Matthew Robinson (born 27th July 1944) was educated at King's College Cambridge and was lead director on the first two episodes of EastEnders (in addition to many of other early episodes) helping to cast iconic roles such as Den Watts, Pauline Fowler, Ian Beale. Dot Cotton and Nick Cotton.
The prolific director and producer directed Coronation Street early in his career and wrote many episodes of Crossroads. Other directing jobs include Emmerdale Farm, Crown Court, Howards Way and Doctor Who. From 1989 to 1997 he set up and worked as executive producer, producer and director on Byker Grove (created by Adele Rose and Andrea Wonfor). As with EastEnders, Robinson helped oversee initial production and had casting input.
From 2003 to 2006, Robinson moved to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, to produce a 100-episode TV drama series - Taste of Life - for the BBC World Service Trust financed by the British Government through DFID. It's main theme was HIV prevention, but it also encouraged practices to improve mother and child health.
In 2006, he formed an independent Cambodian film and TV production company, Khmer Mekong Films (KMF), and he been running it ever since.
KMF has produced many TV shows for Cambodian TV, including dramas, documentaries and educational spots. It has also produced two feature film, Staying Single When and Vanished.