The Savoy

The Savoy: Series 2

Studio Ramsay for ITV

Editors: Sean Schmolz, Ben Burgess and Tom Deverell

Editors Sean Schmolz, Ben Burgess and Tom Deverell all worked on the series.

The Savoy TV show, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at life working for one of London’s most famous hotels, has returned for a second series this month.

After being forced to close during the pandemic, The Savoy has reopened its doors, but with millions of pounds of revenue lost the hotel faces new challenges. In a fiercely competitive luxury hospitality market, New MD Franck has big plans to keep the hotel on top, with a refurbishment of the flagship Royal Suite and a new Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

Wednesday 9PM ITV or catch up on ITV Hub.

Welcome to Earth

Editor: Felix Black

Nutopia for Disney + / National Geographic

“You are standing on the shoulders of giants when you get to work on a series such as this, it’s a thrill to be involved” Check out Felix Black’s interview about his time editing Nutopia’s Welcome to Earth for Disney+

Felix edited two episodes and and was finishing editor across all four episodes across this stunning series.  Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Welcome to Earth’ is a cinematic event in which actor Will Smith embarks on an awe-inspiring journey to unlock the secrets of this planet’s most extraordinary, unexplained phenomena.

The series is available on Disney +  and National Geographic.

Felix was also part of the  TV Editors Roundtable Panel: Gold Derby senior editor Denton Davidson is the host of this editing panel which includes Lucy and Desi (Robert Martinez), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Jamie Martin), Ted Lasso (Melissa McCoy) as well as Felix himself discussing his career and what influenced him to be an editor.

Congratulations Felix, amazing work!  

Liam Gallagher: 48 Hours at Rockfield

Warner Music for Sky Arts

Tuesday 24th May at 9pm

Editor: Joe Swanson & Harry Anstey

Sky reveals unmissable one-off special, Liam Gallagher 48 hours at Rockfield  | Sky Group

Ahead of the release of his new album and a jam-packed Summer of gigs, Liam Gallagher returns to the famous studio that saw the making of one of Oasis’ first international hit album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory: Rockfield Studios. Featuring intimate session performances with the band, cut with candid conversations and family banter with his sons Lennon and Gene, this doc provides a unique insight into Liam’s life, past and present.   

Joe Swanson cut one episode of this new series for Sky and Harry Anstey cut the music performances. Harry commented ‘it was fantastic to work on the show, each performance really brings out Liam’s unique character and does a lot of justice to his work’.

Take a peek behind the scenes of one of Britain’s most popular musicians and bands on Sky Arts, Sky Now and Now TV, Tuesday 24th May at 9pm.

Life After Life

VFX Producer: Evren Olgun-Knight

VFX Artist: Lem Lawrence

Life After Life BBC Drama- Ever get the feeling that life is repeating itself, what if you had the chance to live it all again? In the BBC adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life Ursula Todd gets to relive her life countless times.

Lem Lawrence worked for several months with a team of VFX Artists/compositors on this most ambitious project and had an incredible experience working with such a talented team at Jam on this amusing, emotional and at times traumatic drama.

Lem said there were some quite tough shots to work on, particularly making a snow scene when the shoot was in the middle of summer!

Life After Life is now airing on BBC 2 and iplayer.

Rich and Shameless: Ep 3 Where did NBA Star Brian Williams Go?

Editor: Phil Bowman

Raw for HBO Max and TNT

18th May

Where Did NBA Star Brian Williams Go? Tells the story of NBA star Bison Dele, formerly Brian Williams, who had it all–but threw in the towel for a nomadic life under the stars before mysteriously vanishing on a boat in the South Pacific. When police peel back the layers of Williams’ life, they discover a fatal mix of money and jealousy that leads right back to his own family.

Phil Bowman who edited Ep 3 said: “I had a great time working with my old pal Sebastian Smith on this one. We decided to scrap the recon budget in favour of animation and it has bought a really interesting and dynamic flavour to the show. Well done to Tom Lindley and the team at RAW for a great series. Thanks for having me”

Ep 3 Where did NBA Star Brian Williams Go? Will premiere 18th May TNT

Hunted

Shine TV for Channel 4

Editors:

Will Adams: Lead Assembly Editor

Matthew Henley: Assembly Editor

Following a pause due to the pandemic, a brand new series is on its’s way!

The real-life thriller sees ordinary people go on the run from a team of expert hunters made up of ex-military, law enforcement and security forces. If the fugitives can evade capture for long enough they could win a share of the £100,000 prize money.

Will Adams who was the Lead Assembly Editor said “working on Hunted with a large group and a constantly evolving story was a challenge but the team was a pleasure to work with. They we’re all dedicated and delivered a great show”.

Hunted will begin its sixth series on Sunday, 22 May at 9PM on Channel 4. The new series will continue on Monday, 23 May

BAFTA Television 2022: The Winners

A big congratulations to Ella Newton and Andrew Watters who’s programmes they edited have won the prestigious award!

Well done to Andrew Watters who edited the latest series of The Chase which won the Daytime award! After working on the show for many years, Andrew is a dab hand and even boasts to knowing the answer to every question…

Presented by Bradley Walsh. Potato/ITV

Ella edited The Missing Children which won in the Specialist Factual category.  This Feature-length documentary is about the scandal of Ireland’s Missing Children. At the Tuam mother and baby home in Ireland, 796 children, born to unwed mothers have disappeared. Following relatives, survivors and adoptees to uncover the truth about what happened behind the closed doors of Ireland’s most notorious mother and baby home. True Vision, Nevision/ITV
The Missing Children is available to watch on ITV Hub here.

