Cliff West



Cliff started his career at Reuters Television, moving to LWT as an assistant film editor where he was promoted to editor within 5 years.

Whilst at LWT he worked on a wide variety of programmes from light entertainment, through to current affairs, dramas and documentaries, editing on both film and video.

Working primarily on Avid and Premiere Pro, he has also trained editors on behalf of Lightworks. Cliff’s work has been nominated at the BAFTA TV Awards & won an RTS Award amongst others.


Genghis Khan's Mongolia
Lion TV
for Smithsonian Channel
DocumentaryEditor, offline

Episode ‘The Conjuring House’. Four-part series investigating the most terrifying and horrifying paranormal activities of the last 50 years across Britain and America.

Story Films
for Paramount+
Drama DocumentaryEditor, offline
World’s Most Scenic Rivers

Series episode celebrating life on one of Irelands most beautiful rivers.

Britespark Films
for Channel 5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Frontline: Iraq’s Assassins

Investigation into allegations that Iranian backed Shia militias are threatening critics and US interests in Iraq.

PBS AmericaCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
The Sound of TV with Neil Brand

Series examining the use of music in the development of television.

BBC4DocumentaryEditor, offline
Jesus: His Life

Drama documentary of Jesus’s life told by those closest to him. One episode of an eight part series.

for History Channel
Drama DocumentaryEditor
This Filthy Earth

Feature loosely based on Emile Zola’s “La Terre”. Dir: Andrew Kötting

Tall Stories
with Film Four
Drama FeatureEditor, offline
Zero Hour "The Last Hour of Flight Eleven"

Analysing the final hour on board the first aircraft to crash into the World Trade Center

Cineflix Productions
for Discovery & Five
Drama DocumentaryEditor, offline
Là Bas

Cinema short. Dir: Andrew Kötting.

with BFI
DramaEditor, offline
New Years Eve

British short romance independent film starring Kiera Knightley.

Col Spector (Dir)DramaEditor, offline
Our Classical Century

Series celebrating the greatest moments in classical music in the 20th century.

Lion TV
for BBC4
Wasting Away: The Truth About Anorexia

Nominated: Broadcast Award 2018

Brook Lapping Prods
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth

Portrait of a marriage that ended in tragedy.

Brook Lapping
for ITV 1
DocumentaryEditor, offline
By Our Selves

Chronicling the 80 mile walk from Epping to Helpston made by poet John Clare.
Dir: Andrew Kötting

Soda PicturesFeature DocumentaryEditor, offline
Martin Luther King & the March on Washington

Dir: John Akomfrah
Nominated: BAFTA TV Awards Specialist Factual

BBC / PBS Co-productionDocumentaryEditor, offline
The Beatles: Hippies & Hells Angels

Feature documentary revealing the truth behind the Beatle’s Apple Corps

Nerd TV
for Sky Arts
Feature DocumentaryEditor
Sing For Your Life

Following a group of cancer patients forming a choir.

Channel 4DocumentaryEditor, offline
Thelma’s Gypsy Girls
Channel 4Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline

Recording the voyage of two men – filmmaker/artist Andrew Kötting and writer/novelist/psychogeographer Iain Sinclair
– as they set out by water, from England’s South Coast to the edges of London.
Dir: Andrew Kötting

Fly FilmFeature DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Promise

Portrait of the artist & Holocaust survivor
Roman Halter.

Fergal Keane (self funded)Feature DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Bible: A History

One ep of a seven part series. Each film is written & presented by a prominent figure with a particular interest or experience relevant to the part of the Bible being examined.
Dir: Paul Tickell

Channel 4DocumentaryEditor, offline
Dispatches: Immigration... The Inconvenient Truth

Three part series exploring immigration in the UK.

Channel 4Current AffairsEditor, offline
My Shocking Story

Examining the lives of people afflicted with extreme medical conditions.

DiscoveryObservational DocumentaryEditor, offline
I Am An American Soldier

This unflinching examination of the war in Iraq follows soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division for 14 months, from Stateside preparations to their deployment in Iraq and back home again.
Premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival 2007

John LaurenceFeature DocumentaryEditor, offline

A journey around the coastline of Britain.
Dir: Andrew Kötting
Winner: Best New Director Award Edinburgh Film Festival

with Channel 4 & Tall Stories
Feature DocumentaryEditor, offline
Arena: The Burger and the King

An idiosyncratic look at the demise of Elvis through his cuisine.
Dir: James Marsh
Winner: RTS Best Arts Doc Award

BBCMusic DocumentaryEditor, offline
Howard Hawks: American Artist

Celebrating the centenary of Hawks’ birth, directed by Kevin McDonald.

BFIFeature DocumentaryEditor, offline
What Makes Us Human?

Series exploring the background to our unique
genetic makeup.

Channel 4DocumentaryEditor, offline
UFO's: The Secret Evidence

A two hour special on the history of UFO sightings in the US & Britain.

Channel 4DocumentaryEditor, offline
Black Box

Four part series on air crash investigators.

Channel 4 & DiscoveryDocumentaryEditor, offline
The Beautiful Game

Thirteen part series tracing the history of football & its social impact around the world

Pearson TVSports DocumentaryEditor, offline
Painted Dragon

Six part series on the history of Welsh art.

BBC WalesArts DocumentaryEditor, offline
Seeing Salvation

Four part series on the history of religious art.

BBC TwoArts DocumentaryEditor, offline
Arthouse: The Cowboy & The Eclipse

Profile of American artist James Turrell.

Channel 4Arts DocumentaryEditor, offline
Rembrandt, By Himself

Focusing on the artist’s self portraits.

BBC TwoArts DocumentaryEditor, offline
Arthouse: The Lost Supper

Film on the restoration of Da Vinci’s masterpiece.

Channel 4Arts DocumentaryEditor, offline
On The Map
Channel4 SchoolsEducationalEditor, offline
Dim Ond Celf
BBC WalesArtsEditor, offline (in Welsh)
Hanys Bop

The history of Welsh language pop music.

BBC WalesMusic DocumentaryEditor, offline
A Real World Recorded
ZDFMusic DocumentaryEditor, offline
Building Sights

Series on architecture.

BBC TwoDocumentaryEditor, offline
South Bank Show

Several films for this award winning series.

BBCArtsEditor, offline

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