BBC TV series to bring NNUH to our screens

Throughout the autumn, a film crew will be based in the A & E department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), joining the team of doctors and nurses who work the toughest of shifts there.

Filming is taking place at the NNUH, for a new documentary series to be shown on BBC Three early next year – and the producers are calling for Norfolk people to take part. Bizarre E.R. will focus on the most extraordinary or unusual medical cases to be treated at the hospital.  The production team are keen to hear from local people who ended up at the Norwich A & E department in remarkable circumstances – or who suffered a rare injury or improbable accident.   

Surprising real life cases will be followed from admission through treatment and discharge. The show will also be full of weird and wonderful accident-related facts, startling statistics and remarkable medical science.  

And as well as filming cases coming through the doors of A & E this autumn, Bizarre E.R. will also recall some of the most extraordinary accidents and injuries to have been treated at the hospital in recent years.  If you have a story to tell, please contact researcher Laura Goodey at Maverick’s London offices, on 020 7874 6652.  

The series is being made by Maverick Television, the production company behind hit tv shows How To Look Good Naked and Embarrassing Illnesses, with the co-operation of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust.   Filming will be taking place right through to the New Year, to make eight half hour episodes.  

“We’re delighted to be shining a spotlight on East Anglia,” says series producer Peter Sweasey.  “The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital makes a great star for our series.  Being a new hospital, it has state-of-the-art treatment facilities and looks good on camera.  The size of the hospital, and diverse nature of the large catchment area it serves, means that our programme will feature on a very rich mix of cases – urban and rural, sports-players and students, industrial and agricultural, town and county.”  

Maverick Television executive Mark Downie says: “The series will pay tribute to East Anglia’s doctors and nurses, who cope with the most testing situations with unflinching professionalism and great good humour.”

Further information, please contact: Peter Sweasey, Series Producer 020 7874 661 or Hayley Gerrard, Communications Officer, NNUH 01603 289821 

Wednesday 17th of October 2007 04:00:20 PM