Episode 10 Oxford Street Revealed


Episode 10

Observational documentary series. An Oxford Street policeman has a shift to remember as he takes on dangerous cars, drunks and rooftop intruders.


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It's the most famous shopping street in the world,

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in the heart of Britain's capital city.

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A mile and a half long with 30 million visitors each year.

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With some of the world's most famous shops... CHEERING

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-..biggest stars...

-Kate Moss!

-CHEERING

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..and busiest stations.

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Sorry, guys, stand back for me!

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What does it take to keep it running 24 hours a day...

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Busiest street in the world so it needs constant attention.

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..seven days a week?

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Oi! Clear off!

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You're going to be arrested on suspicion of attempted theft.

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Are you ready, London?

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A street that never sleeps.

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This sort of thing wouldn't happen anywhere else.

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Oxford Street.

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Coming up, dodgy vehicles,

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drunks and rooftop intruders.

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Police! Just come down here!

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An Oxford Street policeman has a shift to remember.

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Nutcases.

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And the secret world of bicycle couriers.

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Yes, we're cutting it tight.

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We need to pull out the hat for these people.

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With over 30 million visitors a year from hundreds of countries spending

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billions of pounds, there's never a dull moment on Oxford Street.

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The street's police team, known as ORB, know their shifts can

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take in anything and everything, from bomb scares...

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It's empty.

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It could have been a bomb.

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..to concerned tourists reporting dead bodies.

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Just repeat that.

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Excuse me, it's the police. Excuse me! Hello?

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He's moving. He's fine and well. He was just asleep.

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The special demands of the street means it's vital uniformed officers

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have good people skills and an approachable character.

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And aiming to fit that bill is PC Barry Nicholls.

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He's been a policeman for a year and a half

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and comes from a long line of family members in public service.

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I've got two older brothers in the police service actually at the

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moment, and my father was London Ambulance for most of his career.

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Definitely proud of the service. It's a privilege.

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Today, his ten-hour shift will see him

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put all his people skills to the test.

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The first problems he has to deal with are alcohol-related.

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At Oxford Circus, halfway down the street, a homeless man is drinking

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on the pavement outside clothes shop Benetton, a strict no-no.

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Barry needs him gone.

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You can either drink that up...

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or we can pour it away,

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but you need to do it now and then we can move you on, mate.

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He's drinking in a controlled drinking zone.

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It's an issue on this area at the moment and we're trying to

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clamp down on it a bit.

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We do have the power just to take it and pour it away,

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but obviously that's a bit brutal.

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And just on the back of that, if I see you drinking again today,

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I will be confiscating it.

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All right, mate.

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With a touch of patience, Barry has got what he wanted all along -

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to move the man away from Oxford Street.

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What you could see there was a very ill man.

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The last place he needs to be is a custody suite.

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Further down the street there's another man who's had one too many.

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You all right there, sir?

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Hello, mate! You OK?

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Um...

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The man, just out of the army, has been sick and is in a bad way.

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-You can't hardly string a sentence together.

-Yup. I agree.

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And... And all I'm worried about, yeah, all I'm simply just here for,

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if you like, is that I suppose I'm a little bit concerned,

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in a way, how you're going to get home safely.

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-Yeah?

-Yup.

-So what is the plan?

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Get on to the next, um...

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..er, bus without hurting anyone.

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All right. You're coming round a bit now, I can see that. All right?

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-Thank you, Sergeant.

-I'll leave you to it, mate, yeah?

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Satisfied the man is no danger to himself or others,

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Barry leaves him and continues his shift.

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As the rain starts to fall,

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he teams up with fellow officer Daniel Sinclair.

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This being Oxford Street, they have to keep an eye out

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for anything which might cause a problem.

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And with his eyes on the road, Barry spots something potentially serious.

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-What are you doing, Barry?

-I just want to...

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You all right, mate? How did you get the damage on your car?

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When was this?

