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Helicopter Heroes, Down Under Episode 1 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

A freak wave leaves a surfer badly hurt and Londoner Dr Sarah McNeilly flies into the outback to rescue an Aboriginal rock star who is critically ill.

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    It’s one of the most beautiful but dangerous places on earth.


    And when Australians call out the flying doctor, they are likely to be British and so is the
    pilot, paramedic and crewman.


    From shark attacks on the surfing beaches to exploding BBQs in the Sydney suburbs.


    These are the Brits who can make the difference between life and death Down Under.


    James Milligan is an NHS consultant working at Leeds General Infirmary. Now like hundreds of medics every year, he’s swapping rainy Britain for a life in the sun.


    But it is a place where the nearest hospital can be 200 miles away and the wildlife can kill you.


    Welcome to one of the world’s most extreme health services.


Series Producer
Kristin Hadland
Executive Producer
Carla-Maria Lawson
Executive Producer
Ian Cundall


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