You're going to want to watch this documentary airing on BBC next week 11 months ago

You're going to want to watch this documentary airing on BBC next week

Definitely worth tuning into...

If you're looking for something to watch on TV next week, then look no further than this new documentary by the BBC.

The first instalment of a 12-part series called Saving Lives at Sea, will air on Wednesday at 8pm on BBC Two.

It's the second series of the show that follows the RNLI in the UK and Ireland and will show some of the real life rescues that these brave men and women carry out.

According to the description, the first episode will feature Ireland heavily.


In the first episode, a father and daughter find themselves treading water for almost an hour, hundreds of metres out at sea, after being swept out by a rip current. In Kinsale, Ireland, three fishermen swim for their lives as their trawler is smashed on to rocks. And in London, an unlucky tourist is minutes from hypothermia after his attempt to take a selfie lands him in the Thames.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. It's a volunteer service that provides a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree.

Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people, saving 431 lives.

Below is a trailer for the last season of the show, and it's well worth tuning in if you're sitting on your couch on Wednesday evening.

Main image via RNLI