Tonight, BBC America is rolling out the first two parts of a 14-part documentary series called 24 Hours In The ER, which follows emergency room crews at London’s King’s College Hospital. One of the heroes of the series is lesbian nurse Jen Du-Prat, a mother of two who lives with her wife and children in London.
Jen is an immediately lovable character. She’s free with her smiles, ready for a laugh, firm when she needs to be, and wonderfully compassionate. There’s no such thing as an ER documentary without death, and here’s what Jen had to say about it when filmmakers interviewed her:
If you plan to watch 24 Hours In The ER, I have to warn you that it is reasonably graphic, and there’s lots of suffering, particularly from family members of the patients — but somehow it still manages to remain optimistic. And even humorous. Maybe it’s the interviews with the survivors, or the way the King’s Cross staff manages to find moments of peace in joy in the frenetic pace of life-saving. If hospital shows are your kind of thing, you will love it. And you’ll love Jen.
Here’s a full trailer:
24 Hours In The ER premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on BBC America. Will you be watching?