Episode 2: You're Nicked - 25th November, 10.00pm

Two extraordinary stories of extreme bravery from the police...

As if straight from The Sweeney, PC Tony Gledhill's story of how he arrested some of the biggest gangsters in 60s London. With sawn-off shotguns, car hijacks and high-speed chases, Gledhill finally makes his arrest after being shot and dragged behind the villains' vehicle.

Then the remarkable tale of how, in 1974, Royal protection officer James Beaton helps foil a deranged gunman's attempt to kidnap Princess Anne. Involving a major shoot-out in London's The Mall, it tells how the kidnapper is finally stopped by a passing have-a-go hero.

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