Melanie Quigley

Editor

PROFILE

Multi-genre documentary editor with over 20 years experience working for UK & international broadcasters.

Credits include major documentary series & award-winning single docs for BBC, Channel 4 & Discovery. Specialist areas include current affairs, arts, history & education, both long & short-form.

Melanie has her own equipment and can take on flexible working hours either remotely or in-house.

Avid/Premiere Pro

 

EXPERIENCE: Credits
Stalking: State of Fear

This new documentary speaks to the victims of stalkers about how being targeted has destroyed their lives, and how some women under threat are taking on the criminal justice system to hold the culprits to account.

Clover Films
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor
Dispatches: Hunting Russia's Lost Boys

The intimate, emotional story of the Russian women taking huge risks fighting for the truth about their sons, husbands and brothers missing in Ukraine.

Evan Williams Productions
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
India: The Modi Question

A look at the tensions between Indian PM Narendra Modi and India’s Muslim minority, investigating claims about his role in 2002 riots that left over a thousand dead.
AIB Award Winner

BBCDocumentaryEditor, offline
Dispatches: Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings

A Dispatches special reveals shocking new evidence on Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter bombings of 2019. High-placed whistle blowers allege top-level complicity by officials inside the Sri Lankan government.

Basement Films
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Westminster's Toxic Culture

With parliament under fire over complaints of sexual harassment and bullying, reporter Naga Munchetty speaks to staff members and MPs who give their accounts.
Dir: Adam Wishart

The Slate Works
for BBC
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Made in the 80's: The Decade that Shaped our World

Through the eyes of a handful of Brits, this is the extraordinary story of how the country was forged from the fires of division and conflict, only to reinvent itself and take the rest of the world with it.​

Rogan Productions
for BBC One
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Undercover: Sexual Harassment – The Truth

Ellie Flynn goes undercover, exposing the harsh reality of sexual harassment against women and girls in Britain today, from ‘dick pics’ to being flashed, groped, spiked and raped.
Rose D’or and British Journalism nomination

Kalel Prods
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Dispatches: Myanmar: The Forgotten Revolution

A look at the world’s forgotten civil war, where over 20,000 people have been reported dead, and thousands are fighting against a military coup that has removed elected government.
Nominated: Rose d’Or: Best News & Current Affairs.
Nominated: Broadcast Awards: Best News & Current Affairs.

Evan Williams Productions
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Exposure: Fearless: The Women Fighting Putin

This film focuses on three female Russian opposition candidates who follow in Alexei Navaly’s footsteps and risk their lives to campaign against President Putin’s clampdown on free speech.
Winner: BAFTA TV Awards Current Affairs.

Hardcash Productions
for ITV
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Rape: Who's on Trial

With rape convictions at an all-time low, this hard-hitting film spends two years behind the scenes.
Winner: RTS Programme Awards Single Documentary.

Hardcash Productions
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Maternity Scandal: Fighting for the Truth

It’s one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NHS – many babies died whilst others were left with life-changing injuries following repeated failures in maternity care at hospitals in Shropshire. RTS Specialist Journalist of the Year: Michael Buchanan.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Targeted: The Truth About Disability Hate Crime

This film reveals the abuse and aggression faced by disabled people in everyday life, from verbal name-calling to violent physical attacks. Made by disabled filmmaker Richard Butchins and featuring a wide range of testimony from survivors themselves, it asks why this happens.

Hardcash Productions
for BBC Two
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Dispatches: Truth About Disability Benefits

An investigation into a series of deaths, including suicide, by disabled benefits claimants. What impact did government failings have on those who died?

Hardcash Productions
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Undercover Hospital Abuse Scandal

Panorama goes undercover inside a hospital for vulnerable adults and reveals patients being mocked, taunted and intimidated by abusive staff.
RTS Nominated: Best Domestic Current Affairs
Broadcast Awards Nominated: Best in News and Current Affairs

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Princess Diana, Martin Bashir & the BBC

This is the inside story of how Martin Bashir obtained his career-defining interview, & how the BBC responded when it discovered he had faked bank statements & shown them to Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer.

BBCCurrent AffairsFinishing Editor
Dispatches: The Great Benefits Row

Ade Adepitan investigates the new Personal Independence Payment benefit which thousands of disabled people are having to apply for & many claim it is unfair.

Hardcash Productions
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Am I British?

