Channel 4 is marking the twentieth anniversary of Jamie Oliver’s first TV series, The Naked Chef, with a new, hour long documentary presented by Davina McCall, highlighting memorable Jamie moments from the past two decades: the highs and lows, his accidental discovery at The River Café, his rise to fame as iconic Brit-pop chef, his restless campaigning to improve the food system, and the more recent closure of his much-loved restaurant group.
In 20 Years of The Naked Chef: Jamie Bares All, Channel 4 gets under the skin of Jamie Oliver and looks back at the rollercoaster of his past 20 years, uncovering emotional revelations and personal insights along the way – showing viewers the true Jamie, as never seen before.
Editor Abraham Teweldebrhan talks about his experience of working on this project sharing that this documentary was both challenging and interesting to work on. ‘It was commissioned and started off as a nostalgic look back over Jamie Oliver’s life and career for the 20th anniversary of his debut as he hit our screens with the Naked Chef. Then half way through filming, his UK restaurant groups collapsed so the film took a massive turn. It was challenging for us in the edit to get that balance of a celebratory look back at Jamie’s life and career as well as an honest report on his current, painful business problems.’
In this South Bank Show, Melvyn Bragg meets Steve Pemberton and ReeceShearsmith – two of the country’s most original and versatile television screenwriters and actors.
They first made a name for themselves in the mid-‘90s as
masters of comic horror with the groundbreaking BBC Two series, The League
of Gentlemen, alongside Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson. The show became an
instant cult hit, and picked up multiple awards including a BAFTA for Best TV
Comedy in 2000. Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith talk to Melvyn Bragg
about their early influences and inspirations, which stem from a mutual love of
both horror films, and British comedy. They discuss the genesis of The
League of Gentlemen, and the stories behind some of its most infamous
characters, including the murderous Tubbs, and the vicious Pauline, with
contributions from fellow Gentlemen Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson.
The South Bank Show edited byAndreas Torner includes exclusive access to Steve and Reece’s writing process, as we see them working on scripts for the new series of Inside No. 9, and follows them on the set as they film one of the new episodes of their fifth series.
This film is a unique insight into the motivations and ideas
behind some of the most ambitious, twisted and funny storytelling on
television. Inside No. 9’s blend of comedy, horror and pathos
combined with devilish plot twists, stellar casts and ingenious innovations in
form has allowed Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith to break new ground with
their distinctive brand of dark humour and storytelling.
Over the twenty years they have been working together, Steve
and Reece have proved themselves to be two of the most talented writers of
Tuesday 30th July, 10:00pm on Sky Arts and NOW TV.
is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family
home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil
Armstrong’s incredible life.
Armstrong is in all cinemas
nationwide on July 9th for one night only then will be on general
release from July 12th.
Paul spent nearly 9 months
editing this film and it was quite possibly the most painless experience he’s
ever had in an edit suite- he even uses the word ‘fun’! He puts
this down to the director who used to be an editor and therefore understood
exactly when Paul needed support and when to let go of the reins. The small
team behind the project also contributed greatly in the shaping of the film and
the whole process felt like a truly collaborative experience between 5 people.
This new two-part
documentary series in ITV’s Crime & Punishment strand sees Susanna Reid
travel to Huntsville in Texas, home of the most active death chamber in the
United States, to come face-to-face with death row inmate Patrick Murphy, who
is confronting the imminent prospect of being put to death as his execution
date draws ever closer. Murphy was one of the members of the notorious ‘Texas
7’ gang who violently murdered a police officer while on the run, after he and
six other criminals launched one of the most infamous prison breakouts in
American history. Delving into the details of the crime, Susanna
discovers that Murphy may not be as culpable as she first thought of the murder
itself. He didn’t pull the trigger that killed the police officer, and he
wasn’t at the scene of the murder in the year 2000. Susanna meets lawyers
fighting for and against his execution, the family of the victim, as well as
Murphy’s son, who grew up not knowing his father until he broke out of prison
and became one of the most wanted men in the United States. As Murphy lives out
his last few days and hours, she gains a vivid insight into the impact his
execution will have on them all.
