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 – Walk on the Wild Side – features stories of people who have faced challenges and transformed their lives.

Nicole comes to St George’s after burning her foot with caustic soda whilst cleaning her drains. Nicole reveals that she was born a man, and growing up in Scarborough, dreamed of becoming a pop star. As the medical team assess the damage to her skin, we hear how that dream came true. In 1979 Nicole, then called Nick, and was the lead singer of a band called The Jags and their hit single “Back of My Hand” was riding high in the charts.

28 year old Francis arrives at St George’s suffering from severe amnesia after falling off his bike whilst cycling through a London park. Doctors are concerned that he may have a bleed on the brain and take him for an urgent CT scan. As they assess the damage to his skull, his pregnant wife Florence reveals how a painful loss when he was younger put Francis’ life and future plans into perspective.

In urgent care, 54 year old Jacqueline is in with her fiancé Martyn after her being bitten by an insect at home. As doctors examine her finger, Martyn reveals how despite being very different personalities they took a risk on meeting one another and found love.

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