Channel Four orders more 24 Hours in A&E

Channel Four{jcomments on}Channel Four has ordered a second series of 24 Hours in A&E.

Channel 4 has commissioned a second 14-part run of 24 Hours in A&E from The Garden Productions for transmission in 2012. The first series, also comprising 14 hour-long episodes, was filmed in the A&E department of King’s College Hospital, London. Both critically-acclaimed and a ratings hit – its audiences have so far averaged 3.2 million.

“Week after week this series, made by some of Britain’s top documentary production talent, has proven it is possible to reveal, in intimate detail, the amazing and moving stories of frontline NHS staff and the patients whose lives often hang in the balance.” – Hamish Mykura

Each programme in the series focused on the dramatic stories of patients treated within the same 24-hour period. From life-threatening brain injuries to splinters and from gun and knife wounds to strokes, 24 Hours in A&E got up close and personal to patients and medical staff, using seventy fixed cameras.

“A second series commission is a huge tribute to the talent of the production team as well as the staff at King’s, whose work has made such compelling television over the last fourteen weeks”. – Magnus Temple, Chief Executive of The Garden Productions