Helen Wickham

Editor

Contact Details

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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. She is happy to work from home if required and has Avid Media Composer and super fast broadband for remote editing. 

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

Selected Credits

Scrapyard DynastyFactual EntertainmentAvalon
for Discovery
Editor, offline
Edit Producer: Kate Roberts
Gold Rush Series 12 Observational DocumentaryRaw Productions
for Discovery
Editor, offline
Exec producer: Mike Gamson
Edit Producer: Nick Horsley
No Place Like HomeFactual EntertainmentHungry Bear
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Edit Producer: Rachel Jardine
Hornby: A Model WorldFactual EntertainmentRare TV
for UKTV
Editor, offline
Exec Producer: Emma Barker
80s Watercooler MomentsDocumentaryNutopia
for Nat Geo
Editor, offline
Edit Producer: Dudley Cruse
Dream Kitchens and BathroomsFactual EntertainmentPi Prods
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Edit Producer: Ben Walton
Let Me Take You DownDrama DocumentaryMolasses Manifesto
for Sky/ Hulu
Story Producer
Director: William Badgeley
Victoria and Albert: A Wedding FactualBBC Studios
for BBC
Editor, online
Director: Ian Denyer
Floating Homes DocumentaryWindfall Films
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Series Producer: Andrew Barron
Girls Can Code Digital DocumentaryNutshell TV
for BBC
Editor, offline
Part of BBC Make It Digital Series
Dr Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet Observational DocumentaryDouble Take
for Animal Planet
Editor, offline
Edit Producer: Matt Arnold
Roadworks Ahead Observational DocumentaryITN Factual
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
Xray Mega Airport DocumentaryVoltage TV
for Discovery
Editor, offline
4x45'using extensive CGI and multiple cameras
How Scotland Works Current AffairsMentorn
for BBC Scotland
Editor, offline
Who’d Be A Billionaire DocumentaryThinking Violets
for Sky Living
Editor, offline
4x45'mini-series,with high profile Interviews and archive
Edit Producer: Duncan Wilson

Winged Warriors DramaEvy FilmsEditor, offline
Director: Evy Barry
Short drama about crucial role of homing pigeons in WW1
1x10'
Genesis, Together and Apart DocumentaryEagle Rock
for BBc2 & Showtime
Editor, offline
Director John Edginton
1 x 90'
The Railway FactualTwo Four
for C5
Editor, offline
6x50'-Edit Producer: Andy Atkinson
Big Body Squad Got Thin, Got Fat Again Observational DocumentaryIWC Glasgow
for Channel 5
Editor, offline
1x45' - Director: Evy Barry
Benefits Britain 1949 Reality TVTwenty Twenty
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
4x45' - Edit Producer: Ian Denyer
Dispatches:
Undercover NHS
Current AffairsHardcash
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
1x30' - Director: Richard Butchins
80's The Decade That Made Us Mini SeriesNutopia
for Nat Geo USA
Editor, offline
6x50' - Edit Producer Dan Clifton
How We Invented The World Drama DocumentaryNutopia
for Discovery USA
Editor, offline
5x50'- Docu-series using CGI and dramatisation
Future Fire Power Current AffairsDarlow Smithson
for Discovery USA
Editor, offline
3x50'- Edit Producer: Charlotte Surtees
Dispatches:
How Murdoch Ran Britain
Current AffairsBlakeway:
Channel Four
Editor, offline
1x50' - Director: Sally Brindle
Fight for the heart of South Sudan FactualClover Films
for Al Jazeera
Editor, offline
1x50' - Director: Jamie Doran
ThatcherDocumentaryBlakeway:
for Discovery
Additional Editing
1x90'- Obituary for Margaret Thatcher
The Pentagon DocumentaryBrook Lapping
for Discovery US
Additional Editing
1x60' - Director: Phil Craig
Investigation into the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon
Peter's Story, Lucy's Story DramaBrook Lapping
for SCTV
Editor, offline
2 x 15' - Director: Lisa Gornick - Drama Shorts
Celebrities Under Pressure Quiz / Game ShowITVEditor, offline
2x30'
Love2ShopDaytimeChameleon TV
for ITV
Editor, offline
43x30' - Daily Magazine Programme

Additional Information

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.”