Seventy-nine-year-old Allan is rushed to St George’s Hospital in south London after falling in his garden. As doctors work to stabilise Allan’s chest and back injuries, his son Alex recounts the bond he witnessed between Allan and his parents, and the precious time Allan spent with them as they grew old.
Des, a 50-year-old London Underground worker, is having tests to look for signs of a heart attack after collapsing at a Tube station. Des recalls the difficulties he faced in his childhood, reflecting on how that influenced the father he wanted to be.
And 63-year-old Peter has come to A&E with an infected splinter in his arm. Peter recalls his youth spent serving in the Royal Navy and how it wasn’t until aged 30, when he left to pursue a career in live music, that he was able to be true to himself.
24 Hours in A&E – Monday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.