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Channel 4 commissions “Super Surgeons” from Wonderhood

Channel 4 has commissioned UK-based documentary and factual producer Wonderhood Studios, for a three-part series following surgical oncologists using new technology to attempt to save or prolong their patients’ lives. Super ...
July 4, 2022

Channel 4 has commissioned UK-based documentary and factual producer Wonderhood Studios, for a three-part series following surgical oncologists using new technology to attempt to save or prolong their patients’ lives.

Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life (3 x 60 minutes) is made in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, and is produced by the team behind the previous Channel 4 series Baby Surgeons. The series has access to The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist cancer hospital that’s a world leader in new surgical technology, and follows the stories of the surgeons’ patients with difficult-to-treat cancers.

The series covers the impact cancer has on patients and their loved ones, and the NHS’ work at extra capacity to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Super Surgeons is executive produced for Wonderhood Studios by James W Newton and Katharine Patrick, and produced and directed by Joy Ash. Series director is Ben Rumney. BBC Studios is distributing the series internationally.

Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life will give us profound insight into the lives of patients requiring life-saving surgery and a unique perspective on cancer from the consultants treating them,” Newton and Patrick said in a statement. “It will show the courageous decision-making by both patients and surgeons and reveal the courage and hope that carry patients through their treatment at such a difficult time in their lives.”

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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