The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a seventeenth series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s.

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 – Look both ways – looks at the paths people take when they reach a crossroad in their lives, whether or not the decisions remain in their control.

56 year old Dave is brought to St George’s after falling from a ladder at work. The team are concerned he may have suffered life changing damage to his spine and need to assess his injuries as quickly as possible. As they take CT scans, we hear how Dave escaped the difficulties of his childhood after he moved to London and discovered the music and culture of the nightclub scene.

Three year old Alf arrives in resus with his parents after being hit by a car. As doctors attempt to assess his injuries, we hear from his mum about how her life changed when she found out she was pregnant and how a traumatic experience in childbirth changed her attitude to parenting.

Meanwhile, 26 year old Finn is seen in the urgent care centre after being hit by a car whilst out jogging.

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