Grierson Awards

Paul Holland, editor on Eps 1 and 2 of  Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World which is in the Best Music Documentary category.

Graham Taylor already has a few Grierson Award nominations under his belt and this year is no exception with FIFA Uncovered for Netflix nominated in the Best Sports Documentary category.

My Dead Body for Channel 4 is in the Best Science Documentary category. Well done to Matt Lowe who worked on this critically acclaimed, ground-breaking documentary with Director Sophie Robinson.

Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 – You Can’t Stop a Riot in the 90s for Netflix has been nominated in the Best Entertaining Documentary. Chris Duveen worked on this one along with Assistant Editor Bahader Mattu

Congratulations to Charlie Webb who was one of the editors on Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams for BBC One which is in the Best Contracted Documentary Series.  

The Crossing for ITV has already won an RTS and been nominanated for a BAFTA. It was edited by Ella Newton and is in the Best Current Affairs Documentary. Ella also edited Big Oil vs the World – Denial for BBC2 which is in the Best Natural History or Environmental Documentary. A huge congratulations to the teams involved on these two multiple-award winning documentaries.

Ben Burgess, Gwyn Moxham and Chris Naggs all enjoyed editing The Rap Game for BBC3 which is in the Best Constructed or Formatted Documentary Series.

Finally, Race Across the World for BBC One is in the Best Constructed or Formatted Documentary Series. Congratulations to Simon Holmes who was one of the editors on the team!

Congratulations again to all the nominees!  The winners will be revealed at the ceremony, hosted by Nish Kumar on the 9th November. We can’t wait!

Brawn: The Impossible Formula One Story

Exec Producers: Neil Duncanson and Keanu Reeves

North One for Disney+

Editors Matt Lowe, Jayesh Lathia and Bahader Mattu

This filmic four-part documentary series with Keanu Reeves uses interviews and archive to tell the incredible story of Ross Brawn who led a consortium that bought the former Honda Racing team for £1. With a smaller development budget than their Formula 1 rivals, minimal sponsorship and only customer support from engineer manufacturers, an understaffed, underfinanced and independent team won the World Championship.  There is exclusive access to the F1 archives, much of it previously unseen from a year that global sport will never forget, with contributions from British F1 driver Jenson Button and Ross Brawn, who led the team to victory.

Matt Lowe worked on Episode 4, Jayesh Lathia did some finishing work and Bahader Mattu did the archive replacement on the series.

Matt said “It was a joy to work on to be honest.  Great story, great access (everyone you would want an interview with, we had) and amazing archive.  Also, the team we had working on it were all lovely, so all-in-all, it was a pretty positive experience”.

The series will premiere on Disney+ later this year.

Celebrity Race Across the World

Editor: Simon Holmes Series 1. Episode 2.

Studio Lambert for BBC One

In this six-part celebrity version of the much-loved series, four celebrities and their racing partners will race to a finish line that’s thousands of miles away without the use of air travel or any trappings of modern-day life. Stripped of all mod-cons and all luxuries they will have to rely on their skills, ingenuity, and hard work in order to succeed. With just the cash equivalent of completing the route to their final destination by air, they will have to earn extra money along the way as well as call upon the kindness of strangers to help them progress.

This series sees broadcaster Alex Beresford and his dad, singer Mel Blatt and her mum, McFly drummer Harry Judd and his mum and British Racing Driver Billy Monger and his sister embark on their travels. Starting in Marrakech, Morocco, and ending in Tromsø, Norway, known as the Arctic capital, the epic journey will span 24 countries and over 10,000 km. This incredible journey will give a unique insight into the celebrities and their relationships with their travelling companions.

Simon Holmes who edited Episode 2 said “I’ve loved Race from series one, so it’s been a privilege to work on both main and the new celebrity strand this past year. Celebrity was a slightly different prospect from the main show, playing more for laughs yet still trying to maintain the human story elements that make the show so engaging. Its a test juggling race and contributor narratives, but with excellent exec guidance ever so satisfying when it comes together”.

Due to the devastating news in Morocco the launch of the series has now been postponed. The TX date is To be Confirmed.

