Ambulance

The BEST episodes of Ambulance

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

An insight into the operation of the UK Ambulance Service; from the highly-pressurised control room to the crews on the streets. Ambulance provides an honest 360-degree snapshot of the daily dilemmas and pressures. The first season follows the London Ambulance Service. Other seasons focus on the West Midlands Ambulance Service and the North West Ambulance Service.

Last Updated: 5/19/2022Network: BBC One
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Manchester - Episode 6
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9.29
14 votes

#1 - Manchester - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/11/2019

Multiple 999 calls come in for a patient who has been struck by a car so a decision is made to send the helicopter crew. Unfortunately the chopper is grounded by freezing conditions and the scene is 45 minutes away by car. Paramedics Cassie and Ray to a patient who is short of breath, only to face a dilemma, and advanced paramedic Jon responds to an urgent call to a homeless man who no discernible pulse after spending the night in a van.

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Manchester - Episode 1
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9.07
14 votes

#2 - Manchester - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/30/2019

Call handler Laura offers life saving advice to a panicked 999 caller, the call makes such a deep impact that she decides on the spot to change the direction of her life.

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Episode 8
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9.00
5 votes

#3 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/2018

West Midlands Ambulance Service crews pay a heavy emotional toll after attending troubling cases of addiction and attempted suicide.

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Liverpool - Episode 1
star
8.92
13 votes

#4 - Liverpool - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/4/2020

Filmed in Spring 2019. Following ambulance teams attending to the 1.4 million people of Merseyside on St Patrick's Day weekend.

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Episode 5
star
8.91
11 votes

#5 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/25/2019

A Friday night shift takes an unexpected turn for paramedic Jon. A panicked caller needs help for a friend who has given birth in a hotel room despite not knowing she was pregnant.

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Episode 6
star
8.85
26 votes

#6 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/31/2018

The last Saturday before Christmas is a busy, with controller Sui having to prioritise stabbing victims and reports of drowning over patient's like Betty, whose daughter says she's fine but needs help getting up having fallen to the floor.

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Episode 5
star
8.85
13 votes

#7 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/14/2020

It is Halloween and in the control room, B watch are on duty and expecting a busy night. A call from the London Fire Brigade requesting assistance at a fire in a block of flats immediately puts the team under pressure. Crewmates Sarah and David are dispatched, joining 106 other emergency services personnel at the scene. Mother-and-daughter team Nicola and Maisie have just finished with their first patient of the night but are immediately dispatched to a 12-year-old boy who has had an unfortunate accident. As the night shift continues, multiple 999 calls flood in reporting a devastating scene after two buses and a car have collided. With multiple casualties, the situation is declared a significant incident. This is rare occurrence - London Ambulance Service have only declared this twice in the last year. On this busy Halloween night, the service must somehow make ten more ambulances available at the incident. Nicola and Maisie are amongst those sent to help.

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Manchester - Episode 5
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8.82
11 votes

#8 - Manchester - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/4/2019

Resource manager Saj is forced to make a split-second decision over where to send his limited resources when he is confronted with the choice between a patient who could be in cardiac arrest at a house fire or a child who is choking. Advanced paramedic Luke puts his specialist training to use when he is dispatched to a life-threatening motorcycle accident that has created multiple 999 calls.

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Episode 7
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8.75
4 votes

#9 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/22/2018

A Friday night nightshift on a pay weekend in winter proves to be busy for the specialist trauma team.

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Liverpool - Episode 3
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8.75
12 votes

#10 - Liverpool - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/18/2020

North West Ambulance Service mobilises extra resources as thousands of visitors arrive in Liverpool for the Grand National.

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Episode 8
star
8.69
13 votes

#11 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/16/2019

While most enjoy a hot May bank holiday weekend in Manchester, North West Ambulance Service paramedics Gary and Claire need face matters of life and death.

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Episode 6
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8.67
18 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/2/2019

Joining North West Ambulance Service for a twelve-hour night shift. Call handler Elly tackles an increasing volume of calls, and there are surprises for paramedics April and Clare.

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Liverpool - Episode 2
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8.62
13 votes

#13 - Liverpool - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/11/2020

The control room team feel the pressure on a busy night as they receive calls concerning a cocaine binge, a traffic collision and an accident involving a cherry picker.

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Manchester - Episode 2
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8.50
18 votes

#14 - Manchester - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/6/2019

As senior paramedic Rich waits for his first job, he comments on the increase in homelessness in Greater Manchester. A category one response is needed for a man lying unconscious on the street because it is believed he has taken synthetic cannabis.

