Eddie Hall: The Beast vs The Mountain

Editor Charlie Hawryliw

Exec Producer: Barnaby Coughlin

Mindhouse Productions for BBC3

Dubbed as the heaviest boxing match in history, in March 2022 two of the strongest men in the world took to the ring in Dubai, in what was a dramatic climax to one of the most bitter rivalries ever to hit the sporting world.

Since the fight’s announcement in 2020, former World’s Strongest Man champions Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall and Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson (better known as Game Of Thrones’ The Mountain) had been locked in a battle that was about more than just winning – it was about honour, and above all, revenge.

Charlie Hawryliw edited this documentary  which has exclusive and intimate access to Eddie and his family in the months leading up to the fight and at the main event itself, Eddie Hall: The Beast vs The Mountain follows the highs and lows and all the laughs and tears, as Eddie balances a young family with a punishing and obsessively strict training regime, all the while battling to keep his mental health in check.

Currently available on iPlayer

Aids- The Unheard Tapes

Editor: Graham Taylor– Episode One

Director: Mark Henderson,

9.30pm BBC 2

Wall to Wall Media

AIDS: The Unheard Tapes uses personal testimonies to tell the story of the HIV epidemic in the UK from the early 1980s until the mid 1990s as experienced by the UK’s gay community, tracking a similar time period to the award-winning 2021 Channel 4 drama series It’s a Sin. Alongside new filmed interviews, each one-hour episode forefronts testimony from the British Library’s oral history collections recorded in the 1980s and 1990s. The documentary uses the audio from the archived interviews with each narrator’s voice lip-synched for television by an actor. Sadly, many of the interviewees whose powerful testimony features in this series have since died.

When asked bout working on the series, Graham Taylor said ‘I’m very proud of this bold and important project, weaving archive and interviews around lip synced audio archive from those directly impacted as AIDS arrived on these shores. I’ve used this before but this technique is still pretty pioneering, especially when used to this effect and with such a powerful subject matter. The Director Mark Henderson and Wall To Wall along with DOP Tom Swindell and myself, created something magical in reimagining such a devastating, yet incredibly life affirming issue.”

The Sun is predicting it will be “The most powerful documentary you are likely to see this year” and The Times has given it ‘Critics Choice’. Closer Magazine call’s it “unique and compelling” and the Sunday Telegraph says it’s a “poignant reminder of just how devastating the AIDS epidemic was” – “an effective way to bring the visceral experience of this disease into the present day”

Graham Taylor edited Episode one which premieres tonight 9.30. All three episodes will be available on BBC iPlayer.

How to Hire a Hitman

Story Films for Channel 4

Editor: Jen Hampson– part two

Monday 20th June 10pm and 11pm

After receiving hundreds of hacked messages from a murder-for-hire online site, true-crime obsessive Yinka Bokinni journeys deep inside the dark web to find out if it’s possible to anonymously order someone’s death. The hacked message shows hundreds of people all over the world have been ordering hits online. This isn’t gangland score-settling, either, but seemingly ordinary people who want friends, partners, work colleagues dead.

In part two, Yinka identifies a target from hacked messages in New York State, and tracks him down to see if he’s still in danger and if she can help work out who’s behind the proposed hit.

Jen Hampson edited part two, when asked about the edit, she said “I really enjoyed working for Story Films, it was a bloody brilliant team on this production!”.  Well that is certainly nice to hear !

You can watch parts one and two of How to Hire a Hitman on Monday 20th from 10pm on Channel 4

The Savoy

The Savoy: Series 2

Studio Ramsay for ITV

Editors: Sean Schmolz, Ben Burgess and Tom Deverell

Editors Sean Schmolz, Ben Burgess and Tom Deverell all worked on the series.

The Savoy TV show, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at life working for one of London’s most famous hotels, has returned for a second series this month.

After being forced to close during the pandemic, The Savoy has reopened its doors, but with millions of pounds of revenue lost the hotel faces new challenges. In a fiercely competitive luxury hospitality market, New MD Franck has big plans to keep the hotel on top, with a refurbishment of the flagship Royal Suite and a new Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

Wednesday 9PM ITV or catch up on ITV Hub.

Welcome to Earth

Editor: Felix Black

Nutopia for Disney + / National Geographic

“You are standing on the shoulders of giants when you get to work on a series such as this, it’s a thrill to be involved” Check out Felix Black’s interview about his time editing Nutopia’s Welcome to Earth for Disney+

Felix edited two episodes and and was finishing editor across all four episodes across this stunning series.  Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Welcome to Earth’ is a cinematic event in which actor Will Smith embarks on an awe-inspiring journey to unlock the secrets of this planet’s most extraordinary, unexplained phenomena.

