The life-saving work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance will feature in a new prime time television series.

Helicopter ER will hit the screens later this year on UKTV’s real life channel, Really.

The new series is being made by several of the team who created Helicopter Heroes, the BBC programme which also showcased the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and ran for seven series between 2007 and 2014.

York-based Air Television has been commissioned to make 30 episodes of Helicopter ER – flying with the rapid response emergency service to capture the life-saving work of the pilots, paramedics and doctors.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) serves 5m people across the region and carries more than 1,250 missions every year.

It is backed each year by Huddersfield Town’s Pedal for Pounds cycle rides, which this year netted more than £1m with The Shankly Tour taking riders from Carlisle to Huddersfield via Lancaster and Liverpool in tribute to former Town and Liverpool manager Bill Shankly.

New state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopter for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The charity, which needs to raise £12,000 every day, will soon be replacing its current ageing aircraft with two new state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopters. Their arrival will feature on Helicopter ER, alongside the dramatic and heart-warming stories of patient rescues.

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Abby McClymont, director of marketing for Yorkshire Air Ambulance said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have the Air TV team back flying with us again. They are fully trained to be very much part of our crew. The new series will enable our supporters to get a much greater insight into the day-to-day work of our crews and also to see first-hand where their donations go.

Flying doctors join Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter crews

“The main focus will be the vital contribution our crews make to patients in often life-threatening and time critical incidents, their on-scene treatment and transfer to the best hospital for their injuries.”

The new UKTV series will also look at the close working relationship the air ambulance crews have with other emergency services.

Helicopter ER will be broadcast over two series on UKTV’s Really in late autumn, 2016, and spring 2017.