Darren Cathan

Editor

PROFILE

Darren has been a freelance Offline Editor for over 10 years, working in Factual & Factual Entertainment. Before entering the world of freelance he was the Chief Editor at Tiger Aspect, heading their in-house facilities.

A versatile Editor with broad tastes & experience in wide-ranging genres, Darren loves a good story, bringing out personalities in obs doc & talent led shows & enjoys adding a dynamic flair for those shows more reliant on archive & drama reconstruction.

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
Michael Portillo's Long Weekends

Michael Portillo goes on a Long Weekend to three of his favourite European cities: Madrid, Prague and Milan. Michael searches out la dolce vita, discovering each city’s best restaurants, bars, food markets and hotels.
Edit Producer: Sarah Swingler

Curve Media
for Channel 5
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Sort Your Life Out Series 1-4

Stacey Solomon and her team help families battling against clutter and disorder.  Helping to refresh their homes and create space in their lives.
Series Producer: Kurt Seywald
Winner: Formatted Popular Factual RTS 

Optomen
for BBC
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure

After playing a farmer in Emmerdale, Kelvin and Lisa turn fiction into reality by buying and working on a 120 acre farm.
Edit Producer: Jon Deol
Series Producer: Pip Banyard

BBC Studios
for BBC One
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Rich Holiday Poor Holiday

Two families, one from the top 10% of the income spectrum and the other from the bottom 10%, the chance to swap the holiday they would normally take for one they would never consider.

Emporium Productions
for Channel 5
Reality TVEditor, offline
Make a New Life in the Country

Ben Fogle joins adventurers looking to start a new life in rural idles across the UK.
Producer/Director: Michelle Coomes

Pi Productions
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
Your Garden Made Perfect

Dream gardens come to life with the help of host Angela Scanlon and a team of award winning designers.
Edit Producer: Gina Mahoney
Series Producer: Alice Almond

Remarkable Television
for BBC Two
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Secrets of Your Take Away

Alexis Conran celebrates various take away classics, including a homage to a few along the way.
Edit Producer Sarah Lavis
Series Editor: Jeremy Daldry

North One
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
Absolutely Dyer: Danny and Dani Do Italy

Danny Dyer and daughter Dani take a road trip through Italy giving their own unique take on culture and family.
Edit Producer: Jo Molloy
Series Producer: Claire Walls

Voltage TV
for E4
TravelogueEditor, offline
The Big Flower Fight

3 x 50′. Finishing Episodes. Contestants are challenged to see who can design a show stopping garden sculpture in a knock out competition. Hosted by Vic Reeves & Natasha Demetriou.

MultiStory
for Netflix
FactualEditor, offline
Escape to the Château

2 x 50′. Dick & Angel make their 19th century chateau the home of their dreams.

Kindling Media
for Channel 4
FactualEditor, offline
How to Lose Weight Well

2 x 50′. Xand Van Tulleken leads volunteers testing diets & the latest gadgets in a bid to lose weight before a big event.

Little Gem
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
Sewermen

Following the heroes of our water works as they get down & dirty, yet come up smelling of roses.

Label1
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Curvy Models

2 x 50′. Following modelling agency, Milk who are championing their plus sized models in the fashion industry.

Little Gem
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Cop Car Workshop

2 x 50′. Slammed up cop cars are resurrected, new recruits are built for the front line by cop car charmers in the garage.

Blink Films
for UK Dave
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Seven Year Switch

In a last ditch attempt to save their marriages, couples swap partners to see if the grass really is greener.

7 Wonder
for Channel 4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Supertruckers

9 x 44′. Following a crew specialising in delivering large & unusual packages.

Lion TV
for Discovery
FactualEditor, offline
The Supervet

1 x 44′. Finishing an episode. Following Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, the vet who pushes medical boundaries in a bid to save our pets.

Blast
for Channel 4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Secret Diary of A Holiday Resort

1 x 44′. Europe’s largest holiday resort opens it’s doors to the camera.

Lion TV
for Channel 4
FactualEditor, offline
Big Dreams, Small Spaces

1 x 60′. The almighty Monty Don moves heaven & lots of earth to help novice gardeners create their own slice of paradise.

Lion TV
for BBC
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Tiny Tots Talent Agency

2 x 60′. From treading the boards to zombie hoards, we see how the little ones from the biggest child talent agency in the country cope with the limelight.

Two Four
for Channel 4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
71 Degrees North

1 x 50′. Facing icy challenges & sub-zero peril, celebrities tough it out in the Arctic Circle.
Final episode.

