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Saving Lives at Sea

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A crew member is washed off a cliff trying to save a concussed spearfisherman, a rescue in Blackpool goes wrong, and volunteers try to rescue families from rising waters in Cumbria. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
David Hodgkinson
Executive Producer:
Edmund Coulthard
Series Producer:
Luned Tonderai
Director:
Simon Draper
Production Company:
Blast! Films

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Documentary following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The volunteers are called to rescue two students who have jumped naked into the River Thames while high on LSD. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
David Hodgkinson
Executive Producer:
Edmund Coulthard
Series Producer:
Luned Tonderai
Director:
Simon Draper
Production Company:
Blast! Films

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Documentary following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The volunteers are called to rescue the crew of a fishing boat that has run aground in the middle of a storm. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
David Hodgkinson
Executive Producer:
Edmund Coulthard
Series Producer:
Luned Tonderai
Director:
Simon Draper
Production Company:
Blast! Films

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Documentary following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The volunteers are called to rescue a father who gets himself into difficulties after trying to rescue his son. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
David Hodgkinson
Executive Producer:
Edmund Coulthard
Series Producer:
Luned Tonderai
Director:
Simon Draper
Production Company:
Blast! Films

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

The RNLI volunteers race to the rescue of a diver found unconscious 30 metres underwater, a yacht sinking in the middle of the Channel and a windsurfer caught out in a storm. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Company:
Blast! Films

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 4

Episode 8

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

The RNLI volunteers race to the rescue of a huge cargo ship aground on a sandbank, a kayaker who has set off an emergency beacon, and a horse in danger of drowning in a river. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Blast! Films
Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Series Producer:
Alex Raw

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

The volunteers of the RNLI race to save two paddleboarders being swept into a shipping lane, search for a missing fisherman and abandon a crewmate’s wedding when the pager calls. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

The volunteers of the RNLI race to rescue a stranded porpoise, a teenager trapped by the tide on a rocky outcrop and the crew of a fishing boat on fire. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 2 months

The volunteers of the RNLI race to rescue a paddleboarder being blown out to sea, a man overboard and two teenage girls trapped on a sandbank and at risk of drowning. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 4

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

The volunteers of the RNLI race to save a sinking schooner and a walker with a broken leg, while cries for help in the early hours of the morning lead to an eerie night-time search. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 5

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 2 months

The volunteers of the RNLI race to save a stricken fishing boat in a force-eight gale, a yacht trapped on a weir in Loch Ness and a puppy that has swallowed a fishing hook. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 7

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

The volunteers of the RNLI race to save a family trapped in their car, slowly being engulfed by the sea, two kayakers close to drowning, and a fossil hunter cut off by the tide. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 8

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

The RNLI volunteers face a search in one of the worst storms in living memory, race to save three people caught in a rip current and two men stuck on an oil rig's anchor chain. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 9

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 2 months

The RNLI volunteers search for a missing kitesurfer, race to rescue a father and daughter being swept out to sea and try to save all nine lives of a casualty in the Thames. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 5

Episode 10

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 2 months

The RNLI volunteers race to save a teenage paddleboarder being swept out to sea, a sinking cargo ship and a yacht being battered by an Atlantic storm. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sarah Spencer
Series Producer:
Alex Raw
Production Manager:
Sue Innes
Director:
Luke Proctor
Production Company:
Blast Films Ltd

Saving Lives at Sea

Series 2 (Shortened Versions)

Episode 1

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary series following the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The Tenby crew race to a kayaker with suspected back and neck injuries after being caught out by a freak wave. Show more