UKTV has ordered the observational docuseries Nurses Down Under for its premium entertainment channel W. The series is produced by ITV Studios Australia and is set to air later this year.
The 10 x 60-minute program will take viewers on a journey to the heart of Sydney’s frontline, with exclusive access to the men and women working in hospitals across the Australian city. From A&E incidents to operations in theatre, deliveries in maternity wards, and races against time with the organ transplantation team, the UKTV Original series will offer an intimate opportunity for viewers to see the world of medicine through a nurse’s eye.
“Now more than ever do we need to celebrate frontline heroes across the globe, so I’m thrilled to have this brilliant documentary series coming to W later this year. We may be thousands of miles away from Australia, but there’s possibly many more similarities in this environment than we might think. Nurses Down Under will mix emotional stories with lighter moments that our viewers know and love, making this a perfect new addition to the schedule,” Adam Collings, channel director for W, said in a statement.
W’s Nurses Down Under has been commissioned for UKTV by Helen Nightingale, senior commissioning editor, and ordered by Adam Collings, channel director for W. Steve North is genre general manager for comedy and entertainment and Hilary Rosen is head of factual and factual entertainment. Executive producers for ITV Studios Australia are head of factual Ben Ulm and Steve Bibb, with the guidance from head of content Beth Hart. ITV Studios is handling distribution internationally.