Fever Media
for ITV
EntertainmentEditor, offline
Double Your House for Half the Money

2 x 50′. Property guru Sarah Beeny guides intrepid homemakers through their adventures in extending their homes.

Redhouse
for Channel 4
EntertainmentEditor, offline
Dancing King: Man in the Mirror

3 x 60′. Eccentric theatre producer David King auditions & creates his latest show: Man in the Mirror, a tribute to the one gloved wonder himself.

Mighty Fine
for Discovery
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Paul Merton in Europe

2 x 60′. Comedian Paul gives his perspective around Europe whilst in search of the weird & wonderful.

Tiger Aspect
for Channel 5
EntertainmentEditor, offline
Dealers

2 x 60′. International dealers are faced with sellers of unique & interesting objects. Some objects command a bidding war, whereas others are slammed as tat by the formidable buyers.

Fever Media
for Discovery
EntertainmentEditor, offline
Moment of Proof

Top flight detectives reveal amazing stories about how real crimes are solved. Drama reconstruction.

Brown Bob
for BBC
FactualEditor, offline
Fraud Squad

Current affairs doc featuring great stories of fraudsters cheating the public purse.

Brown Bob
for BBC
FactualEditor, offline
Drain the Oceans

1 x 50′. Buried Secrets of the Gold Rush. Autopsy of sunken ships using CGI to tell the story of the American Gold Rush.

Mallison Saddler
for Nat Geo
FactualEditor, offline
The Next Pompeii

1 x 50′. Researchers try to explain the ancient volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii & the threat of another nearby.

Lion TV
for PBS/ARTE
FactualEditor, offline
Building Britain’s Canals

1 x 50′. Dan Jones explains the rich history of the Kennett & Avon, one of the countries most beloved waterways.

Channel 5FactualEditor, offline
Britain’s Great Cathedral

1 x 50′. Tony Robinson takes us through the history of some of the England’s finest buildings.

Channel 5FactualEditor, offline
Dancing Back in Time

1 x 30′. Cary Grant & Tura Arutura bring back Swing dancing to an Irish town, delving into it’s musical heritage whilst teaching a town to dance again.

AlleyKats
for BBC One
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Inside the Factory

Editing VTs, looking at how some of our most beloved household goods came to be and are now mass-produced.

Voltage
for BBC Two
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Gok Wan’s Chinese Take Away

2 x 44′. Gok follows in the footsteps of Chinese descendants to find out how their food has evolved around the world.

Sitting In Prods
for Nat Geo
FactualEditor, offline
Scam City

1 x 50′. Presenter Conor Woodman travels to New Orleans, unveiling a side of the city not in the tourist books.

Zig Zag
for Nat Geo
FactualEditor, offline
Body Bizarre Series 2, 3 & 4

2 x 50′. Very unique people, born & conditioned, share what makes them different to rest of us & how they live their lives.

Zig Zag
for Discovery
FactualEditor, offline
Street Genius

3 x 22′. Presenter Tim Shaw takes science to the streets testing the public with amazing experiments.

Renegade
for Nat Geo
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Marco Polo: A Very Modern Journey

1 x 50′. Reversioning. Conceptual doc recreating Marco Polo’s epic 13th Century journey in the present day, again bringing the enigmatic East to the Western world.

Phoenix TV
for Al Jazeera
FactualEditor, offline
Future Qatar

1 x 30′. Series celebrating the innovative engineering & development of mega structures in this future city.

Ultramarine
for Al Rayyan TV
FactualEditor, offline
Lakwiya

2 x 30′. High-octane portrayal of Qatar’s elite special forces, following the action on the front line.

Ultramarine
for Al Rayyan TV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret

1 x 90′. Following the story of taxi driver Alan whose dying wish was to donate his dead body to scientists wishing to further understand the Pharaoh’s extraordinary death ritual.
Winner: Specialist Factual BAFTA.

Blink TV
for Channel 4
DocumentarySecond Editor, offline
First Cut: Birds, Balls & Brighton

An intimate look at the effect of the beautiful game from the fans, players & backroom staff.

AlleyKats
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
World’s Scariest Holidays

1 x 50′. First person accounts of holidays from hell. Plane crashes, Tsunamis & cruise ship entertainment.

Mentorn
for Channel 5
FactualEditor, offline
Filthy Rich & Famous

1 x 60′. Looking at the lives of the brothers & sisters of celebrities & how they cope living in the shadows of their star siblings.

Tiger Aspect
for BBC Three
DocumentaryEditor, offline
CONTACT DETAILS

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