Ben Fogle: Lives in the Wild

Channel 5 for Renegade Pictures

Editor: Dave Richards

Tuesday 9th February 9pm.

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 .

Tues 9th Feb 9pm.

The rest of the series is available on My5.

Interior Design Masters : Series 2

DSP for BBC Two

Tuesday 2nd  February 8pm.

Editor Sam Frost

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.”

Series 2 starts Tuesday 2nd  February, 8pm on BBC2

A and E After Dark

Crackit Productions for Channel 5

Editor Darren O’Mahoney: Episodes 3 and 8

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: Series 3

Blink Films for Channel 4

Editor Nick Follows

Channel 4, Monday 18th Jan, 10pm

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.

Last Woman on Earth with Sara Pascoe

Editor: Connor Snedecor

Talkback for BBC

Writer and comedian Sara Pascoe is learning how to do the world’s most endangered jobs, from ice-carving in Finland to climbing trees to making sweets in Cuba.

In last night’s episode Sara travelled to Satu’s beloved Finland where she looks at the impact the changing climate is having on the future of the country’s traditional jobs. In the south, Sara explored the timber trade by meeting a forest cleaner and a baker. In the north, where temperatures are increasing the most, Sara looks at Lapland’s tourism industry by learning some unique jobs including ice carving and being an elf in Santa’s village. We’re thinking about branching out with Satusfaction, perhaps representing elves as well as editors!

Connor edited the Finland and Cuba episodes and he said that “Working on this series was great fun, not least because the Finland edit was happening just as the world shut down to travel. It’s nice to work on something that takes you around the world when you’re stuck at home! The SP, Mus, and I work well together so it didn’t seem different to be doing it remotely”.

In case you missed it, The Finland episode will be repeated Tuesday 19th Jan, 11.30pm or all three episodes of the series are available on Iplayer.

Beat the Chasers: Series 2

Tomorrow 9pm and other episodes available on ITV Hub

Potato for ITV

Editor: Andrew Watters

Edited by one of the finest scouse editors in the land- Andrew Watters, this prime time spin on ITV’s smash-hit quiz show The Chase, challenging contestants to take on two, three, four or all five Chasers at once. Hosted by Bradley Walsh, with a live studio audience, a nail-biting 5-part series, starring all five of the nation’s favourite quiz geniuses: Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha, Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan and Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace. With the Chasers forming the greatest quiz team on the planet, it remained to be seen – could anyone Beat The Chasers? We reckon the Faction Ladies could do it!

Check out the last episode tomorrow at 9pm or catch up on this week’s episodes on ITV Hub.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

Renegade Pictures for Channel 5

Editor Dave Richards

Starts Tuesday 5th January 9pm

We are thrilled to see that 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 lives with different people who inhabit some of the most remote locations in the world. He lives among those who’ve chosen to turn their backs on a life dominated by debts and daily grind and go in search of something different.

Dave Richards loved working on this series and we look forward to watching  the episode he edited which was shot in Ireland where Ben Fogle visits Mark Boyle.

Join in tonight’s adventure at 9pm Channel 5.

Breaking Dad: Season 3

Hungry Bear for ITV

Editor: Dan Knight Eps 1,3 & 5

Monday 4th January at 8pm on ITV

We could all do with a bit of escapism at the moment, so it’s great to see Bradders back for more daring adventures and sightseeing with his son Barney. The new series follows Bradley and Barney travelling across Europe and as always, Barney will be pushing his dad to the limits with more thrill-seeking activities like ski-jumping, paragliding and even a bungee jump!

Editor Dan Knight said ‘It’s always a fun job to cut having done all 3 series, with a great team. Playing big stunts against daft comedy with a great soundtrack’.

Tune in tonight at 8pm on ITV.

Tier 4 Restrictions and the UK Screen Alliance Guidance

After a turbulent 72 hours of the tightening restrictions, here is an update of where that leaves the post-production and VFX sector.

Even in areas where the highest measures are in place, such as the new Tier 4 in London and the South East, there are no new restrictions on post-production and VFX businesses providing they meet Covid-secure guidelines. If work cannot be performed at home, post & VFX workers may travel to work on the premises even if that requires crossing to and from areas in higher tiers.

DCMS have confirmed that filming can continue, even to the extent that some venues and businesses that would normally be required to close have been given an exemption to specifically permit filming.

The Gov.uk guidance on Tier 4 restrictions is here.

The restrictions will be reviewed by the end of the month, but it seems highly likely that they will prevail well into the new year.

The latest version of the UK Screen Alliance guidance is available on the Screen Alliance website.

One piece of very good news is that the government have extended the Film & TV Production Restart Scheme which provides an insurance indemnity against Covid disruption. The £500m scheme was due to end in February but the deadline for registration is now 30th April and claims will be able to be submitted up to the end of November for losses incurred up until the end of June 2021.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our editors and clients a wonderful festive season despite and fingers crossed for a better 2021!

We will be available on over the holiday season.


Love from team Satusfaction x

Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure

Editor: Sean Schmolz

Director: Emily Kennedy

Indigo TV for ITV

Monday 28th December at 9:30pm ITV

Wednesday 30th December at 9.30pm STV

This one-hour special will debut on ITV on Monday 28th December at 9:30pm and in Scotland it will be shown on the 30th  December at 9.30pm on STV.

It marks the end of Sir Billy Connolly’s incredible career in comedy, after he announced he was stepping back from live stand-up performance two years ago.

It features footage of Connolly at his home in Florida, archival footage of his greatest moments and several big names feature for exclusive chats, sharing their own personal messages and highlights from his career. The big names include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir Lenny Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Brand and  Whoopi Goldberg.

This was the dream edit for Sean Schmolz,  he explained “Working with the most fantastic director, Emily Kennedy, and watching a comedy genius do his thing for a couple of months was a most excellent job to have. I must admit I didn’t realise quite what a talented, and genuinely lovely man, Billy is.  I just hope the neighbours are getting over the loud swearing and blasphemy that was rocking out from my loft!”. 

We are really looking forward to this one, I think we will be laughing and crying in equal measures!

Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure:

ITV on Monday 28th December at 9:30pm

In Scotland 30th December at 9.30pm STV

Into the Storm: Surfing To Survive

Editor: Paul Holland Director: Adam Brown Executive Producer: Dimitri Doganis 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… Read More

Big Weekends with Gregg Wallace

Rumpus Media for Channel 5 Editors: Roy Williams and Desiree Ivegbuna Friday 12th Feb 9pm. 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… Read More

The Cabins

VT’s Edited by Mike Kerr & James Moriarty 12 Yard Productions for ITV2 The Cabins sees singletons face the most revealing first date of their lives – a whole 24 hour long one!  Couples then decide whether to extend their stay for another night, head home alone or… Read More

Taskmaster

Editor: Jenny Sheridan Avalon for Channel 4 Taskmaster is set to make its Channel 4 debut with presenters Greg Davies and his sidekick and series creator Alex Horne. There is a great lineup of Comedians: This Country star, Daisy May Cooper popular comedian Johnny Vegas, The IT Crowd’s Katherine… Read More