“When it comes to parking… the British like to have a sense of fair play”
Parking affects everyone, whether you drive a Rolls Royce or a van. This new series looks at how Brits uniquely deal with the nearly 40 million vehicles taking up the finite space available on their crowded island. With access to campaigners and councils, we witness the on-going war between motorists and parking enforcers.
In the campaigning corner we film an ex-mayor, a Cambridge don and King Arthur Pendragon. In the enforcers’ corner are the councils, giving out nearly 5 million parking tickets, and so we enter civil enforcement world, filming local authorities in Herefordshire, Havering and Kent as they dish out fines, catching people out on the high street and in car parks.
With one in 10 of us getting a fine every year, the parking courts are busier than ever. They deal with over 26,000 parking disputes a year from everyday motorists fighting to get off their fines. With exclusive access we see the drama unfold as drivers come face to face with lawyers deciding whether to let them off or not.
From Cambridge to Coverack, Poole to Peckham this documentary series hears first hand from people passionate about parking. Whether it’s your first time appealing a parking ticket using DNA or a feisty civil enforcement officer being told to get cancer…we film both sides of the yellow line.
A Century Films Production for ITV
3 x 60 minutesExecutive ProducerLiesel EvansSeries ProducerJuliette Murray-TophamNarrated ByJulie Walters Directed byRachel HarvieRoeland Doust Satnam Authi