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Saving Lives at Sea

Saving Lives at Sea is British Documentary TV series. Produced by Blast! Films. Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Brendan Coyle. It debuted on Jul 13, 2016, on BBC Two. The series has 9.1 * rating by IMDb.


How Many Seasons Of Saving Lives at Sea: 3 (26 episodes)

Season 4


Season 3

Season premieres on August 21, 2018

Finale: October 30, 2018

BBC Two, 10 episodes

Season 2

Season premieres on August 16, 2017

Finale: October 31, 2017

BBC Two, 12 episodes

Season 1

2016, BBC Two, 4 episodes

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Saving Lives at Sea is on BBC Two (United Kingdom) Tuesdays at 6 pm

Last episode:

S3E10 (Episode 10) - Air Date: Oct 30, 2018 (10 months ago)

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Tuesday's best TV: Doctor Foster; Saving Lives at Sea; Quacks - The Guardian - per Theguardian

This cult-series-in-waiting never quite got the viewing numbers it deserved, but we’ll miss it when it’s gone. The Victorian setting and cast suggest a Horrible Histories sketch (and even more so now, with HH’s Ben Willbond as dashing French surgeon Patrice Dupont), but the script from Rev’s James Wood has moments of emotional acuity amid the gags and gore. In this series finale, Dr Hendrick (Rupert Everett) himself is about to go under the knife. Ellen E Jones

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC2) TV review: A somewhat propagandistic portrayal of a very worthy cause - The Independent - via Independent

I’d also have appreciated some account of how it is that the RNLI is the only vital emergency service that is not in public (ie state) hands. From Cornwall to Anglesey to central London we found brave folk volunteering their services for free, in a way they don’t for the Fire Service or HM Coastguard, say – 5,000 of them in all. Yet, anything that relies on public donations and charity, as the RNLI does, is prone to underfunding when the economy takes a downturn (as we are about to discover again), and, arguably, funding through taxation is more secure and reliable than bring and buy fairs. 

RNLI crews at Newquay, Sennen Cove, Portreath and Perranporth featured on BBC Saving Lives at Sea - Cornwall Live - according to Cornwalllive

Last year alone RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people, saving 431 lives, while the charity's lifeguards responded to 17,414 incidents and saved 127 lives on some of the UK's busiest beaches.

A stirring insight into the working lives of the RNLI - Saving Lives at Sea, review - The Telegraph - via Telegraph

This wasn’t a flashy documentary, but it didn’t need to be; the generous, decent people on the boats made fascinating television by themselves. We met the crew of the Eastbourne station, whose job includes ministering to the many people who commit suicide by throwing themselves off Beachy Head each year.  


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