THE volunteer lifeboat crew of Redcar RNLI will taking to the small screen next week as they feature in the latest episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea.

The series features real rescues carried out by the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland.

Each programme gives a unique insight into the lives and work of the charity’s lifesavers who are needed more than ever before, rescuing thousands of people and saving hundreds of lives around our coastline and on inland waterways every year.

The new series features more dramatic real-life rescue footage, accompanied by emotive testimonials from the volunteer crews, lifeguards and the people they rescue and their families.

Tomorrow's sees Redcar RNLI launch after a man is spotted by a member of the public drifting out to sea almost a mile offshore.

Cameron Bond, helm of the Redcar lifeboat crew featured in the episode, said: "It’s great to see the work we do on TV like this. We’re always grateful for the support we get from the public as we rely on donations to do what we do, so it great that all our supporters now get to see, from the comfort and safety of their own front rooms, exactly how they help us save lives."

The episode will be broadcast on BBC 2 at 8pm.