Filmed in the autumn of 2020, the RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty ninth series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in south-west London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.

This episode follows patients and staff at St. George’s as they reflect on the importance of finding time to be with the ones you love, through thick and thin.

As 79-year-old Allan is rushed into A&E having fallen in his garden, we hear consultant Mehrad talk about how the older patients he treats make him think of his own father back in Iran. As Doctors work to stabilise Allan’s chest and back injuries, his son Alex recounts the story of his childhood and the bond he witnessed between Allan and his parents, and the precious time Allan spent with them as they grew old.

Elsewhere, 50-year-old London Underground worker, Des, is having tests to look for signs of a heart attack after collapsing at a tube station on his way to work. Des recalls the difficulties he faced in his childhood, reflecting on how that influenced the father he wanted to be, for both his own children, and his stepdaughter Dionne.

In urgent care, 63-year-old Peter has a splinter in his arm after working in his shed at home. Peter recalls his youth spent serving in the Royal Navy and reveals how it wasn’t until aged 30 when he left to pursue a career in live music that he was able to be true to himself.



Notes to editors

Executive Producers: Tom Wilde, Lucie Duxbury & Spencer Kelly

Series Producer/Directors: Helen Crampton & Joe John

Producer/Director: Sophie Mohamed

Senior Producer/Director: Alison Cain

Editor: Tris Harris