Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes

Mayfly TV for Channel 4

Editor: Simon Warner

Simon Warner edited this episodes which follows the property expert return to his native Kent to visit 900-year-old Leeds Castle. Despite visiting many times as a child, Phil discovers there is a lot more to this history-laden fort than he ever imagined as he sets out to discover how it was built, who made their mark on it and how much it cost.

Thursday 12th March  9pm More4

The Station: Trouble On The Tracks

Films of Record for ITV

Editors Aidan Sansom and Ben Burgess

Thursday 12th March 9pm

This new three-part documentary series for ITV goes behind the scenes with railway staff to provide a vivid insight into the variety of situations they face from flooding to industrial action, irate passengers, parties on the concourse and even nudity on the platforms. With exclusive behind the scenes access to staff from Network Rail – which operates the country’s train tracks – their command centres and lines, the programme focuses on Birmingham New Street Station, the heart of a transport network spanning from Aberdeen to Penzance.

Ben who edited Episode 1 said ‘Working on this series was a challenge, due to a huge volume of material and a tight turnaround. Trying to give a sense of scale of all the interconnected facets of a rail network – telling stories with tension and large-scale jeopardy whilst also retaining an intimate feel with individual characters, not to mentions pleasing both the channel and the access – was no mean feat. But I think we’ve ended up with something that everyone’s happy with. It was also kind of strange, as a commuter, to work on a series with uncanny parallels to my actual life, and nice to feel a bit more sympathy if I’ve been late for work due to signalling failures, industrial action, floods, animals or leaves on the line”

Aidan said “The edit was bit of a challenge and it went through a lot of iterations, but it had a great team in the edit, and a very supportive series producer and exec. Good bunch of people all round”.

Ben edited Episode 1 which airs on Thursday 12th March. Aidan edited episode 2.

Nominations announced for the RTS Programme Awards 2020

The nominations for the 2020 RTS Programme Awards, in partnership with Audio Network, have been announced. We are please to see lots of programmes that our editors have worked on nominated:

The Repair Shop has been nominated in the ‘Daytime Programme’ category. Alex March, Hugo Fowler and Liam Jolly have worked on this lovely series which shines a light on the wonderful treasures found in homes across the country. Ricochet for BBC One.

In the Entertainment category RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has been nominated. Amy Hadfield and Peter Hein edited episodes in this series which sees Ru Paul in search of a queen with the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent in the land. World of Wonder Productions for BBC Three.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The Choir: Our School By the Tower was edited by the wonderful Charlie Hawryliw. The school next to Grenfell Tower asks Gareth Malone to help the pupils create a concert to mark the reopening of their building. The school lost 5 pupils in the fire and they have a unique and moving story to tell. Twenty Twenty for BBC 2

Celebrity Gogglebox is nominated in the ‘Formatted Popular Factual’ category.  Gruff Lovgreen worked on this fun series where Oti Mabuse, Rachel Riley, Pasha Kovalev, Kelly Osbourne, Nick Grimshaw, Gyles Brandreth, Sheila Hancock and other famous faces talk about what they think of our top TV shows. Studio Lambert for Channel 4.

Celebrity Gogglebox

The Circle was also nominated in the ‘Formatted Factual’ category. Tim Fielding edited episodes in this series where contestants live in the same building, but are never allowed to meet competing for a cash prize by getting the most likes and followers. Studio Lambert for Channel 4.

8 Days to the Moon and Back has been nominated in the best Science and Natural History category and was edited by the very talented Duncan Hill. It’s a Feature-length drama documentary telling the real story of the Apollo moon landing mission as it happened. BBC and Theatrical Release.

8 Days to the Moon and Back

David Harwood Psychosis and Me has been nominated in the Single Documentary category.  Alongside the exploration of his own story, David meets the people going through mental health crises today and the mental health professionals and emergency services on the frontline. Edited by Charlie Hawryliw. Films of Record for BBC 2.

