The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series is back with its 19th series on Channel 4.

The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.

This episode focuses on families who have made extraordinary sacrifices for the people they love.

70-year-old lung cancer patient Marion is rushed to St. Georges with suspected sepsis. She was discharged from hospital the previous day after having an operation to remove liquid from her lung, but has deteriorated overnight. Her husband Derrick joins her in resus and we learn about how their lives have changed following Marion’s diagnosis.

83-year-Roy is brought into resus after having fallen off his roof at home. Doctors are concerned that he may have sustained internal injuries. While he receives a CT scan, his wife Anne waits at his bedside and tells us how their lives were turned upside down during the Rhodesian Bush War.

Meanwhile 5 year old Laila has come to paediatrics with her mum Clarissa after cutting her head open at school.

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