BBC'S Bradford On Duty got everyone talking over the last few weeks - dividing many with its polarising and harrowing take on the city.

With the series brought to a crescendo by a sobering final episode earlier this week, we thought it was only right to look at the ten most shocking moments from the show.

People eating cats in derelict flats

Arguably the biggest talking point from the programme came in episode two when PCSO Tom Greenwood said builders were living in derelict flats in Manningham and eating cats.

He labelled the Oak Villas area as 'death row' before stumbling upon the former housing, where one of the Yorkshire Ripper's victims was killed, with colleague Wojciech Drop.

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"You don't come here for fine dining," he added after surveying the damning sight of sleeping bags and overgrown weeds in the grotesque location.

Following the showing, the T&A contacted the local MP, councillors and Bradford Cat Watch Rescue who firmly denied the claims.

Microwave thrown out of window

In episode one, police attended James Street in the city centre where a resident was seen launching a microwave from a lofty window targetting an Audi below.

It turns out that three family members had had far too much to drink which caused a mass argument to break out.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PCSO Kiran Pullan attending the incident on John StreetPCSO Kiran Pullan attending the incident on John Street

Richard Moor helps out army veteran

The brilliant Richard Moor, of The Bradford Homeless Outreach Partnership (BHOP), is seen helping an army veteran in episode four who has fallen on hard times and turned to the bottle.

He said: "The depression from having a drink is a killer. I think it is from the tours and seeing women and babies in graves, it is something you can’t get over."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Far right, Richard Moor, of The Bradford Homeless Outreach PartnershipFar right, Richard Moor, of The Bradford Homeless Outreach Partnership

Richard manages to book the 50-year-old on a detox programme over in Manchester, which can cost up to £4,000 a week, in an attempt to deal with his alcoholism.

Despite at first appearing to be a "changed man", Kirk, unfortunately, reverts back to the booze and can be seen with a bottle a month on.

Richard said: "Detox didn’t work for Kirk but it has for other people. I will never give up on Kirk."

PCSO calls for cannabis to be legalised after multimillion-pound cannabis farm found

"Holy s**t balls," was PCSO's Greenwood and Drop's reaction to one mill that contained a multimillion pound operation of 30 rooms filled with cannabis plants.

It appeared that those arrested were squatting on the top floor, almost like slaves, living out of sleeping bags and using a toilet put in with expanding foam.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PCSO Tom Greenwood dealing with a cannabis farmPCSO Tom Greenwood dealing with a cannabis farm

PCSO Greenwood said: "These people are locked in, they won’t leave. They are not criminals, they are victims.

"I have done 50-60 of these farms, a busy month is two or three. We should have a proper team set up.

"Legalise and regulate this and it just stops because there is no value. Let us focus on the Class A drugs."

Children as young as nine buying drugs

Also in episode three, PCSO Pullan is seen patrolling BD3, where she grew up, and addressing the area's drug problem.

She says she has seen 15 and 16-year-olds dealing to 9-year-olds.

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PCSO Pullan said: "There was trust amongst the community and you would see kids playing on the street. Now there are gangs and groups everywhere."

Police burst into house and find cannabis grow

PCSOs Kiran Pullan and Matt Peacock visited a property which contained a cannabis farm, with 15 plants and five huge lights.

The resident told police he was in £15,500 worth of debt to the "big boss".

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cannabis grows were the focus of the early episodesCannabis grows were the focus of the early episodes

He said: "Now I will wait for the big boss to come then see what he says. If I’m still in debt, I’m f****d.

"You can’t run away - they’ve got people everywhere, I’m scared. The only way out is locked up or dead."

George reformed

One of the sweetest showings was that of a man called George who had learning difficulties. Living alone, he would tend to stay indoors wearing only a dressing gown.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Community matron Julia Dixon featured throughout the seriesCommunity matron Julia Dixon featured throughout the series

This was until a visit from Hillside Bridge Health Centre community matron Julia Dixon who give him much-needed support.

By the end of the maiden episode, the 57-year-old had a smile on his face and was well dressed and clean-shaven.

Hinchcliffe's anger over Northern Powerhouse Rail

The insight into the dealings behind the curtain at Bradford Council between leader Susan Hinchcliffe and chief executive Kersten England was interesting throughout the series.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council Leader Susan HinchcliffeBradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe

Each woman was utterly disappointed when they discovered Bradford's involvement in the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) had been scrapped.

Cllr Hinchcliffe was "incandescent with rage" over the decision and asked: "Why would you not invest in Bradford?"

Bonfire Night hell

Chief Inspector John Toothill described bonfire night as the "worst and busiest" for our emergency services.

He thinks it allows people to feel lawless, like in the film The Purge, as they create a "war zone" on the streets.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chief Inspector John ToothillChief Inspector John Toothill

Cameras follow PC Josh Stevenson to Great Horton Road where police come unstuck as they are pelted by fireworks from over a dozen of yobs.

PC Stevenson said: "They (the yobs) stop us from dealing with someone genuinely in need, it does p**s me off.

"It looks bad driving off but we were a sitting target. I don't fancy having a firework to the face."

The most frightening incident of the night is when CI Toothill is alerted that a young chap called Samir has had a brick thrown at his head through his car window.

Samir was knocked out by the attack from a group of youths, on Pollard Lane, and is getting attended to by the ambulance service when the police arrive.

CI Toothill remarks: "It is hard not to feel angry. They are just absolute animals."

Robert gets help

In the final episode, Davy-Lee Butler, a District Nurse in the Airedale Collaborative Care Team, visited once a proud gardener, Robert had suffered mentally and physically in recent years.

He'd tragically lost his long-time wife to terminal cancer. Robert's depression began when he was attacked while visiting her grave last year.

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At the time Davy-Lee saw him, Robert, an ex-nightclub bouncer, was experiencing suicidal thoughts due to his infected leg causing the "worst pain he has had in his life".

Mental health specialist nurse Chelsea Regan intervened and strengthened Robert's medication.

Read our reviews of all five episodes of Bradford On Duty below: