Helen Wickham

Editor

PROFILE

Helen has a wealth of experience in the industry having been an in-house documentary film producer and editor for Brook Lapping Productions, she has edited and story produced a raft of factual, arts, social and current affairs programmes across a spectrum of  American and UK broadcasters.

She is a story teller who pulls together all the elements of the edit with speed, elegance and a good grasp of complex editorial issues, offering up options and taking decisions bringing a sense of excellence and style to any programme.

Helen is a great creative collaborator and would be a real asset to any edit.

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
Tagged Series 5

Exec Producer: Emma Barker

Rare TV
for BBC Three
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Epic Airport Africa Series 1

Exec Producer: Greg Chivers

Rare TV
for Paramount USA
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Decoding Turner

90′ Arts Feature
Director: Sonia Anderson

Castle Entertainment
for Sky Arts
Feature DocumentaryEditor, offline
Let Me Take You Down

Director: William Badgeley

Molasses Manifesto
for Sky/ Hulu
Drama DocumentaryStory Producer
Gold Rush Series 12 & 13

Exec Producer: Mike Gamson
Edit Producer: Nick Horsley (S12)

Raw Productions
for Discovery
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
No Place Like Home

Edit Producer: Rachel Jardine

Hungry Bear
for Channel 5
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Hornby: A Model World Series 1 & 2

Exec Producer: Emma Barker (S1)
Series Producer: Page Shepherd (S2)

Rare TV
for UKTV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
80s Watercooler Moments

Edit Producer: Dudley Cruse

Nutopia
for Nat Geo
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Scrapyard Dynasty
Avalon
for Discovery
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Victoria and Albert: A Wedding

Director: Ian Denyer

BBC Studios
for BBC
FactualEditor, online
Floating Homes

Series Producer: Andrew Barron

Windfall Films
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Girls Can Code

Part of BBC Make It Digital Series.

Nutshell TV
for BBC
Digital DocumentaryEditor, offline
Dr Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet

Edit Producer: Matt Arnold

Double Take
for Animal Planet
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Roadworks Ahead
ITN Factual
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Xray Mega Airport

4 x 45′ using extensive CGI and multiple cameras.

Voltage TV
for Discovery
DocumentaryEditor, offline
How Scotland Works
Mentorn
for BBC Scotland
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Who’d Be A Billionaire

4×45’mini-series,with high profile Interviews and archive.
Edit Producer: Duncan Wilson

Thinking Violets
for Sky Living
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Winged Warriors

Director: Evy Barry 1 x 10′
Short drama about crucial role of homing pigeons in WW1.

Evy FilmsDramaEditor, offline
Genesis, Together and Apart

Director John Edginton 1 x 90′

Eagle Rock
for BBC2 & Showtime
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Railway

6 x 50′ – Edit Producer: Andy Atkinson

Two Four
for C5
FactualEditor, offline
Big Body Squad Got Thin, Got Fat Again

1 x 45′ – Director: Evy Barry

IWC Glasgow
for Channel 5
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Benefits Britain 1949

4 x 45′ – Edit Producer: Ian Denyer

Twenty Twenty
for Channel 4
Reality TVEditor, offline
Dispatches: Undercover NHS

1 x 30′ – Director: Richard Butchins

Hardcash
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
80's The Decade That Made Us
Nutopia
for Nat Geo USA
Mini SeriesEditor, offline
How We Invented The World

5 x 50′- Docu-series using CGI and dramatisation.

Nutopia
for Discovery USA
Drama DocumentaryEditor, offline
Future Fire Power

3 x 50′ – Edit Producer: Charlotte Surtees

Darlow Smithson
for Discovery USA
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Dispatches: How Murdoch Ran Britain
Blakeway
for Channel Four
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Fight for the heart of South Sudan
Clover Films
for Al Jazeera
FactualEditor, offline
Thatcher

1 x 90′ – Obituary for Margaret Thatcher.

Blakeway
for Discovery
DocumentaryAdditional Editing
The Pentagon

Investigation into the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.

Brook Lapping
for Discovery US
DocumentaryAdditional Editing
Peter's Story, Lucy's Story

2 x 15′ – Director: Lisa Gornick – Drama Shorts.

Brook Lapping
for SCTV
DramaEditor, offline
Celebrities Under Pressure

2 x 30′

ITVQuiz / Game ShowEditor, offline
Love2Shop

43 x 30′ – Daily Magazine Programme.

Chameleon TV
for ITV
DaytimeEditor, offline
CONTACT DETAILS

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

ADDITIONAL INFO

Recommendations:

Ian Denyer, Edit Producer: Benefits Britain 1949 CH4
’Her humour under pressure was a significant factor – but most of all it was her narrative abilities, speed of beautiful cutting and understanding of the use of music, which is never a given, were what made the real difference – without these strengths I do believe
the series might not have made transmission. I am desperate to work with her again – and I know Channel 4, currently the most  exacting UK broadcaster, feel the same”.

John Edginton, Director: Genesis Together and Apart BBC2
“Helen was great. She’s very focussed and can certainly work on her own. Has good intuition about the material and she has the confidence to suggest her ideas. Not a prima donna about what works or doesn’t. It was the first time I had worked with her and I would certainly use her again.”

Dan Clifton, Director: 80s The Decade That Made Us Nat Geo
“I can highly recommend Helen as a film editor. She is quick to grasp the complexities of a story, has great solutions to solve the inevitable visual and editorial problems a film can present, and most of all she is a very nice person and great to spend time with in the cutting room.”