Episode 3

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Duration: 1 hour

The groundbreaking eight-part series that tells the story of a single day in the NHS. One hundred camera crews were dispatched across the country to capture how this giant institution collides with every aspect of life in Britain. Through the experience of patients and staff, each film reveals the grief, frustration, heroism and joy evident in the NHS every single day.

In the third episode: a GP struggling with an unusual medical emergency on a Scottish Island and a top surgeon performing a high risk brain operation while the patient Daryl is still awake. In London, Pat waits anxiously for his wife Laura to come round from an induced coma. This film shows the vastly different contexts in which the NHS operates; urban and rural; both the cutting edge treatment for those who are critically ill with the more everyday procedures that make up the ailments and dilemmas of modern Britain.

Credits

Executive Producer
Amy Flanagan
Executive Producer
Amy Flanagan
Executive Producer
Magnus Temple
Executive Producer
Magnus Temple
Series Editor
Zac Beattie
Series Editor
Zac Beattie

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