Largs Lifeboat is to feature on prime time TV on the popular BBC show Saving Lives at Sea.

BBC were filming for the show with Largs RNLI last year and the episode is set to feature on the tenth series of the popular show.

The broadcast date  is Tuesday, May 7 at 8pm on BBC 2.

Saving Lives at Sea is a television documentary series about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, showing its rescues in British coastal waters.

It was first broadcast by BBC Two on July 13, 2016.

The new series comes in the wake of an incredible milestone for the RNLI, as the charity marked two centuries of lifesaving on March 4, 2024, while Largs lifeboat celebrates its own 60th anniversary.

Largs feature when they responded to 999 calls to a lady being blown offshore on a paddleboard at Seamill.

The News can reveal that the BBC were filming in Largs and on the coastal waters on August 16, 2023 for the programme.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: RNLI stalwart Brian Rankin to feature on 'Saving Lives at Sea'RNLI stalwart Brian Rankin to feature on 'Saving Lives at Sea' (Image: Largs lifeboat)

The episode will feature footage captured on helmet and boat cameras, including Largs RNLI. Viewers will be able to watch dramatic rescues as they unfold through the eyes of RNLI lifesavers, as well as meeting the people behind the pagers and hearing from the rescues and their families who, thanks to the RNLI, are here to tell the tale.

This forthcoming episode sees Largs RNLI race to the rescue of a paddleboarder who has been swept out to sea by an offshore breeze, alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Brian Rankin, Helm of the Largs lifeboat crew featured in the forthcoming episode, says: ‘It’s great to be able to showcase the work we do on TV like this, and allow the public to see how their generous donations help us to save lives. We’re all looking forward to watching along."

Filming took place over the past year, with lifeboat crews and lifeguards carrying special cameras and welcoming film-makers into their day-to-day life.

Rescues from the RNLI’s archives are also revisited, and we get a glimpse into the everyday lives of the thousands of men and women who give up their time to save lives.