Explosive Agent

DQ lands in Stockholm to find a city-centre park taken over by filming for spy action thriller Agent Hamilton. The cast and creative team reveal their screen ambitions for Jan Guillou’s iconic literary character.


Imitating art

Japanese actor Ken Watanabe discusses playing the lead in NHK single drama An Artist of the Floating World, based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.


The Wainwright direction

From Happy Valley and Gentleman Jack to Last Tango in Halifax and To Walk Invisible, writer and director Sally Wainwright has made her mark on the drama industry with her unique blend of storytelling. Here, she lifts the lid on the creative process.


Gold Dust

Danish drama Når støvet har lagt sig (When the Dust Settles) sees a disparate group of characters brought together by a devastating terrorist attack in Copenhagen. DQ finds out why this isn’t another Nordic noir.


Straight from The Heartless

Screenwriter Lucie Barât and her brother, The Libertines co-frontman Carl, are behind a music drama showcasing Britain’s indie scene in the early noughties. DQ spoke to the siblings about developing the show with RubyRock Pictures’ Zoë Rocha.


Easy Rider

Anthony Horowitz’s teen super spy Alex Rider is coming to television in an eight-part series drawn from the writer’s hit novel series. DQ went back to school to visit the set.


How The Accident happened

Genevieve Barr, Mark Lewis Jones and Adrian Scarborough discuss their roles in four-part miniseries The Accident and explain how Jack Thorne’s scripts explore a community torn apart by tragedy.


Bone idol

Showrunner Barry O’Brien outlines his approach to bringing an adaptation of Jeffery Deaver’s acclaimed novel The Bone Collector to NBC, two decades after Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie starred in a big-screen version.

The Writers Room

Life through a lens

After working on a pair of adaptations, writer Daisy Coulam is bringing an original story to television in the shape of Deadwater Fell. She tells DQ how a love of true crime shows and the power of social media inspired the series.

In production

End game

High-concept murder mystery Your Turn to Kill sees neighbours living in an apartment block take part in a deadly game. DQ speaks to producer Hiroe Suzuma about the ideas behind the Japanese drama.


Doom and Gloam

With The Kettering Incident and now The Gloaming, writer Victoria Madden is honing a reputation for unsettling crime dramas. She tells DQ about her latest project.


Lights out

Philippe De Schepper, showrunner of Belgian drama Blackout, and producer Helen Perquy take DQ inside this thriller set at a time when the country is plunged into darkness.

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