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Episode 2
star
8.50
14 votes

#15 - Episode 2

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/23/2020

Advanced Paramedic Kev is dispatched to a cardiac arrest. There is brief hope when they get a pulse back, but the patient needs to be urgently transferred to hospital, and a van is blocking the ambulance’s path and refusing to move. Gary and Fabio are dispatched to a patient who has fainted at Oxford Circus underground station, but whilst on scene, Extinction Rebellion protesters flood the area and block the roads. The next day, as MPs sit during the weekend for an important vote in Parliament, the team in control is taken by surprise when there's a problem nobody had foreseen - the entire computer system used to respond to 999 calls crashes. The team is forced to make an urgent switch from computers to pen, paper and map books, answering calls and taking down the information by hand before dispatchers radio the crews and direct them to the most serious cases.

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Episode 3
star
8.50
18 votes

#16 - Episode 3

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/2020

Amy, who is less than a year into the job, tries to get help to a patient who has been assaulted by her partner. The woman is unable to tell Amy her proper address, which means the team on the ground have difficulty locating her. A 999 call for a baby having a fit is a priority call, and crewmates Kate and Terry are immediately dispatched. They are 2.5 miles from the Category One emergency, but the traffic jams lead to a fraught journey for the crew. Amy takes a 999 call for a patient threatening to set fire to a building, and trainee call handler Mackenzie, who is on her final shift of training, is put to the test when she takes a call from a woman in late-stage labour with twins. Reports of a 15-year-old boy in school uniform has been stabbed come in to the control room. The news is not good and knowing they can not save him from his fate has a profound effect on the team on shift

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Episode 1
star
8.47
19 votes

#17 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/18/2018

The staff of North West Ambulance service deal with 11,000 calls over the weekend when 80,000 festival goers descend on Manchester for the Parklife festival. Also, Glynn and Andrea are dispatched to a 94 year old woman who has had a fall.

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Liverpool - Episode 6
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8.40
10 votes

#18 - Liverpool - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/16/2020

Call handler Brogan has to guide one caller through the process of performing lifesaving CPR while they wait for an ambulance to arrive.

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Episode 4
star
8.38
13 votes

#19 - Episode 4

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/2020

It’s payday weekend for millions of Londoners, and police request urgent assistance at the scene of a stabbing. Josh and Vinny have been dispatched to a woman who has collapsed in a casino. Stuart and Rachel are sent to a grandmother with chest pains who has been waiting 23 minutes for an ambulance. Whilst on their way, the patient’s son calls again saying his mum has deteriorated and there is no alternative but to start CPR over the phone. The attentions of the control team are torn between a 999 call for a patient who has reportedly been shot ten times and reports of fight involving seven people. Incident response officer Pete and paramedic Kieran are dispatched to the scene of the fight, where they need to navigate the language barrier to unpick exactly what has happened. Reports come in that two people have been shot. Pete is dispatched to manage the scene. On arrival he decides there is no time to waste and the patients need to get to hospital immediately.

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Liverpool - Episode 4
star
8.36
11 votes

#20 - Liverpool - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/2/2020

A burglar has injured himself while trying to escape from a house he was burgling. As Kirsten arrives to support the crews already at scene, she finds he is in agony with a nasty open fracture to his leg.

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Liverpool - Episode 5
star
8.30
10 votes

#21 - Liverpool - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/9/2020

A man found slumped in his car in the city centre turns on the good samaritan who called an ambulance for him, leaving the caller needing emergency hospital treatment.

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Episode 1
star
8.29
14 votes

#22 - Episode 1

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/12/2021

Cameras follow crews from the North West Ambulance Service as they respond to the impacts of the Covid-19 epidemic and Storm Christoph.

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Manchester - Episode 3
star
8.28
18 votes

#23 - Manchester - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/13/2019

Doctor Ian and paramedic Nikki see the human consequences of youth violence when they attend a 13-year-old who has been stabbed and two young men who’ve been shot.

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Manchester - Episode 4
star
8.25
12 votes

#24 - Manchester - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/20/2019

North West Ambulance Service faces the pressure of the busiest day of the winter so far with an overwhelming volume of calls and severe delays handing over patients in hospital.

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Episode 6
star
8.25
12 votes

#25 - Episode 6

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/2020

A 999 call concerning a patient seen walking into the Thames takes priority. Although pulled from the water, the crew fear that the patient is at risk of secondary drowning.

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