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Yeah, could you just pull over after the lights, mate? Cheers.

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The side of the car has been smashed and has jagged edges.

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Barry is worried it could hurt a pedestrian.

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Just wanted to stop and see what was going on, really.

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When did this happen?

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Barry thinks that's a long time to be driving a potentially

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dangerous vehicle around.

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If it hit someone, it would cause significant damage to a person.

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Personally, I don't think that the vehicle's safe to be...

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To be driving down the road, really.

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Barry wants the car off the road and nowhere near Oxford Street,

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but he's not sure he has sufficient legal grounds.

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So he plans on getting a second opinion from an expert.

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I've just pulled over a car that's all smashed in on the nearside

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front end.

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Is there any traffic unit that can assist?

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Help is on its way.

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Traffic officers have the power to prohibit

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a vehicle from using the roads.

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In my opinion it's not roadworthy, but at the end of the day

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what we're doing now is getting a traffic unit down

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and they will have the final say on it.

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The owner is insisting the police have previously checked

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and OK'd the car.

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Could Barry be wrong for stopping him?

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Well, it's a very subjective thing, really. But in my...

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-I'm not arguing with you, I'm...

-No, no, that's fine, that's fine.

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I just pointing out the fact...

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I'm just saying that in my opinion,

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if you hit a pedestrian even at 5mph...

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-OK.

-..with that, you're going to do some serious damage.

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-Whereas if that wasn't like that...

-Yeah.

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-..things would be a lot different.

-All right.

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If the traffic officers agree with the driver,

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then Barry will have wasted everyone's time.

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It's a nervous wait.

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-Is this hers?

-No.

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Later, we'll see if Barry's suspicions are correct.

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Oxford Street isn't just a shopper's paradise.

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The area is one of London's creative and business hubs.

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Hundreds of officers, advertising agencies, fashion magazines

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and film-makers are densely packed

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into the roads to the north and south.

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In this fast paced world, the post is much too slow.

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If a company wants to move a document or hard drive across town

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in half an hour, there's only one option.

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The fastest way through the traffic and crowds is by bicycle.

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119, yeah. Got some more, Rog.

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This is the control room of

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one of the largest courier companies in London,

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and Martin is one of their controllers.

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Every day of the week we get busy. From nine till six o'clock,

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it is absolute chaos. Controlled chaos, I will say.

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Friday, and we've got more work than we can possibly handle.

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Deliveries are made by van,

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motorcycle or one of their 35 bike messengers.

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Drop the one you're doing, collect this one

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I'm sending you now. Sending you details of Deutsche Bank, yeah?

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Deutsche Bank.

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Bicycle couriers are a key cog in the silent infrastructure that

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keeps the capital's business world working.

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We've got a lot of riders on Oxford Street all day long.

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It links up the entirety of the West End -

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it goes from one side to the other. If not the busiest street in London,

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it's one of the best ones to get around as well.

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It's Martin's job to match each of the day's hundreds of packages

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to one of his three dozen riders.

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One of those is Johnny.

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All right, Johnny? Morning, morning, morning!

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Roger-Roger.

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Top of Oxford Street as per usual.

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We should have a nice busy day for you.

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It's not long before Martin gets a booking,

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and he radios Johnny through the first pick-up of the day.

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208, 208, Johnny.

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Get yourself to Broadwick Street, Broadwick Street.

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We're going to get you going from there, Roger.

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And Johnny is on his bike.

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Riders are self-employed and he is paid per job.

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If he wants to make a living,

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he's got to meet strict targets that he sets himself.

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If you do 25 a day, you can expect to be earning over 350 a week.

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If you can see halfway through the day that you're going to

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struggle to get 20 jobs, then your stress levels increase

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and you're wondering where the work's going to come from.

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Originally from Manchester, Johnny trained

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and worked as a lab technician before his love of bikes

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and the outdoors lured him into the world of bike couriering.

