24 Hours in A&E

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24 Hours in A&E
Title card
Genre Medical Documentary
Narrated by Anthony Philipson
Composer(s) Richard Spiller
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 56
Executive producer(s) Tom McDonald
Nick Curwin
Producer(s) Leo Burley
Location(s) King's College Hospital
St George's Hospital
Production company(s) The Garden Productions Ltd
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 11 May 2011 (2011-05-11) – present
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24 Hours in A&E

24 Hours in A&E is a British medical documentary set in King's College Hospital. 91[1] cameras filmed round the clock for 28 days, 24 hours a day in A&E (Accident and Emergency) it offers unprecedented access to one of Britain's busiest A&E departments.[2]


This Channel 4 documentary series gives viewers behind the scenes access to King's College Hospital's Accident & Emergency Department. Series 1 aired every Wednesday 9pm and consisted of 14 one-hour episodes. The filming took place over 28 days using 70 fixed cameras and is the largest documentary series Channel 4 has ever made.

The series enables viewers to see the unique set of challenges - including the highs and lows - that King's A&E staff face as they treat the 350 patients that come through its doors every day.

The programmes show the way the staff work together as a team to treat seriously ill patients involved in road traffic accidents and violent assaults, as well as those patients accessing treatment for minor injuries such as scrapes and cuts and bruises. The fly-on-the-wall footage is intercut with subsequent interviews with staff, patients and relatives giving their perspectives and background on the events shown.

Filming for the second series ended in March 2012.[3] It began broadcasting on 16 May 2012, again appearing in the Wednesday 9pm slot.

24 Hours in A&E returned for a third series on 10 April 2013 at 9pm and a forth series began on 13 November 2013 at 9pm. The fith and sixth series aired during 2014. The seventh series was filmed in St George's Hospital.

Related shows[edit]

The production company behind the series (The Garden Productions Limited) have also made a four part observational documentary series about mental health. Two years in the making, Bedlam was filmed within clinical services provided by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Both SLaM and King's College Hospital are part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day, also made by The Garden Productions, but for BBC Two, was based on the inverse premise to 24 Hours in A&E: instead of observing different days in a single institution, the eight-part series followed the work of a variety of NHS services on a single day, Thursday 18 October 2012. The series aired from March 2013.

