Who’s Who

Steve Warr
Managing Director

Steve set up Raw Cut as a place to tell dynamic and compelling stories. The showrunner for Raw Cut’s iconic titles - Police Interceptors, Road Wars and Neighbourhood Blues - Steve enjoys creating long running shows that connect with the public. Responsible for the award winning The Murder of Sadie Hartley he also executive produces history, current affairs and campaigning programmes. A former current affairs producer for ITV’s The Cook Report, and also a former Fleet Street news reporter, Steve brings a journalistic edge to popular programming and has carved out a reputation for gaining hard won access.

Claire Walker
Head of Production

Since joining in 2008, Claire has worn every hat on the production management stand. Stepping up to HoP in 2013, Claire has seen first-hand how small companies can foster talent and make a difference. She believes in giving people a chance and working collaboratively to produce great TV that punches above its weight. With a love of logic, organisation and workflows Claire can often be found with her head in a spreadsheet, and feels, much like the great white shark, Excel is just a misunderstood creature!

Danny Kerr
Office Manager

Danny joined Raw Cut following two years toiling as a virtual assistant. After starting out on the production side he moved across the aisle into office management and personal assistant roles at a variety of different companies such as Outline Productions and Windfall Films eventually setting up a London production office and post production facility for US company Megalomedia.

Alexandra Warman
Development Producer

Alex has worked across some of the most popular factual entertainment formats on television, including The Undateables and Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. After cutting her teeth in editorial teams for Betty, Endemol Shine and Avalon, to name a few, she turned to the dark side and is now a career developer. Alex drives the generation and designing of new ideas for Raw Cut, dealing with tricky access and writing killer treatments.

Zio Hancock
Technical Manager

Now looking after nine offline suites and one online as well as managing the data wrangling teams, Zio lives his work life truly in the twilight zone. After nearly seven years working on the technical side of TV documentary production he has swapped the likes of Embarrassing Bodies and Operation Ouch for the ever-exciting Police Interceptors and the sobering The Murder of Sadie Hartley.

Ciaran O'Neill
Edit Assistant

Ciaran’s past experience working as an edit assistant/tech support for ClearCut over dealing with offline, online edits and audio. From his time there, he garnered invaluable skills. His experience also includes working as a logger for Strictly Come Dancing for 2 years. Ciaran joined Raw Cut as an edit assistant primarily for Cops UK: Bodycam Cops in October 2017.

Gerry Melling
Creative Director

After fostering a string of memorable ratings hits as BBC Daytime commissioner, Gerry is now overseeing core productions and the expansion of our growing company. Winner of two RTS and two Broadcast awards, Gerry has been pivotal in successfully bringing crime and harder factual shows to the daytime schedule, like the award winning The Sheriffs Are Coming, Thief Trackers and Fake Britain, as well as Oxford Street Revealed. He has also overseen successful daytime dramas including 32 Brinkburn Street and Missing, as well as the BBC’s modern update of The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby.

Richard Jeffs
Business Affairs and Distribution

Richard has worked with Raw Cut since the first series of Road Wars. Heading up Raw Cut Distribution selling programmes abroad Richard is also in charge of business affairs. Richard started his career in BBC Radio, and after a spell in America, worked at ITV and many independent production companies. With a proud history in clip and archive licensing with many libraries, Richard oversees Raw Cut Archive.

Gregg Lopez
Archive Manager

Gregg comes to Raw Cut from the US where he was part of the independent film and comedy scenes in Los Angeles. Besides handling the licensing and acquisition for the Raw Cut Archive, Gregg administers Raw Cut’s social media and website.

Charlotte Freeman-Hall
Development Researcher

Charlotte first came to Raw Cut on a part-time basis whilst studying for a Masters in Television Journalism at City University. With previous experience at the BBC, STV and Love Productions, she now works full time as a Development Researcher for Raw Cut, cultivating ground-breaking programme ideas from their conception to their commission. An appetite for current affairs and a desire to tell real stories about real people drive many of her documentary ideas.

Josh Kirkcaldy
Edit Assistant

Josh has worked on multiple award winning TV and Feature doc projects. He now brings this passion for technology and post production to Rawcut. Joining in 2016 after a brief stint of work in Hollywood, he now helps keep the editors happy working as an edit assistant for shows like Police Interceptors, A+E On the Road and Cops UK: Bodycam Squad.

Tom Randall
Executive Producer

Tom has worked around the world as a director and a journalist, contributing to films for every major UK television channel. His key credits include The Great British Benefits Hotel and The Spy Who Came In From Al-Qaeda. And for two ITV Exposure films, Charities Behaving Badly and Undercover Colleges, Tom was responsible for the original idea, getting it commissioned and seeing it through to broadcast.

Pat Kennedy
Accounts Manager

After learning the accounts trade in the commercials sector, Pat saw the error of her ways and moved over to television where she has stayed ever since working for numerous independent producers. Working on shows as diverse as UK Cops; Bodycam Squad, to Kennedy’s Suicide Bomber to Afghan Army Girls – Pat has been ensuring people get paid across the globe.

Alex Colebeck
Sales Manager

Alongside the Head of Distribution, Alex handles global international sales of the Raw Cut catalogue. With almost 10 years sales experience, Alex is an expert in finished programming, linear channels, live broadcasting and digital syndication. Alex’s professional background includes BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide) and Scripps Networks Interactive / Discovery Inc.

Victoria Noble
Development Researcher

Victoria joined Raw Cut after graduating with an Investigative Journalism MA from City University. There she particularly specialised in crime and employment rights, with her investigations appearing in The Times and the Evening Standard. Before that she spent five years in the evil world of advertising, and is glad that she's no longer pushing pharmaceuticals or encouraging kids to eat more sweets.

Freddie Warr
Trainee Editor

Over the past three years Freddie has dabbled across both Development and Production for a pick'n'mix of factual shows. Having also worked in Post for several series of the long running “Police Interceptors” in this time, he’s now itching to cut some stories of his own. Freddie joins us as Raw Cuts Trainee Editor.