Paramedics (Australian TV series)

Paramedics is an Australian factual television series that looks at the everyday working of paramedics in Victoria,[1] and is narrated by Australia actor Samuel Johnson.[2]

Paramedics
GenreFactual television
Narrated bySamuel Johnson
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (as of 6 December 2018)
Production
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release4 October 2018 
present

The show premiered on 4 October 2018,[2] and looks at the everyday workings of paramedics, healthcare professionals working mainly as part of emergency medical services (EMS) using road ambulances, helicopters, Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) and motorcycles.

The show was renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere in 2020.[3]

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 10 4 October 2018 (2018-10-04) 6 December 2018 (2018-12-06)

Episodes

Season 1 (2018)

Number
in series
Number
in season
Title Original air date Viewers
11"Episode 1"4 October 2018 (2018-10-04)633,000[4]
Every second counts as Taz and Amanda treat a swimmer who collapses after leaving a sauna – they must act quickly to prevent a cardiac arrest. Jamie and Mike deliver friendly first-aid to a colourful character having a tough time. Natalie and Leonard find a novel way to lift an elderly patient’s spirits. Matt and his helicopter crew take flight to help a two-year-old girl who’s fallen unconscious and stopped breathing.
22"Episode 2"11 October 2018 (2018-10-11)684,000[5]
Mark and Carina race to help a critically injured paraglider who’s crashed into a cliff but challenging terrain hinders progress as night closes in. Jamie and Mike struggle to convince a cyclist hit by a car to go to hospital, fearing her adrenaline is masking multiple injuries. A bed bugs case has Nicola and Michelle getting itchy all over, while Taz and Amanda rush to aid a man who’s collapsed in agony at his workplace.
33"Episode 3"18 October 2018 (2018-10-18)717,000[6]
Mark and Carina race to save a young woman struggling to breathe from a severe asthma attack. Matt airlifts a trauma patient to hospital after a horror car crash. Taz and Amanda find a fun way of deciding who drives the ambulance.
44"Episode 4"25 October 2018 (2018-10-25)662,000[7]
Nat and Leonard get a surprise while treating a suspected drug overdose, who was later found to be wanted by police after breaching bail conditions. A heartbreaking fall for a 98-year-old woman requires a delicate rescue mission. And vicious verbal abuse towards Taz from a member of the public shocks Amanda and him, as all Victorian ambulance fleet lodged a silent protest against a landmark case where two women that physically assaulted paramedics escaped their mandatory 6-month prison sentence after an appeal. A helicopter is rescuing a volunteer tree-cutting crew that had a trunk falling on his leg and breaking it, risking his availability on his day job as a truck driver. Taz and Amanda's final call of the long shift is another Priority Zero (time critical and life-threatening) call, an unconscious driver on his last breaths, but the scene was filled with heavy police presence, as the patient has a borken arm, fully conscious, and being an intoxicated and abusive nuisance.
55"Episode 5"1 November 2018 (2018-11-01)639,000[8]

Nat and Leonard battle to save an elderly woman after a suspected stroke. Taz and Amanda race to help a child trapped in a car outside a kindergarten, all while the on-board GPS led them astray, and later found a family dog is also in the car. A missing item of clothing has Nicola and Michelle scratching their heads. Unbeknown to them, it was discovered it was the colourful character, Rudy, from episode 1, whose liver is failing, and in his confusion, a fluent English speaker switches back and forth between English and Spanish. Jamie and Mike, who attended to Rudy last time, is long overdue for a meal break, but had to wait longer while attending to a primary school student with a badly fractured arm after a fall.

A month after his second visit, Rudy had been admitted to an alcoholics recovery program. Jenny, the stroke patient, died despite the paramedics' best efforts.
66"Episode 6"8 November 2018 (2018-11-08)627,000[9]
Matt treats a patient burnt in a work-place explosion, but bad weather jeopardises the flight to hospital. Nat presses Leonard to propose marriage. Mark struggles with a misbehaving driver who’s crashed into a pole.
77"Episode 7"15 November 2018 (2018-11-15)651,000[10]
Mark is called to a volatile emergency as a man leaps from a moving car and goes on a rampage. Flight paramedic Ray races to a camping trip SOS. Amanda and Leonard treat a badly injured tourist after an ill-fated skateboarding attempt.
88"Episode 8"22 November 2018 (2018-11-22)785,000[11]
Every second counts as paramedics try to reach an unconscious patient by breaking into her house. Mark and Carina treat a man with a life-threatening condition, where the only way to save him is to stop his heart.
99"Episode 9"29 November 2018 (2018-11-29)861,000[12]
A mysterious young woman found unresponsive on a bus has Carina baffled. Matt becomes concerned after a frightened car crash survivor loses her memory. Risky and Nicola are confronted by an unwanted intruder.
1010"Episode 10"6 December 2018 (2018-12-06)848,000[13]
In the season final, Mark races to help a young father in danger of losing his arm, following a horrific workplace accident. After a car crash leaves a trail of destruction creating chaos, Nat and Leonard are shocked by a patient’s surprising revelation.

References

  1. Knox, David (3 February 2018). "Paramedics: New Factual For Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. Knox, David (21 September 2018). "Airdate: Paramedics". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. https://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/tv/channel-nine-new-tv-shows-2020-59799
  4. Knox, David (13 October 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 4 October 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  5. Knox, David (21 October 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 11 October 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  6. Knox, David (26 October 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 18 October 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  7. Knox, David (10 November 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 25 October 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  8. Knox, David (10 November 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 1 November 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  9. Knox, David (16 November 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 8 November 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  10. Knox, David (23 November 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 15 November 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  11. Knox, David (10 December 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 22 November 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  12. Knox, David (10 December 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 29 November 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  13. Knox, David (26 December 2018). "Timeshifted: Thursday 6 December 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
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