Saving Lives at Sea is back on BBC Two!

We’re excited to announce that the third series of Saving Lives at Sea will be airing on BBC Two from Tuesday (21 August) at 8pm.
Saving Lives at Sea is back on BBC Two for a third series

Photo: Nigel Millard

This series you’ll be able to see 17 lifeboat stations that didn’t feature in series two and there will be some more lifeguard rescues too. So it’s definitely worth tuning in to watch more of the rescues that our frontline lifesavers have carried out so far this year.

Take a look at the video trailer for the series here.

The third series

Saving Lives at Sea will be a 10-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.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us capture real-life rescue footage using the HD helmet cameras – this has been really important for this series.

The Saving Lives at Sea Team know that many of you have requested there to be more footage of more of our volunteers – such as from our shops, museums, fundraising branches, education and others – so they did ask the BBC about this. However, due to the BBC’s guidance around publicising charities and the remit for the series being on the RNLI’s frontline rescue work, the main focus has remained on volunteer crew and lifeguard roles. We have however been able to include more water safety messaging in the series.

Off the back of the series this year, the RNLI will be asking members of the public to consider volunteering and the different ways that people can get involved. As part of this, the team will be providing some helpful social media images that you’re welcome to use to advertise volunteer vacancies as and when you need them. Stay tuned to the Volunteer Zone to find out more about this.

Want to get involved and find out more?

Please feel free to promote the series to your friends, family and members of the public. On your social media channels, don’t forget to use the hashtag #SavingLivesAtSea to help us spread the word and help even more people find out about the RNLI and the fantastic rescues that our volunteers are involved in.

You can stay tuned to the Volunteer Zone or the Volunteer Facebook Group for updates throughout the series.

To kick-start the series, you’ll be treated to two episodes in the same week as Saving Lives at Sea will be on your screen on Tuesday 21 August and Thursday 23 August. The rest of the series will be broadcast weekly on Tuesday evenings from 8pm on BBC Two, and is currently scheduled to finish on Tuesday 16 October.