Head of Production, Maverick
"When I was asked (by my Edit Producer), “What is the chance of the job being part-time” my first thought was “Oh God”. Then I thought, actually there is no reason why on ‘Operation Ouch’ that we can’t. ‘Operation Ouch’ cuts sequentially so if ever there was a show that could be done by two people this was it.
I think everyone is very pleasantly surprised. From my point of view it has absolutely worked, it has been seamless and we have two heads for the price of one. It hasn’t cost me any more money in terms of time in the Edit – we don’t do a handover day. The Series Producer has summed it up by saying “I don’t notice any difference whatsoever. I have never asked a question where the person who was in that day was unable to answer it.”
We would absolutely do it on ‘Ouch’ again. The job-sharers will go the extra mile so that they can have what they want."