UK prodco Raw Cut TV, known for programs such as Police Interceptors and Road Wars, announces the launch of a current affairs unit which will be headed by award-winning investigative journalist David Hencke.
As the head of this new unit, Hencke (pictured) will be in charge of sourcing stories which the unit will develop into television programs. Prior to joining Raw Cut’s new unit, Hencke had been the Westminster correspondent for The Guardian since 1986, originally joining the newspaper in 1976. He is also the current chair of the Parliamentary Press Gallery.
Throughout his career, Hencke has uncovered a number of scandals and has won numerous awards for his work including Reporter of the Year for revealing the cash for questions scandal and Scoop of the Year for exposing Peter Mandelson’s secret home loan, which also lead to his resignation.
‘The recent expenses scandal shows that there is a thirst for current affairs news,’ says Hencke. ‘I look forward to the challenge of translating my print knowledge of current affairs into the compelling television for which Raw Cut is known.’
Raw Cut is in the process of recruiting a team to support Hencke in the current affairs unit. ‘Raw Cut’s expansion into current affairs is a natural progression from our existing repertoire of hard-edged factual programming,’ says Steve Warr, managing director of Raw Cut TV. ‘We are delighted to have David on board; his outstanding experience will play a vital role in driving the company forward into a new sector, giving us a more diverse offering of factual programming.’