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999: Critical Condition

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12 x 60

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Every day, medical staff make a series of decisions that are often the difference between life and death.  It’s a world where every second matters. Embedded in one of the UK’s best trauma centres, Critical Condition follows the cases that matter most – the cases where someone’s life is on the line.

Across the board, critics, fellow professionals, medics and viewers have all hailed this series as ground-breaking, re-inventing the genre, with the national press calling it “incredible”, “astounding”, “stunning”, and “extraordinary”“Critical Condition brings new vitality to medical TV…. It is hard to imagine more compelling television”.

Ground-breaking in its approach with a shooting style that’s more akin to fast paced drama, each programme puts viewers at the heart of this battle for life – following staff and patients as they confront the difficult realities of emergency medicine.

Made with an inclusive and diverse crew, both on and off screen, the series was hugely successful for the broadcaster and enormously popular with viewers against strong competition – with a series average over all 8 episodes of 2m (9.3% share) with a peak of 2.2m. The series was 86% up on series 1, with 16-54’s up 100% and ABC1’s by 61%. Reach was over 7m.

Press quotes:
  • The Times: An astounding programme”
  • The Mirror: “Incredible…astonishing”
  • The Guardian: “Critical Condition: the most nerve shreddingly hardcore hospital doc ever”
  • Radio Times: “There are times when this stunning fly-on-the-wall documentary makes 24 Hours in A&E look like Carry on Doctor”
  • The Observer: “Edge-of-the-seat stuff”

999: Critical Condition

Critical Condition brings new vitality to medical TV…. It is hard to imagine more compelling television

The Guardian

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