Phil Caton

Phil Caton

CV

PHIL CATON CV

Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

February – Present
Dr Jeff’s philosophy of ‘putting the animal’s welfare before dollars’, combined with first class surgical skills, has made him one of the most respected veterinarians in the country and Animal Planet’s number one show. The series follows Dr Jeff and his team of animal experts as they save the lives of both pets and wild animals.
Double Act TV for Animal Planet – Series 5, 12 x 60 minute

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Breaking the Band: The Beatles

December – January
The documentary explores the internal conflicts and psychological dynamics of the worlds most successful band examining the series of events that led to their break up.
ITV Productions for Reelz USA – 1 x 60 minute

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The Investigator: A British Crime Story

October – December
Former detective Mark Williams Thomas uncovers a real-life crime more compelling than fiction.
Shiver/Syco for ITV – 3 x 60 minute

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Love in the Countryside

October
Sara Cox goes back to her farming roots to help single people living and working in the countryside to find love with urbanites seeking their perfect partner and a dramatically different lifestyle.
Boundless for BBC2 – 6 x 60 minute

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Grand Designs: House of the Year

August – September
Kevin McCloud is joined by architect Damion Burrows and ELLE Decoration’s Editor-In-Chief Michelle Ogundehin as they explore some of Britain’s most cutting-edge homes, all of them in the running for the prestigious RIBA house of the year prize.
Boundless for Channel 4 – 4 x 60 minute

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Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

June – July
Dr Jeff’s philosophy of ‘putting the animal’s welfare before dollars’, combined with first class surgical skills, has made him one of the most respected veterinarians in the country and Animal Planet’s number one show.  The series follows Dr Jeff and his team of animal experts as they save the lives of both pets and wild animals.
Double Act TV for Animal Planet – Series 4, 10 x 60 minute

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Homestead Rescue

March – June
In the last decade, two million Americans have attempted to leave behind civilization in favor of life off-the-grid – but most have failed. As new homesteaders learn the hard way, surviving in the wild is perilous. Veteran homesteader, Marty Raney along with two of his children try to teach them the essential skills needed to survive in the wilderness.
Raw for Discovery – Series 2, 8 x 60 minute

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Extraordinary People: Nelly

 March
Documentary that follows the experiences of 32 year old Nusrit Shaheen who has Harlequin Ichthyosis – a rare skin disorder which gives her scaly, snake-like skin. The film documents her attempts to raise the funds needed for a life-changing treatment.
Transparent Television for Channel 5 – 1 x 60 minute

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Autopsy: The Last Hours of Patrick Swayze

 January – February
A part of the Autopsy series, the documentary looks at the real truth about how Patrick Swayze died as revealed in his autopsy. Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter re-examines the medical facts surrounding his passing and the key life decisions and events that contributed to his death.
ITV Productions for Channel5 – Series 6, 10 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Suzy Davis

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Homestead Rescue

 November – December
In the last decade, two million Americans have attempted to leave behind civilization in favor of life off-the-grid – but most have failed.  As new homesteaders learn the hard way, surviving in the wild is perilous.  Veteran homesteader, Marty Raney along with two of his children try to teach them the essential skills needed to survive in the wilderness.
Raw for Discovery – 8 x 60 minute

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Meet The Penguins

 October – November
The series follows the story of numerous indigenous penguins, on Africa’s southern cape, and the team of vets and volunteers that work day and night to save the species from dying out.
Blink Films for Animal Planet – 8 x 30 minute
Edit Producer: Tiffany Jones

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Inside Out Homes

 October
Award-winning architect Zac Monro turns 12 uninspiring houses into bold, individual homes blurring the boundaries between house and garden. With engineer Monty Ravenscroft and gardener Rosie Bines they combine imagination and technology to explore the joys of open-plan living.
Red House for Channel 4 – 7 x 60 minute
Executive Producer: Charlie Bunce

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Sugar Free Farm

 September
A group of six celebrities turn their backs on the modern food industry to live without sugar for two weeks while living and working on a farm.  Breaking their addiction to sugar will push their bodies to the limits.
Liberty Bell for ITV – Series 2, 4 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Isobel Williams

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Autopsy: The Last Hours of Steve McQueen

