BIOGRAPHY

I've been editing professionally for over 20 years, cutting everything from short dramas on 16mm film, to multi-camera music performances on Avid, Lightworks and Final Cut Pro.

Following a year of experimentation in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego I was lucky enough to train at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield, specialising in editing.

I started off my professional career working at GM Editing on Scrubs Lane in the late 90's, where my first broadcast credit was on the BBC's flagship consumer show Watchdog.

Over the following four years, working on a continuous stream of fast-turnaround short-form VT's for Watchdog and the Holiday programme gave me a good instinct for pace and story-telling, as well as the chance to work with many directors & producers, many of whom I still work with today.

I moved into cutting long-form broadcast entertainment shows & documentaries before leaving GM Editing to go freelance in the early noughties.

Since going freelance I've worked steadily for all the main UK TV networks, across multiple genres.

From such Channel 4 classics as How Clean Is Your House and Scrapheap Challenge to the BBC's flagship science series Horizon, and

Channel 5's BAFTA nominated travelogue, Paul Merton In China, my early freelance career was exciting and varied.

In 2013 I spent 6 months in the heart of BBC Television Centre before its sad demise, cutting all three episodes of Andrew Marr's flagship documentary series, The Diamond Queen, chronicling the work of Queen Elizabeth II in her Diamond Jubilee year.

I was privileged to edit the last ever series that Sir David Frost made before his untimely death, Frost On Sketch Shows for BBC4 in 2013.

I've also cut a lot of lighter, more entertaining material in the form of Richard E. Grant's Hotel Secrets for Sky Atlantic, and the International Emmy and IFTA award winning 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy for Sky One.

More recently I've been lead editor on three series of Channel 4's top rating property series, Grand Designs. Helping it to (finally) win a BAFTA in the features category in 2015. I was also lucky enough to cut (and share vodka with) Joanna Lumley on Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventurefor ITV, and its very popular follow-up series', Joanna Lumley's Japan, Joanna Lumley's India & Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure.

In 2018 I had the pleasure of working with two comedy legends on the much loved & multi-BAFTA nominated Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing for BBC2. It's success led to me being asked to cut the whole of the second, third, fourth and fifth series, the latter of which will be completed and broadcast in 2022.

 

During the Covid pandemic, I had the honour to remotely edit Kate Garraway's intimate and raw documentary Finding Derek, depicting the devastating effects of the disease on her husband. It went on to win the National Television Award for Authored Documentary. I also edited the sequel, Caring For Derek, which TX'd on ITV in February 2022.

 

In April 2022 I was honoured to be nominated for a BAFTA Craft award in the Editing: Factual category for Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.  

DOUG BRYSON

BAFTA

WINNER 2015

BEST FEATURES

Grand Designs - Winner of Features category at the BAFTA TV Awards

INT EMMY

WINNER

2015

NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy - Winner of Non-Scripted Entertainment category at the International Emmy Awards

NTA

WINNER

2021

AUTHORED DOCUMENTARY

Kate Garraway: Finding Derek - Winner of Best Authored Documentary at the National Television Awards