Bizarre ER

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Bizarre ER
Genre Documentary
Narrated by Freema Agyeman
(series 1–3)
Sheridan Smith
(series 4)
John Barrowman
(series 5)
Tom Davis
(series 6)
Theme music composer Patrick Wolf
Opening theme "Accident & Emergency"
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6 (5 in the UK, 1 in the U.S.)
No. of episodes 40 (UK)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Maverick Television
Distributor All3Media
Original network BBC Three (series 1–4)
TLC/Discovery (series 5)
E4 (series 6-)
Original release 14 February 2008 (2008-02-14) – present
Related shows Bizarre Animal ER
External links

Bizarre ER is a BBC Three, and later E4, television show that deals with hospital mishaps.

Series guide[edit]

Every episode shows a miraculous survival story and strange facts, like the woman who fell out of a plane at 35,000 ft and survived. Series 2 began airing on 21 April 2009 and consists of ten 30 minute episodes. Series 1 and 2 were filmed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.[1]

Following the first five episodes, the show's animal counterpart Bizarre Animal ER, narrated by Kevin Bishop, aired for eight episodes on BBC Three in Bizarre ER's Tuesday slot.[2] Bizarre ER returned after for five more episodes.

Bizarre ER returned for a twelve-part third series from 10 May 2010[3] and finished on 19 July 2010.[4] The series was filmed at the Northampton General Hospital.

The series returned for a ten-part fourth series on 28 March 2011, now narrated by Sheridan Smith.[5] Filming takes place at Northampton General Hospital as well as Bradford Royal Infirmary. The series also features bizarre operations that have happened around the world.

Series 5 is set in the USA with John Barrowman as narrator, it started in March 2013 and ended in May 2013. Series 6 is set at several hospitals across the UK, locations include Dudley, Warwick, Basingstoke and the Isle of Wight

International broadcast[edit]

Bizarre ER is now airing in the U.S. on the Discovery Fit & Health channel.[citation needed] In Italy, it is broadcast by DMAX.[6]


Series Start date End date Episodes Narrator
1 14 February 2008 3 April 2008 8 Freema Agyeman
2 21 April 2009 14 July 2009 10
3 10 May 2010 19 July 2010 12
4 28 March 2011 30 May 2011 10 Sheridan Smith
5 March 2013 May 2013 8 John Barrowman
6 14 March 2017 N/A 10 Tom Davis

Bizarre Animal ER

Series Start date End date Episodes Narrator
1 26 May 2009 5 November 2009 8 Kevin Bishop


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