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Ambulance

  • Season 2
  • 8 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Science

Summary

Documentary series providing a revealing insight into West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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Episode 3: Ambulance

Summary

Veteran ambulance man Mick and crew-mate Dave are dispatched to help a woman with pains in her stomach. But it soon turns out she is having a massive heart attack. Call supervisor Steph receives a call about a woman who has gone into labour at the side of the road, leaving her with little choice but to oversee the delivery of the baby over the phone.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A 999 call from a car at the side of a road brings a strange, tense calm to the West Midlands ambulance service control room. A woman is giving birth and it’s touch and go whether paramedics will reach her on time.

The baby is quickly born but isn’t breathing or crying. Luckily, after some crisp advice from the operator, all is well, the baby is fine. It’s an amazing, unseen vignette, topped with the startling exclamation; “She didn’t even know she was pregnant!”

It’s another brilliant, heart-rending hour with the paramedics as they respond to cardiac arrests, drunken falls and an old man who keeps ringing to ask for a lift home.

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Credits

Cast

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NarratorChristopher Eccleston

Crew

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EditorSam Bergson
Executive producerKirsty Cunningham
Executive producerSimon Ford
Series directorBruce Fletcher
Series producerJo Hughes

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  • Episode 3

    Ambulance

    Summary

    Veteran ambulance man Mick and crew-mate Dave are dispatched to help a woman with pains in her stomach. But it soon turns out she is having a massive heart attack. Call supervisor Steph receives a call about a woman who has gone into labour at the side of the road, leaving her with little choice but to oversee the delivery of the baby over the phone.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    A 999 call from a car at the side of a road brings a strange, tense calm to the West Midlands ambulance service control room. A woman is giving birth and it’s touch and go whether paramedics will reach her on time.

    The baby is quickly born but isn’t breathing or crying. Luckily, after some crisp advice from the operator, all is well, the baby is fine. It’s an amazing, unseen vignette, topped with the startling exclamation; “She didn’t even know she was pregnant!”

    It’s another brilliant, heart-rending hour with the paramedics as they respond to cardiac arrests, drunken falls and an old man who keeps ringing to ask for a lift home.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    NarratorChristopher Eccleston

    Crew

    rolename
    EditorSam Bergson
    Executive producerKirsty Cunningham
    Executive producerSimon Ford
    Series directorBruce Fletcher
    Series producerJo Hughes

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