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!

Home Free

Primal Media for Channel 4

Editor: Mohsin Bhatti

Mondays 18th and 25th November on Channel 4

Home Free follows a group of young people with learning disabilities as they leave home and move into supported living apartments. Living independently for the first the time, the new housemates will take a major leap in their lives with extraordinary access from the families. The observational documentary promises joy, laughter, new friendships, blossoming relationships and even tears and heartache.

Mohsin Bhatti, who edited two episodes said: “It was a joy and privilege to be allowed to tell the story of this group of 20 somethings transitioning to their next step of adulthood. Docs like these rarely come through the door and I feel extremely lucky to have been involved documenting their lives.”

The first episode of the series will air on Monday 18th November on Channel 4 at 10pm.

Maradona in Mexico

A Ronachan Films and Pacha Film production for Netflix

Editor: Nick Follows

Directed by Angus Macqueen

13th November on Netflix

In September 2018 the legendary Diego Maradona became Manager of the second division Mexican football team, Los Dorados de Sinaloa, who were bottom of the table. Last seen misbehaving at the World Cup in Russia, dire predictions were made when Diego, famous for his addictions as well as his football, descended on Culiacan, home to the world’s biggest drug cartel. (Just two weeks ago its streets were taken over by cartel gunmen.) With astonishing access to Diego and his players, the changing room and the town, the films are a study in passion in all its forms.

David Faitelson, ESPN: “Diego had to go to give life to a football team. Incredible. The city where they traffic the very substance that almost ended his life.”

Nick Follows cut the last episode of Maradona in Mexico available on Netflix from 13th Nov.

Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall

Editor: Ben Burgess

Thursday 24th Oct 9pm

BBC Studios for ITV ct 9pm

Two-part landmark observational documentary with privileged access to Prince Charles and his private domain, the Duchy of Cornwall, the ancient Royal estate which he has  built up over the last 50 years into a billion pound business to support himself, his immediate family and his charities. 

The films explore how the estate supports an ancient way of life on Bodmin Moor but also gives young families the opportunity to embark on a new start in farming. It’s all a stark contrast to the lives of residents in the Duchy’s ancient manor of Kennington, in inner-city London, and those of Poundbury, in Dorset, who are creating their own new community in a visionary and once controversial new town inspired by their Duke. 

Ben Burgess came in at the latter part of the edit to add last minute interviews with Prince Charles, make changes and get the two films over the line,  it was an intense few weeks!  He explained that there were so many levels of approval to get them past, because in addition to the usual exec and commissioning editor, the fact that the films were about the Royal Family meant they had to be shown to Clarence House, The Duchy Estate and Kensington Palace!  Ben did say “even though it was a challenge I thoroughly enjoyed working on it, and think the series is a strong piece of work that I feel proud to have worked on”.

Ep 1 will be shown 24th Oct and Ep 2 on the 24th Oct.  9pm ITV

Spy Wars

Alaska TV for History and A&E Networks

Editors: Jayesh Lathia and Nick Follows

Featuring Damian Lewis in his first docu-drama role, this new 8×60 factual series will reveal the remarkable true stories behind some of the most gripping and important international spy operations of the last forty years. Packed full of espionage, surveillance, undercover work, and covert operations, the series brings forth these real events as well as the profound personal and geopolitical consequences for all involved. Utilizing innovative and highly stylized reconstructions, Spy Wars (W/T) is shot on location in London, Moscow and Israel. Damian Lewis is the guide through each in-depth episode that investigates the Cold War through to the ‘war on terror’ and the renewed espionage hostilities of present day.

Jayesh said ” The stories were huge, featuring the Cold War era, the Ethiopian exodus of Jews to Israel and the Iranian Islamic Revolution. The challenge was not only to tell the larger geopolitical story in each episode but also to make sure that the human story, whether it was civilians caught in a revolution or a double agent escaping certain death, had equal importance. I think we successfully achieved this goal and I am very proud to have edited on this thrilling series”

The series will premiere on Monday 7th Oct on The History Channel

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Nutopia for Nat Geo and Disney+ Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum’s always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems in this new series. Each episode is centered around something we all love — like trainers or ice cream — as Jeff pulls the thread on these… Read More