Snowstorm: Britain’s Big Freeze, Channel 4

In rapid response to the February’s astonishing snowfall, Pioneer came to us to put together an editing team with the stamina and dexterity to craft and deliver a 60 min documentary for Channel 4 within just a two week turnaround; ‘Snowstorm: Britain’s Big Freeze’.

Shown on February 26th, just a couple of weeks after Britain’s largest snowfall in 18 years, the film mixes archival footage with interviews of scientists and meteorologists to discover what caused Britain’s Big Freeze and to determine whether it was a freak occurrence or part of a decades-long cycle of big storms. Channel 4 also interviewed leading politicians – including London Mayor Boris Johnson – questioning whether the UK could have been better prepared for the snowstorm.

Editors: Ben Harrison, Will Roche
Production Company: Pioneer
Broadcaster: Channel 4