Set against increasing alarm about a second wave of COVID-19, this landmark feature-length documentary from Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald tells the story of of Coronavirus in Britain through the experience of people immersed in its impact, both personally and professionally.
The Year That Changed Britain [WT], has secured unprecedented access to intensive care units [ICUs] across the country - from the Whittington Hospital in London to The Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire.
The film begins before the pandemic became a worldwide medical emergency and stretches through full lockdown into the peak of the crisis and beyond. This programme offers a vivid insight into the working lives of ICU staff and the patients they treat during a crisis which proves both challenging, life-changing and often tragic for those caught in it.
Through powerful personal testimony as well as observational footage the programme documents their individual stories as the Coronavirus surge hits and they reach their lowest ebb. Cameras are also present at moments of extraordinary breakthrough, where the fightback against a deadly virus brings stories of hope, optimism and the promise of a better future.