The Rap Game Season 3

BBC Three and BBC iPlayer

Thursday 22nd July 2021

Editors: Abraham Teweldebrhan & Ben Burgess

The Rap Game UK': Meet The Series 3 Contestants - GRM Daily

Filmed across new locations in Manchester and produced by Naked Entertainment (Fremantle), the Rap Game UK returns to BBC iPlayer this summer for its third season. Six MC’s compete once more for a new £20,000 cash prize and mentor scheme to help the winning artist create, launch and promote new music following the competition. The new series will once again feature some of the scene’s biggest names.

Abraham Teweldebrhan and Ben Burgess edited the newest edition of the award-winning series which will be available on Thursday 22nd July at 7pm on BBC iPlayer and at 10:30pm on BBC One.

Both commented that working on the show was technically challenging but also great fun to cut.

Don’t miss the mic drop on 22nd July on BBC iPlayer.

Getaway Driver

Premieres 19th July 2021

October Films for Discovery Channel

Editor: Jennifer Hampson

Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez to host discovery+ competition  series 'Getaway Driver'

With GETAWAY DRIVER, October Films brings an event like no other to the Discovery Channel, the ultimate driving fantasy hosted by Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez. This 8-episode competition series features 24 elite drivers from drift champions to street racers to hotshot YouTubers who compete to prove they have the skill behind the wheel and the mental toughness to outrun and out-drive the competition in a massive nearly 60-acre compound filled with obstacles. Part Baby Driver, part Grand Theft Auto, the Getaway Drivers will put it all on the line – sacrificing their own cars for the opportunity to be the wheelman in a real-life car chase. The rules are simple… evade the pursuers and escape the compound to score some cold hard cash. These drivers already have the loot- but can they get away to keep it?

Jen Hampson edited episodes 4 and 8, the last episode of the series, and had a blast working on this high octane, fast-paced series.

Don’t miss the premiere at 9pm on 19th July on Discovery Channel.

Watch the trailer here.

Shark Gangs

Double Act Productions for National Geographic and Disney+

Airing 7th July at 10pm and streaming 9th July

Editor: Charlie Webb

Shark Gangs photo

Produced by Double Act Productions for National Geographic’s Sharkfest segment, Shark Gangs is a new ob doc looking at the behaviour of sharks. For years sharks have been viewed as solitary predators, but scientists have recently discovered a surprising new behaviour. In this special, they reveal how this apex predator likes to hang out in gangs. What is behind this change? Do sharks enjoy a social life or are they working together to become even more effective hunters?

Editor Charlie Webb worked on the series and reflects on his time editing the show:

‘Really enjoyed working on the show with Alex and Rob at Double Act. Some of the photography within the film is breath-taking. The score is also amazing and really adds drama to the film. It was done by Paul Saunderson (Three identical strangers, Trying and Life). The channel loved it and I look forward to people being able to see it.’

Find out more at 10pm on National Geographic on 7th July or start streaming on Disney+ on Friday 9th July.

Extraordinary Twins

Airing Thursday 1st July 2021 at 9pm

Blink Films for ITV

Editor: Tanya Trochoulias

Episode 2

Produced by Blink Films, this new two-part documentary for ITV explores the amazing world of conjoined twins, discovering how families cope with the extraordinary circumstance of being parents to the rarest of babies – one out of every 200,000 live births.

This documentary features three-year-old twins Callie and Carter from Idaho, who are fused from the chest down with two legs between them, and whose parents Nick and Chelsea Torres only have a few months left to decide whether to opt for separation. 

They meet still-conjoined and now separated twins on their quest to make the best decision for their children. Cameras follow the work of leading British doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital as they try to separate conjoined twins over four nail-biting operations. 

Editor Tanya Trochoulias worked on Episode 2 where the Torres family find out how 18-year-old twins Sohna and Mohna from Amritsar in India cope being joined together. These twins have got over people staring at them and are training in electrical engineering observing that having four hands means they can work more quickly than others. They are healthy and happy – although they rule out getting married at the moment.

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

12th October 2021

Watch Saving Notre Dame | Prime Video

Congratulations to all who worked on Saving Notre-Dame, including editors Hacene Azzoug and Sarjit Bains, as well as the production team at Windfall Films. This documentary following the efforts to rebuild the world-famous Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, a year from the devastating fire that ravaged the 850-year-old Gothic masterpiece was nominated as part of the documentary finalists of the New York Festival’s TV & Film Awards.

