Helen Lagoe

Video Editor


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About the Editor


I am an award-winning, flexible, creative and fast editor with an intelligent approach to contemporary story-telling. I have 19 years experience of working across the main channels, successfully meeting a diverse range of audience, producer and channel expectations often to tight deadlines. I really enjoy interpreting and realising the director’s vision, telling stories in an exciting and engaging way, using picture and sound sensitively and expressively to draw in the audience. I have extensive experience of working closely with journalists, documentary makers and PDs on current affairs programmes, feature docs and factual entertainment programmes, particularly for BBC News and Current Affairs and BBC Entertainment North. Many programmes I have edited have won or been nominated for national awards, including a BAFTA nomination for editing Dragon's Den. I offer an intelligent second pair of ears and eyes and really enjoy the being in the edit. I have a particular flair for working with music /sound design and really enjoy taking the audience on an aural as well as visual journey.

"Helen is definitely my editor of choice. Quick, creative and versatile - she's equally at home with investigative current affairs or fast-paced factual entertainment. She is particularly good at sound design/cutting to music and has excellent attention to detail, becuase every frame genuinely counts. I cannot recommend her highly enough." Ceri Aston, Head of Non-Scripted, Pulse Films, formerly Exec producer, BBC Entertainment North.



I`M COMING OUT: Nine Lives for BBC3. 2 x docs.  2 x 25 min groundbreaking and lyrical ob. docs following a gay man and a bisexual man as they prepare to come out to their parents and then film it as it happens. PD Liza Williams, Exec: Cat Lewis Tx. BBC2 Summer 2017, Iplayer 2017. Nominated for an RTS NW award 2017

MAKING THE NEWS: Series of films for Key Stage 3 exploring aspects of journalism. BBC Teach. 3/17

DRAGONS' DEN: Series 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 - BBC 2: Finishing suite editor. 2013 to 2017. SP: Steve Handley/ Darrell Olsen/Sam Davies, Exec:Ceri Aston/ Darrell Olsen. Individually nominated for a BAFTA 2014. Nominated for RTS award 2016.

JUNIOR PARAMEDICS: BBC Entertainmewnt North for BBC3: Finishing suite editor. SP: Darrell Olson, Exec: Ceri Aston TX Spring 2014. Nominated for RTS NW Award 2014.

EDL GIRLS - DON`T CALL ME RACIST: Blakeway for BBC3: Bold Ob Doc about women in the English Defence League. PD Fran Baker, Exec Sarah Murch. Tx Spring 2014. Winner RTS NW Award 2014. Winner Prolific North Awards 2015: TV Programme News & Factual.

JUNIOR DOCTORS YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS: BBC Entertainment North for BBC3: Finishing suite editor on third series of flasgship BBC3 Ob Doc. Series Editor: Ceri Aston, Series Producer: Steve Handley. TX Jan 2013.

DISPATCHES: DO YOU KNOW YOUR PARTNER`S PAST?: Nine Lives Media for C4: Blinded by her ex, Tina Nash explores Clare`s Law and domestic violence. PD: Alex Hill, Exec: Mike Lewis. Tx: Oct 2012.

ARE MY FAKE BREASTS SAFE?: BBC NCA for BBC3: 1 hour authored doc. Model Gemma Garrett explores the controversy surrounding toxic breast implants, following her own experience of rupture. Director: Lucy Wallace, Exec: Rob Unsworth. Tx: May 2012.

THE ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORK: Nine Lives Media for BBC3: 1 hour authored doc. Richard Bacon explores cyber bullying and trolling and goes on the hunt for his own twitter hater. Director: Asif Hasan, Exec: Cat Lewis. TX: March 2012. Nominated for RTS NW Award 2012.

CUMBRIA:ONE YEAR ON: ITV Studios Factuals for ITV1: A moving one hour doc marking the anniversary of the West Cumbria Shootings. PD Gregor Stewart, Exec Alex Gardiner. Tx: 1st June 2011. “I thought this was a terrific film - I was glued to it all the way through. It was one of those comparatively rare pieces these days that built like a symphony” Ian Squires, Current Affairs Controller ITV News.


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Website: http://heleneditor.blogspot.co.uk

Email: helen.lagoe@nweg.tv

Tel: 07957 680428

Software Used

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Symphony


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  • Children's
  • Corporates
  • Documentaries
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Factuals
  • Multicam
  • Music Videos
  • News
  • Quiz
  • Reality
  • Sport
  • Variety
  • Wildlife

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