First episode of Saving Lives at Sea airs next Wednesday!

We’re very pleased to announce what so many of you have been waiting for: Saving Lives at Sea will be on your TV screen from next Wednesday (16 August) at 8pm on BBC Two!
Saving Lives at Sea - our crew and lifeguards at Hoylake

Photo: David Bates

From the remote and rugged coastline of Aith in the Shetlands, to the packed sands of Woolacombe in Devon, the series gives a unique insight into the lives and work of our crew members and lifeguards who rescue thousands of people every year.

What’s new this year?

Saving Lives at Sea will be a 12-part documentary – so there will be even more rescues accompanied by heart-warming and emotive testimonials from crew members, lifeguards and the people they rescue.

This year 38 lifeboat stations were involved in filming for the series, and Irish lifeboat stations and lifeguards will be featuring for the first time.

Our real-life rescue footage has been really important for this series. To help improve the quality of the footage, 28 lifeboat stations and three lifeguarded beaches were equipped with new HD helmet cameras to capture the rescues they’ve been involved in over the last year.

Want to get involved and find out more?

After each episode we’ll be carrying out Facebook Live interviews with crew members so you can listen in, ask your questions and tell your friends and family about it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SavingLivesAtSea when talking about the series on your social media channels to help spread the word.

Stay tuned to the Volunteer Zone for updates and some of the full stories of the rescues that you see each week on Saving Lives at Sea.

Saving Lives at Sea will be broadcast weekly from Wednesday 16 August to Wednesday 1 November on BBC Two at 8pm.