2020: The Story Of Us airs tonight at 9pm on ITV
This landmark feature-length documentary directed by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and Edited and Produced by David Charap, tells the story of Coronavirus in Britain through the experience of people immersed in its impact, both personally and professionally. It also features poetry exercepts from Michael Rosen's upcoming book Many Different Kinds of Love.
With extensive access to intensive care units [ICUs] across the country - from the Whittington Hospital in London to The Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, the film begins before the pandemic became a worldwide medical emergency and stretches through full lockdown into the peak of the crisis and beyond.
Using testimony from staff in hospitals - consultants, doctors and nurses - as well as weaving in the experience of patients, this documentary paints a vivid portrait of the working lives of ICU staff and those they treat during a crisis which proves both challenging, life-changing and often tragic for those caught in it.
2020: The Story of Us airs tonight, 16th March at 9pm on ITV