DIANA: THE INTERVIEW THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD
Channel 5 – 90′
On 20th November 1995, BBC Panorama broadcast the television scoop of the century: an interview with Princess Diana in which she candidly opened up to Martin Bashir about her marriage to Prince Charles and her life as a member of the British royal family. This documentary explores both how Bashir – then a little known BBC journalist – came to secure an interview with the world’s most famous woman, and the broadcast’s enduring cultural impact, 25 years on.
Production: Rogan Productions
Director / Producer: Edward McGown
Executive Producers: Mark Hedgecoe, James Rogan, Soleta Rogan
Commissioning Editor: Daniel Pearl
‘A huge cut above most backward-looking royal docs, this programme hacks through the thriller-esque knot of intrigue that led to Princess Diana’s bombshell TV encounter with Martin Bashir in 1995.‘
– The Guardian
‘An excellent documentary’
– Times Radio
‘A compelling moment…atmospherically recalled’
– Daily Telegraph
CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH
Channel 4 – 1hr
After months with no visitors during such unprecedented times, the team at Chatsworth House rise to the challenge and recycle decorations from Christmases past and transform the garden into a dazzling festive wonderland.
Production: ITN Productions
Exec Producer: Charlie Clay
Series Director: Adam Webster
Series Producer: Susan Crook
Producer: Hannah Webster
OLD, ALONE & STUCK AT HOME
Channel 4 – 1hr
As the country prepares for the easing of lockdown, Old, Alone & Stuck at Home tells the stories of the elderly and vulnerable people self-isolating during the crisis for whom lockdown may endure for many more months. Charting their lives as they bunker down for the long-haul, it captures the unfolding dilemmas they face. Featuring people from all over the nation, filmed on location and by the people themselves, their stories convey with warmth, sadness and flashes of humour the immense challenge of being especially vulnerable in the midst of a pandemic. As the film unfolds, it reveals the hidden fault-line in British society between the vulnerable and the healthy, taking viewers poignantly into the lives of people for whom survival is going to be the hardest battle of all. Old, Alone & Stuck at Home is a wake-up call to the nation about the people who will be affected for many months to come.
Narrator: Imelda Staunton
Production: Rogan Productions
Director / Producer: Nick Green & Angie Mason
Executive Producers: James Rogan
DoP: Charlie Laing
CRYPTOCRACY Feature Documentary
Fulwell 73 / Conch Studios – 90 min
CURRENTLY IN POST – MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON…
This feature length documentary follows controversial anarcho-capitalist Roger Ver, crypto financier Ryan Radloff and blockchain diplomat Perianne Boring over the course of one year on their separate journeys to decentralise and redefine money and power. It provides an objective look at the politics and philosophies that underlie the origins of blockchain and cryptocurrency, and their potential to disrupt the world as we know it.
Production: Fulwell 73 / Conch Studios
Exec Producer: Leo Pearlman
Director: Jake Witzenfeld
Co-Producer: Heather Greenwood
PANORAMA Crisis in Care
BBC1 – 2x 1hr
CRISIS IN CARE ‘ Who Cares?’ & ‘Who Pays?’ looks at the deepening crisis faced by the care system that supports older and disabled people across the country by following one local authority over 10 months – Somerset County Council. It spends nearly half its budget on adult social care. Like many local authorities, it is juggling rising demand for help against tightening finances.The films follow the council as it fights to balance its books.
Rogan Productions together with BBC Social Affairs Correspondent, Alison Holt, were granted exclusive access to see first-hand the difficulties faced by Somerset’s Director of Adult Social Services, his team of social workers and local politicians. The programmes show the impact of the financial squeeze on vulnerable people and the harsh truth of what that means for those needing care.
Jon came in for to help edit the second episode.
Production: BBC / Rogan Productions
Series Director / Producer: Angie Mason
Executive Producers: Roger Graef & James Rogan
DISPATCHES Safe At Last: Inside A Women’s Refuge
In a one hour TV first, Channel 4’s Dispatches has filmed inside a women’s refuge, following the stories of women who are fleeing violent partners – and are now trying to rebuild their lives.
Prod Company: Hardcash Productions
Director: Jasleen Kaur Sethi
BBC 2 – 1hr
Powerful and emotional young people’s stories are at the heart of School. This brand-new series follows in unprecedented detail the tough decisions headteachers must make in these budget-stricken times – and their dramatic impact on the students in their care. The School Trust featured in the series is responsible for educating 5,000 children, and the problems it faces are typical of those faced by schools everywhere.
School will take viewers to the heart of the difficult issues, from increased class sizes and fewer support staff to a shorter school day and a more restricted curriculum. It will show the intricate workings of the system as teachers try to cater for the differing needs of a huge number of pupils, in a world where parents’ expectations are rising, exams are getting tougher and no two children are alike.