List of episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

Title Original air date Viewing Figures (millions)
1 "Episode 1" 11 May 2011 (2011-05-11) 2.70
This episode includes a 33-year-old Greek student who was dragged under a bus while crossing the road, a 78-year-old man who fell head-first off a ladder while painting his daughter's landing and a confused cyclist with a severe head injury.
2 "Episode 2" 18 May 2011 (2011-05-18) 2.41
This episode includes 31-year-old Brendan, who has had a head-on collision between his motorbike and a car, a teenager with injuries after punching a wall and the team struggling to revive two patients in their eighties.
3 "Episode 3" 25 May 2011 (2011-05-25) 2.64
This episode includes an 11-year-old, critically injured after being hit by a van and the arrival of three trauma patients in quick succession: one shot in the face, another stabbed in the chest, and the third knifed in the head.
4 "Episode 4" 1 June 2011 (2011-06-01) 2.24
This episode focuses on the consequences of alcohol on A&E departments. It includes a 39-year-old who has fallen and broken his neck after a few drinks, 56-year-old David, a long-term alcoholic who collapsed in the street and hit his head and a 26-year-old who has been arrested after a day of heavy drinking, sent to King's as he cut his hand putting it through a window.
5 "Episode 5" 8 June 2011 (2011-06-08) 2.54
This episode reveals what can happen when something goes wrong with the brain. Including 65-year-old Charlie, who has not been the same since crashing his cab two days ago and 89-year-old Peggie, who was rushed in with a suspected stroke.
6 "Episode 6" 15 June 2011 (2011-06-15) 2.65
This episode includes 35-year-old Colin, who was stabbed after being woken at gunpoint, 87-year-old Nancy, who has fell over at home and former lawyer Robert, who collapsed in the street drunk. He has lost his family and home after years of alcoholism.
7 "Episode 7" 22 June 2011 (2011-06-22) 2.82
This episode focusing on the stabbings dealt with by King's College Hospital. It includes 17-year-old Levi, who was stabbed after a fight in the street, and two other young men from different areas, with stab wounds. Also, a young woman, punched in the face, turns up at King's, as well as a man who has had too much to drink at the House of Commons.
8 "Episode 8" 29 June 2011 (2011-06-29) 2.80
This episode includes 77-year-old John, who's been sent to King's after a routine health screening revealed a potentially deadly 'Triple A' (abdominal aortic aneurism) - a dramatic swelling of the main artery that could burst at any moment.
9 "Episode 9" 6 July 2011 (2011-07-06) 2.84
The medical team faces a range of sport and drink-related injuries on a busy Saturday. But the evening takes a dramatic turn when a father and son are rushed into A&E with life-threatening injuries after being attacked by gatecrashers at a family birthday party. Also, two 19-year-old girls are waiting for treatment after falling when the bar they were dancing on collapsed, while bricklayer Colin has been badly cut by someone trying to mug him.
10 "Episode 10" 13 July 2011 (2011-07-13) 2.60
In an episode focused on accidents, construction worker William has been trapped under a cherry picker, breaking his leg in three places and crushing his chest, Nick has fallen from a ten-metre ladder onto concrete, landing on his head, resulting in a severe brain injury and Darren has fallen through a window while trying to clean it, cutting his arm badly.
11 "Episode 11" 20 July 2011 (2011-07-20) 3.12
This episode includes 78-year-old Reginald, rushed to hospital after severe stomach pains, doctors suspect that part of his gut may have died, leaving him in a life-threatening situation. Other patients include Richard, who has twisted his knee moon-walking in a club, and a young cyclist brought in unconscious after coming off his bike.
12 "Episode 12" 27 July 2011 (2011-07-27) 3.02
88-year-old Omar is brought in after suffering severe stomach pains and a suspected abdominal aortic aneurism, 33-year-old Hanny is rushed in after attempting to take his life with a lethal cocktail of drugs and staff fight to save an 18-year-old who's been stabbed in a street fight. This episode also looks at the effects of working at King's on some of the non-medical staff.
13 "Episode 13" 3 August 2011 (2011-08-03) 3.10
This episode includes 74-year-old Ted, on his 10th visit to A&E this year after being diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, German doctor Roman, who is still getting used to the cultural differences between practising in Germany and the UK and a 40-year-old-man who's been kicked in the face during a football match needs stitches.
14 "Episode 14" 10 August 2011 (2011-08-10) 2.84
Focusing on mental health issues, this episode includes a regular patient to King's who suffers from schizophrenia, admitted after failing to take his diabetes medicine and a young girl seeks refuge with the mental health team. Also visiting King's are 16-year-old Joseph and 61-year-old Clive, both suspected of having a stroke

Series 2 (2012)[edit]

