Cliff West


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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.

Selected Credits

World’s Most Scenic RiversDocumentaryBritespark Films
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Series episode celebrating life on one of Irelands most beautiful rivers.
Iraq’s Assassins
DocumentaryPBS AmericaEditor, offline
Investigation into allegations that Iranian backed Shia militias are threatening critics and US interests in Iraq.
The Sound of TV with Neil BrandDocumentaryBBC4Editor, offline
Series examining the use of music in the development of television.
Jesus: His LifeDrama DocumentaryNutopia
for History Channel
Drama documentary of Jesus's life told by those closest to him. One episode of an eight-part series.
This Filthy EarthDramaTall Stories
with Filmfour
Editor, offline
Feature loosely based on Emile Zola’s “La Terre”. Dir: Andrew Kötting
Zero Hour
"The Last Hour of Flight Eleven"
Drama DocumentaryCineflix Productions
for Discovery & Five
Editor, offline
Analysing the final hour on board the first aircraft to crash into the World Trade Center.
Là BasDramaBBC
with BFI
Editor, offline
Cinema short. Dir: Andrew Kötting.
New Years EveDramaCol Spector (Dir)Editor, offline
British short romance independent film starring Kiera Knightley.
Our Classical CenturyDocumentaryLion TV
for BBC4
Series celebrating the greatest moments in classical music in the 20th century.

Wasting Away:
The Truth About Anorexia
DocumentaryBrook Lapping Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Nominated: Broadcast Award 2018
Lord Lucan:
My Husband, The Truth
DocumentaryBrook Lapping
for ITV 1
Editor, offline
Portrait of a marriage that ended in tragedy.
By Our SelvesFeature DocumentarySoda PicturesEditor, offline
Chronicling the 80 mile walk from Epping to Helpston made by poet John Clare.
Dir: Andrew Kötting
Martin Luther King
& the March on Washington
DocumentaryBBC / PBS
Editor, offline
Dir: John Akomfrah
Nominated: BAFTA TV Awards Specialist Factual
The Beatles
Hippies & Hells Angels
Feature DocumentaryNerd TV
for Sky Arts
Feature documentary revealing the truth behind the Beatle's Apple Corps.
Sing For Your LifeDocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
Following a group of cancer patients forming a choir.
Thelma’s Gypsy GirlsObservational DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
SwandownFeature DocumentaryFly FilmEditor, offline
Recording the voyage of two men – film-maker/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
The PromiseFeature DocumentaryFergal Keane
(self funded)
Editor, offline
Portrait of the artist & Holocaust survivor Roman Halter.
The Bible:
A History
DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
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
The Inconvenient Truth
Current AffairsChannel 4Editor, offline
Three part series exploring immigration in the UK.
My Shocking StoryObservational DocumentaryDiscoveryEditor, offline
Examining the lives of people afflicted with extreme medical conditions.
I Am An American SoldierFeature DocumentaryJohn LaurenceEditor, offline
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
GallivantFeature DocumentaryBFI
with Channel 4
& Tall Stories
Editor, offline
A journey around the coastline of Britain.
Dir: Andrew Kötting
Winner: Best New Director Award Edinburgh Film Festival
The Burger and the King
Music DocumentaryBBCEditor, offline
An idiosyncratic look at the demise of Elvis through his cuisine. Dir: James Marsh
Winner: RTS Best Arts Doc Award
Howard Hawks:
American Artist
Feature DocumentaryBFIEditor, offline
Celebrating the centenary of Hawks' birth, directed by Kevin McDonald.
What Makes Us Human?DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
Series exploring the background to our unique genetic makeup.
The Secret Evidence
DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
A two hour special on the history of UFO sightings in the US & Britain.
Black BoxDocumentaryChannel 4
& Discovery
Editor, offline
Four part series on air crash investigators.
SpendaholicsFactualBBC ThreeEditor, offline
Reality series following individuals on a journey to solvency.
The Beautiful GameSports DocumentaryPearson TVEditor, offline
Thirteen part series tracing the history of football & its social impact around the world.
Painted DragonArts DocumentaryBBC WalesEditor, offline
Six part series on the history of Welsh art.
Seeing SalvationArts DocumentaryBBC TwoEditor, offline
Four part series on the history of religious art.
The Cowboy & The Eclipse
Arts DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
Profile of American artist James Turrell.
Rembrandt, By HimselfArts DocumentaryBBC TwoEditor, offline
Focusing on the artist's self portraits.
The Lost Supper
Arts DocumentaryChannel 4Editor, offline
Film on the restoration of Da Vinci's masterpiece.
On The MapEducationalChannel4 SchoolsEditor, offline
Dim Ond CelfArtsBBC WalesEditor, offline
(in Welsh)
Hanys BopMusic DocumentaryBBC WalesEditor, offline
The history of Welsh language pop music.
A Real World RecordedMusic DocumentaryZDFEditor, offline
Building SightsDocumentaryBBC TwoEditor, offline
Series on architecture.
South Bank ShowArtsBBCEditor, offline
Several films for this award winning series.