24 Hours in A&E

24 hours in A and E

‘24 Hours in A&E’ is an award-winning documentary series that was filmed at King's between 2011 and 2014.

During the course of six series and 70 programmes, the series used up to 100 fixed cameras to take viewers inside the workings of our Emergency Department, and capture the highs and lows of emergency medicine. It is the largest documentary series ever shown on Channel 4.

Pioneered by King’s in partnership with production company The Garden and Channel 4, the series showed how staff work together to treat the 400 patients who arrive at the department each day.

The series was a critical and ratings success. Described by The Times as ‘a magnificent advert for the NHS’ and by The Guardian as ‘a series which makes you want to run out into the street and shout HURRAH for the NHS’, it regularly attracted between 2.5 and 3 million viewers. It was nominated for a TV BAFTA in 2013, and won best documentary series at the Royal Television Society Awards in 2012.

After six series at King's, the programme moved St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, in 2014.