Through the innovative use of footage captured by the
rescuers themselves, the series tells the stories of some of the most
gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time.
Each programme allows viewers to experience the story from
the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue
operation as it unfolds. The Rescuer video content is intercut with
powerful interview footage of the rescuers, the survivors and the
helpless and anxious family members who waited to hear news of their
Rescued will broadcast as Extreme Rescues outside of the
UK. The series is Exec Produced by Lucie Ridout for Arrow Pictures and
John Smithson is Creative Director.