Graeme Holmes

Editor

PROFILE

Graeme is an Avid editor who can work remotely with his own Avid edit suite or in your chosen post house. He has lots of factual TV documentary experience, but also loves editing programmes that are ‘fast and funny’.

He has series produced for Stampede, Zigzag and LWT so can collaborate or work alone. Graeme also has scriptwriting experience and often works with directors/producers on the words needed to make the programme flow.

Highlights include cutting an Emmy nominated episode of Meerkat Manor, ‘Raw Spice’ a single doc that clocked 9.4 million viewers, ‘Before The Flood’, a BBC Storyville and Sundance Channel feature length climate change documentary and ‘Unbroken’ a sports doc that has been nominated for a ‘Webby’ 2021 and been viewed 1.4 million times online.

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
Gunpowder Plot: Countdown to Treason

This fast turnaround 120 minute production hosted by Xand Van Tulleken and using a blend of PTCs, interviews and reconstructed drama, takes us, in remarkable detail, through the events that lead to Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters being foiled in their attempts to blow up Parliament in 1605 and establish Catholic rule in England.

Lion TV
for Channel 5
HistoryEditor, offline
The Day The Queen Died: Minute By Minute

Using news archive and interviews with the people “in the know”, this feature length film goes “behind the scenes” to reveal the procedures and protocols that have to be implemented on the death of Queen Elizabeth.

ITN
for Channel 5
DocumentaryEditor. offline
Walking The Wall

Additional editing across three episodes.
Action adventurer Ash Dykes explores the The Great Wall of China discovering a sense of the history, secrets and culture along its staggering 21,000 mile length.

ZigZag for China TV
and Bomanbridge Distribution
FactualEditor, offline
Sex, Lies and the College Cult

Co-edited feature length documentary detailing the unbelievable story of Larry Ray; a New York “cult leader” who groomed and then tortured his student daughter’s friends to become his obedient money raising sex-slaves. 1 x 90min

ITN/NBC
for Peacock
FactualEditor, offline
Neighbours: Made Me A Star and 'Greatest Hits'

As the soap opera ‘Neighbours’ ended after 37 years, these two programmes paid tribute to the success stories that reached beyond Ramsay Street to the heights of pop stardom and Hollywood fame. 2 x 60min

Viacom
for Channel 5
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Stonehenge: The Hidden Truth

The story and mystery of a recently discovered vast ring of completely circular chalk pits right next to Stonehenge. At over 2km in circumference it is one of the largest archaeological features ever discovered. 1 x 90min

Wild Blue Media
for Discovery US/C5
FactualEditor, offline
Walking The Yangtze

Extreme athlete Ash Dykes took 352 days to walk the entire length of the Yangtze river from source to sea, filming his adventure as he went. 2 x 60min

Mandarin Films
for Nat Geo & Discovery
FactualEditor, offline
Caster Semenya: Too Fast To Be A Woman

In her own words; a harrowing look at the gender based investigations into South Africa’s world champion 800m runner. 1 x 90min

Rise Films
for BBC One
FactualEditor, offline
Raw Spice

A compelling narrative weaved from unique “student footage” that just happened to document the lives of the Spice Girls a year before they became massive. This clocked 9.4 million viewers for a single doc on ITV. 1 x 60min

Dai Films/ZigZag Prods
for ITV
FactualEditor, offline
Thai Cave Rescue

The gripping story of the daring rescue of a group of Thai boys trapped deep underground in a water filled cave. Five editors worked against the clock from Tuesday to Friday to use the extensive ITN archives and create this compelling film for a pre-booked Discovery TX. 1 x 60min

ITN Productions
for ITN/Discovery US
FactualEditor, offline
Dispatches: NHS Postcode Lottery

Jon Snow investigates how living in different parts of the country can arbitrarily effect your health outcome. 1 x 60min

Monkey Kingdom
for C4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Terry Wogan Xmas Special

Interview and archive based one off detailing the admirable career of “the broadcasters’ broadcaster” from his humble Irish roots to the Eurovision and beyond.

Viacom
for C5
EntertainmentEditor, offline
Billionaire Kids at Xmas

A romp through the lives of overprivileged kids and their amazingly expensive lifestyle choices. 1 x 60m

Viacom
for C5
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
A Place In Spain

Series follows the (mis) adventures of a middle aged Welsh couple who abandon everything to start a new life raising snails in Spain. 15 part series

Tiger Aspect
for C4
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Turnip To Swede

Probably commissioned on the name alone, this is a romp through the former England soccer managers [Taylor to Eriksson] with a wry satiric tone.1 x 60min

ZigZag Productions
for C5
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Model Turned Actor

Models learn to act within a severe, psychologically based training regime. 2 x 60m

Stampede Productions
for C4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Ugly

