W has handed out a two-season renewal to Inside The Ambulance. UKTV’s flagship entertainment has ordered ten episodes for both seasons four and five, which will air later this year.
The renewal comes after the first three seasons of the show proved to be a rating’s hit; ranking as W’s highest rating commission in 2017 and reaching 8.55 million adults (including repeats on Really). As part of a previous bumper renewal, W has also commissioned special series Inside The Ambulance At Christmas, which will air in December.
Inside The Ambulance is a mobile fixed rig series that follows the work of West Midlands Ambulance Service and gives an intimate perspective on what it’s like to respond to emergency calls. The series, produced by Brown Bob Productions, uses GoPro cameras that are mounted both inside the ambulance and on crew members themselves. It was recommissioned by UKTV’s Deputy Director of Commissioning Hilary Rosen and General Manager for Entertainment and Comedy Steve North. Natalie Rose will executive produce for UKTV with Bridget Sneyd for Brown Bob Productions, alongside Daisy Scalchi as series producer.
Earlier this year, UKTV’s turned the Inside The… brand into a franchise after they green-lit Inside The Vets, also for W. Another fixed rig series, Inside The Vets offers a unique perspective of the incredible work undertaken by veterinary surgeon Clive Munn and his team of specialists, treating furry felines and the UK’s most exotic species. This marks the second piece of commissioning news to come out of W this week. As TVWise reported yesterday, the channel has also ordered a three episode cosmetic surgery documentary series, titled Sex, Knives & Liposuction, fronted by Cherry Healey.