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Virtual Glass of Wine: Sex Education

Join us on Wednesday 8th December for an interview with the editors of Season 3 of Sex Education: Steve Ackroyd, Izabella Curry, Phil Hignett and David Webb.

Sex Education is a British comedy-drama streaming television series created by Laurie Nunn for Netflix.

The series follows the lives of the students, staff and parents of the fictitious Moordale Secondary School as they contend with various personal dilemmas, often related to sexual intimacy.

The first series was released on 11 January 2019, the second on 17 January 2020, and the third on 17 September 2021. It has been renewed for a fourth series.

Sex Education has received critical acclaim, with particular praise for its ensemble cast, writing, directing, production values, and mature treatment of its themes. The series has been a viewership success, with over 40 million viewers streaming the first series after its debut.

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Steve Ackroyd started his career cutting ads for the BBC. In 2015, Ackroyd made the leap into longform TV with Channel 4’s multi-award winning comedy Catastrophe, directed by Ben Taylor - he proceeded to be the sole editor on the show for the first 3 seasons. He’s just finished a stint on the UK version of Call My Agent and is currently working with director Paul McGuigan on four-part drama Inside Man for the BBC and Netflix, starring Stanley Tucci and David Tennant.

Izabella Curry started her career in the world of adverts and music videos. In 2013 she decided make the jump across to long-form: she assisted on projects including The Crown, Three Girls, Black Mirror and feature film Misbehaviour. In 2017 she cut her first feature. Following this she went on to cut Sky Atlantic's I Hate Suzie with director Georgi Banks-Davies, for which she received a RTS Craft & Design nomination for Editing in a Drama. She joined the editing team of Sex Education on season three.

Phil Hignett is an award-winning commercials editor. His first foray into long form was in 2019 with Year of the Rabbit directed by Ben Taylor. Since then he’s done series 2 of Dead Pixels, series 2 and 3 of Sex Education and series 3 of the the BAFTA award winning Stath Lets Flats for Channel 4. He is currently working on the 1st series of the future BAFTA award winning Wedding Season for Disney+

David Webb cut his teeth on music videos in the early 2000’s for George Michael, Charlatans, Super Furry Animals, Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams among others. In 2013 he moved into long form at the request of director Jim Field-Smith starting with The Wrong Mans. He is an integral part of the Sex Education team, editing eight episodes over three seasons, and winning two consecutive Music + Sound Awards for 'Best Sync Scene’.

Steve, Izabella, Phil and David will be interviewed by Sex Education director Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor has directed comedies from the multi-award winning and BAFTA nominated Cardinal Burns to the hugely popular and BAFTA winning Catastrophe. Ben set up Catastrophe with writers and leads, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. Ben went on to work with Sharon again on HBO series Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Ben has since set-up and directed 12 episodes across the three series of Sex Education.

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