The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series returns for an 18th series.

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 – Leap of faith – features patients Aydigul and Winnie as they are brought to St George’s for emergency treatment.

38 year old Aydigul is treated in resus as she has suspected sepsis following major abdominal surgery. Her sister is at her bedside throughout as we learn about their childhood in Tajikistan and her extraordinary inner strength in the face of adversity.

Throughout the episode, we see the impressive balancing act required from Emergency Consultant Ahmed as he rushes to save the life of a woman who has an abdominal aortic aneurysm whilst ensuring the rest of the patients in a busy resus are given the attention they need.

In the urgent care centre, 52 year old Winne has a swollen insect bite on her ankle. She is joined by her husband Richard, as the medical team examine the swelling, we hear about how their relationship blossomed despite an age gap.

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