What’s On: Long Form July / August / September 2018. A selection of programmes and documentaries crafted by our Editors.
Walking Britain's Lost Railways
Channel: Channel 5
Production: Rumpus Media
Editor: Adam Harvey and Shai Rodogovsky
New travel series of 6 x 1 hour programmes. Presenter Rob Bell follows the route of six railway lines that were closed in the 1960s. During his journey he will discover the history of the lines and the communities that sit alongside them, as well as exploring the impact of the introduction and closure of the railways on local societies. Adam Harvey cut episodes 1 & 3, while Shai Rodogovsky cut episodes 2, 4, 5 & 6.
Channel: Crime and Investigation Channel
Production: EndemolShine North
Editor: James Clayson
In a gripping ten part series, Murdertown tells the story of some of the most shocking murders in the UK and examines the impact they had on local communities around them. James cut the episodes Dundee (17th Sept) & Pontypridd (1st Oct). Starts 3 Sep 2018 at 9pm. | More
£10k Holiday Home
Channel: ITV 1
Production: Betty TV
Editor: Simon Abrahams
New ITV 1 documentary series, started 7th August. Following Brits as they become holiday home owners abroad for just £10k and under, this first episode sees presenter Julia Bradbury's own experience of purchasing in Portugal. Episodes showing on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. | More
Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough - series 3
Channel: BBC 3
Production: Films of Record
Editor: Aldo Paternostro
Follow the very personal journeys of 4 young women, all fighting to survive in Sussex - a county with the UK's highest homeless rate outside of London. Aldo Paternostro has worked on 'Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough' since series 1. Available to watch on iPlayer. | More
Detroit – The Comeback City
Channel: History Channel
Editor: Katherine Lee, Stephen Prince
A film about the rise, fall and rebirth of Detroit – shown through the prism of the Michigan Central Train Station - which has acted as the face of Detroit’s decline for 30 years, has been promised a revival by Ford Motor Company.
This one-hour special, narrated by Detroit native and Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, includes interviews with Alice Cooper, Bill Ford, astronaut Jerry Linegar, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Heather Ann Thompson. Detroit rapper Big Sean worked as an executive producer.
Broadcast on Sun 1st July, the film is still available to watch online. | More
American Monster (series 3)
Production: Arrow Media
Editor: Alan Harris
Learn how murder cases have been solved with the help of home videos – and how these expose the double lives led by serial killers.
Alan Harris edited episode 1 “Stages of Grief”. After 55-year-old Joan Dawley’s murder, the family’s home videos reveal a shocking tale of deceit. Series currently airing on Sundays at 8pm, and available on streaming services. | More
Operation Thai Cave Rescue
Channel: Discovery Channel
Editor: Graeme Holmes, Ian Baigent, Kimaathi Spence
Following the amazing rescue of all 12 boys from a cave complex near Chiang Rai in Thailand, ITN produced a special documentary for Discovery – the first to cover this story. Tune in on 19th July. | More
Our Shirley Valentine Summer
Channel: ITV 1
Production: Two Four
Editor: Katherine Lee
This brand new series sends eight female celebrities, who have all reached a crossroads in their lives, to live together on a Greek island. Featuring Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles and Ingrid Tarrant.
Tune in on Thursdays at 9.30pm on ITV1. | More