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Oh brother

Victoria Guerra, the star of Spanish-Portuguese thriller Agua Seca (Dry Water), introduces the series and reveals why she was drawn to playing a woman who becomes embroiled in the mystery of her brother’s suspicious death.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: Jinnie Choi

Jinnie Choi, CEO of Korean production company Studio Dragon, selects a host of homegrown series alongside a couple of breakout US dramas as her top six shows.

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Dark Secrets

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has something to hide in Australian thriller The Secrets She Keeps, an adaptation of Michael Robotham’s novel in which she stars opposite Jessica de Gouw.

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Rogue caller

Sally Lindsay’s out for revenge in psychological drama Cold Call, in which she plays the unwitting victim of telephone fraudsters who is pushed to increasing extremes in her pursuit of justice.

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Murder in Vienna

Period crime drama Vienna Blood stands out as a unique European project, an adaptation of Frank Tallis’s novels that has been produced in English for German and Austrian broadcasters. DQ finds out more.

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Worlds apart

Science fiction crashes into Edwardian England in The War of the Worlds, a new BBC adaptation of HG Wells’ iconic 1897 novel. Writer Peter Harness, executive producer Damien Timmer and director Craig Viveiros tell DQ how they took this futuristic story back to its period setting.

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Out of the woods

Welsh noir Craith (Hidden) finds new shades of light and dark in a fresh urban setting for its second season, but with new terrors to uncover, the crime drama promises to be as menacing as ever.

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Playing a Blinda

Fatima Varhos and Pontus Edgren from Swedish producer FLX explain how adding a love story to financial thriller Fartblinda (Blinded) has sent viewers’ pulses racing.

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Digging deeper

Westworld and The Punisher star Ben Barnes opens up about the conundrum at the heart of BBC domestic noir Gold Digger, in which he plays a young man embarking on a relationship with an older woman.

The Director’s Chair

Paint job

Japanese director Kazutaka Watanabe introduces NHK’s film An Artist of the Floating World, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro and starring Ken Watanabe as an ageing painter revisiting his past.

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Yes we Can

In just a few short years, Turkish actor Can Yaman has become a global star on the back of the rising popularity of the country’s drama series. He tells DQ about his approach to acting and why he’s a fan of rom-coms.

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Facing the truth

A father’s desperate attempt to uncover the truth about his daughter’s death takes Danish drama Forhøret (Face to Face) beyond the traditional Nordic noir tropes.

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