Who’s Who

Steve Warr

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 special 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 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.

Richard Jeffs
Business Affairs and Distribution

Richard has worked with Raw Cut since the first series of Road Wars. Heading up Raw Cut Distribution and selling our 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’s third hat is the management of Raw Cut Archive.

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.

Alex Colebeck
Senior 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.

Tina Lohmann
Head of Production

Originally hailing from Minnesota, Tina started her career in factual programming in the UK in 2006. After climbing the ladder from logger to production manager at Mentorn Media, Tina went freelance in 2011 and worked at a variety of independent production companies. Eventually, Tina joined Raw Cut as the production manager for all five series of Cops UK: Bodycam Squad. She brings experience from her years in the trenches of high-volume series to her role as Raw Cut’s Head of Production.

Zio Hancock
Technical Manager

Now looking after nine offline suites and one online, as well as managing the data wrangling teams, Zio truly lives his work life in a twilight zone. After nearly seven years of 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.

Claire Walker
Operations and Finance

Since joining in 2008, Claire has worn every hat on the production management stand and now takes this experience into her current role. 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 that Excel, like the great white shark, is just a misunderstood creature!

Freddie Warr
In-house Editor

Over the past three years Freddie has dabbled in development and production for a variety of factual shows. Having also worked in post-production for several series of Raw Cut’s longest-running show, Police Interceptors, Freddie is now itching to cut some stories of his own. Freddie joins Raw Cut as our Trainee Editor.