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But before he's got the first delivery under his belt today,

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Johnny's plan is changed.

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'208, 208, Johnny.'

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Just come back to Picton Place, Picton Place.

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A new booking has come through

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and the pick-up address is on Johnny's route. He gets going.

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Cycle couriers can ride up to 80 miles in a day,

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the distance from Manchester to Coventry.

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Yes, thanks a lot, cheers.

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Packages should be picked up and delivered within

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an hour of booking, so Johnny is back on his way to that first job.

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Once again, he's redirected.

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Sometimes you never know quite what the controller is doing.

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I still haven't picked up the one in Soho, so I need to get on with it.

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Johnny must trust that Martin is doing the right thing,

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as it is his job to make sure all the riders are working efficiently.

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If he's seen an opportunity for a rider to do two jobs at once,

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he can and will re-route them.

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OK, so, actually this is quite good. I've got something in Picton Place.

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And it's going to Broadwick Street,

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where I've actually got a pick-up which I haven't done yet.

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Later, as the Friday afternoon jobs mount up,

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the pressure to hit deadlines and targets increases.

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One within half an hour would be fine,

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but a struggle with both of them.

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Get yourself moving, all right?

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Earlier on, we saw ORB police officer Barry Nicholls

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stop this vehicle.

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It's been involved in an accident some weeks ago

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and Barry suspects it's a danger to the public

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with these sharp edges.

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Barry's not sure if the car can be prohibited,

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and he's waiting for traffic officers to arrive and check the vehicle.

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If he's wrong, he'll have delayed the driver for nothing

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on one of the city's busiest streets.

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Finally, it's the traffic officers.

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They'll now have to decide if the car is roadworthy.

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If you'd have hit any pedestrian with that,

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they'd be instantly shredded.

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That is absolutely dangerous.

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Barry was right - this car has dangerous faults.

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"Dangerous body parts at his front and near-side quarter wing

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"and head lamp cluster.

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"Has both plastic and metal sharp edges,

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"likely to cause more injury than necessary."

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Not impressed at all.

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The traffic team are clear about what happens now.

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The vehicle has to be taken off the road.

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It cannot be put back on the road until it is repaired

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and then the driver will be reported for certain driving offences.

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The traffic officers give the driver the bad news.

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He'll have to pay for a recovery vehicle

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and get his car taken to a mechanic for fixing and that's not all.

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He could get a £100 fine and three points,

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or if they think it's serious enough,

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he'll be called before the court to answer for the offence.

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This is a dangerous vehicle off the road.

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As you can see, Oxford Street is just over there.

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Loads of people walking around.

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We've just made that area that little bit safer.

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The dangerous car is finally leaving the street in the only safe way -

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up on the bed of a tow truck,

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so there's no risk to people at street level.

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Barry's firm but fair approach has paid dividends.

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But he's not always so gentle when it comes to people breaking the law.

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Last year, when police were chasing a drug dealer,

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Barry saw him hiding in this West End store...

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..and pounced.

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The suspect has been found, lost sight of, found again,

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lost sight of and eventually disappears altogether.

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I've seen him and myself and a special constable ran at him

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and obviously tackled him into the display cabinet,

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which was unfortunately unavoidable.

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He's been searched and he's had several wraps of heroin

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that he's stuffed into his mouth.

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It's earned him the nickname "Barry the Bulldozer".

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But whether helping individuals in trouble or bringing down criminals,

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Barry is happy to do whatever has to be done.

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Back out on Oxford Street,

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Barry's shift continues.

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And it's not long before a call comes in that could be serious.

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Barry gets moving.

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Later, we find out who's responsible.

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To stay on top when it comes to tourists,

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Oxford Street spares no expense.

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Which is why it's invested in a team of these.

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They're welcome ambassadors,

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whose job it is to help visitors get where they want to go.

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We need to know actually everything people ask you.

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These stylish street assistants are out and about every day,

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giving information on anything and everything...

