The dramatic story of a Powys man’s attack by a cow is to be told on TV later this month.

The show looks at the story of experienced farmer Eric Morris who last year when 87 years old, sustained serious injuries when he was charged by a cow on his farm.

The story will be broadcast on Channel 5’s 999 Critical Condition on July 25.

Filmed at Royal Stoke University Hospital, the award-winning documentary series follows doctors and their teams as they work to save the lives of the most critically ill emergency patients.

The incident happened last year after Mr Morris and his wife looked after a cow on their farm on behalf of a family member who was away for a few days.

The couple had been keeping an eye on the cow who was due to calf when the situation became more urgent. Mr Morris successfully calved the cow when it suddenly charged at him.

At the time Mr Morris said: "The cow had calved and I had the iodine in my hands when she decided she didn't like me and charged. I don't remember too much else.

"I remember Pam dragging me away – she could see I was in awful pain. Next thing I could hear a helicopter coming in on the field.

"I just remember taking off from the field and then I could see Pam waving.

"As we were taking off the air ambulance paramedic told me 'It's a pity you can't see out, it's a lovely view!'. I was wondering if I would ever see home again."

Mr Morris was later airlifted to Stoke-on-Trent hospital where he underwent two operations to repair his liver and cracked ribs. Whilst there he was approached by the film crew who asked to film his operation and recovery.

In the programme it will go behind the scenes of the care he received with the programme description teasing: “Whilst Eric’s laboured breathing immediately suggests a chest injury, Julie is also worried about any other damage which might not be so obvious. A CT scan reveals a bleeding artery in Eric’s liver and the race is on to get him to surgery before it’s too late.”