Episode 1 on air Thursday 13th June (Pick of the week in
The shortlist for the 2019 Broadcast Digital Awards has been announced and we are excited to see that several programmes that our editors have cut have been shortlisted.
After the Screaming Stops’ has been shortlisted in the Best Documentary Programme. Made by Fulwell 73 for BBC4 Matthew Henleywas edit support on this documentary about the tense reunion of pop band Bros.
In the Best Entertainment Programme is Lime Pictures ‘Celebs Go Dating’ edited by Mike Kerr, Chris Naggs and James Moriarty and ITV’s ‘Love Island’ Series 4 which has also been shortlisted. Tim Fielding worked on this series and is lucky enough to be out in Majorca now cutting the current season 5!
Britain’s Youngest Football Boss has been shortlisted in the Best Popular Factual Programme category. Made by Curious Films for BBC Three, this series follows top flight football club West Ham United Women’s team and their 19-year-old Managing Director Jack Sullivan. Editors: Jamie Williamsand Mark Pickles.
In the Gamechanger Programme category, Avalon’s ‘Al Murray; Why Does Everybody Hate the English’ has been shortlisted. This programmes sees Al Murray, the award winning comedian and history fanatic find out what lies behind England’s greatest feuds with its closest neighbours: Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and France. Broadcast on The History Channel. Roy Williams– Editor for Ep 1.
The winners will be announced on 3rd
July, best of luck to all the nominees!
As training centres for first-time dog owners spring up across the UK, new Channel 4 series, Puppy School will invite puppy parents to a bespoke school, to help them contend with the challenge of bringing a puppy into their lives. Set against the stunning backdrop of Chatsworth, its curriculum will include exercises to develop doggy IQs and social skills, and help the furry family members successfully settle into their new home. Each episode of Puppy Schoolwill chronicle the puppies’ first six months, covering the highs and lows of becoming a new puppy parent, as well as recording the moving, heart-warming and sometime tumultuous events in the lives of the owners as they face a challenging or exciting new chapter.
One Day in Gaza is a BBC Current Affairs production for BBC and WGBH/Frontline made by award-winning documentary maker, Olly Lambert and edited by Ella Newton. It examines moment by moment what happened on that fateful day. 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. For weeks, Palestinians had been protesting along the border fence, but tensions were running particularly high due to the opening of the new United States embassy to Israel in Jerusalem – the controversial step ordered by Donald Trump. As Ivana Trump, Jared Kushner and other senior US officials gathered in Jerusalem to inaugurate the new embassy, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered at sites along the Gaza border, barely 40 miles away. As the sun set that day, over 60 Palestinians were dead or dying, and over 2,000 lay injured, many by live ammunition.
Drawing on more than 120 hours of archive
footage filmed on both sides of the border that day – including exclusive
videos released by both Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that dominates
Gaza, and the Israel Defence Forces, this film reveals the complex reality and
human toll of the day – and asks who is to blame for the bloodshed.
What really happened that day? Israel said
its troops only opened fire in self-defence or on people using the protests as
cover for an armed infiltration, while Palestinians and human rights groups
have accused Israeli troops of using excessive force against unarmed civilians
who posed no threat. This 60-minute film reveals extraordinary new details of
This new show will feature stand-up comedians Joel Dommett, Iain Stirling, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Darren Harriott and Kiri Pritchard-McLean as they travel together to their respective hometowns. Talking about the show, the network explains: “It will follow the six comedians as they embark on a journey to each of their hometowns in search of what life is like there now. On what will be a literal trip of their lifetimes, each comedian will act as tour guide for the episode around their own hometown.”
The series is being filmed by Sacha Baron Cohen and Andrew Newman’s production company Spelthorne Community Television.
Connor who worked on the series said: “I’ve been lucky that the team around me on this project was really easy to work with all the way up. The Comedy Bus has been one of those projects that really transformed during editing and that often puts a lot of stress into the process, but it didn’t go that way. I always felt well supported in the edit, and on the same page with everyone at Spelthorne on where to take the show. And it ended up a better show for it. As an added bonus I had great fun getting to know more of the six talented comics that are the heart of the series.”
starts on Wednesday 10th April 10pm on Comedy Central.
