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Saving Lives at Sea

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs

Summary

In Season 1, a volunteer is washed off a cliff after trying to rescue a concussed fisherman, an 18-year-old hopes to become Newquay's first helmswoman and sailors are caught in a storm.

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Episode 2: Saving Lives at Sea

Summary

Volunteers at one of the RNLI's busiest stations on the River Thames, central London are called in the middle of the night to try and rescue two students, who have jumped naked into the river while high on the drug LSD. On the coast in Newquay, a 12-year-old boy on a cub scout `coasteering" trip has fallen badly and has suspected spinal damage, while volunteers at Eastbourne lifeboat station recover the body of someone who has taken their own life

Review

Once again there’s a marvellous roll call of the different professions found at an RNLI lifeboat station: a local GP, an architect, a boat painter, an ecotoxicologist (nope, no idea). But all of them transform into superheroes when they don their waterproofs and yellow wellies.

There are some happy endings — such as the woman reported missing who is found enjoying a particularly long swim — and a comical call-out as the London crew rescues two young men who are entirely naked and
a little, erm, addled.

But for youngster Jim and the crew in Eastbourne, there’s a grim but sadly familiar task — collecting a body from Beachy Head.

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Released on
2016-07-20
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rolename
Executive producerDavid Hodgkinson
Executive producerEdmund Coulthard
Series producerLuned Tonderai
Series directorSimon Draper

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  • Summary

    Volunteers at one of the RNLI's busiest stations on the River Thames, central London are called in the middle of the night to try and rescue two students, who have jumped naked into the river while high on the drug LSD. On the coast in Newquay, a 12-year-old boy on a cub scout `coasteering" trip has fallen badly and has suspected spinal damage, while volunteers at Eastbourne lifeboat station recover the body of someone who has taken their own life

    Review

    Once again there’s a marvellous roll call of the different professions found at an RNLI lifeboat station: a local GP, an architect, a boat painter, an ecotoxicologist (nope, no idea). But all of them transform into superheroes when they don their waterproofs and yellow wellies.

    There are some happy endings — such as the woman reported missing who is found enjoying a particularly long swim — and a comical call-out as the London crew rescues two young men who are entirely naked and
    a little, erm, addled.

    But for youngster Jim and the crew in Eastbourne, there’s a grim but sadly familiar task — collecting a body from Beachy Head.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2016-07-20
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerDavid Hodgkinson
    Executive producerEdmund Coulthard
    Series producerLuned Tonderai
    Series directorSimon Draper
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