Commissioner: Patrick Holland & Clare Sillery
Production: Label 1
Exec Producer: Simon Dickson & Lorraine Charker-Phillips
Series Editor: Hamish Fergusson
Series Producer: Beatrice Smith
Director: Tim Lawton
THE 80s / 90s GREATEST – TV Series
National Geographic – 3x 30min
The ’90s Greatest is a 10-part, fun-packed, nostalgia-filled series for National Geographic that features interviews with some of the decades’ favourite celebrities – looking at the greatest moments from the decade of sex, celebrity and scandal!
When the ‘90s kicked off, the Berlin Wall had just fallen and, across the nation, other walls were coming down – between public and private, news and entertainment, reality and fantasy. The lines were blurred like never before.
The ’80s Greatest is a 10-part, fun-packed, nostalgia-filled series for National Geographic that features interviews with some of the decades’ favourite celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, Michael J Fox, David Hasselhoff and Joan Collins.
Jon edited as part of a team, each editing multiple episodes across both series.
Exec Producer: Ben Goold
ARABIA with Levinson Wood – TV Series
Sky Vision | Discovery Channel – 1x 1hr
Levison Wood immerses himself in the worlds and cultures he visits like no other travel guide. In his fifth series with Sky Vision, he once again embarks on a rarely ventured route through challenging environments into remote corners of a little-understood land. Arabia. Beautifully filmed and with the warm and engaging Lev as our guide, Arabia tells the real story of the Middle East through its people. The series explores the lives and hopes of an eclectic range of characters – Syrian grandmothers, Iraqi snipers, shepherds, drug dealers, freedom fighters and nomads – and we hear Levison reflect throughout on how his preconceptions may have changed or remained during his most extraordinary adventure yet. With his elite military training, Levison has the necessary skills to tackle the very toughest challenges. And while he uses these skills to access remote communities and potentially hostile urban worlds, this is far from a simple survivalist story. Instead, Lev puts the people and the cultures he encounters at the heart of every story. Arabia is his most gripping, nuanced and ultimately heart-warming series to date, with majestic landscapes and ancient histories providing the backdrop to a fascinating and authentic depiction of the cultural diversity of the Middle East. From Iraq, the Gulf States, Oman and Yemen to Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Syria Levison ends his journey on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Lebanon.
With all episodes edited concurrently, Jon cut Levison’s trip from Oman, sneaking into Yemen via the back door. Wood’s mission is to immerse himself in the lives of locals and challenge the myths and stereotypes that plague this ancient land.
Production: Sky Vision & Blackmane Media
Series Director: Neil Bonner
INSIDE THE AMERICAN EMBASSY When Trump Came To Town
Channel 4 – 1x 30min
This fast turn-around, current affairs edit sees the US Embassy in London with a new Ambassador in place, a major relocation to a new site and an effort to strengthen and expand the ‘special relationship’ in the time of Brexit, Field Day Productions goes behind the scenes to show how a modern U.S. Embassy works at a pivotal moment in history.
Filmed over several months, the series gives insight into one of the world’s most important Embassies. The U.S. mission represents the Office of the President of the United States and protects its citizens abroad, its business interests and culture, and manages visa applications of would-be visitors to the United States.
Commissioner Ch4: Dorothy Byrne
Production: Field Day Productions
Series Producer & Director: Simon Gilchrist
Executive Producers: Sally Angel & Roger Graef
Producer: Stephanie Chlond
Edit Producer: John Deol
From the rubble of conflict, a new generation of Libyan entrepreneurs is emerging. 20 teams, comprising some of Libya’s brightest young people, have been selected for the semi-finals of Libya’s first start-upcompetition. For five weeks in Benghazi, teams will develop their ideas and pitch head-to-head against their rivals. Ranging from Libya’s first registered mobile games company, to two all-female teams working for women’s empowerment, the competition is fierce. Only ten teams can make it through to the finals in Beirut.
Production: BBC / Rogan Productions
Executive Producer: James Rogan
Series Director: Jonathan Taylor
Director: Oliver Cheetham
Producer: Vivienne Steele
The series reveals the true stories behind the rise, reign, and fall of the world’s most infamous drug lords, from Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar to “American Gangster” Frank Lucas, one of the most notorious gangsters in US history.
Told by the men and women directly involved in the cases themselves – the cops, crooks, and closest associates on either side of the law – each hour of Drug Lords provides an unprecedented 360° perspective on the world’s most notorious narcos and their tragically violent rule.
The 8 episodes take an intimate look at some of the most feared and ruthless criminals across the world, bringing their stories to life with unprecedented access and dramatic recreations of the key events in the rise and fall of these infamous gangsters.
Production: ITN Productions
Exec Producer: Michael Welsh & Jim Lindsay
Series Producer: Chris Boulding