2005 The Golden Hour

2005 The Golden Hour Richard Armitage as Dr Alec TrakRichard Armitage

Dr. Alec Trak


Season One – 4 Episodes


TV-series, centering on the lives of a helicopter-based, hospital trauma team. The Golden Hour of the title refers to the maximum period of time that can elapse before the patient’s chances of survival plummet.

The Golden Hour is a British television medical drama series, created by Andrew Rattenbury, that ran for a total of four episodes on ITV. The series, which starred Richard Armitage, Navin Chowdhry, Zoe Telford and Ciarán McMenamin, centered on the activities of a specialist medical unit, HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), which is based in London and operated by the London Ambulance Service.

The title of the series refers to the hour which is deemed the most critical for patients with extensive injuries or severe medical conditions. Notably, promotional trailers for the series carried the tagline, “You Have One Hour to Live… or Die.” The complete series was released on DVD on 30 July 2007.


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