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Series 2-Episode 4

Series 2-Episode 4

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An 11-year-old boy called Kofi is brought in to the King’s College Hospital A&E after being hit by a van and thrown into railings. It’s difficult to watch but very powerful as teams of doctors hover round his bed and try to stabilise him. Meanwhile, his father slumps on the floor clutching what looks like a Bible and telling us (in an interview recorded much later): “I felt hurt in places I didn’t know hurt.”

As Kofi’s story unfolds there are other dramas — a man with a knife stuck in his face, for instance. And by way of contrast, the case of the 1960s pop star (he played Telstar!) with chest pains: “I was the favourite cocktail pianist of the president of Mexico,” he informs his nonplussed doctor.


An 11-year-old who has been hit by a van is brought to the hospital in a critical condition, while 73-year-old Roger Jackson, of 1960s band the Tornados, talks about his fight with cancer and coming to terms with mortality. Meanwhile, senior consultant Chris Lacy is tested to the limit when three trauma patients arrive in quick succession and a gang gathers outside A&E.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Tom McDonald
Executive Producer Nick Curwin
Series Producer Kirsty Cunningham


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