Title Original air date Viewing Figures (millions)
1 "Rush Hour" 16 May 2012 (2012-05-16) 2.73
The episode begins during the morning rush hour, featuring patients injured during their commutes, including two cyclists with serious head injuries. Also in A&E are Kevin, who fell from scaffolding whilst repairing a roof and 80-year-old Bill, who has hurt his knee while drinking at his local working men's club. Katalin recounts thoughts about being an actress before qualifying as a doctor.
2 "Young Ones" 23 May 2012 (2012-05-23) 2.34
This episode follows some of the children admitted to King's A&E, including 16-year-old Ellie, who's been airlifted to King's after she was thrown from her horse and crushed against a fence and 4-year-old Destiny, who has a fishbone stuck in his tonsils from his lunchtime curry. One of King's newest recruits, Matt, is also affected by the deaths of two older patients.
3 "Code Red" 30 May 2012 (2012-05-30) 2.63
This episode includes 49-year-old Trudy, who arrives unconscious by HEMS having fallen down some stairs after a night out celebrating, Bea, who has cancer and now a suspected heart attack and Vincent, who was admitted with chest pains.
4 "Allergic to Pain" 6 June 2012 (2012-06-06) 2.16
This episode explores the different ways that grown men deal with pain and injury. 50-year-old Jim arrives in A&E screaming in agony after dislocating his shoulder, 30-year-old Temi is in minors with a broken toe and 83-three-year-old James has a cyst on his knee but is in so much pain that he's refusing treatment.
5 "Vital Organs" 13 June 2012 (2012-06-13) 2.89
This episode focuses on young men in their prime. 19-year-old Josh is flown to King's College Hospital by air ambulance having been crushed between a barge and a bridge, in minors, best friends Liam and Nicola are recovering from a Sunday night out clubbing and 80-year-old Jean has been brought to King's by ambulance after collapsing at home.
6 "One Moment In Time" 20 June 2012 (2012-06-20) 2.99
This episode follows the work of King's A&E on the night that Whitney Houston died. 21-year-old Danielle collapsed after an exercise class and Registrar Swetha is concerned that Danielle's kidneys may be failing, and that she may even be at risk of cardiac arrest. Meanwhile a boy who has fallen head-first from a 20 feet balcony arrives in resus and 34-year-old Latoya who was out partying with friends when the straps on her platform heels gave way and she fell over.
7 "A Good Life" 27 June 2012 (2012-06-27) 2.50
A 93-year-old man is brought in with life-threatening injuries after being knocked down by a hit-and-run driver just outside the hospital. He goes into cardiac arrest, and a consultant must keep his heart going manually in a bid to save his life. Meanwhile, an 83-year-old's finger is mangled by a machine at his metal-working business, and a 51-year-old man with learning difficulties is treated after collapsing, prompting his elderly mother to wonder how he will cope after her death
8 "Saturday Night" 4 July 2012 (2012-07-04) 2.78
Consultant Emer Sutherland helps treat an eight-year-old who has fallen 8ft onto concrete while riding his BMX, losing his front teeth and possibly injuring his head and spine. A 19-year-old motorcyclist who hit a bollard requires urgent treatment on his leg, which may otherwise need to be amputated, and X-rays of a stabbing victim yield startling results
9 "Mum" 11 July 2012 (2012-07-11) 2.58
A woman with a weak immune system owing to the radiotherapy she underwent for breast cancer is bitten by her cat, a minor injury that could cause her serious problems. A 71-year-old with terminal cancer is brought in with breathing difficulties and a decision must be made about whether to resuscitate her if her condition worsens. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old translates for his Brazilian grandmother and a five-year-old has her head wound stitched
10 "We Are Family" 18 July 2012 (2012-07-18) 3.23
New staff nurse Sophie attends to 22-year-old chef James, who accidentally stabbed himself in the leg while chopping tomatoes. During an eventful shift, she also uses chest compressions to keep alive another patient and helps 54-year-old Bernard, who was out cold for 10 minutes after falling and banging his head against a car. However, when his family arrives, it turns out he had been drinking
11 "Snow" 25 July 2012 (2012-07-25) 2.71
Five-year-old Daisy is rushed in with severe burns after her skirt got caught in a gas fire. As paediatric sister Jen tries to ease the girl's distress, her father Damien also has treatment, having put out the flames with his bare hands. Seventy-four-year-old Maurice is brought in after hurting his hand in a fall, but his short-term memory is failing him, while 61-year-old Ginger is surprised to learn she may have to stay overnight after being scratched by her pet cat
12 "The "Q" Word" 1 August 2012 (2012-08-01) 2.72
As the episode begins, there are few patients in A&E and the first call of the night on the red emergency telephone is a wrong number. But staff know that quiet ("The Q word") rarely lasts long. Consultant Jacqui must act fast when severely underweight baby Jaziah is rushed into resus with breathing difficulties. In paediatric A&E, it is hoped that 18-month-old Charlie's urine test results will explain why he has been feeling unwell for five days, while 81-year-old Ronald prepares for a CT scan after suffering a suspected stroke that is affecting his speech
13 "Cause Unknown" 8 August 2012 (2012-08-08) 2.69
A nine-year-old girl is rushed into resus with memory problems after slumping over her desk at school. Consultant Liz has difficulty making a diagnosis, suspecting the pupil may have a viral infection that causes a swelling of the brain. A woman with a history of anxiety attacks requires a scan after being brought in suffering from numbness down her left side, and an 11-year-old boy is treated for a broken leg after being knocked down by a car.
14 "Life's little Hiccups" 15 August 2012 (2012-08-15) 2.61
A busy night shift sees a series of men admitted with various problems. Father-of-six Stacey is experiencing breathing difficulties, but his demanding attitude appears to mask a vulnerability. Twenty-year-old Sam is brought in after being attacked outside a nightclub and has possible injuries to the neck and spine. He is nervous because his father died at the hospital and, with a broken nose, is worried he may have lost his looks. Henry has an electrician's exam the following morning but has been hiccuping for three days. Registrar Faheem is determined to diagnose the problem and get him well in time.


