Breaking Dad

Editors: Dan Knight and Dave Berezai

Hungry Bear for ITV

Actor Bradley Walsh and his 20-year-old son Barney are hitting the road together for a brand-new four-part series, travelling over 2000 miles from Los Angeles to New Orleans. They might be father and son but when it comes to travelling they are worlds apart, with Bradley keen to relax while Barney wants to live life a little more on the edge. Worried his old man is too stuck in his ways, Barney has decided to take matters into his own hands with an adventurous trip that his dad will never forget.

Dave Berezai edited episode 1. He said “It was great to work on an ITV prime-time show with all those at Hungrybear. Brad provided real moments of comedy and the situations he found himself in created genuine drama. It was great fun putting it all together and crafting the show”.

Dan Knight edited episodes 2 (Arizona) and 3 (Texas). He said “The team were great, especially series director Phil Ashton.The biggest challenge was finding the nuggets of reality when the talent let their guard down. They had very clear ideas of what the show should be, but the best moments came when they were just being themselves. Bradley is a big character and will always give great material but it’s fun to find the real moments of terror and joy when their guard slips, like the Skydiving or the cowboy college. Then to build that into something that feels really special”

Episode 3 ‘Texas’ is aired tonight 8pm ITV

Sunderland ‘Til I Die

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 the town’s passion for the club, following the team during their first season in the Championship after a painful relegation from the Premier League under former Manchester United manager David Moyes in the 2016/17 season.

Lem Lawrence who worked on the series said “It was different for me working on longform, I really enjoyed it, althoughparticularly at the start, there was a lot of keeping track of the graphics(There was a whole heap of graphics on this series). Also I had to devise a wayto create end credit graphics and looks that were consistent with what wasbeing produced by the graphics company for different sections (For example,mobile phone footage, newspaper headlines, end credits etc), that would then befed across all the episodes that I wasn’t able to work on, due to other workcommitments. This meant I had to make these parts in a way that a freelancerwould be able to come in and easily be able to replicate in their episodes. Ifound it really interesting finding out what really goes on inside a footballclub, lots of parts I had never even considered”.

A press release from Fulwell73 said of the documentary: “In the era of multi-million dollar sponsorship deals and transfers, where the stakes have never been higher or the rivalries more fierce, this brand new Netflix original series sets at its heart the unfailing passion of this UK Northern town for its beloved football club”

Sunderland ’Til IDie is available on Netflix from Friday 14 December

Broadcast Awards 2019- Shortlist Announced!

The Broadcast Awards is the most highly anticipated event in the television industry calendar, celebrating the very best in British programming and channels and we are delighted to see that our editors have worked on several of the programmes nominated.

The Fight for Mosul- Mongoose Pictures for Channel 4.  This Intimate documentary following a group of young soldiers leading the fight to re-take Mosul after more than two years of ISIS rule. Edited by Ella Newton, it has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Documentary Programme category’.

Massacre at Ballymurphy- The Outsider Movie Company and Dartmouth Films for Channel 4. Edited by Charlie Hawryliw, this feature length documentary tells the unknown story of the death eleven innocent people at the hands of the British Army in a Catholic Estate in 1971. It has been shortlisted in the ‘Best News & Current Affairs Programme’.

Hospital-Series 3- Label1 for BBC Two.  Observational fixed rig documentary series set in Nottingham University Hospital, one of the country’s biggest and busiest Trusts. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Documentary series’, Rose Glandfield edited one of the 60min episodes.

Love Island Series 4.  Shortlisted in the ‘Best Entertainment’ Catergory – Tim Fielding and Janet Shaw worked on this popular reality dating show.

Celebrity Hunted- Shine Television for Channel 4, Also shortlisted in the ‘Best Entertainment’ Catergory. Tanya Trochoulias and Jen Hampson worked on this series where seven famous faces join this hit real-life thriller, for Stand Up to Cancer.

Sounds like Friday Night- Fulwell 73 for BBC1. Shortlisted in the ‘Best Music Programme’ category.  Gavin Ames edited the VT’s across the whole of this live music series presented by Greg James and Dotty.

