Series 2 - Episode 1

Episode 1

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During the second wettest year on record, the RAC, Scotland’s Highland Council and heavy vehicle recovery companies across the UK battle the extreme conditions to keep Britain moving. Snowplough teams battle blizzards, ice and huge snowdrifts to keep essential roads clear, while RAC patrols fight floods, gale force winds and black ice to rescue stranded motorists. When extreme conditions lead to disaster on the roads, heavy recovery specialists around the country race to pick up the pieces after accidents. When winter causes chaos on the roads, these are the unsung heroes who come to the rescue no matter what the weather throws at them.

As torrential rain across Britain creates treacherous driving conditions, heavy recovery specialist Neill Devlin faces one of his toughest emergency jobs yet. A 26-tonne HGV has skidded off a narrow country road and overturned into sodden ground. But as Neill battles the quagmire to rescue the lorry, cracks appear in the road and he faces a race against time to get the HGV back on its wheels before the road gives way beneath them.

In the highlands of Scotland, as heavy rain turns to driving snow, Highland Council snowplough drivers Chris Tate and Donald Mackenzie fight to keep the notorious Applecross Pass open. One of the highest roads in Britain, this is a single-track road with sheer drops on either side, serving as an essential lifeline to the village of Applecross. Chris and Donald face a constant battle to keep the plough running and are beaten back twice by high winds and vast drifts of snow. With stocks of gritting salt running dangerously low, the team plan one final attack to get the pass open.

After more torrential rain in December, the rest of the UK is suffering some of the worst flooding in living memory. RAC patrols across the country are taking the strain as an avalanche of calls come in. The patrols race to help flooded cars and bogged down motorists, and come to the rescue of a family after a high-speed crash on the motorway.

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Comments (12)

  • john

    4 months ago

    john

    if the health and saftey managers of some of those companies are not making big changes on how operators are admitting that what they do is wrong and dodgy then they are no good at their job. to openly admit on tv that you are abusing the rules just to get a job done is laughable. the operatives need informing they are openly admitting fault and if theirs a claim well you work it out. its ok being a teatime hero but the rules are there for a reason.

  • Paul Weaver

    1 year ago

    Paul Weaver

    Time to fix this service. I am now on fibre optic here with at least 45mbit connection and this is still freezing. It should be the programme showing the freezing environment not freezing its self.

  • Manxie

    1 year ago

    Manxie

    3 1/2 foot of water at the flood? I don't think so.

  • joanne pearson

    1 year ago

    joanne pearson

    i agree with Elaine, the car up the bank didnt seem to be fully inspected before the driver was allowed to drive it off. surely the RAC driver should have taken the customers car down the road for a test run before allowing the owner (with children) to risk taking their chances. We all critisize our gritters but after watching the man in the gritter in the dark with only a 6ft wide road to judge by i think these guys in the Highlands deserve an award, especially the man tilting over the edge in his JCB. as for the elderly man getting his 4x4 stuck down the garden, wouldnt it have been easier just to take the wheelbarrow down that short distance !!!

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  • Elaine

    1 year ago

    Elaine

    Sorry but my husband is a recovery driver + there is a lot of content in this episode that he says shld not be done by any recovery driver. Especially where the car is up a 6ft banking, why wld he let the customer drive away without the car being checked! It cld hav burst brake pipes + 2 miles down the rd, he brakes to miss a child even + nothing happens!

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  • Frustrated

    1 year ago

    Frustrated

    watched the same four adverts 5 times now, wont go on to part 2 silly silly thing!

  • Donnie

    1 year ago

    Donnie

    why will this not play for me? I can watch the clips but not the programe.

  • will

    1 year ago

    will

    The young driver said 'it was snowing heavily and I was going just 50'........JUST fifty???

  • harry

    1 year ago

    harry

    Loved the last series and expecting the same from this one

  • GarethHancock

    1 year ago

    GarethHancock

    looking forward to watching next weeks episode

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