ITN brings audiences a new thrilling 10-part television series focusing on the crime-fighting work of Suffolk constabulary’s Sentinel squads as they proactively battle organised crime, county lines drug gangs and human traffickers.
This is the first time Suffolk police has allowed such unprecedented access to its operations and the work that goes on behind the scenes.
ITN Productions spent three months following officers during the latter part of 2020, recording high speed multiple car chase, arrests and gruesome discoveries in houses full of human-trafficked workers in potential modern slavery situations.
Editor Ben Burgess cut several stories to be included in various episodes across the series.
Ben reflects that: “the show was quite challenging due to the number of cameras, gopros and bodycams, not to mention microphones. But that was also the satisfying part – bringing all this stuff together to paint a picture of what a unified team effort policing is.”
Don’t miss the first episode of the high octane Fast Justice on Sunday 18th April at 6pm on Dave.
Documentary offering a new analysis of the investigation into the prolific serial rapist John Worboys, who drugged, raped and sexually assaulted over 100 victims in the back of his black cab between 2000 and 2008. With access to some of his victims, and the police team that finally cracked the case once flaws in the original investigation emerged, this film’s new analysis of the facts explains why it took years before Worboys’ long and violent campaign of terror against women was finally brought to an end.
BGT judge Amanda Holden and comedian and chat show host Alan Carr enthusiastically embark on a road trip across the UK to unlock the secrets of the past and meet family they never knew existed!
Amanda’s journey starts in the grounds of a stately home in Cornwall, while Alan’s journey takes him to a pub in Erith with something of a colourful past.
Steve Flatt edited this episode in which both celebrities are shocked and emotional to find ancestors with lives spookily entwined with their own modern-day histories and passions. It’s almost like it’s written in their DNA…
Watch their genealogy unfold on Wednesday 17th March at 9pm on ITV.
The nominations for the 2020 RTS Programme Awards, in partnership with Audio Network, have been announced. We are proud to see a few programmes that our editors have worked on nominated again this year:
Junior Bake Off was nominated as part of the ‘Daytime Programme’ selection. Belle Borgeaud worked on the series where Junior bakers compete to be ‘Junior Bake Off’ Champion by taking part in a series of Technical Bakes and Showstopper Challenges. Love Productions for Channel 4.
Big Zuu’s Big Eatshas been nominated in several categories including ‘Breakthrough Award’ and ‘Entertainment’. Gavin Ames (renowned mulcher as well as editor) worked on this series which follows DJ Big Zuu around the UK as he takes his passion for cooking on the road. Two Four Productions and Boomerang for Dave
Also part of the ‘Entertainment’ category both Beat The Chasers and The Masked Singer have been nominated for this year’s selection.
Produced by Potato for ITV and edited by top scouser, Andrew Watters, Beat the Chasers is a spin off of famous quiz show The Chase in which contestants take on the greatest quiz team on the planet ‘The Chasers’.
The Masked Singer, the new crazy singing competition show where you can find celebrities dressed as a giant sausage/badger/Viking (the list is endless) had Tim Fielding editing it for Bandicoot TV for ITV
Last but not least, The Rap Game UK was nominated in the ‘Formatted Popular Factual’ category. In this series edited by Joe Swanson, UK rap legends DJ Target, Krept and Konan are putting seven unsigned MCs head to head in a battle to become the first ever signing for Krept and Konan’s record label. Naked Entertainment for BBC3.
The awards will be presented, and the winners and nominees celebrated, on Tuesday 16th March at 6:30pm and hosted by renowned British television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross. The ceremony will be streamed live here.
Congratulations to all nominees, we’re routing for you!
Feature length documentary following the life of raw surf talent Jhonny Guerrero, a troubled teenager from a crime-ridden barrio of Lima, Peru, who struggles against the odds to realise his dream of becoming a professional surfer and lift his family out of poverty. Taken under the wing of a former world champion, he flourishes. But barrio life proves hard to escape and he is caught up in a drive-by shooting. His surfing suffers until his father is released from prison. With his father’s love and support, his results suddenly match his potential and his life is transformed.
Paul shared that ‘the most challenging aspect of this project wasn’t finding the story within the 400 hrs of Spanish spoken rushes, accumulated over 5 years by director Adam Brown, but matching the enthusiasm and passion he had for this amazing story. I feel grateful to have played a small part in telling it.’
Watch it now as part of BBC Four’s documentary series Storyville!
Adventurer Ben Fogle is back, this time he’s staying closer to home with a series of short-haul trips around the UK and Europe.
Ben Fogle meets author Mark Boyle in Co Galway on Ireland’s west coast. Mark has turned his back on both money and technology, experimenting with living using only what he can source from the land. His frugal lifestyle involves collecting water, winter foraging, fishing, sheep-wrangling and writing by candle-light. Ben admires his convictions but looks rather concerned when his host confiscates his phone! Reality, presence and connection are central to this episode edited by Dave Richards .
If you are missing travel as much as we are then you may want to catch Big Weekends with Gregg Wallace.
In this series the MasterChef presenter visits some of Europe’s best cities to explore history, culture and local cuisines. Roy Williams edited the Venice episode. Des Ivegbuna edited the Edinburgh and the Munich Episodes.
Wallace said: “Two of my great loves are food and travel, so to visit some of my favourite cities and explore new ones for this Channel 5 series is just brilliant.”
Lets get some inspiration for when it’s safe to travel!
Interior Design Masters is back for a second series, this time hosted by the wonderful Alan Carr. Ten talented new designers are all looking for their big break in the fast-paced world of commercial interior design. They will be competing to win a contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels. Design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration Michelle Ogundehin returns as the series judge.
Each week, the designers will be set a new commercial design challenge, to take on the interiors of show homes, offices, hotels, shops, beach huts, salons, restaurants and luxury holiday villas. Michelle is joined each week by a different guest expert, on hand to offer their advice and appraisal. The series includes appearances by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Boronkay, and Matthew Williamson.
Editor Sam Frost is enjoying working on the series. She said that it’s been great. “It was bit of a crazy schedule to start, but I think that was partly due to adjusting to working from home. DSP execs Donna and Claire are both lovely – and it’s been brilliant having Alan Carr as the presenter on this one – had me in tears quite a few times (laughing obviously!) I can’t really say anything negative – fantastic transformations, funny contributors especially Siobhan – and I’m sure it will do really well.”
Darren has been busy cutting episodes 6 & 8 of this documentary series which goes behind the scenes at Hull Royal Infirmary to show the night-time challenges facing NHS staff working in the A&E department. He said it has been a great series to work on and to definitely tune in for episode 8 as lots of action!
Mondays 9pm Channel 5 or catch up on Thursdays at 12.05am
Shut-In’s: Britain’s Fattest People is back for a third series which consists of 2 x 1hr documentaries following Amy – also known as AJ who is only 23 years old but already weighs 41 stone with a BMI of over 90.
Amy can barely walk, is in constant pain and rarely leaves the house. When she does take a trip out, she is only too aware of the looks she attracts and also has to endure some vicious taunts. Nick Follows edited part 2 of this series which shows the story of her treatment journey as she attempts to lose a third of her bodyweight.
Nick worked from home on the project for 13 weeks, remoting into Splice. He said it was all straight forward, Spice are all sorted technically, “it’s much like editing in a facility, except the coffee is better!”
Part One will be on Channel 4, 10pm Monday 18th January.