World’s Greatest Shipwrecks: History Beneath the Waves

MSPTV for More 4 and Nat Geo

26th April at 9pm

Editors: Richard Lester and Simon Warner

World's Greatest Shipwrecks: History Beneath the Waves

Produced by MSP TV for National Geographic, Ocean Wrecks Investigations / World’s Greatest Wrecks is a ten-part series delving into the stories of some of the world’s most dangerous and famous shipwrecks with ground-breaking CGI reconstructions and cutting edge maritime archaeology.

Satusfaction’s Simon Warner and Rich Lester both worked on the project.

Richard worked on Episode 10: Collisions at Sea which investigated history’s most lethal collisions, from the HMS Curacoa sliced in half by the Queen Mary – to a schooner boat that sunk the mighty SS Oregon. Phil Craig, creative director at MSP said ‘It was a true pleasure having Richard edit on our latest series. Despite all of the many problems of working in lockdown he produced some absolutely 1st class work for MSP. He’s got a natural sense of style, pace and emotion and everything he touched looked like it cost a lot more to make than it actually did! We’d welcome him back anytime.’

Simon edited 2 episodes – Episode 3: Danger Ahead and Episode 8: Toxic Wrecks and even Edit Produced across a third. Creative director Phil went on to say that ‘During his time at MSP, Simon distinguished himself in many ways.  His work was fast, intelligent and full of flair.  He took charge of complicated edits, sometimes with the most minimal of supervision, and he turned difficult half-baked assemblies into truly impressive finished films in a remarkably short space of time. He was unfailingly positive and collegiate despite the many pressures of remote working, and the ticking clock of a very tight schedule. It’s no exaggeration to say that he will be the first person we hire when we get another series.’

The first episode will air Monday 26th April at 9pm on More4. Watch it and discover the secrets of these historical shipwrecks!

Fast Justice

ITN for Dave Channel

Editor: Ben Burgess

Sunday 18th April at 6pm

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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.

Predator: Catching the Black Cab Rapist

October Films for Channel 5

Editor: Tanya Trochoulias

Wednesday 24th March at 9pm

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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.

Watch it Wednesday 24th March at 9pm on Channel 5

DNA Journey

Voltage TV for ITV

Editor: Steve Flatt

Wednesday 17th March at 9pm

Amanda Holden & Alan Carr

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.

RTS Programme Awards 2021 – Nominations

16th March 2021 at 6:30pm

Streaming Live and presented by Jonathan Ross

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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.

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Big Zuu’s Big Eats has 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

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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

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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.

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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!

Full list of nominees can be found here.

Into the Storm: Surfing To Survive

Editor: Paul Holland

Director: Adam Brown

Executive Producer: Dimitri Doganis

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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!

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.

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 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!

Episode 1:  Fri 12 Feb 9pm, Channel 5

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

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The Cabins

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Taskmaster

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