After the success of Critical Condition, Channel 5 asked us to see if we could innovate and provide a fresh approach to the world of the operating theatre. Could we create something that was innovative and immersive that transported viewers as leading surgeons undertake the most critical and life-saving cases? This series is the result.
Made with access to some of Britain’s best surgeons at the University Hospitals Birmingham, each episode follows surgeons and their patients minute by minute in theatre as they battle with the challenges of highly complex cases. The programmes provide an unrivalled perspective to split-second decision-making in a fight against the constant risk to life – revealing the cutting-edge techniques of the expert surgeon’s craft as never before.
“The most astounding thing on TV last night… It was breathtaking – The Times
‘Hypnotic’ – The Times
‘Awe-inspiring’ – Telegraph
‘Remarkable’ – Daily Mail Weekend
‘Captivating’ – The Sun
Surgeons: A Matter of Life or Death continues Thursdays at 9pm on Channel 5