Former King’s School boy worked on prize-winning Panorama programme

Film editor Henry Wood with his Royal Television Society Award.
Film editor Henry Wood with his Royal Television Society Award.
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A former King’s School student has won a top TV award for his work on a Panorama programme.

Film editor Henry Wood, 44, who attended the King’s School from 1982 to 1989, has won a Royal Television Society Award. The team behind the BBC1 Panorama programme, Britain’s Secret Terror Force, received the honour at a ceremony at London’s Hilton, Park Lane, last week.

Henry, who was born in Grantham and now lives in Lewes, East Sussex, with his wife and two daughters, has edited over 200 films for the BBC, ITV and Channel Four since graduating from the University of Westminster in 1993.

Henry said: “You never know whether you are going to win or not on these occasions but I felt it was a very strong film which deserved to be recognised. I was part of a very capable and strong team.”

Henry will spend weeks working on one particular film or TV prgramme. He said it will take six to seven weeks to edit a one hour programme, editing down hundreds of hours of film.

The judges said of the programme, which won the Current Affairs - Home award: “This impeccable forensic investigation uncovered a story never-before-told of a secret military unit operating outside normal rules of engagement on the streets of Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles. Reporter John Ware and the production team, in a compelling programme, told the story for the first time and persuaded three former MRF men to speak on camera. These unresolved killings of unarmed civilians, as well as known IRA men, still resonate 40 years on and has led to the ordering of new inquests in two of the cases featured.”

Hentry is currently cutting a 90-minute documentary for BBC1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day which is due to air in May.