Reporter Greg McKenzie meets young people born or brought up in the UK who say Home Office immigration policy treats them as second-class citizens.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Christmas at Holkham Hall 2021

Following Lady Leicester and her team as they decorate Holkham Hall stately home ready for visitors.

ITN
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Escaping My Abuser

Home isn’t always a safe place. Panorama investigates what the ‘Stay at Home’ pandemic rule meant for those trapped with an abusive partner. Reporter Victoria Derbyshire grew up with a violent father and understands the impact it can have on families.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Britain’s Coronavirus Gamble

Politicians from the prime minister down have assured us their response to the coronavirus pandemic has been ‘guided by the science’. But the science has been hotly contested.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Britain's Cancer Crisis

Coronavirus has killed thousands, but now there are fears that the pandemic has caused a crisis in cancer care that could mean many thousands more will die.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Coronavirus: When Will We Be Safe?

As politicians decide how & when to lift the lockdown, Justin Rowlatt reports from the scientific frontline. With access to key drug & vaccine trials, he reveals a race against time to help save lives.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Coronavirus: On the NHS Frontline

Four weeks into the government lockdown, Jane Corbin reports from the frontline to tell the inside story of a Coventry hospital coping with Covid-19.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Coronavirus: The Week that changed Britain

Panorama looks at how Britain is coping with its biggest crisis since the Second World War.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Dispatches: Celebs For Sale: The Great Charity Scandal

Reporter Antony Barnett sets up a fake charity and goes undercover to reveal how some of the most famous people in Britain are profiting from the fundraising work they do.

Hardcash Productions
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: How to save the High Street

For more than a century, high streets have been key to communities, but now, with one in ten shops sitting empty, they are in crisis.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Safe At Last: Inside A Woman's Refuge

In a television first, cameras are allowed inside a women’s refuge to follow the stories of women who are fleeing from violent partners, and who have agreed to be identified

Hardcash Productions
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Secrets of your Supermarket Food Series 2

Consumer series with Sian Williams and Stefan Gates. Mel cut the Christmas special and EP 7. She was also finishing editor on other episodes.

Emporium Productions
for Channel 5
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Exposure: Britain's Hidden Hunger

Exposure reports that in Britain – the world’s fifth largest economy – 14 million people are estimated to be living in poverty.

Clover Productions
for ITV
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: America's Abortion War

Panorama reports from America’s Deep South, the front-line in the battle over abortion rights.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Easy Money, Tough Debt?

Where are people on low incomes turning to in the wake of the collapse of the payday lender Wonga?

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: HS2 Going off the rails?

Thousands of home and businesses are affected and land is already being cleared to make way for the new High Speed 2 train line- the biggest infrastructure project in Europe.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Exposure: Prisons Out of Control

This new documentary in the Exposure current affairs strand goes behind bars to show the inside story of the prison system using dramatic footage filmed in jails by inmates.
RTS Award Nominated: Best Current Affairs Documentary

Clover Films
for ITV
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Fake Homeless: Who's Begging on the Streets

Is Britain being duped by ‘fake homeless’, chancers posing as destitute to boost takings? Or is this a scare story to demonise real homeless? Ellie Flynn investigates.

Connected Set
for BBC Three
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Doctors On Trial

The case which sparked outrage among doctors – a junior doctor convicted of manslaughter & struck off for her role in the death of a boy.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Fighting For My Child

There are now 70,000 children being ‘looked after’ in the system. What happens to them? Can the system offer them a better life?

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Dispatches Plot To Kill: Britain's Neo-Nazi Terrorists

The inside story of a far-right terrorist plot to murder an MP & how the plan was betrayed to the police.

Hardcash Prods
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Panorama: Policing Under Pressure

With a surge of violent crime in London and recorded crime rising across the country, Panorama films with four police forces to ask if Britain’s police can cope.

BBCCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
White Right: Meeting The Enemy

An investigation into the rise of white nationalism and far-right extremism in America since the election of Donald Trump. Dir: Deeyah Khan
BAFTA Nominated: Current Affairs
Emmy Winner: Best Current Affairs

Fuuse Prods
for ITV
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Dispatches The FGM Detectives

This exclusive documentary filmed over two years examines the problem of FGM.

HardCash Prods
for Channel 4
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Detectives: Inside The Major Crimes Team

Additional Editing. Eps 1 & 2
Crime series following Lancashire police detectives.

