Grin and Bear It

Jul 24, 2013 on Channel 4 at 9:00 PM


This episode focuses on the different ways that people deal with pain and how the care and support of friends and family can help you get through almost anything. Motorcyclist Richard, who's 23, is rushed into A&E by helicopter, after colliding wi... (more)th a parked car at speed. He was flung through the air and hit another car's bonnet and a lamppost before landing face-down on the pavement. He's one of over 2500 road traffic accident victims treated by King's College Hospital every year. It's newly-promoted consultant Fleur's first shift in charge of trauma. She sends Richard off for scans to determine the extent of his injuries. They reveal that he has suffered fractures to the sockets and balls of both hips and injured one of his testicles and he'll need surgery to save it. Richard's dad Ian rushes in. He's always worried about his son riding motorbikes, but he did the same when he was younger and feels he would be a hypocrite to object. Bar worker Bobby, who's 22, stood, barefoot, on a broken wine bottle and has a deep cut. His best friend Sophie, who moved to London from Dublin with him, provides moral support and distracts him while junior doctor Ed stitches his foot up. Meanwhile, 75-year-old Sarah has fallen, fracturing her wrist. Doctors are also worried about her irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure. But Sarah deals with the pain stoically, supported by her daughter Lorraine and son Kieron, who's forced to acknowledge that his mum isn't as young as she used to be and that their relationship is changing.

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