The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty-first 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 the stories of families who have endured life-changing tragedy, exploring how grief shapes the lives of those affected.

74-year-old Richard is rushed to A&E after his son finds him at home bruised, bloodied and in a state of confusion. Doctors are concerned there are signs of a brain injury, as his children Chris and Mel explain the tragedy that befell their father and the shattering effect it’s had on his life.

69-year-old Pauline is brought into resus after falling down a flight of stairs at her granddaughter’s 16th birthday meal. She’s joined in St George’s by daughter Carmen and we learn the heartbreaking story of their family and about the phone call that changed their lives forever.

Meanwhile 9-year-old chatterbox Rezwan has been brought to paediatrics by dad Zahib, after developing an unexplained rash on his ankle.

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