Saving Lives at Sea is back on the BBC! Series 5 kicked off on Thursday 17 September at 8pm. Camera crews have been travelling the UK and Ireland to capture the stories behind the rescues. From sinking ships to tidal cut-offs. Kayakers in distress to people just seconds away from drowning. Tune in and see what it feels like to be a lifesaver out on a shout.

To keep 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.

Watch the trailer

RNLI lifesavers from Swanage to Dunbar, Skerries to St Davids, have been busy doing what they do best: saving lives. All captured on camera so you can feel what it’s like to be a lifesaver. Here’s a teaser for what you can expect in series five of Saving Lives at Sea.

Saving Lives at Sea: Frequently Asked Questions 

Where can I watch it?

Series 5 began on Thursday 17 September at 8pm on BBC Two, with future episodes announced around two weeks in advance. 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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