ON LOCATION

Feeling Lucky

James Nesbitt is reunited with his enchanted bracelet in the second season of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man. DQ chats to the cast and production team on set in East London.

SHOWRUNNER

Sailing with Vikings

With 70 episodes now under his belt, series creator and writer Michael Hirst tells DQ how the world of Vikings continues to grow each season.

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Going on Thirteen

Writer Marnie Dickens reveals the origins of online network BBC3’s first original drama, Thirteen, which was also her first major television series.

STAR POWER

Hello Mr President

US star Kiefer Sutherland reveals why he elected to play the president in US drama Designated Survivor and what he learned from working on 24.

ON LOCATION

Rewriting history

James Bond screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis imagine a world in which the Nazis occupy Britain in the BBC’s adaptation of Len Deighton’s alternative-history novel SS-GB. DQ visits the set.

Why I Work In TV

David Alpert

David Alpert, president of Skybound Entertainment and the executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and Outcast, reveals the storytelling traditions from his childhood that inspired his career in television.

IN FOCUS

Out in the Cold

Writer/director Emily Diana Ruth tells DQ about her digital drama Cold, which is being screened as part of the Drama Series Days at the European Film Market.

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The Sky’s the limit

Actors Sofia Helin, Friederike Becht and Tom Schilling join writer Paula Milne to discuss German Cold War drama Der gleiche Himmel (The Same Sky) – a series about “ordinary people caught up in ordinary times” and the decisions they make in search of a better life.

IN FOCUS

Previously at Berlinale

Seven more series will take part in this year’s coproduction pitching session at the Berlin Film Festival – but what became of the shows that previously pitched for coproduction partners?

STAR POWER

Striking gold

Fresh from her triumph at the International Emmys, Christiane Paul isn’t taking success for granted. She tells DQ about leaving medicine to become an actor and how she chooses her next ‘adventure.’

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT

Who’s next?

With Peter Capaldi revealing he plans to leave the Tardis at the same time as showrunner Steven Moffatt also departs Doctor Who, Stephen Arnell considers the future for the long-running sci-fi drama.

IN FOCUS

A title-winning team

Design studio Momoco reveals the process behind creating the award-winning title sequence for pan-European crime thriller The Last Panthers.

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