode 5

  • 2018-09-28T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A breakdown blocks a lane, leading to a crash in the queue, there is a data disaster when a paper trail is left blowing in the wind, and it's horses for courses as traffic cops deal with a stranded pony.

3x06 Episode 6

  • 2018-10-01T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Lives hang in the balance after a head on collision, trouble brews when a beer tanker suffers a blowout, and a pantomime crocodile takes the A1 to Neverland.

3x07 Episode 7

  • 2018-10-02T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A joyrider's smash puts lives at risk, an empty fuel tank gives traffic officers a headache, and heroes in high visibility come to the rescue.

3x08 Episode 8

  • 2018-10-03T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A pregnant passenger is stranded after a smash, and a mobile phone user is caught red handed.

3x09 Episode 9

  • 2018-10-04T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A drunk and dangerous driver is caught on camera, Northumbria Police respond to a distressing call out with heartbreaking news, and trapped in a terrifying blaze, a family makes an emotional journey to the Burgley Horse Trials.

3x10 Episode 10

  • 2018-10-05T11:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

A rush hour smash puts lives at risk, a stranded motorist gets a nasty surprise, and extreme road truckers have nerves of steel.