In production

Return to Paradise

Crime drama Death in Paradise is back in production, celebrating its 10th anniversary while becoming one of the first British series to start filming after the Coronavirus-enforced shutdown. Red Planet Pictures’ Tim Key and Alex Jones tell DQ how they have done it.


Lockdown Games

Irina Sosnovaya, creative producer of Russian subscription-based video service Start, discusses lockdown drama Games People Play, which follows a host of relationships through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Writers Room

Proper Charlie

Charlie Covell, whose career has spanned acting and writing, speaks about creating The End of the F***ing World and teases her upcoming Netflix series Kaos.

The Writers Room

On the run

Nick Santora, the creator of Quibi action-adventure series Most Dangerous Game, tells DQ about writing follow-up shortform drama The Fugitive and working for the fledgling streaming platform.

Editor's note

Victory lap

While Chernobyl became a record-breaker, there were some significant surprises at the Virgin Media Bafta Television Awards 2020, which were held in a Covid-safe form over the weekend. DQ spoke to some of the winners.


Ruffling feathers

Juno Temple and Yumna Marwan cross paths as two women whose lives become dangerously entangled in Little Birds, a Sky Atlantic drama set in the vibrant and intoxicating surroundings of 1950s Tangier.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: August 2020

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new dramas to watch this August, from a psychological thriller written by the creator of comedy Derry Girls to a bold and stylistic drama co-created by and starring Billie Piper.


Virtuous drama

Stephen Graham, Helen Behan and Shane Meadows discuss making Channel 4 drama The Virtues, difficult characters and the importance of telling working-class stories.


Meeting Mrs America

Actors Uzo Aduba and Margo Martindale join showrunner Dahvi Waller and co-executive producer Micah Schraft to discuss period drama Mrs America, which shines a light on the women’s political movement in the 1970s.


At the Top

Actor Jasmine Jobson and the creative team behind British drama Top Boy discuss reviving the Channel 4 series for a third season on Netflix and bringing authenticity to the fictional Summerhouse Estate.


Worlds in motion

Cold Feet star Hermione Norris tells DQ why she travelled around the world to join the cast of Australian drama Between Two Worlds, a complex melodrama that creator Bevan Lee describes as his best work yet.

The Director’s Chair

A breath of fresh Nair

In her television debut, award-winning Indian filmmaker Mira Nair has partnered with screenwriter Andrew Davies to bring Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy to the small screen. She tells DQ how she has embraced longform storytelling.

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