So, have you set up a recording for Instinct yet? When you do set up 9-1-1 too! 9-1-1 is a new pulse racing drama on Sky Witness that is based around what happens when you call 911 or 999 in the UK. It is literally life and death in a drama, I have cried of sorrow and joy already and I am only 4 episodes in. It started on 15 August 2018 and it is on every Wednesday at 9pm. Don’t forget to set up your series link… 

General overview 

I love the way this show is created. The way they portray the 911 calls, it’s very clever and I get really sucked into it. I cannot wait for the next week’s episode. I love shows like that. There are a few groups of characters that each episode follows, they all interlink with one another and it is based around emergencies around LA. Episode 4 last night was about a plane crash and how they all dealt with it, the episode literally felt like 5 minutes. It was that good! You see things from the 911 operator perspective, the fire fighters, police and ambulance service perspectives. So far in the serious I have witnessed: cutting a baby out of a waste pipe (YES you heard correctly), a robbery where a little girl was home alone, the plane crash I mentioned above and a broken down roller coaster. Nail biting drama! 

It takes a team of people to help answer the famous question, “911, what’s your emergency?” Detective Athena Grant works as a member of the police force, handling cases that require her sharp mind and expertise, while also trying to juggle her own family drama. Bobby Nash and his team of firefighters help execute the daring rescues that often come along with these life-threatening situations. Meanwhile, Abby Clark spends her days taking and fielding emergency calls at the 911 call center, but constantly desires to know what happens after she sends help. Don’t miss the intense and emotionally charged introduction to this team

Main characters 

There are quite a few main characters in this show, the nature of 911 world I guess. Some of my favourite actors/actresses are in this show too. I love Angela Bassett, who plays Athena a LAPD sergeant, she is just full of sass and I’ve loved her since watching the American Horror Story series. We follow her and her family troubles, that plays into her work life. We follow the fire station and Bobby who is the captain of LAFD and his team of firefighters who seem to each have their troubles, including Bobby himself. His team include Hen and Buck who are interesting characters. 

Then collecting them all together we have Abby, who is a 911 operator. She has a busy, emotional and stressful time at work and you can really feel the emotion of what she goes through and then she gets home to her Mum who has dementia. She then has to deal with that. I cannot wait for episode 5, I won’t spoil it as to why, but lets just say episode 4 left on a massive cliffhanger… 

Athena in the line of duty.


I love this show, I was hooked after 10 minutes. I love the fact you get to see different aspects of the emergency services and what life is like for these people. They risk their own lives day in and day out, then go home to their own troubles and family life issues. It’s hard hitting and gripping. 

Do you have any favourite shows you are watching at the moment, if so I would love to hear them in the comments below or on social media: @mummyconstant. I would completely recommend this show, on Sky Witness, channel 117 on your Sky Q boxes! 

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