Congratulations to all the nominees, Winners will be announced at the RTS Programme Awards Ceremony, in partnership with Audio Network, hosted by writer and comedian Paul Merton, on Tuesday 17th March at The Grosvenor Hotel.

Full list of nominees can be found here.

Tyson Fury: the Gypsy King

Optomen for ITV

Editor: Abraham Twelderbrhan

This brand three part series, Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to one of sports most flamboyant and controversial characters Tyson Fury and his larger than life family. Giving viewers an unprecedented insight into the life of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in British sport.

Filmed over several months, Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King follows the Gypsy King and his nearest and dearest as he aims to fulfil his dream of becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world as he prepares to take on his arch-rival Deontay Wilder for a second time.

The series combines a warm and at times emotional family saga with raw and unflinching scenes of Tyson preparing for the fights against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin to reveal the most complete and intimate portrait of the Gypsy King ever seen.

Abraham edited Episodes 1 and 3 and was additional on Episode 2. He loved working with current subject matter and is happy to see it has had such a big audience. It was challenging to get the re-match footage in time for Ep 3 but it all worked for a great episode.

Episode 3 which shows footage of last weekends fight is aired Thursday 5th March 9pm ITV. Episodes 1 and 2 are available on here.

Drive to Survive: Season 2

Box to Box Films for Netflix

Release date 28th February

Editors: Chris Duveen, Duncan Hill

Assembly Editor : Matthew Henley

Netflix’s critically acclaimed F1 documentary Drive To Survive is back for a second season!

The focus this season will be on two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. The former is well-placed to become six-time world champion while Vettel has had a forgettable season so far. The onus will also be on Ferrari’s latest racing sensation, Charles Leclerc and Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly who have made some impressive inroads for their respective teams. This will also be the first time Mercedes and Ferrari will make an appearance on the series.

Netflix  organised a special screening of the much-awaited Drive to survive season 2 in New York. It was attended by a group of media personals, McLaren driver George Russell and our very own Chris Duveen!

Drive to Survive Season 2 will be available from 28th February 2020.

Thomas Markle: My Story

Channel 5

22nd Jan 9pm

Editor Jayesh Lathia

Alaska TV

This film looks at the once loving relationship between Thomas and Meghan as she was growing up. Filmed at his home in Mexico in October 2019, this documentary follows Thomas Markle as he reveals the story behind his dramatic fall out with daughter, Meghan. In the wake of the recent announcement that Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen to step back as senior members of the Royal family, cameras return to ask Thomas his thoughts on their decision.

Jayesh who edited the film said ”It has been a very exciting project to work on, especially given the very topical and fast moving nature of events over the past couple of weeks. At it’s heart, the film deals with a human story of a father and daughter whose once loving relationship has resulted in a complicated fallout. The fact that the father and daughter happen to be Thomas and Meghan Markle makes this story even more extraordinary”.

Tonight 9pm Channel 5

The Broadcast Awards 2020

The short list for the Broadcast Awards has been revealed. The Broadcast Awards are the most hotly anticipated event in the television industry calendar celebrating the very best in British programming and channels. We are excited to see that many projects that our editors have worked on have been shortlisted.

Jesy Nelson: Odd One OutCharlie Hawryliw edited this 60 min documentary which follows Little Mix star Jesy Nelson as she goes on a journey of rehabilitation. She opens up about abuse she has suffered at the hands of cyberbullies and its effects on her mental health. October Films for BBC Three. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Multi Channel Category’

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Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

The Repair Shop – Alex Marsh and Hugo Fowler have worked  on this lovely series which shines a light on the wonderful treasures to be found in homes across the country. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Daytime Programme’ category. Ricochet for BBC One.