 August – September
A part of the Autopsy series, the documentary looks at the real truth about how Steve McQueen died as revealed in his autopsy. Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter re-examines the medical facts surrounding his passing and the key life decisions and events that contributed to his death.
ITV Productions for Channel5 – Series 6, 10 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Suzy Davis

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Killer Instinct

 April – July
Emmy-award winning investigative reporter Chris Hansen examines some of America’s most horrific murders.  With first hand accounts from those that were there, Chris uncovers new facts and unravels how events turned so dark, so quick
ITN Productions for Investigation Discovery – Series 2, USA – 10 x 60 minute
Executive Producer: Ian Russell

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Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

 January – April
An observational documentary profiling battles between landlords and tenants and the eviction specialists whose job it is to get rid of nightmare tenants and the elite council teams tasked with rooting out rogue landlords.
BriteSpark Films for Channel 5 – Series 2, 10 x 60 minute 
Series Producer: Lyn Rowett

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Christmas With The Double Acts

 December
An hour of festive fun featuring stand-out comedy moments from some of the greatest double acts to have graced the small screen.
Crook Productions for Channel 5, 1 x 60 minute
Producer: Sarah Wood, Rob Clifford

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Web of Lies

 October – December
Docudrama that reveals stories of deception and murder triggered by online interactions.  In the online world, you never really know who you’re talking to.
Blast Films for Investigation Discovery, USA – Series 3, 13 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Gillian Pachter

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The Pusher – Manchester’s Serial Killer

 August – September 2015
Documentary exploring the truth behind the headlines & social media rumours pointing towards a serial killer stalking the canals of Manchester.  Meeting the bereaved looking for answers and the experts placing pressure on authorities to open an investigation, the film looks into the facts at the heart of a 21st Century urban mystery.
BriteSpark Films for Channel 4 – 1 x 60 minute
Director: Darren Lovell

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Terry & Mason’s Great Food Trip

 July 2015
Sir Terry Wogan teams up with London taxi driver Mason McQueen as the paair drive around the country exploring its culinary delights with personal anecdotes and surprising historical facts to lead their way.
Curve Media for BBC2 – Series 1 – 20 x 30 minute
Executive Producer: Caroline Blackadder

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The Wives Did it

 April – June 2015
Set against the compelling backdrop of polygamous families each episode features a gripping, twisting true story of murder told first hand by the family members, perpertrators and the investigators who solved the case.
BriteSpark Films for Investigation Discovery, USA – 3 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Tim Conrad

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Grand Designs – Suburban Special

 March 2015
This series looks at the four areas in which we live – the urban, the suburban, the rural and the remote.  Kevin McCloud, guided by inspirational Grand Designs self builders, explores how each different environment influences the homes we live in. 
Boundless Productions for Channel 4 – Grand Designs Special 4 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Fiona Caldwell

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Killer Instinct

 February
Emmy-award winning investigative reporter Chris Hansen examines some of America’s most horrific murders.  With first hand accounts from those that were there, Chris uncovers new facts and unravels how events turned so dark, so quick
ITN Productions for Investigation Discovery, USA – 10 x 60 minute
Executive Producer: Ian Russell

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Salvage Hunters

 November – January
Architectural antique dealer and restoration expert, Drew Pritchard criss-crosses the country in search of derelict gems that can be given a new lease of life back at his antiques yard.
Curve Media for Discovery Quest – Series 6 – 12 x 60 minute
Executive Producer: Caroline Blackadder

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Web of Lies

 September – October
Docudrama that reveals stories of deception and murder triggered by online interactions.  In the online world, you never really know who you’re talking to.
Blast Films for Investigation Discovery, USA – Series 2, 13 x 60 minute
Executive Producer: Edmund Coulthard

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Did He Do It?

