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The Negotiators

Police negotiators are called in to a local welfare office. 27 people have been taken hostage by an armed couple threatening to blow everyone up unless their 3-month-old baby is returned to them.
The Negotiators

The Negotiators - S1E3: Sydney Siege

23 Oct 2019 05:32am
Police negotiators are called in to a local welfare office. 27 people have been taken hostage by an armed couple threatening to blow everyone up unless their 3-month-old baby is returned to them.

The Negotiators

About the show:

Negotiations are part of everyday life. From haggling at the market, asking for a pay raise, to navigating relationship issues, we do it all the time. But there are a few exceptional people who are trained in the art of negotiation - when the stakes are high. What secrets can the men and women who negotiate under the most extreme circumstances reveal? 

Across four episodes, we meet negotiators who can talk down people armed with explosives, bargain with ruthless Somali pirates, deal with rebels who have stormed an embassy, and confront a notorious criminal threatening to kill a family of five. We get into the minds of the mediators involved in these life-and-death situations to understand what it takes to navigate a crisis, where one wrong move could prove deadly. 

Each episode reconstructs the hostage crisis, retracing the thought processes of master negotiators as they buy time, build rapport and weigh their options as tensions escalate and nerves unravel.

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