The Repair Shop- Ricochet for BBC2 Best Popular Factual Programme. Alex Marsh and Hugo Fowler have worked on the series.

Escape to The Chateau: DIY – Martin Sole edited one of these episodes for Spark Media/Channel 4.

All Together Now- Tim Fielding worked on the series for the Endemol Shine Group for Remarkable Television.

The awards will take place Wednesday 6 February 2019. Good luck to everyone shortlisted!

Britain’s Youngest Football Boss

Britain’s Youngest Football Boss (w/t) is a Curious Films production for BBC Three. Charlie Russell and Dov Freedman are the Executive Producers

The first two episodes in a brand new series following top flight football club West Ham United women’s team and their 19 year-old Managing Director Jack Sullivan.

Filming on and off the pitch across the season, the series will follow the progress of a squad of female players as they debut in the professional Women’s Super League. Having leapfrogged two divisions from the part-time third tier into the newly-revamped league, West Ham United women’s team will now, for the first time, compete at the highest level of the sport, against some of the toughest teams in the world.

Jack’s first full-time job since leaving school at 16 will be overseeing a squad of 18 outspoken, powerful women, and trying to raise the profile of a growing sport, one often dismissed and derided by male fans. With exclusive access to the club, players and backroom staff, as well as to Jack and his larger-than-life family, this is a revealing and inspiring behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to be a professional female footballer in today’s game, and whether a loveable but inexperienced teenager can change the face of women’s football.Mark Pickles and Jamie Williams are working on the series.

See here for more information:

The Grierson Trust Awards 2018

We had a brilliant time at The Grierson Awards last night. Susan Calman was a fantastic host, the awards were presented by Susanna Reed, Stacey Dooley, Julie Etchingham  and Professor Green to name but a few!

Well done to Kel who edited the The Highlights Showreel and award packages for the ceremony.

Congratulations to Ella who edit  ed ‘The Fight for Mosul which was nominated in the Best Current Affair category and had a Highly Commended recognition by the judges.

And lastly, a big congratulations to Belle who worked on Old People Home for 4 Year Olds which won in its category of Best Constructed Doc Series.

The Grierson Trustees’ Award winner was Sir Trevor McDonald. Juliet Etchingham presented the award and it was interesting to hear stories of their work together and to be reminded of his achievements over an amazing career.

All in all a great evening had by all!



Born on the Breadline

Monday 29th Oct 8pm.

Editor: Simon ‘Badger’  Cooper

True Vision

As Prime Minister Theresa May declares that austerity is over, the programme reveals that more than 35,000 parents are now using baby banks to provide their young children with nappies, clothes, toys and cots. Dispatches has discovered that there are now more than 100 baby banks in the UK, the vast majority of which have been set up since the austerity programme began. For the first time, Dispatches has surveyed these baby banks, to get a sense of who they’re serving and the services they’re providing and meeting working parents who can’t afford the most basic essentials and have to rely on baby banks to provide for their children.

Badger said “I’m really pleased with this film and proud that Commissioning Editor thought it the best Dispatches she’s commissioned! It was hard work given 35 hours of footage and just three weeks to craft, great team effort to get it out on time and produce something a little different with a lot of heart”

Monday 29th Oct 8pm.



Celebrity Hunted: Stand Up to Cancer

Shine TV
Channel 4 Tuesdays at 9.15
Editors: Tanya Trochoulias, Jen Hampson

Channel 4’s hit Celebrity Hunted: Stand Up to Cancer is back for a second series as 8 famous faces attempt to evade capture.

Celebrities involved this year are Dom Joly and TV star Vicky Pattison, Olympian Louis Smith with Strictly Come Dancing’s  AJ Pritchard, Sky News anchor Kay Burley alongside politician and former Royal Marine Commando Johnny Mercer MP, and Love Island’s  Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay.

Tanya and Jen worked on the series

Episode 2 will be shown Tues 23rd Oct at 9.15pm

Body Clock: What Makes us Tick?