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-Hello, how can I help?

-Hi! What exactly do you do?

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..in dozens of languages.

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HE SPEAKS PORTUGUESE

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HE SPEAKS ITALIAN

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Hello!

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Being a good ambassador is about embracing the theatre of the job

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and that means getting into character.

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HE CHORTLES

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And a big part of that is the uniform,

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the epitome of a city gent.

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As a welcome ambassador, appearance is everything.

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We wear a three-piece suit and a bowler hat.

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It's one of those traditionally English articles of clothing.

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It just helps to put that little bit of a sheen on the whole operation.

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And if he's to play the part successfully,

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Ambassador Tony's uniform needs to look its best.

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After all, he's going to be the image of the street

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for hundreds of thousands of visitors to take home.

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But truth be told, Tony's bowler's in a bad way.

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My hat's looking a little bit worn at the moment.

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They start off quite rigid, the felt is quite hard,

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but after a while,

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they tend to soften

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and they need to be replaced.

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Tony's come to a local milliner

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to get himself measured up for a new bowler

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that will fit on his considerable head.

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I've got somewhere between a large and an extra-large,

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so I need to get either an extra-large

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that needs to be padded out,

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or I need to get a large that needs to be slightly stretched.

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Milliner Georgina has been making hats for over a decade.

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Let's just check your head size.

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Yeah, it's definitely an extra-large.

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It's full of brains, that's why.

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Yeah, that's what I constantly say, all the time.

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Georgina tests it out with a display model from the shop.

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So how does that feel?

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-I think it's good.

-Yeah?

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-I think it might have a little bit of room.

-A bit a wobble sideways.

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OK, well, I'll do an order for that

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-and I'll send an e-mail over to the office for you.

-Thank you!

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Although she'll adjust Tony's new hat for him,

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Georgina won't be making it.

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For that, she'll have to go from Oxford Street to Oxfordshire,

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where Christys' Hats is based.

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It's over 200 years old

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and along with keeping the Metropolitan Police in helmets,

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they're the only company making bowlers in the traditional way.

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Steve Clarke is the boss.

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What we have here are some of the wonderful old machines.

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These machines are 50, 80, 100 years old.

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Did the job beautifully then and realistically,

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there are no better machines for making hats like this even now.

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Now you have the basic shape of the crown,

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so that shape will be remembered, if you like, by the hood.

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Today, the factory's concentrating on making other styles of hats

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and putting the finishing touches to Tony's bowler.

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It will have been made with the traditional methods,

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but with one key difference.

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What happens to it is it gets soaked in a mixture of shellac

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and denatured alcohol

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and that then gets drawn over a block,

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so the hood is drawn over a block in order to give it its shape,

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then it's baked so that it stiffens beautifully in an oven,

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nice and gently and what you end up with

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is that wonderful stiff finish that everybody recognises in a bowler.

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The team select a bowler in Tony's size.

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Currently, we're just finishing off the bowler, putting a lining in.

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The sweatband's already in.

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And there you go.

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What you have here is a finished bowler hat.

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A week later, Tony's back with Georgina to try on his new hat.

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He'll be wearing it every day from now on,

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so making sure it fits comfortably is important.

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First of all, Georgina makes a key adjustment.

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So what we do is we just take off the standard black band

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and we replace it with the band in the colour

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that matches the Oxford Street branding,

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so that the welcome people are instantly visible.

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Tony takes advantage of the wait to work on a new look.

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Yeah, that's more like it.

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Then the moment of truth.

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Want to just pop that on?

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Do you think maybe you need a little bit under there?

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Maybe a little bit under the sides,

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but it sits quite nicely at the front and back.

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Georgina adds some padding under the leather sweatband.

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-How does that feel now? Is that OK?

-Yeah, it feels good.

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-Looking good, Tony.

-Yeah.

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I feel more aerodynamic.

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Yeah, it's great. You get a new hat and you feel reinvigorated.

