BBC Daytime has ordered a 15-part series from True North, about the workers on Britain’s longest road.

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The A1 Highwaymen (working title) is about the men and women who work around the clock on the 410 mile length of the A1 from London to Edinburgh.

The 15 x 45 minute series will examine the work of the police, traffic officers and some of the “colourful” characters who spend their lives on the road – be they truckers, farmers, or even camel handlers.

They’ll also film behind-the-scenes with the CCTV traffic control room, as they watch out for emergencies.

It’s been commissioned by Gerard Melling.