What time is Ambulance on TV?

Everything you need to know about series two of the lid-lifting BBC documentary

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What time is it on TV?

Ambulance concludes on Thursday 12th October at 9pm on BBC1.

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What’s it about?

The eight-part documentary follows the work of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. It doesn’t just focus on paramedics, but also reveals the roles of call-handlers, ambulance dispatchers in the highly pressurised control-room, technicians and specialist Air Ambulance crews. West Midlands Ambulance Service receives more than 3,000 emergency calls every day, and with an ageing population, out-of-hours mental health services and GP surgeries increasingly stretched, and many A&E departments overcrowded, the role of the ambulance service is changing.

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Is it any good?

Yes. The access that the camera crew have to scenes of emergency is incredible, and it’s fascinating to learn about the high-pressured roles of ambulance call-handlers, a job that is so essential but we don’t know much about. It is especially poignant given the current struggles of the NHS to keep up with demand.