The series is available on Disney +  and National Geographic.

Felix was also part of the  TV Editors Roundtable Panel: Gold Derby senior editor Denton Davidson is the host of this editing panel which includes Lucy and Desi (Robert Martinez), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Jamie Martin), Ted Lasso (Melissa McCoy) as well as Felix himself discussing his career and what influenced him to be an editor.

Congratulations Felix, amazing work!  

Liam Gallagher: 48 Hours at Rockfield

Warner Music for Sky Arts

Tuesday 24th May at 9pm

Editor: Joe Swanson & Harry Anstey

Sky reveals unmissable one-off special, Liam Gallagher 48 hours at Rockfield  | Sky Group

Ahead of the release of his new album and a jam-packed Summer of gigs, Liam Gallagher returns to the famous studio that saw the making of one of Oasis’ first international hit album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory: Rockfield Studios. Featuring intimate session performances with the band, cut with candid conversations and family banter with his sons Lennon and Gene, this doc provides a unique insight into Liam’s life, past and present.   

Joe Swanson cut one episode of this new series for Sky and Harry Anstey cut the music performances. Harry commented ‘it was fantastic to work on the show, each performance really brings out Liam’s unique character and does a lot of justice to his work’.

Take a peek behind the scenes of one of Britain’s most popular musicians and bands on Sky Arts, Sky Now and Now TV, Tuesday 24th May at 9pm.

Life After Life

VFX Producer: Evren Olgun-Knight

VFX Artist: Lem Lawrence

Life After Life BBC Drama- Ever get the feeling that life is repeating itself, what if you had the chance to live it all again? In the BBC adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life Ursula Todd gets to relive her life countless times.

Lem Lawrence worked for several months with a team of VFX Artists/compositors on this most ambitious project and had an incredible experience working with such a talented team at Jam on this amusing, emotional and at times traumatic drama.

Lem said there were some quite tough shots to work on, particularly making a snow scene when the shoot was in the middle of summer!

Life After Life is now airing on BBC 2 and iplayer.

Rich and Shameless: Ep 3 Where did NBA Star Brian Williams Go?

Editor: Phil Bowman

Raw for HBO Max and TNT

18th May

Where Did NBA Star Brian Williams Go? Tells the story of NBA star Bison Dele, formerly Brian Williams, who had it all–but threw in the towel for a nomadic life under the stars before mysteriously vanishing on a boat in the South Pacific. When police peel back the layers of Williams’ life, they discover a fatal mix of money and jealousy that leads right back to his own family.

Phil Bowman who edited Ep 3 said: “I had a great time working with my old pal Sebastian Smith on this one. We decided to scrap the recon budget in favour of animation and it has bought a really interesting and dynamic flavour to the show. Well done to Tom Lindley and the team at RAW for a great series. Thanks for having me”

Ep 3 Where did NBA Star Brian Williams Go? Will premiere 18th May TNT

Hunted

Shine TV for Channel 4

Editors:

Will Adams: Lead Assembly Editor

Matthew Henley: Assembly Editor

Following a pause due to the pandemic, a brand new series is on its’s way!

The real-life thriller sees ordinary people go on the run from a team of expert hunters made up of ex-military, law enforcement and security forces. If the fugitives can evade capture for long enough they could win a share of the £100,000 prize money.

Will Adams who was the Lead Assembly Editor said “working on Hunted with a large group and a constantly evolving story was a challenge but the team was a pleasure to work with. They we’re all dedicated and delivered a great show”.

Hunted will begin its sixth series on Sunday, 22 May at 9PM on Channel 4. The new series will continue on Monday, 23 May

BAFTA Television 2022: The Winners

A big congratulations to Ella Newton and Andrew Watters who’s programmes they edited have won the prestigious award!

Well done to Andrew Watters who edited the latest series of The Chase which won the Daytime award! After working on the show for many years, Andrew is a dab hand and even boasts to knowing the answer to every question…

Presented by Bradley Walsh. Potato/ITV

Ella edited The Missing Children which won in the Specialist Factual category.  This Feature-length documentary is about the scandal of Ireland’s Missing Children. At the Tuam mother and baby home in Ireland, 796 children, born to unwed mothers have disappeared. Following relatives, survivors and adoptees to uncover the truth about what happened behind the closed doors of Ireland’s most notorious mother and baby home. True Vision, Nevision/ITV
The Missing Children is available to watch on ITV Hub here.

Congratulations! Well done to all the BAFTA award winners. A full list can be seen here.

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