Actor Larry Lamb and his presenter son George cycle through the Great British countryside, (Larry with the benefit of an electric bike) stopping along the way for a spot of tourism. In the first episode they explore Britain’s national parks from the saddle, beginning with the Yorkshire Dales.
Tom Deverell, who edited the second episode said “It was great fun to work on – edit producer Sophie Hales was awesome and the footage was hilarious, Larry breezing up the dales on his electric bike whilst George struggled away!”
The series starts Friday 29th September.
The Grierson Trust has announced the final nominations for the 45th annual British Documentary Awards, known as The Griersons. Established in 1972, the Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar.
No Place to Call Home: BBC2
Edited by Michael Harte– nominated for ‘Best Single Documentary’
50 years ago, the powerful Cathy Come Home shone a light on the desperate housing problems gripping Britain. Now in 2016, this country is once again at the mercy of a housing meltdown – a lack of affordable homes, sky-high rents, 70 per cent of council housing stock sold, a rise in homelessness. The housing officers in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham face daily queues of angry residents desperate for help. Filmed over nine months, this film shows us a whole new generation desperately looking in vain for a place to call home.
Last Days of Solitary: PBS Frontline & Mongoose Pictures, BBC4.
Edited by Graham Taylor– nominated for ‘Best Single Documentary-International’ and ‘Best Current Affairs Documentary’
In 2011, Bafta and Emmy-winning film-maker Dan Edge and his co-director Lauren Mucciolo were given unprecedented access to the solitary unit of Maine State Prison. They filmed there for more than three years. The result is an extraordinary and harrowing portrait of life in solitary – and a unique document of a radical and risky experiment to reform a prison.
The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital: Raw TV, BBC2
Edited by Duncan Hill-nominated for ‘Best Science Documentary’
On Monday 13 March 2006, eight healthy young men took part in a clinical trial of an experimental drug known as TGN1412. The drug was intended to treat leukaemia and had already been successfully tested on monkeys but never on humans. Within an hour of receiving the drug, six of the volunteers were fighting for their lives. A decade on, this drama documentary tells the story of what really happened during the trial, during the critical hours as medical staff fought to save the patients’ lives, and through the aftermath as the authorities sought to understand what had happened.
Congratulations to Michael, Graham and Duncan and to everyone else nominated! The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Monday 6th November and the Satusfaction team will be there to celebrate!
The full list of nominations can be seen here.
The spin-off series of The Island with Bear Grylls is back on our screens as part of a charity campaign for Stand Up to Cancer UK . Celebrity participants are left on a remote uninhabited Pacific island for 4 weeks with only limited water, some basic tools and training.
Dan Wilkes really enjoyed working on the series.
See the Stand up to Cancer website to donate http://www.channel4.com/programmes/stand-up-to-cancer
Channel 4, Tuesdays 9.15pm or see here to catch up on episodes.
Nominations for the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards have been announced by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Congratulations to Franco Bogino for being nominated for Outstanding Editing: Documentary Category. Franco will be heading to the Time Warner Complex in New York for the ceremony!
Orphans of Ebola
Ben Steele’s Orphans of Ebola follows Abu, a 12-year-old boy from a Sierra Leone village, who loses eight members of his family and must restart his life elsewhere.
Filmed over a period of four months, beginning just after the height of theepidemic in December 2014 through the reopening of the country’s schools in April 2015, Abu’s story illustrates the incredible bravery of the thousands of children who have been orphaned by Ebola as they reconcile with the past and forge new lives. Orphans of Ebola was filmed, written and directed by Ben Steele; executive producers, Karen Edwards and Fiona Stourton. For HBO: senior producer, Nancy Abraham; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.
Congratulations to Franco on the nomination!
The list of nominees is also available on the National Television Academy’s website: www.emmyonline.tv
Betty TV: Channel 4
The Undateables is back! Chris Duveen worked on this new Series.
People living with challenging conditions are often considered ‘undateable’ – this series meets a few and follows their attempts to find love.
In the first episode we meet transport fanatic Jason from Shrewsbury, who is autistic and finds new people and situations stressful and Paralympic hopeful Souleyman who has been gradually losing his sight since birth. Both are looking for love.
