EMERGENCY crews in Merseyside will feature on the latest series of the award-winning television documentary Ambulance.

In the fifth series of Ambulance there will be 12 episodes featuring the work of emergency crews in Merseyside while also checking in with staff from Greater Manchester who were filmed for series four.

The documentary series, from Dragonfly Film and Television, focuses on the stories behind 999 calls, showing the work of crews on the road and control room staff who answer more than 4,000 calls a day.

Cameras will follow teams in Merseyside who face making life or death decisions that come with providing emergency medical care in the region.

BBC documentaries commissioning executive Beejal-Maya Patel said: "I'm really excited that Ambulance will be returning to BBC One for a fifth series, this time filmed in the North West during a crucial time for the emergency services.

"The programme's dramatic 360 storytelling will reveal the pressures they are under as well as explore the bigger picture of the challenges facing society."