Sometimes, between life and death stands the ambulance service. Ambulance on BBC One followed staff in our control room and out on the road making life-saving decisions.
During BBC One’s recent eight-part series called Ambulance, viewers saw how our staff deal with an increasingly busy service, an ageing population and the challenges of responding to 999 calls in urban and rural settings. The series proved exceptionally popular with viewers and, each week, featured remarkable staff and heart-warming, emotional and difficult to watch (at times!) stories.
If you missed the series or would like to watch it again, you’ll need to be quick as it’s only on the BBC iPlayer for a short time! We live tweeted during each episode using #Ambulance and joined the conversation with thousands of viewers during the series. Visit our @officialwmas on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see what we posted. Here’s the trailer from the start of the series.
Prior to the series commencing, the BBC produced this quirky video…you’ll need to pick up your mobile phone and turn up the volume! Have a peek into our control room, ride in an ambulance and watch our staff treat patients all from the comfort of you sofa. This smart virtual reality video on BBC One’s YouTube channel allows viewers to see 360 degrees to experience what it’s like responding to 999 calls.
National Television Awards Nomination
We’re excited to announce that Ambulance has been nominated in the ‘factual entertainment’ category of the National Television Awards (NTAs) 2018. Ambulance, made by Dragonfly TV Productions, has made it to the final four in the category and is up against Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy and Gogglebox. You can cast your vote for Ambulance via https://www.nationaltvawards.com/vote by midday on Tuesday 23rd January. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the O2 in London on ITV from 8pm!