Matt Richards, Director, Air TV

Matt is one of the three directors of Air TV, as well as being Series Producer and Exec on several of the company’s series. He previously worked for the BBC for 12 years, initially as a news reporter and video journalist before moving into programme making as an Assistant Producer and shooting Producer Director. For many years he worked on the BBC’s long-running daytime series Helicopter Heroes before branching out into other factual programming in the UK and Australia, working out of bases in Leeds, Salford, Cardiff and Bristol. He was working as a producer on The One Show and Inside Out before joining Air. As Matt comes from a multi-skilled PD background, he still gets involved with filming on all of Air TV’s projects, and he’s also a qualified helicopter technical crew member, enabling him to fly on the air ambulances for Helicopter ER. Matt’s also a qualified climbing and mountaineering instructor and runs an outdoor adventure charity. 

Harriet Palmer