UK TV PREMIERE: David Tennant Narrates Episode 6 Of Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital On Channel 4 Tonight
David Tennant narrates the sixth episode of Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital, from 9pm on Channel 4 tonight.
The heart-warming documentary is produced by Dragonfly, the team behind the award winning One Born Every Minute, and is set in one of the largest and most advanced paediatric units in the world. With an unprecedented scale of access, the show follows children and their families on their journeys through 34 specialist departments and further afield into their homes across Britain. The series also features and hears from more than 50 members of staff ranging from leading surgeons and Emergency consultants to specialised nurses, technicians and clinical child psychologists as they care not just for their patients, but the emotional wellbeing of the whole families they have in tow.
Set in the heart of Britain’s second city, the series combines single camera documentary filmmaking with a multi-camera rig set up throughout the hospital to give a 360 degree perspective on the whole hospital, its staff and of course, those that pass through its doors daily, all set against conversations round the dinner table at home and the fraught, funny and all too recognisable family car journeys to and from the hospital. Over the next ten weeks, we’ll follow a number of stories; from life-threatening illnesses and deeply personal psychological challenges to time-honoured childhood bumps and scrapes.
Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital
Thursday 14th July, 9pm
Having children forces people to grow up fast, and for families with children facing major challenges, the learning curve is steeper still. This inspiring and heart-warming episode follows parents who have started families early in life and are already having to make decisions that will define their children's future. Baby Isla has anophthalmia, a rare condition that meant she was born without eyes. Just one in every 10,000 babies in the UK are born with the condition and young parents Tom and Jessica are pulling together to support their baby as she begins the process of having her eye sockets expanded to accommodate prosthetic eyes. Seven-year-old Codi is having a new cast put on his leg. He was born with club feet and, together with his mum Kira, he has made over 120 visits to the hospital in his short life and undergone more than 12 procedures. Eight-week-old Jenson was born with Hunter syndrome, a rare life-limiting genetic disease. His young parents have made the agonising decision to put him forward for a pioneering new treatment, a stem cell transplant that could potentially cure him, but that also carries significant risk to his life. And six-year-old Lily is brought in by her dad Richard after her little sister slammed her finger in a door.