Melanie Quigley

Editor

Contact Details

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Profile

Multi-genre documentary editor with over 19 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.

Selected Credits

Panorama:
Princess Diana, Martin Bashir
& the BBC
Current AffairsBBCFinishing Editor
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.
Panorama:
Am I British?
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Panorama:
Escaping My Abuser
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Panorama:
Britain’s Coronavirus Gamble
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Panorama:
Britain's Cancer Crisis
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Panorama:
Coronavirus:
When Will We Be Safe?
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Panorama:
Coronavirus:
On the NHS Frontline
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Panorama:
Coronavirus:
The Week that changed Britain
Current AffairsBBCEditor
Panorama looks at how Britain is coping with its biggest crisis since the Second World War.
Dispatches:
Celebs For Sale:
The Great Charity Scandal
DocumentaryHardcash Productions
for C4
Editor
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.
Panorama
How to save the High Street
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Safe At Last:
Inside A Woman's Refuge
DocumentaryHardcash Productions
for C4
Editor
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
Secrets of your Supermarket Food
Series 2
DocumentaryEmporium Productions
for C5
Editor
Consumer series with Sian Williams and Stefan Gates. Mel cut the Christmas special and EP 7. She was also finishing editor on other episodes.
Exposure:
Britain's Hidden Hunger
Current AffairsClover Productions
for ITV
Editor
Exposure reports that in Britain - the world's fifth largest economy - 14 million people are estimated to be living in poverty.
Panorama:
America's Abortion War
Current AffairsBBCEditor
Panorama reports from America’s Deep South, the front-line in the battle over abortion rights.
Panorama:
Undercover Hospital Abuse Scandal
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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
Nominated for the Broadcast Awards for Best in News and Current Affairs

Panorama:
Easy Money, Tough Debt?
Current AffairsBBCEditor
Where are people on low incomes turning to in the wake of the collapse of the payday lender Wonga?
Panorama:
HS2 Going off the rails?
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
Exposure:
Prisons Out of Control
Current AffairsClover Films
for ITV
Editor
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
Fake Homeless:
Who's Begging on the Streets
DocumentaryConnected Set
for BBC3
Editor
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.
Panorama:
Doctors On Trial
Current AffairsBBCEditor
The case which sparked outrage among doctors - a junior doctor convicted of manslaughter & struck off for her role in the death of a boy.
Panorama:
Fighting For My Child
Current AffairsBBCEditor
There are now 70,000 children being 'looked after' in the system. What happens to them? Can the system offer them a better life?
Dispatches
Plot To Kill: Britain's Neo-Nazi Terrorists
DocumentaryHardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Editor
The inside story of a far-right terrorist plot to murder an MP & how the plan was betrayed to the police.
Panorama:
Policing Under Pressure
Current AffairsBBCEditor
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.
White Right:
Meeting The Enemy
Current AffairsFuuse Prods
for ITV
Editor
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
Dispatches
The FGM Detectives
DocumentaryHardCash Prods
for Channel 4
Editor
This exclusive documentary filmed over two years examines the problem of FGM.
The Detectives:
Inside The Major Crimes Team
DocumentaryRaw Cut TV
for ITV
Editor, offline
Additional Editing. Eps 1 & 2
Crime series following Lancashire police detectives.
Exposure: Undercover
Inside Britain's New Far Right
Current AffairsHardcash Prods
for ITV
Editor, offline
Panorama:
Nursing Homes Undercover
Current AffairsHardcash Prods
for BBC
Editor, offline
Investigating two nursing homes in Cornwall where evidence of cruelty & neglect is found.
ExposureCurrent AffairsHardcash Prods
for ITV
Editor, offline
Including:
Life & Death in a Homeless Hostel
Abused & Betrayed...A Life Sentence
Sham Marriages
Slaves
Forced to Marry
Dispatches Undercover:
Britain’s Abortion Extremists
Current AffairsHardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Dispatches:
The Great Benefits Row
Current AffairsHardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Ade Adepitan investigates the new Personal Independence Payment benefit which thousands of disabled people are having to apply for & many claim it is unfair.
Dispatches:
ISIS - The British Women
Supporters Unveiled
Current AffairsHardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
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.
DispatchesCurrent AffairsHardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Various films across the last 15 years including:
Dying for the President
Children of the Secret State
Beneath the Veil
Trouble at the Mosque
Yemen:
A Failed State
Current AffairsVice MediaEditor, offline
...with particular emphasis on the country's conflict with Al-Qaeda.
Undercover Benefit CheatsCurrent AffairsITN Prods
for Five
Editor, offline
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.
The Culture ShowArtsBBC Arts
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
Various features pieces covering art, film, books & more.
Christmas SpecialsFoodFood NetworkEditor, offline
6 x 30 mins. Top chefs cook their favourite Christmas Recipes.
Harley Street SkinObservational DocumentarySpun Gold TV
Sky Living
Editor, offline
Fine cut & finish on 4 of 10 x 60 mins.
Swimming with CrocodilesDocumentarySpun Gold TV
BBC Two
Editor, offline
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.
Secrets of the Royal NurseryDocumentaryTimeLife USAEditor, offline
1 x 60 mins
Dispatches:
The Great Benefits Row
Current AffairsHardcash Prods
for Channel 4
Editor, offline
Ade Adepitan investigates the new Personal Independence Payment benefit which thousands of disabled people are having to apply for & many claim it is unfair.
A Royal Year to RememberDocumentarySpun Gold TV
ITV 1
Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
A Royal MarriageDocumentarySpun Gold TV
NBC
Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins following the marriage of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge with exclusive interviews.
The Seven Ages of BritainArts DocumentaryBBC Arts
for BBC One
Editor, offline
2 episodes of this 7 part series presented by David Dimbleby on British History seen through its art.
Calzaghe ClanObservational DocumentaryDai 4 Films
for BBC One
Editor, offline
4 x 30 mins
Legends: Julie LondonBiographyBBC Arts
for BBC Four
Editor, offline
1 x 60 mins
The RomanticsDrama DocumentaryBBC Arts
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
3 x 60 mins written & presented by Peter Ackroyd.
Francesco's VeniceArts DocumentaryBBC Arts
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
4 x 60 mins exploring Venice's character & tumltuous history seen through the eyes of Francesco De Mosto.
The FeverDramaShawn-Fever Prods
for HBO Films
Editor
Feature length adaptation of renowned Wallace Shawn stage plan. Cast inlcuded Vanessa Redgrave, Angelina Jolie & Michael Moore.
Winner: Emmy & Golden Globe 2004
OmnibusArts DocumentaryBBC Arts
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
Placido Domingo
The Lost Treasure of Kabul
The Lost Cities of Iraq
Hidden HistoryHistorical DocumentaryOctober Films
for BBC Two
Editor, offline
4 x 30 mins series on black pioneers of British history.
The Greeks:
Crucible of Civilization
Drama DocumentaryAtlantic Prods
for PBS & BBC
Editor, offline
3 x 60 mins
Police Camera Action! Factual EntertainmentOptomen TV
for ITV
Editor, offline
Cancer WarsDocumentaryMentorn TV
for Channel 4 & HBO
Editor, offline
4 x 60 mins on the war against cancer.
Jerusalem:
City of Heaven
DocumentaryAtlantic Prods
for Discovery Channel
Editor, offline
1 x 90 mins
Winner: Emmy Award 1997

Equipment Used

Avid & Final Cut Pro

Additional Information

Melanie has her own equipment & can take on flexible working hours (part-time, from home etc.).