The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story

9pm, BBC Four
Episode 2: Tuesday 14th March
Editor Duncan Buchanan

In this investigative three-part series for BBC Four, filmmaker Gillian Pachter re-examines the Ruth Ellis case.

In April 1955 Ruth Ellis shot her lover David Blakely dead. It’s a case that shocked the nation and it still fascinates today. It has its place in ushering in the defence of diminished responsibility and the eventual abolishment of capital punishment. We all think we know the story, but why, when it was seemingly such an open and shut case, does it still divide opinion on whether Ruth Ellis got the justice she deserved? Film-maker Gillian Pachter wants to find out. The result is a fresh investigation with fascinating true-crime twists and turns that also shines a unique light on attitudes to class, gender and sex in 1950s London.

Duncan Buchanan edited Episode 2 in which Gillian turns her attention to Ruth’s trial which took just a day and a half. She starts with a tape-recorded conversation from the 1980s between Ruth’s son Andre and the barrister who led the prosecution. Andre expresses doubts about his mother’s trial, calling into question her state of mind and whether she was a cold-blooded killer.

Episode 1 has had some fantastic reviews so we cant wait to watch the second Ep tonight at 9pm.

Episode 1 can be seen here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09vppkn/episodes/player

Episode 2 edited by Duncan Buchanan is on tonight: Tues 14th March at 9pm and the final episode will be on tomorrow at 9pm.

 

Classic Mary Berry

Classic Mary Berry sees the food writer demonstrates a range of recipes to tempt family and friends, featuring classics, simple British dishes and modern favourites. Tom Savage edited episode one of the new series. Mary starts with comfort food: a lamb stew, a rich pudding and a fabulous-looking breakfast.

Monday 26th February, 8.30pm on BBC1

Graham Taylor

 

Graham Taylor has been busy, last night broadcast two projects he’s been working on, firstly the Brit Awards. Graham edited the Mastercard campaign that surrounded the awards.

He also edited Murdered for Love The True Story of Samia Shahids Honour Killing. This is a brutal, chilling story  of 28-year-old Samia Shahid from Bradford who was found dead in Pakistan.Eight days later, her father and ex-husband were arrested in connection with her murder.

This type of story is rarely told and in this film, using cutting edge technology interview techniques,  the girls closest to Samia tell the story in their own words.

Murdered for Love is currently available on BBCIplayer

 

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh

Series 2 – Episode 1 Hardwick Hall

Tue 27th  Feb 8pm – 9pm

Editor: Simon Warner

Executive Producer Juliet Rice

Producer Megan Macqueen

Series Producer Ross Curran

Alan Titchmarsh and a team of familiar faces visit historic properties owned by the National Trust revealing the hidden history, human stories and natural history behind each one. Simon Warner worked on three episodes including Episode 1: Hardwick Hall. Richard Lace also edited small parts across the series.

In Episode 1 edited by Simon, Alan explores Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. Once the home of Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, commonly known as Bess of Hardwick. From humble beginnings, she amassed great wealth, land and a title. Alan gets to see bits of the Hardwick estate most of us will never see, including a staircase to the roof squeezed between two walls.

Tuesday’s 8pm or you can catch up on espisodes on Channel5.com

Three Identical Strangers: Wins at Sundance!

Winner Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling

Director: Tim Wardle

Producer: Becky Read

Executive Producers: Dimitri Doganis, Amy Entelis, Sara Ramsden, Adam Hawkins, Courtney Sexton and Tom Barry

Editor Michael Harte

Tim Wardle’s “Three Identical Strangers,” a documentary about triplets born on Long Island and given away to separate families, won a special jury award at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

In addition it was purchased last week by the distribution company Neon. The newly launched indie studio bought the film from CNN Films, which will retain U.S. broadcast rights

Congratulations to Michael and the team at Raw!

Three Identical Strangers in Sundance Film Festival

Director: Tim Wardle
Producer: Becky Read
Editor: Michael Harte

Congratulations to Michael Harte who edited ‘Three Identical Strangers’ which has just got into Sundance Film Festival. The documentary looks at three complete strangers who accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives – and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

Well done to Michael and the team at Raw TV!

The full list of films announces can be found here.

Hansa Studio’s: By The Wall 1976-90

Co-edited by Dan Setford

Christie HQ for Sky Arts

Directed by Mike Christie, this feature length documentary is the story of the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, which used to overlook the Wall. From the mid-seventies to 1990 it has hosted some of the best acts including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, U2 and Brian Eno. Dan Setford co-edited the documentary. Congratulations Dan, cracking viewing!

The documentary has had great reviews with fans requesting it be available on DVD and Blu-ray!

Watch the Trailer here.

If you missed it, it’s going to be repeated at 9pm on Saturday 13th January on Sky Arts.

Body Cam Cops

Back2Back for Quest TV and Discovery

Editor Ricardo Clark

Body Cam Cops has unprecedented access to police units using this innovative technology in the line of duty. Capturing extraordinary footage taken directly from the officer’s body cams, the series provides an authentic insight into compelling human stories.

Ricardo edited Episode 5

Fridays 10pm on Quest TV

The Secret Life of the Zoo

Blast Films

Tuesday’s 8pm

Editors Jen Hampson and Tanya Trochoulias

Observational documentary series capturing, in incredible detail, the remarkable behaviour of the animals at Chester Zoo, and their relationships with their keepers. Tanya, who finished cutting an episode at the end of last year said “The post team were a lovely bunch and you’re encouraged to have a little fun with the material!”.  Her ep will air on Tues 23rd January.

Jen Hampson is currently working on her episode and this will  be aired later this year .

Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

More info and other episodes can be found here.

The Biggest Little Railway in the World

Love Productions

Sunday 7th Jan 8pm Channel 4

Editors Nick Follows and Ricardo Clarke

This brand new series follows Dick Strawbridge and a team of model railway enthusiasts as they attempt to build the longest model railway in the world, 71 miles across Scotland, from Fort William to Inverness. Nick Follows edited episode 2 and Ricardo Clarke edited episode 5.

Ricardo said that a challenge of working on the show “was the sheer scale of the operation so pinpointing and narrowing down the story”. One of the highlights was the personalities on the show “They really make the challenge come to life and the story come together”.

The series will be on Sundays at 8pm on Channel 4

Sunderland Til I Die: Series 3

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Robbie Williams

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Brawn: The Impossible Formula One Story

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Who Killed Jill Dando?

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AP Dhillon: First of a Kind

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