The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty-second 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 explores how lives change as we grow older, and the importance of making the most of every precious moment in life, however small.

54-year-old family man, James, is rushed to A&E after a head-on collision in which he bulls-eyed his car windscreen. Paramedics found him slumped over the steering wheel. Doctors are concerned that he has sustained a serious life changing injury. James’s wife Pauline explains how in his desire to provide for his loved ones, James has worked all hours but often at the cost of his own family life.

In the waiting room, 27-year-old Justice is waiting with his girlfriend Elissa after discovering a worrying lump on his finger.

88-year-old Margret is brought by ambulance to St George’s after collapsing at her care home. Her daughter Maitland describes her Mother’s adventurous life before she had dementia, a life that takes her from rural Scotland to London in the swinging 60s.