The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty sixth 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 three different patients that teach us that we must continue to learn and adapt from the challenges that life throws at us.

27-year-old Josh is rushed to A&E after being thrown from his motorbike at speed. Doctors are concerned he has suffered life-changing head and spinal injuries. As doctors prepare Josh for emergency surgery, his partner, Sandy reveals the anxiety Josh’s motorcycle riding causes her, especially now she is carrying their unborn child.

Whilst tending to Josh, Doctor Martyn tells us how valuable the public response was to the NHS during the pandemic and shares his personal experience of being a patient in the emergency department following a cycling accident during those difficult times.

Georgina has brought in her 10-month old son Phoenix after she caught him sucking on a bleach tablet. As doctors assess Phoenix for injury, Georgina reveals the traumatic experience of her eldest son having been involved in a car accident.

Ross, 21, is in A&E after dislocating his shoulder at work. Whilst treating Ross, Doctor Rich reflects on how becoming a dad has made him re-evaluate his approach, to not just his home life, but to how he treats patients.


Executive Producer: Lucie Duxbury and Spencer Kelly

Series Producer/Directors: Helen Crampton and Joe John

Series Editor: Tom Wilde

Producer Director: Alison Cain

Editor: Fraser Gibb