Series 7 starting 9pm on 11th Sept
Mondays at 9pm Channel 5
This new series goes behind the scenes at one of London’s busiest transport hubs, meeting the army of workers who keep Paddington station running. In the first episode we see staff cope with 20,000 football fans travelling to Cardiff for the Champions League Final, but customer service assistant Frank’s plans to deal with the return journeys are shaken by a major terrorist incident at London Bridge.
Tanya, Mohsin and Maria all worked on the series. Tanya edited Episode 2 which airs on Mon 18th September sees London brought to its knees after a pigeon struck an overhead wire!
Mohsin said “Working on episode 6 has been challenging but fruitful, with some great characters and stories. We follow a day of disruptions which is told through a number of control rooms and how one thing happening far from Paddington has a bigger impact on the whole network. It has been a pleasure working with the Series Producer, Tim Pritchard. First Channel 5 viewing next week so I hope it all goes to plan!”
Maria stated that “Footage is quite interesting, as there’s always stuff going one, either a big football match, a massive disruption day or even a terrorist threat, so doing it was amazing because you are always looking at interesting stuff happening in this station. The team is really good, hard working uber creative team”
See here for more details on the series.
Channel 5 9:00pm Mon 11 Sep
Channel 5 (+1) 10:00pm Mon 1
My5 2:30am Mon 11 Sep
The fascinating observational documentary series that takes viewers into the private world of a local GP surgery moves to a new location for its fourth series—Farnham Road Surgery in Slough.
Connor Snedecor worked on both Episode 1 and Episode 8. Here’s what he had to say about his experience working on the show:
“Because it’s a rig show, GPs Behind Closed Doors wasn’t too challenging on a technical level; 90% of our decisions were editorial/dialogue questions. What to include and where to include it to get a good balance, tell the story of each consultation, and have some character and variety across everything. While I like more technical editing too, it’s satisfying to have a more purist set of questions in front of you – strictly the content and no artifice.
Knickerbockerglory’s a really forward-thinking and friendly place to work just generally, and the team behind GPs were some of the least stressed-out people I’ve ever worked with in TV, especially considering the challenge of putting together so many shows from so much material so fast! It’s a really well-oiled machine and even though my edit producer and I were both new to the show we went really smoothly up the learning curve.”
Episode 8 will be aired Wednesday 13th September 8-9pm Channel 5.
More info can be found here.
Channel 4: Thursdays 8pm
Eight competing pairs of all ages will have their design, originality and construction skills put to the test in a battle to be crowned LEGO MASTERS.
The series is hosted by DJ and TV presenter Melvin Odoom. Each programme tests a wide array of disciplines from the playful to the technical to the unexpected and judging is led by Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design for the LEGO Group. Joining Matthew in each round will be an array of expert judges from the fields of engineering, art and design and guest celebrity LEGO fans including Richard Osman, Dara O’Briain and Bill Bailey.
The wonderful Aidan Sansom edited the final Episode in which the three remaining teams take part in the ultimate Pure Imagination Challenge. They must each listen to a six-year old child’s story and then have three hours to bring their tales to life. The best two teams then go head-to-head in the Final Master Build where they have two weeks to realise a master creation measuring 2 x 2 metres and using up to 500,000 bricks each. The build will then be revealed to the general public at The Design Museum in Kensington, London and is judged by comedian and LEGO enthusiast Dara O’Briain.
Aidan said “I loved doing this show. It’s a great team of people I hope to work with again, and it’s been a welcome challenge crafting this thing into genuinely funny entertainment. Over the moon it’s rating so well”
The Final Episode will be shown on Thursday 14th September 8pm.
Other Episodes can be wathched here.
Episode 1 edited by Charlie Hawryliw and Episode 3 edited by Jen Hampson.
70 years after partition, journalists Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still volatile border of Pakistan and India, discovering the lives of those who live there.
Episode 3, edited by Jen, is the third and final leg of their journey, journalists Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel along the northern part of the border which divides India and Pakistan. It is the most contested section of the border – and the most dangerous.
Episode 3: BBC2, 9PM Monday 28th Aug. Other episodes can be found here.
Millions dream of going into space, but how many of us have what it takes? Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his expert team will choose one winner from 12 exceptional applicants. The wonderful Steve Flatt edited Episode 4.
The series starts Sunday 20th Aug at 9pm.
Click here for more info.