Drowning in Plastic Matt Lowe edited this important documentary which follows Liz Bonnin as she investigates the scale of the plastic crisis in our oceans. Raw TV for BBC One. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Documentary’ category.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Tim Fielding and Janet Shaw  have worked on this popular long-running reality series presented by Ant & Dec featuring celebrities living in the jungle.  Shortlisted in the ‘Best Entertainment Programme’ category.
ITV Studios Entertainment for ITV

Love Island Tim Fielding and Janet Shaw also worked on this series which has been Shortlisted in the ‘Best Entertainment Programme’.
ITV Studios Entertainment/Motion Content Group for ITV2

One Day in Gaza– The 14 May 2018 started as a day of mass protest at Gaza’s border with Israel, and would end as one of the most deadly days in Gaza for a generation. Edited by Ella Newton, this 60-minute film reveals extraordinary new details of what happened. BBC Current Affairs London for BBC Two. Shortlisted in the ‘Best News/Current Affairs Programme’ category.

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One Day in Gaza

The Big Hospital Experiment.- Edited by Simon ‘Badger’ Cooper.  Fourteen young people start their first week volunteering for a radical social experiment at the Royal Derby Hospital to deliver patient care on the NHS frontline. Blast Films for BBC Two. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Original Programme’ Category.

The Chase Andrew Watters worked on this Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh for ITV1. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Daytime Programme’ category.

Brian Johnson- Life on the Road- Dan Stewart edited 2 episodes of this series which see’s one of rock music’s iconic and tour-hardened frontmen, Brian Johnson, gives us a brand new and exclusive take on one aspect of the rock and roll life. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Music Programme’ Category’.

8 Days: To the Moon and Back – Duncan Hill edited this Feature-length drama documentary telling the real story of the Apollo moon landing mission as it happened.  BBC and Theatrical Release. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Single Drama’ category.

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8 Dys to the Moon and Back

Congratulations to everyone shorlisted!

See the full list here. The awards will take place 5th Feb 2020.

Rose d’Or 2019 Finalists Announced

The 2019 Rose d’Or Nominees have been announced. The shortlist was voted for by 60 international judges made up of media industry professionals, chaired by The Bridge star Sofia Helin.

We are delighted to see that The Repair Shop has been nominated in the Reality and Factual Entertainment category. Congratulations to the team at Ricochet. Alex Marsh and Hugo Fowler have been working on this fantastic series which shines a light on the wonderful treasures to be found in homes across the country.

We are excited to see 8 Days: To The Moon and Back has been nominated in the Drama category. Duncan Hill edited this Feature-length drama documentary which uses dramatic reconstruction, declassified cockpit audio recorded by the astronauts and film archive to tell the story of the first moon landing.

8 Days: To The Moon and Back is available on Iplayer.

Good luck to all the nominees, a full list can be seen on the Rose d’Or website.

What Makes a Murderer


Thursday 21st November 9pm Channel 4

Executive producers Richard Bond; Tom Pullen; Adam Boome

Editor: Charlie Hawryliw

The series is made up of three episodes edited by the wonderful Charlie Hawryliw. It follows Professor Adrian Raine and Dr. Vicky Thakordas-Desai as they investigate a trio of convicted murders who submit themselves to a ground-breaking sociological, biological and psychological investigation to determine whether they truly had control over their actions.

Episode 1 premieres tonight 9pm on Channel 4 and will be available to watch on All 4.

A night at The Griersons 2019

Another amazing night at the Griersons Documentary Awards this year. The honourable Judge Robert Rinder was a witty and gracious host.

Thank you and well done to Kel McKeown who once again edited The Highlights Showreel and award packages to present the impressive nominees of this year’s ceremony.

A huge congratulations to Matt Lowe who edited the winning film in Discovery’s ‘Best Natural History Documentary’: Drowning in Plastic and to Ella Newton who edited ‘One Day in Gaza’, nominated in the Getty Images ‘Best Current Affairs Documentary’.

Drowning in Plastic

One Day in Gaza

This year’s Griersons Trustees’ Award winner was Channel 4’s very own Head of Current Affairs and News, Dorothy Byrne. This nomination recognized her unwavering honesty and praised her inspiring journey in media and constant fight to bring relevant and contemporary issues to the attention of the greater public by commissioning and supporting such programmes.

A night to Remember!

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

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