A Chance at Life

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Great Ormond Street, Series 2 Episode 2 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

An intimate portrait of two surgeons in Great Ormond Street's General Surgery unit. Navigating between ground-breaking success and devastating failure, they must balance the risk of surgery against the chance of success. Treating children with extraordinarily complex conditions, some of whom are old enough to be involved in the decision making, this film follows the surgeons, patients and their families as they embark on a journey of preparation towards their operation and into the unknown.

  • BBC TV Blog

    BBC TV Blog

    Charlotte Moore, the commissioning editor for BBC documentaries, gives an insight into the making of the first series of Great Ormond Street and explains how a documentary from the perspective of a doctor can be so captivating.

    Read Charlotte Moore's post on the TV Blog

Credits

Director
Marina Parker
Director
Marina Parker
Executive Producer
Emma Hindley
Executive Producer
Emma Hindley

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