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It feels good, it's nice and tight. Not too tight,

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just nice and comfortable. You know it's not going to get blown off.

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It feels good, I feel good,

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it gives you a new lease of life.

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Now all he's got to do is see how it fares

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on Europe's busiest shopping street.

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-This way?

-That turning there, that's Argyle Street.

-I love your hat.

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Down there, second turning on the left, second turning on the right.

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-Do you like my hat?

-Very attractive.

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-It's pretty cool.

-I think they look like they belong here -

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brings a bit of the olden days back to London. It looks nice.

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-Hey, man, how's it going?

-Just north of Oxford Street,

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Johnny is back in the saddle and dodging pedestrians and taxis

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as he tries to hit his target

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of making a minimum of 20 deliveries a day.

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-HORN HONKS

-It's a red light.

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Since their heyday in the '80s and '90s, when there were thousands,

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the number of cycle couriers in London has declined

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to only a few hundred.

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High-speed internet has replaced much of their work,

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but for some clients with something physical needing urgent delivery,

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they're still the only option.

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Cycling at speed through London is a dangerous job.

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Nine cycle couriers are known to have died on the roads

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in the last 30 years.

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You hear on a weekly basis that somebody's walked out

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in front of a courier, a black taxi has opened up a door

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on a bike rider, so it can be a bit of a jungle.

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Martin can't spend long worrying,

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as his own workload increases with a flurry of orders.

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Negative, sir, negative. I haven't got a signature.

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2-1-1 is just asking how we're getting on.

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We're getting quite busy this afternoon now.

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Friday afternoon is always frantic as businesses move packages

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before the weekend and with so much to do,

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Martin's instructions to Johnny are getting more and more complicated.

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Going to have to spin you around, mate, will have to spin you around.

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If I knew the job was there, I would have sent it down to you earlier.

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I'm going to go that way and he's sent me to pick up that way

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with a job going further that way.

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I've still got one over there, so doing a bit of a loop.

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Obviously, he's not a happy bunny,

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but that's Johnny being spun around and doing this one.

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Johnny has three parcels in his bag waiting for delivery,

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but with the clock ticking, he's being made to wait for pick-up

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by the current client because their parcel isn't ready.

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It gets frustrating sometimes.

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Once you've got a load of stuff on board,

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you want to just carry on moving, keep going.

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But while Johnny's going nowhere, for Martin, the jobs are piling up.

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A very urgent one coming, going down to Companies House,

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so Bravo 2-0-8, 2-0-8.

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This goes a little bit out of your way,

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but obviously it's for a top-end client

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and it's going to Companies House,

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so I'm going to need someone on this who knows what they're doing.

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Customers for whom an hour door to door is simply too slow

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can pay extra for priority delivery,

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bumping their package to the top of the queue.

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Johnny's got to get to the pick-up location and take the parcel

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to its destination, Companies House, within half an hour,

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but that's two miles away

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and he's still stuck waiting just off Oxford Street in Kingly Street.

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Yeah, 2-0-8, Kingly Street, Kingly Street.

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I've just had a tap on the shoulder. That one's cancelled.

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Roger, yeah. I was just waiting for him to bring it,

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but they haven't brought it, so yep, I'll carry on, Roger.

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That means Johnny can get on with

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his priority Companies House delivery.

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From where Johnny was, he'll be able to pick up in 5, 10 minutes,

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drop time of that is about 15. Yes, we're cutting it tight,

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but this is why they pay extra for the service.

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Proving once more that the quickest way around the city is pedal power,

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Johnny makes it to the pick-up point just in time.

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-Thanks a lot, see you later.

-But when he gets there,

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it turns out there's not just one priority package for him to deliver.

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I've got two priorities in fairly different locations.

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One within half an hour would be fine,

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but a struggle with both of them, but I'll do my best.

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A premium-rate client, a high-end client is paying the money

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for this job and he was the only person available to do the job.

