IN FOCUS

Entering Uma’s Chambers

Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill star Uma Thurman makes her Netflix bow in psychological horror series Chambers. The actor talks to DQ about the appeal of the drama, working with a young cast and why film is still her first love.

SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: Vanessa Shapiro

Gaumont’s president of worldwide TV distribution and coproduction shares her six favourite series of all time, featuring a mix of US comedies and international dramas.

SCENE STEALERS

Getting Blood to flow

Sophie Petzal, writer of Irish drama Blood, reflects on a pivotal scene in this psychological thriller about a woman who returns home to her estranged family following her mother’s death.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT

Beyond Borgen

Writers Adam Price, Jeppe Gjervig Gram and actor Birgitte Hjort Sørensen made their names on Danish political drama Borgen. DQ finds out what they’ve been up to since and how the series shaped their careers.

DQ TV

The end is Nye

As The Durrells comes to an end after four seasons, creator and writer Simon Nye looks back on making the Corfu-set seres, discusses his television career and talks about his writing process.

SHOWRUNNER

Changing for the Bitter

Showrunners Burak Sağyaşar and Timur Savcı tell DQ how they aimed to break the Turkish drama mould with their series Bitter Lands for ATV, and talk about the challenges that come with the rapid growth of a local scripted industry.

The Writers Room

Writing The Widow

Writer brothers Harry and Jack Williams discuss the origins of The Widow, the globetrotting ITV drama starring Kate Beckinsale in her first TV role in more than two decades.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT

Story time

It’s been seven years since Netflix first broke into original programming, transforming the way viewers watch drama forever. But how has the arrival of streaming platforms changed the way stories are told? In this special report, DQ explores storytelling in the digital age.

ON LOCATION

Playing politics

DQ meets the main players in four-part Channel 4 drama Chimerica, based on the hit play but updated to include the uncertain global politics of the Donald Trump era.

IN FOCUS

Victim complex

Creator and writer Rob Williams, executive producer Sarah Brown and star James Harkness talk to DQ about making BBC four-parter The Victim, a thriller that aims to make its viewers ask themselves difficult questions.

In production

Fishing for clues

Executive producer Fiona Eagger lifts the lid on Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, a spin-off from Australian period crime drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries set during the 1960s and starring Geraldine Hakewill.

SCENE STEALERS

Between the Lines

Israeli writers Noa Rothman and Ester Namdar Tamam introduce legal thriller Red Lines, which takes viewers into the complex world of the district attorney’s office.

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