The Grierson Trust Awards 2017


Congratulations to Michael Harte, he edited Raw’s “One Killer punch” and BBC2’s “No place to call Home” which are both shortlisted in the ‘Best Single Documentary-Domestic’ category.

One Killer Punch explores the phenomenon of a one-punch kill by examining three different assaults: single hits with dire consequences, but often in innocuous locations and circumstances.

No Place to Call Home shows the desperate housing problems gripping Britain. The country is once again at the mercy of a housing meltdown – a lack of affordable homes, a rise in homelessness. Filmed over nine months, this film shows a whole new generation desperately looking in vain for a place to call home.

Good luck to Michael Harte for being shortlisted and congratulations for all the other nominees.

Check out the 2017 shortlist here

Faking It: Tears of a Crime- Shearwater Media

Episode 1: 18th August. Discovery Channel

Documentary looking at how people who have shed crocodile tears to hide their guilt in criminal cases.

Kerry Daynes, who’s spent 20 years studying some of Britain’s most notorious psychopaths, body language analyst Cliff Lansley and linguistics specialist Professor Dawn Archer study frame-by-frame the TV appeals of four notorious fakers. Each time, viewers are guided to the tell-tale signs.

In addition to expert witnesses, the documentaries include interviews with police investigators, film-makers and journalists, and use extensive video evidence to show how some of Britain’s most notorious criminals used television to try to get away with it.

The brilliant Robyn Wright edited Eps 1, 2 and 3.

Tune in at 10pm on 18th Aug on The Discovery Channel

Eden: Paradise Lost

Starts Monday 7th August: Channel 4

Keo Films.

The outside world received its first dispatch last July, whereupon things quickly went awry on and off screen.  Eden’s social media accounts went silent and a year passed with no updates. 23 March this year, the survivors returned. What on earth happened?  Now Eden is back for five more episodes – the edited best and worst of the year-long filming. 23 contestants became 10 when the experiment on the private Ardnamurchan Estate in the western Highlands descended into a mess of bullying, misogyny and fistfights!

Tanya Trochoulias and Nick Follows worked on the series. Tune in tonight at 10pm.



Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds- Channel 4- CPL Productions

In the brand new two part series Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds, a team of scientists and gerontologists will bring together ten elderly care home residents and ten pre-schoolers for six weeks. The old and young volunteers will share daily activities designed by the experts who will measure and analyse the older groups’ physical and mental progress throughout. The wonderful  Belle Borgeaud  has been working very hard on the series andedited Episode One and helped finish Episode 2.

Series Producer and Director




Executive Producers




Episode 1 airs on Tuesday 1st Aug at 9pm.

See The Guardian’s review here

Inside the London Fire Brigade: ITV

This three part documentary series followed the brigade over the last year as they responded to a staggering range of emergencies.  It provides a unique insight into their work, with firefighters filming themselves on the dangerous front line using special fire cameras.  It is access on an unprecedented scale to incidents across the whole of London.

The first episode is edited by the brilliant  Ben Burgess. Firefighters talk for the very first time about the Grenfell fire and their experiences of that tragic night. In never heard before accounts of what happened inside the tower, firefighters describe how they feared it might collapse and the horror of what they saw.

Tuesday 25th July 10pm

If you miss it, you can watch it again on the ITV Hub.

Vlogglebox E4- Studio Lambert

Vlogglebox is a weekly, fast-turnaround series that reveals what the 16-24 year olds are watching on their phones, laptops and tablets. The returning cast of young reviewers react to the very latest viral videos and short-form content that everyone is talking about in the week of transmission.

Vlogglebox is innovative in the way it is filmed: most of the show will be shot on iPhones attached to the cast’s phones and tablets. The reviewers on Vlogglebox are seen watching on a different devices and locations, including on buses, fast-food restaurants, etc.

We all know there’s a generation growing up who are captivated by entertaining content that’s never seen on conventional television,” says Tania Alexander, executive producer of both Gogglebox and Vlogglebox, “and so we were very excited about adapting the Gogglebox format to bring that content to E4 in a fresh and amusing way.

Our editors Janet Shaw and Dan Stewart both worked on the series.

E4 Mondays at 10pm or watch it on catch up here.


North One TV: The Story of Paul O Grady: Channel 5

This North One Television series for Channel 5 celebrates the stories of the nation’s best loved entertainers. Series 1 Episode 2 charts the career of Paul O Grady.

The unique career found fame as two people – first his drag queen alter ego, Lily Savage, and then as himself. After teenage traumas in Birkenhead, Paul immersed himself in the London gay scene, becoming a rising star in TV. He then reinvented himself in the new millennium, hosting award-winning chat shows and travelogues.

The wonderful David Greathead edited the programme and it will be aired on Channel 5 at 9pm on Friday 23rd June.

Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon launches in South America

Congratulations to Rich Lester who edited Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon which won the alternate realities audience award at the Sheffield Documentary Festival 2017 after its International premiere was held at the festival. This multi-sensory experience, created in collaboration with Greenpeace and The Feelies, was selected by festival goers as their favourite experience within this year’s Alternative Realties exhibition.

Congratulations Rich Lester!

For more info on the project, click here

Nutopia: Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Nutopia: Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Fridays at 9pm on CNN

BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT is a brand-new 6-part crime series that takes the viewer deeper inside the world of forensic investigation than ever before. Every episode features one compelling true-crime case that is ultimately solved by a leap forward in forensic science or technology.

Robyn Wright edited the “Left for Dead” episode and  Duncan Hill edited  the “Lady in a Barrel” episode.

Catch it at 9pm on Fridays on CNN

Elton John – Bennie And The Jets (Official Music Video)


Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill’s winning video for Elton John’s music video competition The Cut imagines his mid-70s classic Bennie and The Jets as a gorgeous black and white dance film inspired by classic Hollywood.

Ruffian Post worked with Flame Artist Lem Lawrence who completed the beauty work on Jet throughout the video.


Sunderland Til I Die: Series 3

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The Traitors USA Series 2

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Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife

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Robbie Williams

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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

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