NEW TV SERIES: David Tennant Narrates Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital
David Tennant is the narrator for a new heart-warming programme coming to Channel 4 that meets the children and families visiting Birmingham Children's Hospital. Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital will air on Thursday nights at 9pm BST.
The ten-part weekly series 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.
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.
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.
During the series, 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 9th June, 9pm
This first episode meets three fathers with stiff upper lips, but whose bottom ones begin to wobble. A football coach's son goes into minor surgery; another dad finds his feet in difficult circumstances; and a third father battles an instinctive fear about his son going under the knife.
Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital is produced by Dragonfly, part of the Shine group and the makers of One Born Every Minute.