Thursday, 23 October 2014

Burglars and Break-ins: Caught on Camera (S2 Ep5)

It's not as good a title as Armed and Dangerous: Caught on Camera, is it? But it's a damn fine episode and it's on Channel 5 tonight at 9pm.

As the title suggests, this week's programme features lots of home-installed CCTV catching burglars being idiots, or in the case above, drug-crazed idiots. We also have the usual amazing stuff from the Met's airborne unit India 99. 

I say the usual, but we shouldn't take it for granted. The insight this footage gives you into modern policing is extraordinary. 

Tonight's episode features a crime which was entirely picked out from the sky, ending in an arrest. All thanks to the excellent work of the spotter on board.

We can also take you into the strange world of the 24/7 monitored council estate. The set up below in Wolverhampton is a service voted for by residents, who now rely on the three "concierges" below to keep tabs on anti-social behaviour, and help people out when necessary.

You may have heard the stories about CCTV being able to talk back. In this episode you can see that happen, much to the surprise of a resident fly-tipper.

So there you go - Channel 5, 23 Oct 2014, 9pm - and of course again an hour later on C5+1 at 10pm. And again on C5+24 tomorrow at 9pm....! 

If you miss all that you can watch any already-transmitted episode of the Caught on Camera strand here, on Demand 5.


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