Chief architect Philippe Villeneuve urgently needs a complete picture of the damage sustained during the fire, so he initiates an unprecedented collaboration between architects and scientists. Their mission is to meticulously analyse the fallen timber, stone and fractured glass, to develop a decontamination and restoration plan. This unique opportunity offers a new insight into the medieval materials, techniques and people who built Notre-Dame.

The winners will be announced on 12th October 2021 during the National Association of Broadcasters’ Show in Las Vegas.

We’ve got our fingers crossed for you!

Russell Howard Stands Up To the World

Premieres on 31st May 2021 at 9pm

Avalon UK for Sky One

Editors: Connor Snedecor & Dan Knight

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Need to change horizons? Fancy a trip to the other side of the world? Or just a night out at the comedy club to have a good laugh? Russell Howard Stands Up To the World is the show for you!

This three-part travelogue produced by Avalon UK follows comedian Russell Howard as he prepares his new international tour in Australia and New Zealand, becoming the first comedian to do so post Covid. At a time when we’ve never felt further apart as a world, he plans to discover what our cousins across the seas are really like, celebrating our differences and unexpected shared passions.

Following two weeks in quarantine to gain access, Howard tries divebombing, sheep shearing, underwater driving and Maori hot pool cooking in New Zealand where he meets Kiwi actor Sam Neill, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford and comedian Urzila Carlson.

Then, on the Australian leg of his journey he spends time with Tim Minchin and meets real life mermaids and gets up close to koalas in the care of Robert Irwin, son of the Aussie zoo legend Steve Irwin.

Dan Knight worked on the first episode of the series and reflected that ‘it was challenging and fun to make a travelogue in lockdown- which is a central theme of the show. It was also exciting as an editor using stand up (rather than VO) as the main narration to the adventures. Creating a refreshing take on the genre with echoes of the classic Billy Connolly travelogues from the 90s.’

Connor Snedecor, who edited episode 2 said “It was a nice virtual holiday to cut Russell’s experiences in New Zealand, the only place you could pretend the world was back to normal at the time! The production team pulled off a real feat as we didn’t just edit the show remotely, it was basically shot remotely too, with local crews.”

Airing Monday 31st May  on Sky 1 at 9pm. Don’t miss take off!

Jabbed! Inside Britain’s Vaccine Triumph

Windfall Films for Channel 4

Editor: Sarjit Bains

Channel 4 tells the untold story of the government’s Vaccine Taskforce – the crack team responsible for finding, funding and procuring vaccines in one of the biggest public health gambles in UK government history.

For the first time on TV, this specialist team of experts, led by pharmaceutical venture capitalist Kate Bingham, give a blow by blow account of their race against time to secure the right vaccines as death rates soared.

Sarjit Bains edited this exclusive documentary for Windfall Films, catch it on Channel 4 at 10pm, Monday 10th May.

BAFTA TV 2021: Nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Award

6th June 2021

BBC One and BBC One HD

BAFTA Film Awards 2021: Night 2 - Live Updates - Variety

Award season continues and our editors are on fire this year with some more nominations, this time for the British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. We couldn’t be prouder to see so many shows repeatedly being nominated and being given such brilliant praises.

Produced by Mongoose Pictures for PBS Frontline and BBC Two, Italy’s Frontline: A Doctor’s Diary was nominated as part of the ‘Current Affairs’ selection. Ella Newton edited this documentary in which award-winning filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli captures the unforgettable and harrowing portrait of a doctor during the worst of the coronavirus crisis in one of northern Italy’s hospitals, revealing the struggles the medical staff had to face to fight the disease and save lives.

Another one for Bandicoot TV’s The Masked Singer which was selected as part of the ‘Entertainment Programme’ category. The wacky singing competition show’s popularity is ever growing as the judges and audience love to guess which celeb will appear behind the mask and editor Tim Fielding employed all his craft to build the tension!

The Masked Singer UK on Twitter: "3 Masked Singer have been UNMASKED 👀🎭  Who's NEXT? 🔍👀 #MaskedSingerUK… "

Masterchef: The Professionals has been nominated in the ‘Reality and Constructed Factual’ category. Editor Tom Savage has been whipping up some fiery episodes for this cooking competition show where professional chefs get put through their paces.

