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Angel of death

Caroline Dhavernas and Richard Short star in Mary Kills People, a black comedy-drama about an ER doctor who also helps terminally ill patients who want to die. They tell DQ about their on-screen relationship and how the series balances the seriousness of its central subject with more light-hearted moments.

In production

Red hot TV

With credits including Happy Valley, Cucumber and The Five, Red Production Company has built a reputation for being a writers’ producer. DQ speaks to executive producer Nicola Shindler – and some of the A-list scribes lining up to work with her.

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Dream on

Executive producers Michael Dinner and David Kanter introduce DQ to Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, an anthology series featuring 10 standalone stories based on the author’s work, featuring talent from around the world in front of and behind the camera.

The Director’s Chair

A cut above

With more than 200 hours of television drama in the can, Canadian director Don McCutcheon tells DQ about working on Murdoch Mysteries, the changing role of directors and why he thinks his best work is yet to come.

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Full Power

Courtney Kemp, showrunner of Starz original drama Power, tells DQ about writing and producing the series, which recently completed its fourth season, and talks about her career in television and the writers who have shaped her career.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the best: Kay Mellor

Politics, humour and strong female characters lead the pack for the creator of some of Britain’s best-loved dramas, from Fat Friends to Band of Gold, who also has two new series on the horizon – Love, Lies & Records for the BBC and ITV’s Girlfriends.

ON LOCATION

End game

The writers of The Missing turn the hunt for a serial killer on its head with a new drama that starts at the end and works backwards. DQ chats to Richard Dormer and Jodi Balfour about starring in mind-bending crime drama Rellik.

IN FOCUS

Top form

Go behind the scenes on Top of the Lake: China Girl, which sees Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie join director Jane Campion and star Elisabeth Moss for the sequel to the 2013 original crime mystery.

The Writers Room

Off with a Bang

Hinterland gave Welsh-language drama recognition on the international stage. Now, writer Roger Williams hopes to repeat that show’s success with Bang, a taut bilingual thriller set and filmed in the town of Port Talbot.

IN FOCUS

Foster care

Dinner parties will never be the same after BBC drama Doctor Foster became the surprise hit of 2015. DQ hears from stars Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel plus writer Mike Bartlett about what season two holds in store.

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Crowd control

US drama Wisdom of the Crowd sees a tech visionary create a crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder – and revolutionise crime-solving in the process. DQ speaks to creator Ted Humphrey about the origins of the CBS series, which stars Jeremy Piven.

ON LOCATION

Lucky Strike

DQ meets stars Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger on the set of Strike, which introduces JK Rowling’s dogged detective Cormoran Strike in three new crime dramas produced for the BBC and HBO.

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