Raw Cut TV
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Exposure: Undercover Inside Britain's New Far Right
Hardcash Prods
for ITV
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Panorama: Nursing Homes Undercover

Investigating two nursing homes in Cornwall where evidence of cruelty & neglect is found.

Hardcash Prods
for BBC
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Exposure

Including:
Life & Death in a Homeless Hostel
Abused & Betrayed…A Life Sentence
Sham Marriages
Slaves
Forced to Marry

Hardcash Prods
for ITV
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Dispatches Undercover: Britain’s Abortion Extremists
Hardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Dispatches: ISIS - The British Women Supporters Unveiled

Undercover investigation which infiltrates a group of British female ISIS supporters promoting extremist ideology in the UK and encouraging young girl to travel to Syria.

Hardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Dispatches

Various films across the last 15 years including:
Dying for the President
Children of the Secret State
Beneath the Veil
Trouble at the Mosque

Hardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
Yemen: A Failed State

…with particular emphasis on the country’s conflict with Al-Qaeda.

Vice MediaCurrent AffairsEditor, offline
Undercover Benefit Cheats

4 x 60 mins. Undercover reporter Paul Connolly poses as an invalid living on benefits in an attempt to expose real benefit cheats on camera.

ITN Prods
for Channel 5
Current AffairsEditor, offline
The Culture Show
BBC Arts
for BBC Two
ArtsEditor, offline
Christmas Specials

Food Network

Food NetworkFoodEditor, offline
Harley Street Skin

Fine cut & finish on 4 of 10 x 60 mins.

Spun Gold TV
for Sky Living
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Swimming with Crocodiles

2 x 60 mins following present Ben Fogle as he dives with crocodiles in Australia & Botswana in an attempt to draw greater insight into the sub-aquatic behaviour of these fascinating reptiles.

Spun Gold TV
for BBC Two
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Secrets of the Royal Nursery
TimeLife USADocumentaryEditor, offline
Dispatches: The Great Benefits Row

Ade Adepitan investigates the new Personal Independence Payment benefit which thousands of disabled people are having to apply for & many claim it is unfair.

Hardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Current AffairsEditor, offline
A Royal Year to Remember

1 x 60 mins presented by Alan Titchmarsh.

Spun Gold TV
for ITV
DocumentaryEditor, offline
A Royal Marriage

1 x 60 mins following the marriage of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge with exclusive interviews.

Spun Gold TV
for NBC
DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Seven Ages of Britain

2 episodes of this 7 part series presented by David Dimbleby on British History seen through its art.

BBC Arts
for BBC One
Arts DocumentaryEditor, offline
Calzaghe Clan

4 x 30 mins

Dai 4 Films
for BBC One
Observational DocumentaryEditor, offline
Legends: Julie London

1 x 60 mins

BBC Arts
for BBC Four
BiographyEditor, offline
The Romantics

3 x 60 mins written & presented by PeterAckroyd.

BBC Arts
for BBC Two
Drama DocumentaryEditor, offline
Francesco's Venice

4 x 60 mins exploring Venice’s character & tumltuous history seen through the eyes of Francesco De Mosto.

BBC Arts
for BBC Two
Arts DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Fever

Feature length adaptation of renowned Wallace Shawn stage plan. Cast included Vanessa Redgrave, Angelina Jolie & Michael Moore.
Winner: Emmy & Golden Globe 2004

Shawn-Fever Prods
for HBO Films
Arts DocumentaryEditor, offline
Omnibus

Placido Domingo
The Lost Treasure of Kabul
The Lost Cities of Iraq

BBC Arts
for BBC Two
Arts DocumentaryEditor, offline
Hidden History

4 x 30 mins series on black pioneers of British history

October Films
for BBC Two
Historical DocumentaryEditor, offline
The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
Atlantic Prods
for PBS & BBC
Drama DocumentaryEditor, offline
Police Camera Action!
Optomen TV
for ITV
Factual EntertainmentEditor, offline
Cancer Wars

4 x 60 mins on the war against cancer.

Mentorn TV
for Channel 4 & HBO
DocumentaryEditor, offline
Jerusalem: City of Heaven

1 x 90 mins
Winner: Emmy Award 1997

Atlantic Prods
for Discovery Channel
DocumentaryEditor, offline
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