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We need to pull it out the hat for these people.

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Johnny has to put his skills to the test again,

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but weaves through Oxford Street traffic in time

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to drop off the first priority within the time limit.

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He's then got to sprint to Companies House for the second.

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Yeah, the traffic's pretty bad, so at this stage, I'm late.

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Despite arriving a few minutes after the promised half-hour slot,

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the documents are delivered safely

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and Johnny can take it a bit easier,

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delivering his last few non-priority packages.

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And the good news is it looks like he's surpassed his 20-job target.

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Thanks very much for that, yeah?

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And thanks for sorting out those premiums as well.

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-Done me a right favour there, Rog.

-I kept on getting jobs.

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Done over 25. Didn't feel like hard work today, it felt like fun.

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It's been a manic Friday for Martin and his riders,

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delivering over 800 parcels.

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He and Johnny are part of a force that goes unnoticed

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by most of the street's visitors, but one that's crucial

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to keeping Oxford Street and the area around it working.

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Anything and everything can happen on Oxford Street

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and nearing the end of his shift,

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PC Barry Nicholls is responding to an emergency.

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Let's go, mate.

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Just off the street, a pregnant lady has called to say

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there are men on the roof of her flat.

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Barry is burning shoe rubber to get there.

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Barry arrives and with other officers,

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goes up to the woman's flat.

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She doesn't want to be filmed...

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..but lets the officers out onto her balcony.

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Where are they?

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Yeah, I can hear someone.

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They see several men on the roof.

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-It's the police.

-Guys, just come down here for a second, yeah?

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-MAN ON ROOF:

-What is it?

-It's the police.

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Nutcases.

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-Yeah, we live here.

-You live there?

-Yeah.

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It's not a break-in. The men are squatters in the building next door.

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The problem is there's a lady here, she's heavily pregnant

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and she's very upset by what you've done.

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-You've scared her a little bit.

-Oh, sorry, but...

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It's no good saying sorry now. Just don't come back this way.

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Firstly, you could fall off and break your neck and secondly,

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there's a woman crying in here.

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Anyone else up there?

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-Yeah, there are people...

-Can you get them down as well, please?

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Since squatting in residential properties was banned in 2012,

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squatters have been concentrating on empty commercial properties

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and in an area like this, anything vacant is tasty pickings for them.

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The men ran across the woman's roof

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to access the property they're squatting in.

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Barry's not impressed.

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The occupants of this address here are coming out of what they claim

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to be their accommodation and climbing up onto the roof.

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It's blatant to see they've been shimmying along here as well

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and for their own safety,

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it's really incredibly dangerous, a long drop.

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If he was to fall off there, I doubt he'd survive, really.

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But Barry's main concern is with the woman inside the flat.

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Very distressing, she's got strangers outside her window.

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She doesn't expect that, she's pregnant.

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No-one wants that

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and yeah, I for one can fully understand

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why she'd be distressed about it.

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-The main thing is you.

-Yeah.

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Don't worry about them. As you can see,

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-all of us are here for you.

-Yeah!

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So hopefully that'll be the end of them hopping onto your balcony.

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My colleague here has spoken to them,

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he's given them some words of advice.

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If it happens again, call us again, we'll come out again

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and we'll deal with it as we see fit.

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Thankfully, it's not an attempted break-in,

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so Barry is happy that he's done all he can.

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And with the nightlife in full swing,

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he thinks he's needed back on Oxford Street.

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We've let them know the effects

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their behaviour is having on the lady.

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Hopefully, that should be the end of it and if they come back across,

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then we'll come back out and we'll take firmer action.

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It's been an interesting day for Barry -

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everything from drunks to deathtraps.

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Now he can head off duty,

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but tomorrow could bring even stranger fare.

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An Oxford Street policeman has a shift to remember as he takes on dangerous cars, drunks and rooftop intruders.

The programme also takes a look into the secret world of bicycle couriers.


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