BBC Two has commissioned a sixth series of documentary series Hospital, produced by Label1.

The commission comes off the back of the two-part Hospital Special: Fighting Covid-19, which was filmed at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust from the first day of lockdown and over the peak of the pandemic.

The new 6×60” series, will return to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to chart the next stage of the story, as services across the NHS are reinstated following the impact of Covid-19.

The new series will air on BBC Two this autumn.

Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two said: “Hospital Special: Fighting Covid-19 was one of the most candid, challenging and brilliant programmes to have documented this crisis. It has been our privilege to reflect the work of the staff and the lives of the patients at the Royal Free London and I am delighted to see the series return later this year.”

Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Executive Producer of Hospital and co-founder of Label1 said: “It was an honour to be able to document patients’ stories and the extraordinary work of the Royal Free London at the height of Covid-19 and we are delighted to be returning to shed light on their work across the trust as they begin to resume services and plan for the future”

Hospital has previously filmed at the Imperial College Healthcare Trust London and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and across several Trusts in Liverpool.

Series six was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, History and Religion. The Commissioning Editors are Emma Loach and Hamish Fergusson. It is Executive Produced by Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Simon Dickson and Jackie Waldock for Label1 Television.

Label 1 is partly owned by Fremantle.

Pic credit: Label1/BBC/Dan Dewsbury

Jon Creamer