Filmed during the autumn of 2020, the RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty fourth 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 the challenges some people face in childhood and how these challenges help shape the people they become. A doctor shares his story of leaving his family and newborn child during lockdown, to keep them safe.

11-year-old Ashanti is rushed to St George’s after she was struck by a car. Doctors are concerned about serious injuries to her chest and potential internal bleeding. Ashanti’s mum Natalie travels with her in the ambulance and tells the story of the health problems Ashanti has had to overcome, despite her young age.

26-Year-old Reiss has come to the injuries department after hurting his Achilles tendon during a game of football. Reiss talks about how playing football was an escape for him during his childhood in South London and how the lessons he learned from the game helped shape his life.

60-year-old Julie is being treated by Registrar James after she tripped over her cat and fell down the stairs. Doctors are concerned she has suffered a limb threatening fracture to her ankle. Whilst treating her Dr James reflects on the birth of his first child and the difficult decision to live away from during the pandemic.