Tune in to BBC Two tonight for Saving Lives at Sea

The 12-part documentary Saving Lives at Sea starts tonight at 8pm on BBC Two – will you be watching it?
Photoshoot for new TV series 'Saving Lives at Sea'

Photo: Nigel Millard

Saving Lives at Sea is a moving, real-life portrayal of the amazing work that our volunteers do – both crews and lifeguards – and we’re hoping it will help raise awareness of the RNLI among an audience of several million. You can read more about the series here.

We want to say a big thank you to all the lifeboat crews and lifeguards who have been involved in the series by taking part in the interviews with the Blast! film crew and by helping us improve the quality of our rescue footage by using our new HD helmet cameras.

Tonight’s episode

The first episode will include, among other stories, the rescue of 30 people from a sinking ship; a father and daughter being pulled from the sea after being swept from rocks, and the recovery of a selfie-taker who fell into the Thames.

We will be live tweeting throughout each episode so you can use your FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts to tell your friends and family about it!

You also have the chance to watch our Facebook Live interview with crew members from Tower Lifeboat Station straight after tonight’s episode – so head over to our Facebook page and ask your questions!

How we’re making the most of this opportunity

Our PR team has been working hard to publicise the series far and wide across national and regional media ahead of tonight’s first episode. Volunteer lifeboat press officers (LPOs) at each lifeboat station that features in the series will be promoting their station’s involvement to their local media when they’re due to appear throughout the 12 weeks.

This year we’re aiming to increase the buzz generated by Saving Lives at Sea using marketing, our website, and social media. So it would be great if you can get involved on your own social media channels and use the hashtag #SavingLivesAtSea when talking about the series.

Internally we’ll be sharing some of the rescue stories and behind the scenes stories – so feel free to share these and our pictures with your friends and family.

Enjoy the first episode!

So at 8pm tonight, switch your TV over to BBC Two, grab the popcorn, sit back and enjoy the first episode of Saving Lives at Sea