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Revealing Invisible Heroes

Mikael Persbrandt and Sophia Heikkilä, two of the stars of Finnish-Chilean period drama Invisible Heroes, talk about making the political thriller, which is set in Chile during General Pinochet’s military coup in 1973.

IN FOCUS

On the ward

Danish drama Sygeplejeskolen (The New Nurses) revisits a period of history when men were trained to be nurses for the first time, following the Second World War. DQ speaks to SF Studios producer Senia Dremstrup about making the 1950s-set drama.

STAR POWER

Moving into Beecham

After starring in Gurinder Chadha’s latest feature film, Viveik Kalra reunites with the writer/director for her new TV series, Beecham House. He tells DQ about the upstairs-downstairs drama, set in India in 1795.

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Direct action

DQ speaks to a number of television directors about their latest work and how their role behind the camera is evolving, from working closely with writers to penning and even acting in the shows themselves.

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Caught out

George Clooney leads the creative team behind Catch-22, a six-part dramatisation of Joseph Heller’s classic. DQ hears how the sprawling story featuring dozens of characters was brought to the small screen for broadcasters including Channel 4, Sky Italia and Hulu.

STAR POWER

Stana’s starring roles

Stana Katic, the star and executive producer of Absentia, talks to DQ about returning for the thriller’s second season and why she’s the type of actor who goes beyond just appearing on screen.

The Writers Room

Marriage of con-venience

Danish writers Thor Bjørn Krebs and Mikkel Serup talk to DQ about the making of their crime drama Pros & Cons, in which a couple seek to spice up their lacklustre marriage by returning to their former lives as con artists.

SHOWRUNNER

Indian independence

Netflix’s acquisition of Richie Mehta’s manhunt series Delhi Crime made waves at this year’s Sundance. Here, the showrunner tells DQ why he decided to plough ahead and make the Hindi-language drama, despite having no broadcasters attached.

SHOWRUNNER

King of the Hill

Veteran showrunner Tom Fontana tells DQ how his latest series, Showtime’s City on a Hill, tackles uncomfortable issues and explains why the 1990s-set show speaks to the present day.

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The spy who loved me

As Killing Eve’s second season launches in the UK, star Jodie Comer and exec producer Sally Woodward Gentle extol the contribution of new head writer Emerald Fennell and discuss the show’s female perspective.

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All Eyes on Mariana

Brazilian actor Mariana Ximenes discusses taking centre stage in Globo limited series Si Cierro Los Ojos Ahora (If I Close My Eyes Now).

SHOWRUNNER

Grace period

Co-showrunners Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris tell DQ how they plan to disrupt the traditions of crime noir in Perpetual Grace, Ltd, a 10-part series from US cable network Epix and MGM Television.

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