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War on the waves

Thought working with children and animals was hard? Try a U-Boat. DQ lifts the hatch on forthcoming war drama Das Boot to find out how the series was built, more than 30 years after the iconic film that inspired it.

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Up in arms

Actor Jens Hultén and executive producer Helena Danielsson introduce Swedish political thriller Ingen utan skuld (Conspiracy of Silence), in which a former arms dealer is out for revenge against the industry he left behind.

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A nation divided

A parallel-future Israel is split between religious and secular societies in Autonomies. DQ meets co-creator Ori Elon, producer Efrat Dror and broadcaster HOT’s head of production Guy Levy to hear why the dystopian drama has echoes of contemporary society.

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A taste of Sweetbitter

Stephanie Danler, the creator and executive producer of Sweetbitter, joins star Ella Purnell and other actors from the Starz series to discuss adapting her novel for television and the challenge of bringing authenticity to the restaurant-set comedy drama.

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Virtual insanity

Executive producers Melanie Stokes and Bryan Elsley tell DQ about the making of virtual reality thriller Kiss Me First, produced for Channel 4 and Netflix.

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Cult hit

Drawing comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale, Israeli drama Harem shocked viewers with its depiction of life for women and children living with a charismatic cult leader. DQ speaks to the writing team behind the Reshet show, which has been renewed for a second season.

In production

A walk down Mainstreet

Mainstreet Pictures co-MDs Sally Haynes and Laura Mackie tell DQ about making the third season of crime drama Unforgotten, the trouble with in-demand writers, and their aim to produce television people want to talk about.

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Head case

French crime drama Kepler(s) tackles mental health and the Calais migrant crisis in the story of a police officer secretly struggling with multiple personality disorder who is sent to investigate the murder of a student in the port town. DQ meets the writers and producers.

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Worlds apart

Tom Salama, the creator and writer of Israeli drama Miguel, and star Ran Danker introduce the series, which dramatises the real life story of a man’s journey to adopt a child.

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Missing treasure

The trend for television dramas about missing children continues with The Disappearance, a French Canadian drama about a family’s grief when a young boy vanishes. DQ chats with writer Geneviève Simard and the production team behind the six-part limited series.

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Becoming Anne

Amybeth McNulty has delighted viewers with her star turn in Anne with an E, the latest adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables. Ahead of season two, she tells DQ about getting her big television break.

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Love is Blind

Finnish comedy-drama Blind Donna sees its titular character embark on a search for love, and nothing – not even her blindness – will stop her. Its producer and screenwriters tell DQ about the “risky business” of marrying comedy and disability.

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