Series 3 (2013)[edit]

Title Original air date Viewing Figures (millions)
1 "Brief Encounter" 10 April 2013 (2013-04-10) 3.11
A doctor is shocked when a young woman arrives in resus with life-threatening swelling on her brain following a random attack by a stranger on the streets, while a mother faces an agonising wait as tests are carried out on her 12-year-old son, who was hit by a car and airlifted to King's by emergency medics. A 90-year-old former circus performer is also in A&E after collapsing at home, and news of his colourful past quickly circulates among the staff.
2 "Three Sisters" 17 April 2013 (2013-04-17) 3.22
Eighty-year-old Rose has fluid on her lungs and is having trouble breathing. Her daughters Christine, Sandra and Debbie put on brave faces around her bedside, convincing her that everything will be all right, but in the relatives' room there's high emotion as they contemplate life without their mother. Also in resus at King's College Hospital is Kevin, a 55-year-old trucker who has sustained injuries in a road accident
3 "Reality Check" 24 April 2013 (2013-04-24) 2.73
A 39-year-old man is flown to King's College Hospital after being involved in a head-on collision while driving a friend's sports car, and doctors fear his injuries could leave him paralysed. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Thomassine requires treatment following a skateboarding accident and the staff see to Matias, 34, who has been dragged along a station platform by a moving train
4 "Valentine's Day" 1 May 2013 (2013-05-01) 2.40
The staff at King's College Hospital treat patients on Valentine's Day, including a 53-year-old psychologist who has injured his shoulder in a motorcycle accident. His partner is abroad and he doesn't want to worry her, so he decides to keep the incident a secret. Also in the A&E department are a man with a bleed on the brain and an elderly widower who has been bitten by his dog
5 "Second Chance" 8 May 2013 (2013-05-08) 2.41
Doctors assess the injuries of 47-year-old Chrissie, who was hit by a motorcycle as she crossed the road, but her husband Tim is caught in the traffic jam her accident has caused, leaving him struggling to get to the hospital. John is in resus in a confused state following a suspected stroke, and Benedict, who is 22, has come into King's because of his drinking problem
6 "Head First" 15 May 2013 (2013-05-15) 2.67
Eight-year-old Abby has had an accident at a diving pool and needs to have her head and neck scanned for serious injuries. Worried mum Nikki puts on a brave face while doctors perform tests, but dad Scott is stuck hundreds of miles away in Scotland. Meanwhile, Anne and Holton - part of a security team dealing with more than 50 incidents a month - encounter a variety of challenging patients on the night shift at King's College Hospital in London
7 "Walk Like a Man" 22 May 2013 (2013-05-22) 2.26
Patients arriving at King's College Hospital in London include 26-year-old Nicholas, whose jaw has been dislocated in an unprovoked attack, and Tyrell, 17, who needs to have a blackened toenail removed following a football injury. Meanwhile, Ho has brought his grandmother Amoui to the ward after finding her collapsed in her flat
8 "No Regrets" 29 May 2013 (2013-05-29) 2.70
Single father Gary, 47, is put in a medically induced coma at King's College Hospital to reduce the risk of brain damage following a serious motorcycle accident, and 69-year-old Steve confronts his fear of needles when a nurse has to remove a fishbone stuck in his finger. Meanwhile, 58-year-old lung cancer patient Terry is in A&E with his carer Sandy, a year after being given two weeks to live
9 "Live & Let Live" 4 June 2013 (2013-06-04) 2.49
Scaffolder Thomas arrives at King's College Hospital after suffering a head injury at a building site and doctors are concerned he may have fractured his skull, back or neck. Hilton, 85, has diabetes and is worried about his swollen legs, and retired architect Edgar is struggling to breathe following an asthma attack. Meanwhile, in the waiting room, two women make friends and swap stories and jokes
10 "Love & Pain" 12 June 2013 (2013-06-12) 2.35
The staff of King's College Hospital reflect on the different ways in which people deal with physical and emotional pain as they treat a new batch of patients. Ahmed, 28, dislocated his shoulder during a game of American football and grits his teeth as a doctor slots it back into place. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Lee is living with Behcet's disease, a condition that affects his nervous system and causes pain so severe he passes out, and father-of-four Simon, 30, has been found unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell and it emerges he hasn't eaten for days following a relationship break-up
11 "Duty of Care" 19 June 2013 (2013-06-19) 2.28
War veteran Douglas, 94, is brought into King's College Hospital with breathing difficulties by his youngest daughter and full-time carer Sylvie, while 97-year-old Hector's airway is at risk of collapsing and his blood pressure is dangerously high. The programme also meets 69-year-old Steve, who had to give up his job as a plumber four years ago following a road accident. He's on the ward seeking treatment for a fractured shoulder after falling off a chair
