York’s Air Television has been commissioned to make 10 short films to run alongside Really Channel’s Helicopter ER series.

The on-demand productions will be fronted by paramedics, doctors and pilots from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. They’ll offer viewers the chance to learn medical and survival skills, or just find out about how the team works.

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“We’re delighted to be able to give fans of the show a rich second-screen experience.  The medics are naturals on camera and some of the content in these films could actually help save lives,” said Air executive producer Andy Joynson.

Helicopter ER was Really’s first original commission and is regularly achieves the channel’s highest viewing figures.

“Helicopter ER has been a brilliant success for Really.  There has been a huge appetite for the series and we are excited to offer UKTV Play users some exclusive content to compliment the show,” added Emma Boston, general manager of UKTV Play.

Helicopter ER Essentials was ordered by Boston and programming manager, Dom Wilkins. The series producer is Air’s Matt Richards.

It will be available on UKTV Play.