A1: Britain’s Longest Road – Series 3

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Put on your high-vis jackets because BBC One’s back out on patrol for a new series with the dedicated teams that keep the A1 moving round the clock.

And as we see in this new ten episode run, it’s a 24/7 challenge, with police pursuits, ten car pile ups and truckers transporting cargo that is literally out of this world –like astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft!


The A1 is Britain’s longest and most iconic road, stretching for almost 400 miles and connecting London and Edinburgh.

From police patrols in the Scottish borders to Highways England crews in Hertfordshire, our crews captured life on the road with the men and women tasked with keeping the traffic moving and motorists safe… even when the extreme weather of the Beast From The East storm comes calling.

From blue lights and hazard lights to wide-loads and precious cargos, we follow people using the A1 to transport cargo that’s often unexpected…