BBC One Orders Another Season of Ambulance


LONDON: BBC One has commissioned Endemol Shine’s Dragonfly to produce a second installment of the factual series Ambulance.

Ambulance follows the work of emergency medical teams. The new 8×60-minute season will focus on the West Midlands Ambulance Service. The first installment was broadcast as a three-part run on BBC One in 2016 and centered on the London Ambulance Service.

Kim Shillinglaw, the director of factual programming at Endemol Shine UK, said: “Ambulance is a beautifully executed series of real quality packed with drama and warmth. Dragonfly delivered something definitive, highly watchable and with real insight, creating a huge hit for BBC One audiences. We are thrilled the channel has asked for more than double the episodes for the second [season].”

Danny Horan, commissioning editor of documentaries at the BBC, added: “Ambulance goes way beyond the blue flashing lights genre and tells the complex story of a public service under intense pressure from many corners. It’s a series that uniquely delivers both heart-rending and life-affirming stories with extraordinary insight into our increasingly complicated world.”