In the first episode of the tense two-part special, screened on BBC One on Saturday (July 21) at 9.20pm, a vigil - held for a local man who died after being stunned by police - spirals fatally out of control.
Jeff (Matt Bardock) and Dixie (Jane Hazlegrove) get caught up in the violence when they try to treat a young mother suffering from severe anaphylactic shock.
As the baying crowd try to stop an ambulance getting through, Jeff and Dixie need to use all their experience to get the woman to the ED.
In Sunday's (July 22) second episode at 8.10pm, Jordan (Michael French) is forced to perform dangerous surgery on his girlfriend Superintendent Rippon (Rachel Shelley) as the riot blocks their route to the hospital.
Scarlett (Madeleine Mantock) gets swept along with the rioters and, in a face-off with police, finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Witnessing things unfold, Lloyd (Michael Obiora) comes to the horrible realisation that he really does not know his girlfriend.
Jeff and Dixie also get their own red-button special on Saturday after the first episode has aired.
'The Kids Aren't Alright' will explore the pair's unusual relationship as the riot rages around their immobile ambulance. As they try to tend to injured looters, a man named JJ escapes from the police and takes refuge in the back of their ambulance.
Riled, Jeff approaches JJ and a scuffle breaks out in which the the paramedic gets hurt. As Dixie tends to his injury, he reveals his guilt at not having been in touch with his kids.
He explains that the reason for his estrangement is that he has not found a way to explain the real reason he married Dixie. Shocked, Dixie persuades him to pick up the phone.