Filmed in the autumn of 2020, the RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty seventh  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 shows how quickly life can change in the event of a medical emergency.  It also explores how fundamental changes in our lives can have a ripple effect on our families and loved ones.

70-year-old Jim is rushed to St George’s after he’s found struggling to breathe. His daughter, Pauline, shares the story of how her father overcame his long battle with alcohol to become the supportive and loving father she could rely on.

Elsewhere in the Emergency Department, 77-year-old Terry has foot and knee pain after recently being discharged from hospital. At his side is wife Lorraine. She shares how her childhood taught her the importance of being there for your partner in marriage and through the unexpected challenges that life throws at you.

Meanwhile, 38-year-old Savita and her 5-year-old son Rylan are rushed to St George’s after being hit by a car. Savita’s husband Rayan stays with Rylan, while Savita is taken to Resus. Rayan shares memories of the life they built together, and we hear about the sacrifices they made as a family while Savita was working a nurse in intensive care during the pandemic.



Notes to editors

Executive Producer: Lucie Duxbury, Liz Collier & Spencer Kelly

Series Producer/Directors: Helen Crampton & Joe John

Producer/Director: Stephanie Chlond

Senior Producer Director: Sam Wildman

Editor: James Ralph, Nina Rac