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Viva España

Studio Ramsay for ITV and ITVX

Exec Producer: Charlotte Woolley

Series Director: Ben Archard

Editors: Sean Schmolz, Paul Bussey and Roy Williams

The Culinary Trio are back!

Gordon Ramsay, Fred Sirieix and Gino D’Acampo are at it again, this time they’re road tripping in Spain battling it out for supremacy in everything from driving to cooking to some of their most extreme high adrenaline activities yet. They visit Andalusia, where they taste tapas in Malaga. They then head to the ancient town Ronda and finish in Jerez to sample sherry, whilst seeing if they’ve got the Flamenco flair.

Editors: Sean Schmolz, Paul Bussey and Roy Williams worked on this series.

Episode 1 is available on ITVX

Episode 2 airs on Mon 4 Sep 9pm – 10pm

Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn

Franco Bogino: Finishing Editor and Additional Editor.

Duncan Hill and Phil Bowman – Additional Editors.

Executive Producers: James Gay-Rees, Martin Conway, Paul Martin

Box to Box for Apple TV+

This Four-part docu-series charts the extraordinary rise and fall of former Nissan and Renault boss turned disgraced international fugitive Carlos Ghosn. He was arrested in Japan for financial misdeeds. After being held there in what he called unjust conditions, he escaped — in a trunk on a private plane.

Franco helped out editing across the series and was also the Finishing editor, he said “It was a great team and everyone really believed in the project. It’s a great story and they had the conviction to tell it in an interesting way,  so it was nice to work on something that has that gravitas”.

It’s had some brilliant reviews so far. Rolling Stone has stated it “Wanted is a gripping take on a wild story that provides generous helpings of rich context, a necessary if sometimes overlooked ingredient in nonfiction filmmaking. It turns out Wanted isn’t just an investigation; it’s also a caper, depicted in reenactments that boast the editing and cinematography chops of an Ocean’s Eleven movie. The series has its cake and eats it, too, blending high-stakes, shoe-leather reporting with thriller sizzle.”

We’re looking forward to watching this one!

Wanted: The Escape of Carlos Ghosn is available now on Apple TV

Ambulance (Series 11)

Dragonfly for BBC One

Exec Producers: Simon Ford & Peter Wallis-Tayler

Editor: Ben Burgess

(Photo credit: Dragonfly Productions)

The observational medical documentary series is back on BBC One with a new instalment, produced by Dragonfly and following ambulance services in real time throughout the UK.

Ben Burgess is no stranger to blue light and was very excited to join the editing team on this series. He cut episode 3 which follows the night shift facing an infectious disease outbreak at Fairfield General Hospital. Ben told us he had a good experience working on the show:  ‘It was definitely a challenge, because the possible combinations of stories is seemingly infinite and the USP of the show – in which you create ‘islands of real time’ – provides a restriction which is both useful and challenging. But we ended up with an episode which everyone was happy with and which we were told is a little bit different from your ‘average’ episode of Ambulance.’

Follow the drama as it unfolds, tonight on BBC One at 9pm.

Boot Dreams: Now or Never

Expectation Entertainment for BBC Three

Exec Producer: Anna Bonaddio


Steve Flatt Ep 1

Finishing Editor Mohsin Bhatti Ep 5

A group of ex-footballers who have been rejected from football clubs have 7 weeks at a unique football academy, giving them the opportunity to train and play games in a bid they maybe scouted for full time professional football again. Presented by Roman Kemp and filmed with multiple camera’s/fix rig, the real challenge for each player is to look a little deeper in themselves than they may have done before. A team of coaches is on hand to help them with their struggles, both on and off the pitch. Leading the coaches is ex-Watford, Stoke and Burnley striker Gifton Noel-Williams. Other high-profile footballers will coach the team too, including England captain Millie Bright and Manchester United legend Bruno Fernandes.

Mohsin Bhatti who worked on Episode 5 said “I stepped in to do 6 weeks, it was a challenge to pick up stories which needed a lot of work to create an interesting narrative arch for featured players of that episode. Look forward to watching the series with kids!”

