Medical Drama ‘Critical’ receives UK Air Date

Published On February 5, 2015 » 987 Views» By Darren Dimmick » News, TV
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The Jed Mercurio, created drama Critical has a confirmed air date on Sky 1.

The series which is helmed by the writer of the 90’s medical series Cardiac Arrest, is coming to Sky 1 this month, which some are saying is what 24 is to action Critical is to medical.

Producer Christopher Hall spoke about the series and explained why it was different from other medical series out there stating,

“There are lots of medical dramas out there, but this stands out in many, many different ways. No member of the cast or crew was quite prepared for what we’re attempting. We’re all out of our comfort zone. The reason it’s so different and why it will work is because the actors are actually doing the medical procedures themselves. On most medical dramas, you get a close-up of the actor’s head and then you cut through someone else’s hands doing the operation. Normally producers do a lot of cheating, but we’re trying to do it for real. And that makes everything much more authentic.”

The cast line up includes Lennie James (The Walking Dead), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Catherine Walker (Strike Back) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), this gripping 13-parter follows a team of highly-skilled doctors and nurses as they fight to save patients during the most life threatening hour of their treatment.

The first episode which airs on February 24th at 9pm will be titled Logline, the synopsis for the episode is ” A critically injured patient is helicoptered from a road accident to a new hospital emergency unit. As the major trauma team battles to keep him alive and determine the nature of his injuries, team leader Lorraine Rappaport is suddenly suspended and young doctor Fiona Lomas is forced to take charge. To her horror, a CT scan reveals the broken tipof a knife has penetrated the patient’s heart. When he begins to crash, Fiona can’t wait for the specialist cardiac team and has to clams hell his chest, remove the knife-blade and sew up the wound to the heart before he bleeds out. Inthe desperate aftermath, she gets in touch with the one person she thinks can save the trauma unit and the one person she shouldn’t call: army trauma surgeon, Glen Boyle.

See the trailer below

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