Horizon Body Clock: What Makes us Tick?
Windfall Films
Thursday 11th October at 9pm on BBC2
Editor: Nick Follows

Three decades after the genes that regulate our inner clock were first identified, scientists are only just beginning to grasp the enormous impact it has on every aspect of our lives. An audacious experiment to try and find out exactly how much our body clock affects our health and wellbeing is conducted–by putting one brave volunteer into complete isolation from the rest of the world.

Nick worked on the programme which will be shown this Thursday 9pm on BBC2.


The Big Audition


Fridays 9pm

Editors: Derek Simon, Janet Shaw, James Moriarty and Connor Snedecor

The Big Audition is a brand new factual entertainment series which goes behind the scenes of the casting world.

Real people will be cast for real jobs, which have the potential to be life-changing. The casting panels will be searching to fill all sorts of roles and anyone can audition, from seasoned professionals to first-timers. It will uncover the decision-making process of the panels and will transport us through each audition to reveal what really goes on in the casting studio.

Through intimate interviews, we’ll hear heart-warming, funny and touching backstories. There will be highs and lows along the way, but who will have what it takes to land the job of their dreams?

Derek, Janet, James and Connor worked on the series.

Check it out Friday 5th October 9pm on ITV

UK Screen Masterclass: Introduction to VFX

Union VFX

This series of inspirational master classes gives an opportunity to gain insights into all aspects of the film and TV industry. Yesterday’s class attended by Lynne and Katie was held at the award winning Union VFX at their facility on Rathbone Place.

The lecture held by MD Lucy Cooper consisted of an introduction to Union and some behind the scenes of the work they do. Looking specifically at some of their shots in Danny Boyle’s T2 Transpotting, Lynne and Katie found it interesting to see what specialist VFX editors get up to!  They are looking forward for the rest of the sessions.

For more information about the Onion Masterclasses:

Sunderland Til I Die: Series 3

Editor: Jake Lofdahl Exec Producers: Benjamin Turner & Leo Pearlman Fulwell 73 for Netflix Picture: Netflix Confirmed to be the final season with just three episodes, Sunderland Til I Die returns to Netflix on 13th February.  Jake Lofdahl was co-editor on Episode 1. The returning sports ob… Read More

The Traitors USA Series 2

Editor: James Sheldon Exec Producer: Sam Rees-Jones Studio Lambert for Peacock and BBC 12th Jan 2024 The Traitors USA Series 2: Peacock. Official Trailer This immensely popular show was a real viewings winner and is back for a second series. It’s hosted by Alan Cumming and the US cast… Read More

Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife

Nutopia for Netflix Premieres: 29th November Editor: Franco Bogino Director: Ben Steele This documentary series explores the rise and then dramatic downfall of the ‘superstar surgeon’ Paolo Macchiarini. In 2011, Macchiarini was heralded for revolutionizing transplant medicine with his groundbreaking alternative to organ donation , plastic windpipes that seemed… Read More

Robbie Williams

RSA Films for Netflix Exec Producer: Asif Kapadia & Dominic Crossley-Holland Dir. Joe Pearlman Editor: Jamie Williams Eps 1 & 2 Released 8th November Netflix are calling this this four-part documentary series raw, honest and real. This biopic docuseries looks at British pop superstar, Robbie Williams.  One of… Read More

Brawn: The Impossible Formula One Story

North One for Disney+ 15th November 2023 Exec Producers: Neil Duncanson and Keanu Reeves Editors Matt Lowe, Jayesh Lathia Felix Black 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… Read More

Who Killed Jill Dando?

Empress Films for Netflix Director: Marcus Plowright Executive Producer: Emma Cooper Editor: Abraham Teweldebrhan In 1999 BBC presenter Jill Dando was sadly shot dead outside her home in west London, her murder led to a high profile and complex investigation. A suspect, Barry George was convicted and imprisoned for… Read More

AP Dhillon: First of a Kind

Passion Pictures for Amazon Prime Exec Producer: Amy Foster Series Director: Jay Ahmed, Editor: Sarjit Bains Premieres 18th August This four part fly on the wall docuseries delves into the life of Amritpal Singh Dhillon, the self-made superstar known globally as AP Dhillon. He is known for his tracks… Read More