999 is a British docudrama television series presented by Michael Buerk, that premiered on June 25th 1992 on BBC One and ran until September 17th 2003. The series got its name from the emergency telephone number used in the United Kingdom.
In the first series, each episode included two reconstructions of real emergencies, using actors and occasionally Buerk himself, as well as some of the real people involved in the emergency. By the second series, episodes of 999 included more reconstructions. While recreating an accident for an episode in 1993, veteran stuntman Tip Tipping was killed in a parachuting accident. In 2002, it was announced that the series had been cancelled.