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.

Watch the trailer for Saving Lives at Sea Series 4

Sailors on rapidly sinking yachts. Scuba divers suffering from the bends. Teenagers cut-off and facing a quickly rising tide. People saved seconds away from drowning. Just some of the rescues featured in series 4 of Saving Lives at Sea.

To get you excited, here’s a trailer for the new series, showcasing highlights from series 3 and giving you a sneak peek at some of the exciting action and drama you’ll see in series 4.

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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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