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From the antiseptic routine of the wards to the thrill of a roadside rescue, we can't seem to get enough of medical documentaries – as new series An Hour to Save Your Life attests

A 31-year-old male has been "bulls-eyed" by a car and we're in the air ambulance, flying out from the Royal London hospital to a suburban street, where the man lies in a twisted, bloodied heap with his feet pointing in what even a layman would identify as the wrong direction. Known in the advanced trauma trade as a "Ped V Car" (pedestrian versus car), it's not looking good.

Take a deep breath, for this is TV's latest, in-your-face medical documentary format, An Hour To Save Your Life. We're are in the air and on the ground with unflappable, orange-clad paramedics as they attend patients "at the very edge of life" during the first "golden hour". Each 60-minute »

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