Darren Cathan

Editor

Contact Details

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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.

Selected Credits

The Big Flower Fight FactualMultiStory
for Netflix
Editor, offline
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.
Escape to the ChâteauFactualKindling Media
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
2 x 50'. Dick & Angel make their 19th century chateau the home of their dreams.
How to Lose Weight Well
Series 3, 4 & 5
FactualLittle Gem
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
2 x 50'. Xand Van Tulleken leads volunteers testing diets & the latest gadgets in a bid to lose weight before a big event.
SewermenObservational DocumentaryLabel1
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Following the heroes of our water works as they get down & dirty, yet come up smelling of roses.
Moment of ProofFactualBrown Bob
for BBC
Editor, offline
Top flight detectives reveal amazing stories about how real crimes are solved. Drama reconstruction.
Fraud SquadFactualBrown Bob
for BBC
Editor, offline
Current affairs doc featuring great stories of fraudsters cheating the public purse.
Drain the OceansFactualMallison Saddler
for Nat Geo
Editor, offline
1 x 50'. Buried Secrets of the Gold Rush. Autopsy of sunken ships using CGI to tell the story of the American Gold Rush.
The Next PompeiiFactualLion TV
for PBS/ARTE
Editor, offline
1 x 50'. Researchers try to explain the ancient volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii & the threat of another nearby.
Building Britain’s CanalsFactualChannel 5Editor, offline
1 x 50'. Dan Jones explains the rich history of the Kennett & Avon, one of the countries most beloved waterways.
Britain’s Great CathedralFactualChannel 5Editor, offline
1 x 50'. Tony Robinson takes us through the history of some of the England’s finest buildings.
Curvy ModelsObservational DocumentaryLittle Gem
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
2 x 50'. Following modelling agency, Milk who are championing their plus sized models in the fashion industry.
Cop Car Workshop
Series 1 & 2
Factual EntertainmentBlink Films UK
Dave
Editor, offline
2 x 50'. Slammed up cop cars are resurrected, new recruits are built for the front line by cop car charmers in the garage.
Seven Year SwitchFactual Entertainment7 Wonder
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
In a last ditch attempt to save their marriages, couples swap partners to see if the grass really is greener.
SupertruckersFactualLion TV
for Discovery
Editor, offline
9 x 44'. Following a crew specialising in delivering large & unusual packages.


The SupervetFactual EntertainmentBlast
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
1 x 44'. Finishing an episode. Following Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, the vet who pushes medical boundaries in a bid to save our pets.
Secret Diary of A Holiday ResortFactualLion TV
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
1 x 44'. Europe’s largest holiday resort opens it’s doors to the camera.
Big Dreams, Small SpacesFactual EntertainmentLion TV
for BBC
Editor, offline
1 x 60'. The almighty Monty Don moves heaven & lots of earth to help novice gardeners create their own slice of paradise.
Tiny Tots Talent AgencyFactual EntertainmentTwo Four
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
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.
71 Degrees NorthEntertainmentFever Media
for ITV
Editor, offline
1 x 50'. Facing icy challenges & sub-zero peril, celebrities tough it out in the Arctic Circle. Final episode.
Double Your House
for Half the Money
EntertainmentRedhouse
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
2 x 50'. Property guru Sarah Beeny guides intrepid homemakers through their adventures in extending their homes.
Dancing King:
Man in the Mirror
Observational DocumentaryMighty Fine
for Discovery
Editor, offline
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.
Paul Merton in EuropeEntertainmentTiger Aspect
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
2 x 60'. Comedian Paul gives his perspective around Europe whilst in search of the weird & wonderful.
DealersEntertainmentFever Media
for Discovery
Editor, offline
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.
Dancing Back in TimeFactual EntertainmentAlleyKats
for BBC One
Editor, offline
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.
Inside the FactoryFactual EntertainmentVoltage
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
Editing VTs, looking at how some of our most beloved household goods came to be and are now mass-produced.
Gok Wan’s Chinese Take AwayFactualSitting In Prods
for Nat Geo
Editor, offline
2 x 44'. Gok follows in the footsteps of Chinese descendants to find out how their food has evolved around the world.
Scam CityFactualZig Zag
for Nat Geo
Editor, offline
1 x 50'. Presenter Conor Woodman travels to New Orleans, unveiling a side of the city not in the tourist books.
Body Bizarre
Series 2, 3 & 4
FactualZig Zag
for Discovery
Editor, offline
2 x 50'. Very unique people, born & conditioned, share what makes them different to rest of us & how they live their lives.
Street Genius Factual EntertainmentRenegade
for Nat Geo
Editor, offline
3 x 22'. Presenter Tim Shaw takes science to the streets testing the public with amazing experiments.
Marco Polo:
A Very Modern Journey
FactualPhoenix TV
for Al Jazeera
Editor, offline
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.
Future QatarFactualUltramarine
for Al Rayyan TV
Editor, offline
1 x 30'. Series celebrating the innovative engineering & development of mega structures in this future city.
LakwiyaFactualUltramarine
for Al Rayyan TV
Editor, offline
2 x 30'. High-octane portrayal of Qatar’s elite special forces, following the action on the front line.
Mummifying Alan:
Egypt’s Last Secret
DocumentaryBlink TV
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
1 x 90'. 2nd Editor. 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.
First Cut:
Birds, Balls & Brighton
DocumentaryAlleyKats
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
An intimate look at the effect of the beautiful game from the fans, players & backroom staff.
World’s Scariest HolidaysFactualMentorn
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
1 x 50'. First person accounts of holidays from hell. Plane crashes, Tsunamis & cruise ship entertainment.
Filthy Rich & FamousDocumentaryTiger Aspect
for BBC Three
Editor, offline
1 x 60'.