Channel 4 has commissioned 30 new episodes of the RTS award-winning documentary series 24 Hours in A&E which will be filmed at a new location, St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south west London.
The 30 x 60 minute programmes have been commissioned from The Garden Productions by Channel 4’s Documentary Commissioning Editor Madonna Benjamin. Transmission dates of the new programmes are to be confirmed.
Seventy episodes of the series have been filmed at the south London hospital.
The observational documentary series films around the clock in a busy A&E department, featuring daily life-or-death dramas. The critically-acclaimed series first broadcast in 2011 and won the 2012 RTS Award for Best Documentary Series and regularly attracts audiences of 3 million viewers.
Channel 4’s Documentary Commissioning Editor Madonna Benjamin said: “24 Hours in A&E is one of Channel 4’s best loved and longest running observational documentary series. Because all the cases come from one 24 hour period, no two programmes are quite alike.
“Over three years and seventy episodes, we’ve captured the incredible work done by the dedicated staff at King’s. It’s sad to be leaving King’s and we’re incredibly grateful for the welcome given to us by the staff and patients, but it’s also exciting to be moving a few miles down the road to meet the team at St George’s. We’re looking forward to working with them and sharing their stories with the series’ fans.”
Hamo Forsyth Executive Producer of 24 Hours in A&E at The Garden Productions said: “We looked around the country for a new hospital and St George’s A&E department had everything we were looking for and more. We were very impressed by the professionalism of the team. Not only do they offer world-class care to patients, but we really picked up on the strong team spirit and friendliness amongst staff. I’d also like to thank King’s College for their incredible hospitality over the last three years.”
The last in the series to be filmed at King’s College aired last night (Monday 16th June).