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A highly respected and accomplished documentary Film Editor, Damian edits with a strong visual flair and has great storytelling and editorial skills. He enjoys seeking out a narrative and bringing it to life in fresh and relevant ways.

With over 28 years experience in broadcast television, he has edited many high profile and award winning programmes across many genres including History, Arts, Factual and Current Affairs.

He is happy to work on Avid and Final Cut Pro X.

Damian is a member of British Film Editors.

Selected Credits

Hitler - Countdown to War

Prod. Sam Elvin    Voltage TV / Ch5    1x60’

Who Do You Think You Are? - David Walliams

Dir. Robin Dashwood    Wall to Wall / BBC    1x60’

Age Of The Image

Dir. Alexander Leith    BBC Studios/ BBC    2x60’

Al Ula

Prod. Jacqui Farnham    Vice / Vice    1x30’

Race For The Whitehouse

Prod. Simon Jacobs    Raw TV / CNN    1x60’

New Elizabethans with Andrew Marr

Dir. Alexander Leith, Nick Tanner

BBC Studios / BBC    3x60’

Peoples’s History Of The NHS

Series Prod. Michelle Crowther

7  Wonder / BBC 4    1x60’

Inside Cadbury

Prod. Elspeth Fisher    Elephant House / Ch5    1x60’

Amazing Hotels - Life Beyond the Lobby

Dir. Aidan Woodward, Sam Roubicek    BBC 2    2x60’

Hits, Hype & Hustle - An Insider’s Guide to the Music Business - Revivals and Reunions

Dir. James Giles    BBC 4    1x60’

Reformation - Europe’s Holy War

Dir. Alexander Leith   BBC 2    1x60’

Darcey Bussell - Looking For Fred Astaire

Dir. Marion Milne    BBC 1    1x60’

Partition Of India

Dir. Robin Dashwood    BBC 2    1x60’

The Queen - 1960s

Prod. Alexander Leith    BBC 1    1x60’

Barcelona - An Art Lovers’ Guide

Dir. Colin Rothbart    BBC 4    1x60’

Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages

Series 3 - Yorkshire

Edit Prod. Sabine Pusch    Reef TV / More 4    1x60’

The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook

Dir. Alexander Leith, Kate Misrahi    BBC 2    2x60’

Comedy Bloopers

Dir. Tara Duffy    BBC Comedy / BBC 1    1x30’

What A Performance! Pioneers Of Popular Entertainment - Variety Finds A New Home

Dir. Kim Lomax    Prod. Amy Morgan

Liberty Bell / BBC Four    1x60’

Titchmarsh on Capability Brown

Dir. Dunk Barnes    Spun Gold / More 4    1x60’

Nick & Margaret - The Trouble With Our Trains

Dir. William Yearsley      BBC 2    1x60’

Dominic Sandbrook - Let Us Entertain You -

Me, Myself and I

Dir. Alexander Leith    OSF / BBC 2    1x60'

Dominic Sandbrook - Let Us Entertain You -

Modern Victorians

Dir. Caroline Walsh    OSF / BBC 2    1x60'

Andrew Marr’s Great Scots -

The Writers Who Shaped A Nation - Walter Scott

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

Coffee Shop Hotshots - Business Boomers

Dir. Jacqui Farnham    BBC 2    1x60'

2013: Moments In Time

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

Strange Days - Cold War Britain - Red Dawn

Dir. Rebecca Templar    BBC 2    1x60'

Robert Peston Goes Shopping - Revolution

Dir. James Giles    BBC 2    1x60'

Robert Peston Goes Shopping - Seduction

Dir. Robin Dashwood    BBC 2    1x60'

Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60’

Justice in Action

*The People's Film Festival Award Winner

Dir. Fiona Lloyd-Davies    Independent    1x60'

Panorama - Immigration Undercover

Dir. Judith Ahern    BBC 1    1x30'

Obama - What Happened to Hope?

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

The Riots: In Their Own Words

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

The 70s - Doomwatch 73-74

Dir. Steve Condie    BBC 2    1x60'

The 70s - Get It On 70-72

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

Beautiful Minds - Richard Dawkins

Dir. Jacqui Farnham    BBC 4    1x60'

The Space Shuttle - A Horizon Guide

Dir. Jacqui Farnham    BBC 4    1x60'

The British At Work -

The Age Of Uncertainty: 1995-Now

Dir. Adam Grimley    BBC 2    1x60'

The British At Work - Them and Us: 1965-80

Dir. Steve Condie    BBC 2    1x60'

The British Family - Sex

Dir. Steve Condie    BBC 2    1x60'

Generation Jihad - Ep 1

*BAFTA Nominated

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

Last Woman Standing - Xavante Log Running

Dir. Claire Messenger     BBC 3    1x60'

Seven Ages of Britain - Age of Revolution

Dir. John Hay     BBC 1    1x60'

Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Body and Soul

Dir. Francis Whately     BBC 2    1x60'

The Victorians - Painting The Town

Dir. John Hay    BBC 1    1x60'

Seven Ages of Britain - Age of Power

Dir. Helen Nixon    BBC 1    1x60'

Panorama - Scientology & Me

Dir. Sarah Mole    BBC 1    1x30'

Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain - Revolution

*BAFTA Award Winner   *RTS Award Winner

*Broadcasting Press Guild Award Winner

Dir. Robin Dashwood    BBC 2    1x60'

Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain -

The Land of Lost Content

*BAFTA Award Winner   *RTS Award Winner

*Broadcasting Press Guild Award Winner

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

Equator - Africa

*Wanderlust Silver Travel Award

Dir. Sophie Todd    BBC 2    1x60'

Detention Undercover - The Real Story

*RTS Award winner

Dir. Sam Anstiss    BBC 1    1x60’

The Brighton Bomb

*BAFTA & Grierson Award Nominated

Dir. Sandy Smith    BBC 1    1x60’

The Real Fresh Prince

*Prix Europa shortlisted

Dir. Fatima Salaria    BBC 2    1x60'

Correspondent - Licence To Kill

*RTS Award Winner

Dir. Fiona Lloyd-Davies    BBC 2    1x45’

Why Stephen?

*RTS Award Winner

Dir. Maxine Watson    BBC 2    1x40’

Last updated - 2 Feb 2021

© Copyright  Damian Leask  2021