 July – August
Docudrama that puts the accused centre stage as piece-by-piece, investigators, defence attorneys, witnesses and family members reveal crucial details of the investigation, leaving viewers with one question: did he do it?
BriteSpark Films for Investigation Discovery, USA – 6 x 60 minute
Executive Producer: Nick Godwin

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Handsome Devils

 May – June
Docudrama about notorious American lady-killers and how they charmed, lured and then entraped women before conning them out of everything they own or killing them in cold blood
BriteSpark Films for Investigation Discovery, USA and Shaw, Canada – 10 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Kim FlitCroft

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Four Rooms

 April 2014
Members of the public get the chance to sell their valuable and collectible items to some of Britain’s top dealers. But once they turn down an offer there’s no going back.
Boundless Productions for Channel 4 – Series 4 – 30 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Elly Brocklehurst

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Handsome Devils

 February – March 2014
Docudrama about notorious American lady-killers and how they charmed, lured and then entraped women before conning them out of everything they own or killing them in cold blood
BriteSpark Films for Investigation Discovery, USA and Shaw, Canada – 10 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Kim FlitCroft

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Left for Dead – by The Yorkshire Ripper

 January 2014
Docudrama about the shocking story of Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed the “Yorkshire Ripper”, told by the survivors who were attacked but who lived to tell the tale.
BriteSpark Films for Channel5 – 1 x 60 minute
Executive Producer: Nick Godwin

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Botched Up Brides

  December 2013
Documentary into the growing trend of women having cosmetic surgery before their big day and the top plastic surgeons who work to put right those procedures that went wrong.
Transparent Television for Channel5 – 1 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Mark Powell

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Botched Up Bodies

  October 2013 – December 2013
Documentary series following Britain’s top plastic surgeons who correct cosmetic surgery disasters
Transparent Television for Channel5 – Series 2 – 3 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Mark Powell

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Saints and Scroungers

August – October 2013
Series following fraud officers as they bust the benefits thieves stealing millions of pounds every year, while charities and councils track down people who actually deserve government help.
Flame for BBC1 – Series 5 – 20 x 45 minute
Series Producer: Adam Orr-Ewing

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Botched Up Bodies

  June 2013 – July 2013
Documentary series following Britain’s top plastic surgeons who correct cosmetic surgery disasters
Transparent Television for Channel5 – Series 2 – 3 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Mark Powell

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Street Patrol UK

  April 2013 – May 2013
Obsevational documentary following the dedicated professionals working hard to fight anti-social behaviour
Leopardfilms for BBC1 – 10 x 45 minute
Series Editor: Francis Baker 

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Robbed, Raided, Reunited

January – March 2013
Obsevational documentary following the work of police forces across the UK, as they investigate burglaries, trackdown those responsible and reunite the victims with their stolen goods
Leopardfilms for BBC1 – Series 2 – 15 x 30 minute & 3 minute promo
Executive Producer: Jacqueline Hewer 

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The War on Britain’s Roads

October – November 2012
A dramatic and unique insight into the unfolding tension and conflict between cyclists and drivers
1 x promo and 1 x 60 minute (international reversion) for BBC1
Executive Producer: Todd Austin

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BBC Radio1 Teen Awards

October 2012
The awards, which took place at Wembley Arena, recognise the heroes in our everyday lives, music and entertainment
Remedy for BBC R1 – 2 x highlights
Director: Elizabeth Clare

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Great Northern Cookbook August – September 2012
Award-winning cheese maker Sean Wilson takes on a mouth watering journey of cuisine and challenges across the north of England
Transparent Television for Channel5 – 4 x 60 minute
Series Producer: Mark Powell

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The Big Busk

June – July 2012
Over a hundred groups, duos and soloists compete to be London’s best busker
150 x 3 minute music videos for Mayor of London – A Summer Like no Other

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Trade Your Way – Schools Challenge

May 2012
Following on from the Trade Your Way to the USA series the Schools Challenge roadshow tours UK primary schools teaching pupils how to set up their own business initiatives
2 x workshop highlights for CBBC.com
Executive Producer: Charlie Bunce

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Robbed, Raided, Reunited October 2011 – May 2012
Obsevational documentary following the work of police forces across the UK, as they investigate burglaries, trackdown those responsible and reunite the victims with their stolen goods
Series 1 – 20 x 30 minute for BBC1 & 3 minute promo
Executive Producer: Paul Crompton

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Filthy Rotten Scoundrels

October – June 2011
Observational documentary following the work of environment officers across the UK as they tackle astonishing and flagrant cases of fly-tipping
Series 2 – 15 x 45 minute for BBC1
Series Producer: Jacqueline Hewer

