Celeb Trolls: We’re Coming To Get You

Starting tonight at 10pm on Channel 5 is the new series Celeb Trolls: We’re Coming To Get You.


Frankie Bridge and her expert team of troll trackers are back, confronting internet trolls face-to-face to see just how brave they are when they haven’t got a computer to hide behind. Using the latest surveillance technology, Frankie and her team: Ben (ex-M15), Danni (ex-Undercover police) and Julian (Investigative Reporter) hunt down the trolls before carrying out a dramatic confrontation. In this series they help Nicola MacLean, Rebekah Vardy, Sam Bailey, Rebecca Adlington, Chloe Jasmine, Zahida Allen and many others. It’s time for answers. Celeb trolls, watch out, they’re coming to get you …


The Clear Cut Pictures team were delighted to complete the finishing post on this series with Popkorn TV.


“Working with George, Jack, Graeme, Emma and all the team at Clear Cut on our Celeb Troll series was great (as usual)”.
Poppy Ansell
Production Manager, Popkorn



Clear Cut Pictures appoints new Technical Services Manager

We have appointed Steve Freeman as our new Technical Services Manager. Steve joins the company after previous roles as Head of MCR at both Blue 2.0 and Azimuth Post Production and has extensive knowledge of building workflows, edit suites, testing and developing post production processes, as well as training MCR staff. He has worked on a large array of long and short form broadcast content and has experience creating bespoke solutions for advertisers.
Steve said: ‘I’m very excited to be on board here at Clear Cut Pictures. The shifting sands of post-production continuously present new opportunities and challenges for us to contend with, and the team here at Clear Cut are well equipped with the knowledge and the tools to deliver to the highest standards across the board. I look forward to working with the numerous technical and production staff here to keep the standards high and reinforce Clear Cut’s excellent reputation in the industry.”
Jess Nottage, Operations and Technical Director stated: ‘I’m delighted with the appointment of Steve. He’s coming to us with years of industry experience and a high level of technical expertise that is going to be extremely valuable to our operation. I’m very excited about working with Steve and the future of the department.’


Welcome to the team Steve!


Faking It: Tears of a Crime Series Two

The eagerly awaited second series of Faking It: Tears of a Crime starts on Investigation Discovery tonight at 10pm.


Faking It: Tears of a Crime unearths the spine-tingling deception behind some of the world’s most notorious and high-profile criminal cases, including the Soham Murders of two ten-year-old girls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, Tracie Andrews who claimed her boyfriend was a victim of road rage, Britain’s infamous ‘Cesspit Killer’, Ian Stewart, found guilty in February 2017 of burying alive his partner and popular children’s author, Helen Bailey, and the infamous case of Oscar Pistorius.


In the age of 24-hour news and social media, the spotlight on crime has never been so fierce, but detection techniques continue to evolve and this series joins a panel of experts in psychology, body language and linguistics as they interrogate these criminal cases, revealing the tiny mistakes made by criminals trying, often very publicly, to hide their guilt.


They may have cried for the cameras and lied to the public, but they didn’t get away with it.


THE WATCHER: Cliff Lansley, director of the Emotional Intelligence Unit, in an acknowledged expert on body language. The US Department of Homeland security uses Cliff to train staff in detecting whether suspected terrorists at airports are telling the truth.


THE LISTENER: With a PhD in Linguistics, Professor Dawn Archer is a foremost authority on verbal communication. A head of department at Manchester Metropolitan University, Dawn is employed by UK police forces to analyse transcripts of suspects’ interrogations.


THE PROFILER: Kerry Daynes is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who works with some of Britain’s most complex and challenging criminals in prisons and special hospitals. She runs two private psychology practices, and assists police investigations.


Full post production lovingly carried out by the team at Clear Cut Pictures.


Seven Days in Summer: Countdown to Partition

Tuesday 15 August, 9pm on BBC Two


Today India and Pakistan are home to one fifth of the world’s population. They are rising powers but hostile neighbours. Their enmity can be traced back to the week of their birth, 70 years ago. On 15 August 1947, Britain would give up the Indian Empire, partitioning it in into two independent countries, India and Pakistan. This film tells the story of the seven days that led up to their independence and the last days of the British Raj.


Clear Cut Pictures had the pleasure of working with Voltage TV on this powerful and moving story of some of the millions of people affected by this unique historical event, including original first-hand testimony voiced by actors, powerful archive footage and a cast of insightful experts.


The film plays as part of the BBC Two Partition Season. Watch the trailer here.


Full post production carried out by the team at Clear Cut Pictures.


Clear Cut Pictures appoints new Communications Manager

We are pleased to announce that Clear Cut Pictures has appointed Natalie Samson as our Communications and Marketing Manager, a newly created position at the company. Natalie joins the company having previously held the role of Head of Awards and Events at the membership organisation Women in Film and TV (UK). Formerly a Producer working across a wide range of factual content, including specialising in 3D production, Natalie brings a wealth of knowledge of the UK industry to the company.


Natalie said: ‘I am thrilled to be joining Clear Cut; their post and finishing output is of the highest quality and their creative team and facilities are fantastic. I look forward to working across the entire company and with their clients to continue celebrating their successes, as well as developing an even stronger presence in a busy post production market.


Rowan Bray, MD stated: ‘Natalie is the perfect choice for this role. Her enthusiasm and deep industry knowledge will bring fantastic opportunities to Clear Cut, we are looking forward to working with her to strengthen our relations with all our clients’


Cash Trapped

The fun starts today!
Bradley Walsh welcomes six contestants to a brand new series of CASH TRAPPED – the strategic quiz show – which features six players who cannot leave the contest until somebody wins.
Following a series of quickfire question rounds, the contestant with the most money goes up against the rest of the players to try and relieve them of their winnings.
If they are successful, they escape with all the cash. If the rest of the group manage to hold on to their winnings, then they all remain Cash Trapped until the next episode.
Tune in weekdays from 5.00-6.00pm to play along from home.
Full post production at our Bloomsbury facility.