Who’s Who

Steve Warr
CEO

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.

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!

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.

Victoria Noble
Development Researcher

Victoria joined Raw Cut after graduating with an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University. There she 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 - she is glad to no longer be pushing pharmaceuticals or encouraging kids to eat more sweets.

Ciaran O'Neill
Edit Assistant

Ciaran’s past experience includes work as an edit assistant and tech support for ClearCut, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Freddie Warr
Trainee 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.

Tom Randall
Executive Producer

After shooting series two of Police Interceptors in 2008, Tom worked again with Raw Cut in 2016, exec producing BBC One series The Big Food Rescue, a show he also created. At Raw Cut, Tom went on to create high-end doc ITV1’s Am I A Murderer and developed and directed an investigative story for ITV Exposure. Most recently Tom has developed and exec produced films for Channel 4 Dispatches and BBC Panorama.

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 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad, Afghan Army Girls and The Murder of Sadie Hartley, Pat has been ensuring people get paid across the globe.

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 became a career developer. Alex drives the generation and design of new ideas for Raw Cut, dealing with tricky access and writing killer treatments.

Josh Kirkcaldy
Edit Assistant

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