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Britain’s Bravest Cops

April – June 2011
A series telling the stories of some of Britain’s most courageous police officers and highlighting the day-to-day bravery of officers on the front-line
5 x 45 minutes for BBC1 
Series Producer: Fiona Caldwell

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Missing 2011

March – April 2011
Studio based series following the stories of families looking for their loved ones and the work the police and charities do to find some of the 200,000 people who go missing each year
Series 4 – 5 x 45 for BBC1
Executive Producer: FionaCaldwell

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Cash in the Celebrity Attic

September 2010 – March 2011
Celebrities auction off their old possessions to raise money for charity
Series 6 – 20 x 45 minute for BBC2
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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Cash in the Attic

September 2010 – March 2011
A series that helps families find hidden treasures in their home and then sells them at auction
Series 18 – 25 x 45 minute for BBC1
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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Trade Your Way to the USA

September 2010
Teams of young traders do their best to haggle their way to the Grand Final in the USA
Series 1 – 10 x 30 minute for CBBC
Series Producer: Rachael Ford

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Filthy Rotten Scoundrels

May – August 2010
Observational documentary following the work of environment officers across the UK as they tackle astonishing and flagrant cases of fly-tipping
Series 1 – 15 x 45 minute for BBC1
Executive Producer: Miles Jarvis 

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Missing Live

January – April 2010
With live updates on featured cases this studio based series follows the stories of the families looking for their loved ones and the work the police and charities do to find some of the 200,000 people who go missing each year
Series 3 – 5 x 45 for BBC1
Executive Producer: Miles Jarvis

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Cash in the Attic

September – December 2009
A series that helps families find hidden treasures in their home and then sells them at auction
Series 17 – 25 x 45 minute for BBC1
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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An Englishman in New York (DVD extras)

September 2009
Picking up from where the 1975 classic ‘A naked civil servant’ left off, John Hurt reprises his role as Quentin Crisp.
75 minute drama for ITV – DVD extras behind the scene interviews
Executive Producer: James Burstall

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Cash in the Attic

June – September 2009
A series that helps families find hidden treasures in their home and then sells them at auction
Series 16 – 25 x 45 minute for BBC1
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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Car Booty

May – June 2009
A series that shows families how to make money out of their collectables and treat themselves to some cash
Series 11 – 15 x 45 for BBC1
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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Cash in the Celebrity Attic

March – May 2009
Celebrities auction off their old possessions to raise money for charity
Series 3 – 20 x 45 minute for BBC2
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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Cash in the Attic

August 2008 – February 2009
A series that helps families find hidden treasures in their home and then sells them at auction
Series 15 – 25 x 45 minute for BBC1
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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Cash in the Attic

arch – August 2008
A series that helps families find hidden treasures in their home and then sells them at auction
Series 15 – 25 x 45 minute for BBC1 
Series Producer: Simon Harries 

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Cash in the Celebrity Attic

March 2008 
Celebrities auction off their old possessions to raise money for charity
Series 1 – 20 x 45 minute for BBC2
Series Producer: Simon Harries

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Missing Live

February – March 2008
With live updates on featured cases this studio based series follows the stories of the families looking for their loved ones and the work the police and charities do to find some of the 200,000 people who go missing each year
Series 1 – 20 x 60 for BBC1
Executive Producer: Rachael Ford

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Pilots,tasters and promos to broadcasters include:

SkyArts, SkyAtlantic, Sky3D, Channel4, Channel5, Sky1, BBC1

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Present
FreelanceEditor 
January 2008 – May 2013  Editor – Leopardfilms
July 2006 – September 2008  PostProductionManager – Leopardfilms
December 2004 – January 2006  Editor – ETV
February 2004 – December 2004  Assistant Editor – ETV
January 2003 – February 2004  Production Manager – ETV
February 2001 – January 2003  Production Coordinator – ETV
August 2000 – February 2001  Runner / EditAssistant – ETV
August 1999 – August 2000  ProductionCoordinator – Viewing for Liesure

 

 

REFERENCES

Jacqueline Hewer      Creative Director, Brown Bob Productions
Nick Godwin  Creative Director, BrightsparkFilms
Francis Baker SeriesEditor

 

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