12 "For Better or Worse" 26 June 2013 (2013-06-26) 2.35
Senior nurse Scott deals with a very busy shift in resus, where every bed is occupied and patients continue to arrive, including 56-year-old Pauline, who has hit her head in an accident at home. Aerial fitter David, 62, has life-threatening injuries after falling 30ft from a roof, while opera critic John is in minors with a bad ankle, and 78-year-old former window cleaner Alfred talks about coming to terms with his wife's death
13 "Mothers & Sons" 3 July 2013 (2013-07-03) 2.30
Sarah, 35, arrives at King's College Hospital concerned that a brain tumour she first had as a teenager has returned. Helen, 47, is worried about her baby son James, who was born with a hole in his heart and one kidney, and has been vomiting since the morning, while 28-year-old Wayne seeks treatment for knife wounds to his leg after he tried to stop someone stealing his girlfriend's phone
14 "Under the Influence" 10 July 2013 (2013-07-10) 2.29
Tree surgeon Kevin, 57, arrives at King's College Hospital in London with breathing difficulties, having fallen off a ladder onto a metal bar, while 11-year-old Archie has cut his lip in an accident at school and is worried about stitches. Elsewhere, a drink-related fall has left 53-year-old John with a head injury, and barman Ross, 31, needs treatment for a fractured eye socket following an alcohol-fuelled night out
15 "A Few Good Men" 17 July 2013 (2013-07-17) 2.55
Staff nurse Graeme is attacked by a prisoner who has been brought to King's College Hospital for treatment and the team has to restrain the patient before giving him the care he needs. Father-of-two Tony, 59, is rushed in by helicopter medics following a head-on traffic collision, 85-year-old Eric arrives with ongoing stomach problems and 79-year-old Jim, who is experiencing breathing difficulties, quickly strikes up a rapport with the female staff and muses on what it means to be a gentleman
16 "Grin and Bear It" 24 July 2013 (2013-07-24) 2.17
Motorcyclist Richard, 23, is rushed into A&E by helicopter after crashing into a parked car and newly promoted consultant Fleur sends him off for scans, with his dad Ian racing to the hospital to check on his son's condition. Bar worker Bobby, 22, stood barefoot on a broken wine bottle and his best friend Sophie provides moral support and distracts him while junior doctor Ed stitches his wound. Meanwhile, 75-year-old Sarah has fallen and fractured her wrist, but deals with the pain stoically in the company of her daughter Lorraine and son Kieron
17 "Tough Love" 31 July 2013 (2013-07-31) 2.24
A young man who has had a severe reaction to a recreational drug is wheeled into Resus by paramedics, and senior sister Jen and the medical team face a challenge to calm their patient down so they can treat him. A 65-year-old woman is brought in by her best friends after hitting her head when she fell off a chair while playing bingo, and a 31-year-old man with multiple sclerosis is rushed in after developing a fever at home
18 "Twilight" 7 August 2013 (2013-08-07) 2.30
Schizophrenic Graham, 75, is brought to King's College Hospital after being stabbed in the neck by a stranger on his doorstep, and needs a CT scan to reveal the extent of his wound. Former nursery nurse Pat, 89, also arrives on the ward, having been found at the bottom of the stairs at home with no recollection of how she got there, while palliative care nurse Tracey treats 72-year-old retired postman Michael, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer
19 "Night Shift" 14 August 2013 (2013-08-14) 2.10
On a busy Saturday night at King's College Hospital, staff have to juggle the needs of elderly patients and sick children alongside those who are drunk or violent. Paramedics bring 12-year-old Grace into resus after she falls down a flight of stairs, while Sarah and Andy are concerned for their 10-month-old son Dexter, who has a high temperature and is unresponsive. Elsewhere, clinical site manager Gordon has a series of tests as a result of senior sister Jen noticing his bloodshot eye
20 "Life Blood" 21 August 2013 (2013-08-21) 2.51
The staff of King's College Hospital treat patients involved in traffic accidents. Jade from Kent is brought in after being hit by a car and knocked under a bus on her way to school, and doctors are concerned the 12-year-old may have fractured her skull. Meanwhile, Geraldine, 60, has been injured while trying to cross the road, and after recently being released from prison 40-year-old Brian is in minors with a broken ankle, but the swelling means his electronic curfew tag will have to be removed
21 "Worst Case Scenahuhgjfhmg nth hype" 2.29i-year-old Arthur, who has been brought into resus with acute stomach discomfort and has several underlying conditions that could be to blame. Meanwhile, 20-year-old wine merchant Tom is rushed into A&E after collapsing with sharp chest pains and breathing difficulties, and retired soldier Rockey is concerned about his blurred vision.

