Ambulance

Series 5 - Episode 3

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Review

There are small wells of deep unhappiness dotted throughout another affecting episode of what can be an extraordinary series. But there’s bravery and kindness, too. Paramedics Qas and Pragna are called to treat a man who appears to have collapsed in a car. He has a high temperature and is so sensitive to light, he keeps his hands across his face. When the patient opens up to the crew, a tragic story of loss emerges, one that Qas identifies with.

Back in the control room an astonishingly self-assured 11-year-old boy called Bradley has dialled 999 to report that his nan has stopped breathing. His 15-year-old sister Teigan, without any fuss, immediately starts CPR under the control handler’s instruction. (The children later received bravery awards.)

Elsewhere Jo and Cam attend a “lost young man”, who tells them, “I don’t know where to go from here.”

Summary

Doctor Ian and paramedic Nikki see the human consequences of youth violence as they start another night shift. They are immediately dispatched to an urgent 999 call in progress for a 13-year-old patient who has been stabbed, and when they arrive they find that the patient has suffered a stab wound to the central area of their chest. Immediately after leaving their patient at hospital, Ian and Nikki are dispatched to another urgent call, this time for two young men who have been shot.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Christopher Eccleston
Executive Producer Tom Currie
Executive Producer Simon Ford
Series Director Itamar Klasmer
Series Director Stuart Froude
Series Producer Peter Wallis-Taylor
Series Producer Sarah Veevers
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