British commercial broadcaster ITV is preparing a spring line-up of specials to honor 70 years of the National Health Service of England (NHS).
Programming includes a new 3 x 60-minute series A&E Live, which sees presenter Davina McCall embedded in the accident and emergency departments of the NHS, from the 999 call to the conclusion. Produced by Optomen, the live documentary will feature the trauma unit of Leeds General Infirmary, considered the pioneer of emergency medicine.
Love Your Garden: NHS Special, meanwhile, focuses on the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, as the UK’s favorite gardener Alan Titchmarsh (pictured) and his team provide the grounds with a state-of-the-art garden to foster both escape and healing. The 60-minute special is produced by Spun Gold Television.
Finally, The NHS Heroes Award is a 120-minute special presented by Paul O’Grady. Billed as a major television event, the star-studded ceremony will recognize the achievements of NHS staff, and airs on primetime on May 14. Produced by Shiver, the awards show is a partnership event between ITV and the Mirror. Winners will be selected by the NHS Heroes judging panel.