Today, May 31 2023, BBC presents the series which shows the split-second moments when everyday events are transformed into disasters and meets the people who lived to tell the tale.
Find out and watch today’s episode and winner of Close Calls: On Camera.
Close Calls: On Camera Today, May 31 2023
|Monday, 15 August 2022||No show from this date|
|Friday, 12 August 2022||No show|
|Thursday, 11 August 2022||A coastguard crew come to the rescue of four children stranded on tidal mud flats at night, and a mum dials 999 when her two-day-old baby becomes unresponsive.|
|Wednesday, 10 August 2022||A trip to the beach ends in disaster when a woman plunges 60 feet down a Cornish cliff in front of her family, and a grandfather dials 999 when a garage fire spreads to the house, causing three generations to flee in the night.|
|Tuesday, 9 August 2022||A young mum driving her two young sons to the shops notices smoke in the footwell of her car. She struggles to get the boys out just before flames take hold. Elsewhere, a day out for two friends at a BMX arena ends in disaster when one of them misjudges a jump.|
|Monday, 8 August 2022||No show|
|Friday, 5 August 2022||No show|
|Thursday, 4 August 2022||No show|
|Wednesday, 3 August 2022||No show|
|Tuesday, 2 August 2022||No show|
|Monday, 1 August 2022||No show|
|Friday, 29 July 2022||No show|
|Thursday, 28 July 2022||A mum spectating at a go-kart race doesn’t immediately realise that it is her son who has had a bad crash on a bend. Elsewhere, a father calls the coastguard as he is stuck fast on mudflats with his son, and the tide is rising. A specialist rescue team is scrambled to the scene.|
|Wednesday, 27 July 2022||A father of eight capsizes his kayak during his first time out at sea. He struggles to get back on, but fails. Elsewhere, a young couple have a narrow escape after a car pulls out in front of them, causing them to swerve. Their car somersaults four times before coming to rest.|
|Tuesday, 26 July 2022||A mother and her two young sons have just returned home from the park when a huge gas explosion rips through their house with them inside.|
Also, a runaway bin lorry, with no driver at the wheel, heads down a hill towards other vehicles and into the path of a pedestrian walking her dogs.
|Monday, 25 July 2022||CCTV captures the moment a road worker is crushed under the wheels of a reversing dump truck. His colleagues need to give emergency first aid to help save his life. Elsewhere, a thatched cottage catches fire while work is being done in the roof. Along with the workman, the homeowner is still inside as his son-in-law calls 999.|
|Friday, 22 July 2022||A 12-year-old boy is airlifted from England’s highest mountain after suffering severe head injuries in a 50-foot fall onto rocks. Elsewhere, a paraglider filming high above a motorway captures thick black smoke pouring from a burning lorry. The fire is so intense that firefighters are running out of water.|
|Thursday, 21 July 2022||A farmer finds his 14-year-old son lying severely injured in a field after having been run over by his tractor and trailer. Elsewhere, a pregnant woman in labour, waiting for a taxi to hospital, ends up giving birth on the pavement with help from the police.|
|Wednesday, 20 July 2022||A rider is dragged along the ground after falling off her bolting horse. Her friend needs to get help fast when she finds her unconscious and badly injured. Elsewhere, a father of three falls asleep inside his summerhouse. CCTV captures the moment a huge explosion rips through the building.|
|Tuesday, 19 July 2022||A young mum, alone at home with her three-year-old daughter, has a life-threatening asthma attack. Elsewhere, a coastguard helicopter lowers a winch to a swimmer who has clambered 50 feet up a crumbling cliff face, but the aircraft’s downdraft makes the rescue hazardous.|
|Monday, 18 July 2022||A desperate husband calls 999 after his wife falls down the stairs onto a fish tank, slashing her neck on broken glass. Elsewhere, a man rekindling his love for walking ends up having to be airlifted off a mountain after breaking his eg. |
About Close Calls: On Camera
Series which shows the split-second moments when everyday events are transformed into disasters and meets the people who lived to tell the tale.
This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.