Matt Richards
Director, Series Producer

Matt leads our team making the Helicopter ER and 999 Rescue Squad series for UKTV.

He previously worked for the BBC for more than 15 years, starting as a news reporter and video journalist for BBC News before moving into programme making as an Assistant Producer and Producer/Director.

From filming in Syrian refugee camps, to following car rallies across the Sahara and scrambling with Australia’s flying doctors, Matt has filmed in some pretty challenging and unpredictable situations.

Much of his work has been with the emergency services including Helicopter Heroes Down Under, the BBC’s Break-in Britain and Children’s Emergency Rescue with Fiona Bruce.

He’s a qualified air ambulance Technical Crew Member and a licensed drone pilot.  Matt also runs an outdoor adventure charity and is a qualified mountaineering and rock climbing instructor.