Childrens Hospital began as a web series before transitioning to TV on Adult Swim. The primetime soap is an absurd comedic parody of mainstream hospital shows.
Children's Hospital is a British television fly-on-the-wall documentary series based at the Sheffield Children's Hospital, Birmingham Children's Hospital, and Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. It was broadcast on BBC One between 1993 and the early-2000s. According to scholar Annette Hill, the series had 'all the hallmarks of a docu-soap', saying its 'personal, melodramatic stories appeal to viewers, with more that 8 million tuning in to the first series, despite widespread criticism from the press.' Peter Lee-Wright observes that the series marked a transition in fly-on-the-wall documentaries by shifting the emphasis from the practical considerations onto the 'human dramas being played out ... [capturing] the pain of the children ... and their parents' rollercoaster rides.'