Channel 4 recommissions 24 Hours in A&E

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Fixed rig documentary series 24 Hours in A&E has been recommissioned for a fourth series. Produced by The Garden Productions, the series captures a 24-hour period in the A&E department at King’s College Hospital London, one of the busiest in Britain.

Consisting of 28 new episodes, the new series will be filmed with 92 high definition cameras, the most ever used in a series of this kind.

As well as footage captured by the fixed rig cameras, the award-winning series also features talking heads from the staff, patients and families involved.In addition to the commission of a fourth series, a new twenty-part series is set to broadcast in the spring.

Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff, consultant and clinical lead for King’s College Hospital’s Emergency Department, said: "24 Hours in A&E has allowed TV audiences amazing access to our Accident and Emergency Department, so people can see what we do every day at King's. We've had an overwhelmingly positive response from patients, staff and members of the public and, as important, it has helped us show people the challenges we face day in, day out. It’s a rare and unique way of educating the public about what we do.”

The series was commissioned by Channel 4’s documentary commissioning editors Madonna Benjamin and Mark Raphael. Nick Curwin, chief executive of The Garden Productions, is onboard as executive producer.

The Garden Productions, launched in 2010, also produced Seven Dwarves for Channel 4, another fixed-rig documentary, following seven dwarf actors living under one roof as they prepared to feature in a pantomime performance of Snow White.