A look behind the scenes at the ‘Ugly’ modelling agency; home of the unconventional, wild, weird and whacked out. 1 x 60min

ZigZag Productions
for C5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Aussie Invasion

32 Australians are living in a four bedroom house in Harlesden. The series follows the rough and ready antics of these young adults setting out on their first big adventure overseas. 6 part series

ZigZag Productions
for CH10 Australia
Reality SeriesEditor, offline
Dangerous Driving

A cheap and cheerful look at the skills, inventions and obsessions of Britain’s motoring “weekend warriors”. Series

ZigZag Productions
for BBC UK Horizons
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Pop Will Shoot Itself

Comedic “re-constructions” and farcical interviews purporting to reveal “the truth” behind the making of some of the world’s greatest pop promos. Series.

Ideal World/Stampede Productions
for BBC Play
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Personal Services

Affectionate Carry On-esque profiles of “saucy” women who run quasi-legal small scale brothels or massage parlours in Britain.

ITV Studios
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Crime Business

15 part series looking at crime as though it was a “legit business” – examining the individual hierarchies and roles. Featuring interviews with former villains, archive and reconstruction footage.

ZigZag Productions
for Bravo
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Meerkat Manor

Anthropomorphic “dramatic” narratives based on the natural behaviour of Meerkats in the Serengeti. [inc: Emmy nominated episode 2008 & Best Popular Programme @ Wildscreen 2008. Best Series: Cablefax awards 2008] Series 3 & 4

Oxford Scientific Films
for Animal Planet & BBC
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Dead Clean

Dark comedy drama based around a cleaning firm at traumatic scenes of crime. Starring Vincent Franklin and Tiffany Stevenson.
[Australian International Film Festival 2006, Wood Green International Film Festival 2007. Imdb rated 7.8]

The Flick Factory Shorts International TVShort Film ComedyEditor, offline
Time In Silence

A daughter thinks her mother is going senile when she ‘talks in poems” but then it is revealed that they are the dark emergences of a traumatic past.
[Baltimore Women’s Film Festival (runner up 2008) Cannes Film Festival. Barcelona Film Festival. Clermont Ferrand Film Festival. Edinburgh Film Festival. ]

Screen East UK Film CouncilShort FilmEditor, offline
Clown

A man is released from prison with his mind so full of crime cliches he confuses and wrecks his new, normal life. Starring Ricky Grover.

Screen East UK Film CouncilShort Film ComedyEditor, offline
CONTACT DETAILS

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email hello@tovs.co.uk

EQUIPMENT

Own kit for home / remote working:
Avid Media Composer
Imac 27” screen
Samsung 49” ultra wide monitor
Mackie mixer
Tannoy Reveal Speakers
Ultra fast broadband

ADDITIONAL INFO

Other Work Includes:
Devon and Cornwall Xmas Special. True North/C4.
Farmers’ Country Showdown Sidney Street/Endemol/BBC1.
GPs Behind Closed Doors long running series. Knickerbocker Glory. TX: C4
Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away Brinkworth Films. TX:C5
Traffic Cops long running series. Mentorn. TX: Five.
Channel Patrol co-edited series of 1 hr docs for Ricochet TV. TX: BBC1.
Criminals Caught On Camera CCTV based crime series. Five Production. TX: Five
Police Interceptors – Takedown Police Interceptors Special Edition Docu series – Rawcut TV – TX: Five
Pilgrimage additional editing. CTVC. TX:BBC2
Le Dream Pilot for docu series. Tiger Aspect. TX:C4
Julie Roberts: A Hollywood Fairytale additional editing. Viacom. TX: Channel 5
Richard Hammond Workshop . co-edited 1 episode. Chimp TV.
Unearthed; Xanadu and Tintagel TX: Discovery. co-edited 2 episodes. Windfall Films.
Bad TV – The 70s co-edited 3 hour epic. North One TV. TX Five
Ultimate Goals co-edited 6 part women’s soccer series. Zigzag Productions/ BT Sport.
Rich Kids’ Skint Holiday edited 2 episodes. Kalel Productions. Channel 5.
Princess Alice: The Royals’ Greatest Secret and All The Queen’s Horses co-edited 2 archive based docu. ITN Productions. TX: Channel 5.
Don’t Tell The Bride. Ep7 Series6
Don’t Tell The Bride Xmas Revenge,
Don’t Tell The Bride – Goes Global,
Don’t Tell The Bride – Best Bits 2012
All 1hr docs. Renegade Pictures. TV: BBC3

As Assistant Editor
The Godfather’s Song – Feature documentary. Black Earth Films. NY. Netflix.
Our World War – 1st WW drama series. BBC3.
My Summer Of Love. Feature. BBC Films
Flower of the Kalahari – Feature. OSF/Miramax.
Thawing Of A Cold War Warrior. Rapide Prod. BBC2