All six episodes of Boot Dreams are available now on BBC iPlayer

Dan and Helen’s Pennine Adventure 

Wag TV for Channel 5

Exec Producers: Eliya Arman and Jane Glasson

Editor: Simon Bennett

Dan Walker and Helen Skelton in Pennine Road Trip. (Image credit: Channel 5)

This four-part travelogue finds Strictly alumni Dan Walker and Helen Skelton swapping their dancing shoes for hiking boots. They explore Britain’s first long-distance trail, the Pennine Way, travelling from Dan’s home in Sheffield up to Helen’s home in Cumbria. They explore beautiful countryside meeting different communities and business owners and getting stuck into challenging local activities.

Simon Bennett did the Pre-titles and edited the final episode, episode 4. He said that “Dan and Helen were really brilliant and funny together, it was a pleasure to work on the series and the team at Wag TV was great”.

The series starts Tuesday 15th August 9pm on Channel 5.

Takeshi’s Castle

Rumpus Media for Amazon Prime

Exec Producer: Iain Wimbush

Editor: David Abramsky

Launches 30th August on Amazon Prime

Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video

A new series of the legendary Japanese obstacle course Takeshi’s Castle is being released on Amazon Prime on 30th August.

David Abramsky worked on four episodes which has new commentators, British comedians; Romesh Ranganathan and Tom Davis. Davis and Ranganathan will guide viewers through the hilarious, dramatic, and baffling world of Takeshi’s Castle with their much loved blend of enthusiasm and scepticism. Recapturing the essence of  the 90’s mayhem,  100 contestants, the ‘attacking army’ attempt to storm the impenetrable Castle, fighting off guards, devils, and giant foam mushrooms along the way! Only the bravest and luckiest will make it through to take on Takeshi himself, and potentially bank 1 million yen.

Editor David Abramsky speaks very highly of the project “Takeshi’s Castle was such a fun project to work on. There were so many talented funny people on it, from the writers and presenters to the producers and other editors who I worked with closely throughout the edit. I’m not sure I’ve laughed as much on another project. It’s also something I watched and enjoyed as a kid, which always makes something feel more special”.

David explained that “The biggest challenge was also the most fun: finding that sweet spot where you’re celebrating the chaotic nostalgic joy of this unique iconic show, while also picking the right moments to undercut it with Romesh and Tom’s great double-act of scepticism and fanaticism. There’s so many tools in the toolbox: pratfalls, bizarre format points, brilliant writing and great ad-libs. It felt like edit jazz, very free but also totally clear and focussed. From our first notes session, Amazon really encouraged that spirit of experimentation and instinctiveness, which made it even more enjoyable. The most unexpected part of it was the duration of the original shows – some episodes were originally over 60 minutes! So crafting that down to 30-40 minutes of tight, well-scripted dubbed comedy left a lot of space for crafting our own callbacks, running jokes and weird internal logic for each episode”.

Catch Takeshi’s Castle from the 30th August on Amazon Prime. Let those 90’s memories come flooding back!

Exposure: Catching My Rapist

Bite Films for ITV

17th July, 10.45pm ITV

Editor: Tanya Trochoulias

Director and Producer: Richard Parry

Catching My Rapist. Photo: Bite Films

Catching My Rapist is an intimate and powerful feature documentary edited by Tanya Trochoulias. Viewers are taken on a five-year journey highlighting a woman’s remarkable determination to seek justice against the man who raped her. The film follows ‘Sam’, with complete access to her story from revealing her rape, through 18 months in a safe house and botched police investigations, to her discovery of other victims and crucial evidence.

It exposes the wider impact of the accused individual’s actions, revealing the shocking extent of assaults and rapes committed against vulnerable women who sought employment within his agency. The documentary uncovers the mishandling of police investigations and through heart-wrenching interviews and compelling testimonies, it sheds light on the systemic issues and power dynamics that allowed such abuse to persist.

Tanya who edited this emotional documentary said that “While this is a harrowing subject, it was a privilege to tell Sam’s story. She is a true fighter and an inspiration.”

Catching My Rapist will be broadcast on the 17th July on ITV at 10:45 PM. It will also be available on ITVX

Who Killed Jill Dando?

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David Hockney: A Celebration

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AP Dhillon: First of a Kind

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