Hit BBC Two Series Hospital was selected in the ‘Factual Series’ category. Mohsin Bhatti edited this series which follows the NHS in unprecedented times, dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.

ITV’s most challenging quiz show, produced by Potato, The Chase has been selected in the ‘Daytime’ category. Andrew Watters has been an integral part of the team and has edited numerous series of the show.

The Chase - Home | Facebook

Vice’s Disabled not Defeated: The Rock Band with Learning Disabilities – Delta 7 was selected in the ‘Short Form Programme’ category. Editor Dan Knight loved working on this short doc that follows the story of a post-punk band made up of adults with learning disabilities, who discover the power of creativity after the heart-breaking death of one of their band members.

Disabled Not Defeated: The Rock Band with Learning Disabilities

Two Four Productions and Boomerang’s Big Zuu’s Big Eats has been nominated in the ‘Features’ category. Gavin Ames enjoyed working on the series not just for the great comedy but also for the mouth-watering foods that DJ Big Zuu shared with family and friends on his road trip around the UK.

Big Zuu's Big Eats - The Happy Foodie

Selected in the ‘Specialist Factual’ category, Putin: A Russian Spy Story is a ground-breaking new doc series to Channel 4 about the life and career of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Simon ‘Badger’ Cooper edited one of the three episodes for Rogan productions.

Watch Putin: A Russian Spy Story | Full Season | TVNZ OnDemand

The British Academy Television Awards winners will be announced on 6th June on BBC One.

Huge congrats to all nominees and fingers crossed!

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!

Broadcast Awards 2021

Streaming Live 27th May 2021

Broadcast Awards 2021: date unveiled | News | Broadcast

Broadcast have released their short list for this year’s Awards and once again the line up is incredible and we’re so proud and delighted to find a number of programmes our editors have worked on in the selection.

Produced by Potato for ITV, everybody’s favourite quiz show, The Chase has been selected as part of the shortlist for ‘Best Daytime Programme’. Andrew Watters has worked on the show for many years and continues to love every minute of it.

Two Four Productions and Boomerang’s Big Zuu’s Big Eats has been nominated in the ‘Best Multichannel Programme’ category. Comedy editor and unparalleled gourmet Gavin Ames  worked on this series which follows DJ Big Zuu around the UK as he takes his passion for cooking on the road.

Big Zuu's Big Eats - Series 1 - Episode 1 - Jimmy Carr - UKTV Play

Both Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 2 and Putin: A Russian Spy Story have been selected as part of the ‘Best Documentary Series’ category.

Produced by Box to Box for Netflix, Formula 1: Drive to Survive has brought a new dimension to the motor sport and takes fans beyond the track, behind the pits and into the Paddocks to show the inner workings of F1 racing. Duncan Hill, Chris Duveen and Matt Henley worked on the series.

With Putin: A Russian Spy Story, Rogan Productions brings a ground-breaking new doc series to Channel 4 about the life and career of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Simon ‘Badger’ Cooper edited one the episode of the three episodes showing how Putin’s knowledge of spy-craft defined his presidency of a nuclear power and enabled him to change the world.

Watch Putin: A Russian Spy Story | Full Season | TVNZ OnDemand
Drive to Survive Season 2 | Gravity Media

Once again, The Masked Singer, produced by Bandicoot TV for ITV, made the cut as part of the ‘Best Entertainment Programme’ selection. Tim Fielding worked across the series of this eccentric singing competition show where celebrities hide their identities behind unbelievable and innovative costumes. Who can be found behind the canary, octopus, unicorn, sausage, is up to the judges to figure out!

More than 8m people tune in to final of ITV's The Masked Singer | TV  ratings | The Guardian

Produced by Mongoose Pictures for PBS Frontline and BBC Two, Italy’s Frontline: A Doctor’s Diary was nominated as part of the ‘Current Affairs’ selection. Ella Newton edited this documentary in which award-winning filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli captures the unforgettable and harrowing portrait of a doctor during the worst of the coronavirus crisis in one of northern Italy’s hospitals, revealing the struggles the medical staff had to face to fight the disease and save lives.

The winners of the Broadcast Awards 2021 will be revealed on 27th May at a live virtual award ceremony hosted by a special guest presenter and featuring a wealth of leading industry names.

Congratulations to all nominees!