Series 4 (2013)[edit]

Title Original air date Viewing Figures (millions)
1 "Life in the Fast Lane" 13 November 2013 (2013-11-13) 2.44
The staff treat patients involved in serious road accidents, including 48-year-old retired soldier Steve, who was found unconscious at the wheel, 11-year-old schoolgirl Scarlett, who has been knocked down by a car, and Pauline, 70, who was hit by a vehicle that mounted the pavement, seriously injuring her lower legs
2 "Love Hurts" 20 November 2013 (2013-11-20) 1.97
Young parents Nicole and Stefian arrive in resus with their 19-month-old daughter Xah'Nae, who is unresponsive and has a high fever, and doctors fear she may have a life-threatening infection. Meanwhile, the team suspects 61-year-old Christine has suffered a second stroke in 10 years, and 52-year-old Graham, who has Down's syndrome, is brought into A&E by his sisters following an accident
3 "One Day at a Time" 27 November 2013 (2013-11-27) 1.64
Bill, 92, arrives at King's with breathing difficulties and a swollen leg and test results suggest there may be something seriously wrong, while 25-year-old Sarah is finding it hard to stand up and has been brought in by her mum and grandfather. She has learning difficulties as a result of an inherited genetic disorder and doctors are concerned she may have suffered a stroke
4 "Remember Me" 4 December 2013 (2013-12-04) 1.63
Peggy, 85, arrives at the hospital by ambulance, having injured her knee at home. It's the second time she has fallen in two months and medics want to find out if there's a more serious underlying cause. Meanwhile, the team keeps a close eye on 75-year-old Bob, who has had a suspected heart attack, and Ben, 25, isn't overly concerned by his swollen finger, until a doctor diagnoses cellulitis
5 "Mum's The word" 11 December 2013 (2013-12-11) 2.42
Schoolboy Eddie, 12, is brought into A&E having been hit by a car on his way home from school, and doctors are concerned he may have suffered a bleed on the brain, as well as damage to his kidneys. Meanwhile, 64-year-old Linda, who breathes with the help of a tracheostomy, arrives at King's after experiencing respiratory failure at home, and student Amy, 20, has been coughing up blood
6 "Next of Kin" 18 December 2013 (2013-12-18) 2.42
Doctors are concerned that 38-year-old Stacie may be paralysed following an accident at a friend's all-night party, while 19-year-old veterinary student Ashleigh is rushed into A&E after being involved in a high-speed head-on car crash. Elsewhere, Peter, 78, arrives at King's with abdominal pains, and as he receives treatment, he paints a picture of his eventful life

Series 5 (2014)[edit]

Series 6 (2014)[edit]


Title Original air date Viewing Figures (millions)
"The Making Of 24 Hours In A&E" 4 June 2013 (2013-06-04) 1.07
This documentary takes a look behind the scenes at how this large-scale production is made through every stage of the process. This programme captures the rig being set up, as 92 remotely operated cameras, 100 microphones and 16 miles of wiring are installed in the department by technicians. The programme shows how the crew of 170 – an unprecedented number for a documentary – is assembled and trained.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Year Awards Category Result
2012 Royal Television Society Awards Documentary Series Won



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