Saving Lives at Sea returns to TV featuring crew members and lifeguards from across the UK and Ireland

Saving Lives at Sea on TV: Series 4

The hit television show is back for its fourth series. Dramatic rescues, emotional moments, and the stories behind the lifesavers of the RNLI

Saving Lives at Sea is back for its fourth series! Once again, camera crews have been visiting lifeboat stations and lifeguarded beaches across the UK and Ireland to discover some of the stories behind the rescues. So you can expect more dramatic footage, emotional rescues, and hear what it’s like to be a lifesaver straight from the mouths of RNLI crew members and lifeguards. 

The series airs Tuesday nights on BBC Two at 8pm. But schedules can change, so to be kept up to date on when the next episode is airing, follow us on Facebook or Twitter You can also catch up on any episode you’ve missed by watching Saving Lives at Sea on BBC iPlayer.

George Davies, lifeguard at Rhyl

‘It could have been a lot worse. The two girls could have gone under the water, swallowed more water, and you don’t want to think about the consequences of that. You worry that you won’t make it there in time or you’ll see them go under.

‘The two girls could have lost their lives if it wasn’t for the actions of the lifeguards and lifeboat crews that day.

‘It gives you a great feeling that there are people walking around that are alive because of you and your team. It’s something that’s second to none. You can’t match it.’

‘It’s hard to explain because it’s not something a lot of people can say they’ve done.

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Where can I watch it?

You can watch Saving Lives at Sea every Tuesday on BBC Two at 8pm. Timings can change at short notice, so make sure to follow our social channels to be kept up to date.

I've missed an episode. Are they on catch-up?

Each episode will be on BBC iPlayer for up to 4 weeks from when they are first aired. You need to be a TV licence holder and watching in the UK to access BBC iPlayer.

Where can I find out more about the rescues in each episode?

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we will be sharing all sorts of extra information and behind-the-scenes content for each episode. You can also join the conversation by using #SavingLivesAtSea when you post online.

How can I get involved with the RNLI?

Visit our volunteering pages to find out more about all the different ways you can support the RNLI. From lifeboat crews, to school visitors, shop workers to tractor drivers, there are opportunities  for you to help save lives at sea.

Where can I hear more stories about RNLI lifesavers?

If you enjoyed the rescue stories told in Saving Lives at Sea, make sure you sign up to our RNLI Life email newsletter. You'll receive a monthly email that will keep you updated on everything happening at the RNLI.

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