This 8-part series explores the story of Jesus through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in his life – Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary the mother of Jesus, the High Priest Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter. Each individual takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of one of the most famous figures in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and theologians from across the ideological spectrum.
Editors; Huggy, Robyn, Matt Lowe and Phil all worked on this epic series. Huggy who was editing on it for nearly 4 months said “The production was of epic scale, using hundreds of extras on Ridley Scott’s former location for ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ in Morocco. I was always conscious of the time, effort and cost it took to shoot the material I was handling. I certainly learnt a lot about the story of Jesus and the people he came into contact with”
Series premieres March 25, and airs across the 4 weeks leading up to Easter 2019
Well done to Charlie who edited last night’s first part of a two-part documentary The Choir: Our School by the Tower follows Gareth Malone as he works with students at Kensington Aldridge Academy, the school next to the site of the tower block blaze, in which five of its students died. Gareth helps students put on a very special show to mark the reopening of their refurbished school. The aim is to celebrate their pride in the community, their happy memories and the courage and resilience they have shown in the wake of a disaster. This is a big-hearted film, sensitively put together and was testament to its transformative, therapeutic power of these remarkable children.
We are super proud that several projects that our editors have worked on have been shortlisted in the Grierson Awards. The Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar with the ceremony taking place in November. A big congratulations to Charlie Hawryliw. Three amazing projects that… Read More
Editor: Duncan Hill Screening at the Science Museum 28th June 7.30pm Made by The Science Unit, BBC Studios, co-produced with PBS and The Open University. Executive Producer: Andrew Cohen, Producer: James van Der Pool, Director: Anthony Philipson. Eight days, three hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. That’s the total duration… Read More
Films of Record Editor: Charlie Hawryliw Thursday 16th May 9pm BBC2 At 23 years old, actor David Harewood suffered a mental breakdown and was taken into hospital, where he was treated with anti-psychotic medication. Now, in this 60min documentary edited by Charlie Hawryliw,… Read More
Box to Box Films for Netflix Editors: Duncan Hill and Chris Duveen Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a gripping, high-octane 10 part series which is the first to give exclusive and intimate access to the greatest racing competition in the world. From the makers of Senna… Read More
Woodcut Media for National Geographic Editor: Charlie Hawryliw The BAFTA nominated actor Joseph Fiennes has ticked off a childhood dream, by retracing his cousin Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ second expedition 50 years ago. Charlie Hawryliw edited one episode of this three part series which shows Ranulph,… Read More
Revolution in Ruins The Hugo Chávez StoryBBC2 Editor Graham TaylorAvailable on IPlayer This documentary edited by Graham Taylor with additional editing by Ella Newton explores the extraordinary story of Venezuelan politician Hugo Chávez’s 14-year presidency, which saw incredible short-term achievements in health and education overshadowed by a… Read More
Fulwell 73 for Netflix Executive producers are Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner. Lem Lawrence– Online using Flame Post Production Facility: Halo Commissioned by Netflix, Sunderland Till I Die is an eight-part series produced by James Corden’s production company Fulwell 73. The behind the scenes documentary looks at… Read More
Mongoose Pictures Frontline PBS and The Guardian Channel 4 Editor Ella Newton Congratulations to Ella Newton and the team at Mongoose Pictures. We are super excited to hear that Mosul has been nominated for two Emmys: Outstanding Short Doc and Outstanding Cinematography! On top of that, it has… Read More
Paul Holland stepped in to fill the rather big shoes of editor David Fairhead who had a long history of working with the director David Sington, so the main challenge was to be sympathetic to their rhythm and style of cutting (which was quite different to his own) whilst… Read More
Series 2 3 Part Series Episode 1 Thursday 5th April 9pm ITV Journalist and former detective Mark Williams-Thomas looks into a series of missing women and unsolved murder cases, and attempts to link them to two men currently serving time for murder. His investigation begins with 18-year-old Louise… Read More