Publish date: 03 August 2020

Follow brothers Chris and Xand van Tulleken as they experience COVID-19 as doctors and as a patient in a new BBC documentary filmed at UCLH.

Chris is an infectious diseases doctor who usually works at UCLH’s Hospital for Tropical Disease. However, during the pandemic, he redeployed to work on the COVID wards. The new documentary follows the stories of some of the patients he treated at UCLH.

Chris’s twin brother Xand, who is also a doctor, unfortunately caught COVID and the documentary also features his treatment at UCLH.

Xand also visits a care home in Peterborough where a third of their residents died from the virus, and the St Pancras Rehabilitation Centre where he shows the longer-term consequences of COVID.

The documentary, called Surviving the Virus: My Brother and Me, will air on BBC One at 9pm on Wednesday 5 August.

Thank you to all the staff who helped to facilitate the making of the documentary. It will show a highly professional response from the UCLH team.

UCLH received a high number of media requests during the pandemic. We agreed to a select few of these requests as we  want to offer transparency about what is happening in hospitals at this time.

Please be aware the documentary may not be suitable for children.