A Channel 4 show is returning with a new series featuring the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Emergency Helicopter Medics documents how Britain's busiest air ambulance teams respond to life-threatening emergencies across the country.

The latest instalment will include "a real behind the scenes" of East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) rescue missions across the region and it starts at 8pm tonight (May 21).

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Eastern Daily Press: The first episode on Channel 4 is set to air on Tuesday, May 21 at 8pmThe first episode on Channel 4 is set to air on Tuesday, May 21 at 8pm (Image: East Anglian Air Ambulance/Channel 4)

The EAAA attends an average of eight critical care emergencies every day from the charity’s bases in Norwich and Cambridge. 

In total, EAAA treated more than 1,900 people last year and provided advanced critical care to the most seriously ill and injured people in the east of England.

The latest series will feature patients experiencing emergencies such as a road traffic crash, a head injury following a fall and a serious leg injury from a jet ski incident.

Dr Victor Inyang, EAAA Medical Director, said: “We are humbled to have the opportunity to share the 24/7 life-saving work of EAAA through Emergency Helicopter Medics.

"It highlights the incredibly varied and challenging missions that we attend across the region and the critical care interventions performed by crews at the scene of medical emergencies."