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24 Hours in A&E: Season 26 Premiere (S26EP1 Channel 4 Tues 18 Jan 2022)



The Royal Television Society award-winning documentary series returns for a new run, following patients who are treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s Hospital in south west London, one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain.

It’s a busy day in Resus for emergency care nurse Tim, who is juggling beds with a steady flow of new patients into the department. Tim reflects on his role and describes the huge impact that his father, a GP, had on his life, before he tragically died of brain tumour. Pam, who has Alzheimer’s, is brought in with suspected sepsis. The 82-year-old’s daughter Lisa paints a picture of Pam in her early years as a lively, fun-loving woman managing a West End club.

Emergency nurse practitioner Maria treats 27-year-old Theo, who hurt his knee while playing football. Maria says she wanted to be a nurse since she was just five. A day that Maria will never forget is the 1988 Clapham rail disaster.

Exec Prods: Lucie Duxbury, Spencer Kelly; Series Prods/Dirs: Joe John, Helen Crampton; Series Ed: Tom Wilde; Prod/Dir: Coco Bartlett; Prod Co: The Garden

Airdate: Tues 18 Jan 2022 at 21:00 on Channel 4

Season 26 Episode 1

Cameras film around the clock in some of Britain’s busiest A&E departments, where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day