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.

Hal Richardson, St Davids Lifeboat Station

‘The casualties were very tired and struggled to pull in the tow rope. So one of us had to jump across. Me being the youngest on there by a long way, I knew it was going to be me. I wanted it to be me!

‘Even though I didn’t feel like I did much at the time, when we got back the people on the yacht thanked me so much. It was just this massive overwhelming feeling of “I’ve actually helped someone”.

‘When you don’t save someone, it’s always “What if?”. You just got to say to yourself that you’re doing the best that you can. I want to help people, I like the sense of achievement. 

You do feel good when you save someone.

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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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