Helicopter Heroes: Down Under - Netflix

BBC series looking at the life-saving work of air ambulance crews in both Yorkshire and Australia.

Helicopter Heroes: Down Under - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-04-01

Helicopter Heroes: Down Under - Helicopter Heroes - Netflix

Helicopter Heroes is a British daytime television series, following the lifesaving work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The first episode aired on 3 September 2007 and a total of seven series have been made. In 2012–13 the team produced a 10 part series called Helicopter Heroes Down Under, featuring the work of British medics working in Australia. A second, 15 part series is now in production for broadcast in the UK in January 2015.

Helicopter Heroes: Down Under - History - Netflix

First screened on BBC One in 2007, its first presenter was Top Gear's Richard Hammond. He agreed to front the show to thank the Yorkshire Air Ambulance crew which flew him to hospital in after his near-fatal jet engine powered car crash, at Elvington airfield near York, in September 2006. Very high audience appreciation ratings (AIs) led the BBC to re-commission the show and it has been in production ever since. Several series have been repeated in a primetime slot in slightly shortened form (30 minutes). Since series 2 (2008), it has been fronted by ex-cop and former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding. Series 6 was broadcast in Autumn 2012, with a further ten episodes airing in May 2013. The first series of Helicopter Heroes Down Under first aired in April 2013 on BBC Two, narrated by Joe Crowley. This was then repeated on BBC One and led to a second series being commissioned, which then aired in January 2015.

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