Congratulations! Well done to all the BAFTA award winners. A full list can be seen here.

Rebuilding Notre-Dame: The Next Chapter

Windfall Films

BBC Two 8pm BBC Thursday 28th April

Editor: Hass Azzoug

Three years after the devastating fire, Lucy Worsley has exclusive access to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris at a key turning point of the restoration. Work to rebuild and restore the monument is being ramped up in a bid to meet the ambitious deadline to reopen it to the public in 2024.

Visiting Notre-Dame aged 16 inspired Lucy to work with historical buildings; this is a once-in-a-career opportunity to witness the rebirth of an icon close to her heart. Scaffolding now fills the interior of the cathedral, giving Lucy and the team unprecedented close-up access to every inch of the structure. Lucy meets scientists, historians and craftspeople working to return the 850-year-old Gothic masterpiece to its former glory.

Hass who edited this new documentary, as well as Windfall Films’ first look at the rebuild in“Rebuilding Notre Dame: Inside the Great Cathedral Rescue” commented “ Yet again another fantastic Architectural project. Good to see and discover the medieval technologies used in the initial building of the cathedral. Great team to work with and Windfall are a great crew to work for”.

Watch Rebuilding Notre-Dame: The Next Chapter 8pm BBC Thursday 28th April.

Make or Break

Box to Box Films for Apple TV

Editors: Franco Bogino, Charlie Webb, Jayesh Lathia with edit support from Matthew Henley

Make or Break offers behind-the-scenes access and intimate deep dive into the aspirations, challenges, accomplishments and personal lives of the surfers who compete to remain on the elite 2021 Men’s and Women’s WSL CT, and takes viewers on a journey to stunning surfing locations across the globe. The series follows the 2021 competition, navigating as the league responds to the global pandemic, while exploring the dynamic surfing culture along with timely issues, including diversity, mental health and the physical impact of the sport.

We caught up with Franco who said “It was particularly enjoyable cutting all the high energy surfing sequences, it was fun editing. There were a lot of cameras and sound feeds, so it would take a bit of time to unpick all of that. There was also a lot of stuff shot, so it would take a long time to go through it to find the good bits of actuality and character stuff to cut the non action sequences. But there was a big team of assistants there to help us with that, and there was a good schedule, so it was all doable. I used to surf, so for me it was a real treat to work on”.

Charlie commented “ Really enjoyed working for Box to Box on this challenging but very rewarding series. Each episode is gripping  and you get some great insights from the best surfers in the world”.

Jayesh said Make or Break was an amazing sports series to work. I didn’t know much about surfing before working on the series but it was a great learning curve! Our goal in the edit was to first and foremost tell a human story about each of the competitors and weave this with the incredible mental and physical challenges they faced on the surf. It was a really enjoyable experience and hopefully Make or Break will introduce surfing to a wider global audience.
I worked on the women’s episode, featuring world champion Stephanie Gilmore. The story of Stephanie’s long term and ground breaking success was cut against new and younger women who were ready to take the world championship crown. The two approaches to surfing, old school elegance vs new aggressive power, gave this episode a unique narrative angle.

Make or Break is set to premiere on Friday 29th April on Apple TV

Watch the trailer HERE.

Holidaying with Jane McDonald

Sunday 24th April 9pm Channel 5

Viacom Studios UK

Editors: Aidan Sansom, Glenn Furmanski and Will Adams

The lovely Jane McDonald goes on a road trip through the American state, beginning by picking up her car in Orlando and heading off for a self-kayaking excursion at Rock Springs in Kelly Park. She also heads to Walt Disney World Resort with her old pal Sara-Lee and her friend Alice, before finishing her trip by swimming with manatees in Crystal River in Citrus County.

Aidan said “A great team have been working tirelessly to deliver the show, of which I’ve enjoyed being a part. Editing Jane McDonald is a bit of a joy, as she’s always got a solid soundbyte up her sleeve, along with her irrepressible Wakefield charm”.

Glenn edited the Florida Keys episode and said it was a great team to work with and the episode is stunning.

Will said I’ve really enjoyed working on the Miami episode of Jane McDonald. It’s been a fast turnaround but the team have been great and the footage of Miami has been lovely to work with…. Miami Nice!”

I think we will all be booking our holidays after this one!

The series starts this Sunday 24th April 9pm.

Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99

Raw TV for Netflix Director: Jamie Crawford    Editor: Chris Duveen                        Chris Duveen spent nearly 9 months working on this three part feature archive documentary which delves into the controversial Woodstock ’99 festival, an event so disastrous that it was labelled “the day the music died”. The festival set… Read More

Aids- The Unheard Tapes

Editor: Graham Taylor – Episode One Director: Mark Henderson 9.30pm BBC 2 Wall to Wall Media AIDS: The Unheard Tapes uses personal testimonies to tell the story of the HIV epidemic in the UK from the early 1980s until the mid 1990s as experienced by the UK’s gay community,… Read More

George Clark’s Flipping Fast

Editors: Belle Borgeaud and Steve Flatt South Shore Productions for Channel 4 Wednesday 25th May 9pm George Clarke’s Flipping Fast follows six teams from across the UK who think they have what it takes to make the big time as property entrepreneurs. Guided by sibling property experts… Read More

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

BBC Productions for BBC Two Editor: Adam Mitchell & Matt Scragg Time to choose your next holiday destination! Browse the catalogue of the most incredibly hotels in the world with this new series of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby in which columnist Giles Coren and… Read More