Saturday, April 4, 2015
New TV series Emergency narrated by Jann Arden
Released by Force Four Entertainment
Medics confer in Episode 1 of the new TV
series Emergency. Below, Jann Arden narrates the series.
to the emergency department can be an emotional experience for the patient
and for the loved ones that accompany them. The new
documentary series Emergency gives viewers an intimate look at
the lives of patients in some of Canada’s busiest emergency departments.
Narrated by award-winning musician and author Jann Arden and produced by
award-winning producers Force Four Entertainment,
Thursdays at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET/11 & 11:30
p.m. PT with back-to-back episodes beginning April 16 on Slice.
Watch the Emergency trailer
is a real-life series that has the tension, emotion and occasional
humour of a drama,” says John Ritchie, Chief Creative Officer, Force Four
Entertainment. “The difference is that this series features real patients,
families and health care workers.”
Each episode of Emergency interweaves the personal
stories of three to four patients, each facing their own medical emergency,
ranging from heart and respiratory ailments to broken bones and work-related
accidents. With a heart-felt focus on relationships, the series focuses on
the patients and their loved ones, their hopes and their fears, and just how
their trip to the emergency department could impact their future. Emergency
also showcases the relationships between patients and the medical staff who
work tirelessly and urgently to unravel the mysterious illness or injury
that brought the patient to the emergency department.
Thurs., April 16 at 9 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
A father and son fishing trip is reeled in by excruciating back pain. A mom
convinces her young construction worker son to get treatment for a boil
under his arm. A grandmother forgets to take her medication and requires a
jolt to slow her racing heart.
Thurs., April 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT
Doctors assist a patient with two life threatening conditions at the same
time. A captivating couple seeks a solution to their ring problem. An
anxious woman fears the worst when her heart rate suddenly accelerates.
Emergency departments featured in the series are all part of the Fraser
Health network of hospitals.
Award-winning musician Jann Arden narrates the series. For her full bio,
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ABOUT FORCE FOUR
Vancouver-based Force Four began operations in 1983, and has grown to be one
of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies,
producing more than five hundred hours of television and earning accolades
on the national and international stage. Force Four was acquired by
international entertainment leader Entertainment One (eOne) in 2014. The
company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, reality
and scripted programming that have sold and aired around the world. Force
Four’s most popular series include Border Security: Canada’s Front Line, The
Cupcake Girls, Shannon and Sophie, Village on a Diet, Murder She Solved, and
the scripted sitcom Seed. Force Four has been awarded the prestigious
Peabody Award, 10 Gemini Awards and over 25 Gemini nominations, and remains
helmed by its previous owners President Rob Bromley, Chief Creative Officer
John Ritchie, and Chief Operating Officer Gillian Lowrey.
ABOUT FRASER HEALTH
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more than 1.7 million people living in communities stretching from Burnaby
to Hope. Our quality health care services range from acute care hospitals to
community-based residential, home health, mental health and public health
services. As one of Canada's largest health authorities, with over 22,000
employees, 2,500 physicians and nearly 6,500 volunteers, all intent on
ensuring that when you need us, we'll be there for you. We are proud of the
innovation, commitment, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians,
employees and volunteers. More than any building, technology or program,
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