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Bizarre ER

Bizarre ER
Narrated by Freema Agyeman
(series 1–3)
Sheridan Smith
(series 4)
Chris Hatfield
(U.S. dub)
John Barrowman
(U.S. series 5)
Theme music composer Patrick Wolf
Opening theme "Accident & Emergency"
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5 (UK), 1 (U.S)
No. of episodes 40 (UK)
Running time 30 minutes
Production companies Maverick Television
Original channel BBC Three (series 1–4)
TLC/Discovery (series 5)
Original run 14 February 2008 (2008-02-14) – 30 May 2011 (2011-05-30) (UK version)
Related shows Bizarre Animal ER
External links

Bizarre ER is a BBC Three television show that deals with hospital mishaps. It was narrated by Freema Agyeman from series one to three and by Sheridan Smith in series four.

It was first broadcast on 14 February 2008.

Series guide

Every episode shows a miraculous survival story and strange facts, like the woman who fell out of a plane at 35,000 ft and survived. Series 2 began airing on 21 April 2009 and consists of ten 30 minute episodes. Series 1 and 2 were filmed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.[1]

Following the first five episodes, the show's animal counterpart Bizarre Animal ER, narrated by Kevin Bishop, aired for eight episodes on BBC Three in Bizarre ER's Tuesday slot.[2] Bizarre ER returned after for five more episodes.

Bizarre ER returned for a twelve-part third series from 10 May 2010[3] and finished on 19 July 2010.[4] The series was filmed at the Northampton General Hospital.

The series returned for a ten-part fourth series on 28 March 2011, now narrated by Sheridan Smith.[5] Filming takes place at Northampton General Hospital as well as Bradford Royal Infirmary. The series also features bizarre operations that have happened around the world.

International broadcast

Bizarre ER is now airing in the U.S. on the Discovery Fit & Health channel and, starting on 26 February 2012, TLC. A male American narrator, Chris Hatfield, has replaced Freema Agyeman and Sheridan Smith as the voice-over host. In 2013, the series was revived by US cable network TLC and will produce their own version of the show. The fifth overall series will be narrated by John Barrowman.[6]


Series Start date End date Episodes Narrator
1 14 February 2008 3 April 2008 8 Freema Agyeman
2 21 April 2009 14 July 2009 10
3 10 May 2010 19 July 2010 12
4 28 March 2011 30 May 2011 10 Sheridan Smith
5 March 2013 2013 TBC John Barrowman

Bizarre Animal ER

Series Start date End date Episodes Narrator
1 26 May 2009 5 November 2009 8 Kevin Bishop


External links

  • BBC Programmes
  • Internet Movie Database

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