Saturday, April 4, 2015



Zero Hour

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.


visit to the emergency department can be an emotional experience for the patient and for the loved ones that accompany themThe 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, Emergency airs 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 here.
Emergency 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, please click here.




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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.
Fraser Health provides a wide range of integrated health care services to 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, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.



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