Category: IN FOCUS
Director Hanna Maylett and producer Anita Kurvinen discuss how eight-part drama Pala sydämestäni (Piece of My Heart) explores the challenges of the Finnish child welfare system through the eyes of two social workers.
Head writer Mikael Newihl and executive producer Alexander Tanno take DQ inside the making of Swedish conspiracy thriller Max Anger – With One Eye Open and explain why this isn’t another Nordic noir series.
The Australian and British creative team behind eight-part drama Eden reveal how a shortform series paved the way for this mystery thriller that uncovers the dark heart of an idyllic community.
Writer Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen, director Magnus Martens and executive producer Håkon Briseid introduce Furia, a Norwegian drama that explores the violent world of right-wing extremism.
Writer and director Lisa Linnertorp joins star Matilda Källström and producer Helena Larand to discuss the making of Swedish series Threesome, which focuses on the troubled relationship between a Swedish couple living in London.
With a second season of Belgian series Beau Séjour on air and a UK remake on the way, DQ speaks to the writers and director of this supernatural crime drama, which follows a murder victim who leads the hunt for their own killer from beyond the grave.
Motherland star Tanya Moodie and co-creators and writers Helen Serafinowicz and Holly Walsh reveal some of the secrets behind the BBC2 comedy.
Anne Boleyn writer Eve Hedderwick Turner and historical advisor Dan Jones take DQ inside this three-part re-examination of Henry VIII’s second wife and discuss how they sought to put a fresh spin on a historical drama.
Star Nia Roberts and writer Fflur Dafydd invite DQ into the world of Welsh drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum), a six-part S4C series that blends art heist thriller with illicit romance.
Scandi noir meets the English seaside in Whitstable Pearl, a murder mystery series based on Julie Wassmer’s novels. The author, series creator Øystein Karlsen and executive producer Tony Wood tell DQ about making the six-part drama.
Brad Ingelsby, creator and writer of Mare of Easttown, and director Craig Zobel break down the HBO crime drama and its titular character, a woman celebrated for former glories but now facing up to personal and professional crises.
We Are Lady Parts writer and director Nida Manzoor and composer Shez Manzoor reveal how they created the soundtrack for the Muslim female punk band at the centre of this anarchic music comedy.
As ITV drama Innocent returns for a second season, the cast and creative team discuss its themes of separation and connection, filming in the Lake District and finding a character’s smell.
Production designer Luca Tranchino, costume designer Gabriella Pescucci and composer Samuel Sim tell DQ about recreating the sights and sounds of Ancient Rome for Sky’s historical drama Domina.
Producer Elwen Rowlands and director Eric Styles take DQ behind the scenes of Welsh thriller The Pact, in which four friends are drawn into a world of secrets and consequences following a mysterious death.
Writer Ed Whitmore, producer Clare Shepherd and executive producer Lucy Bedford unwrap the psychology behind five-part surveillance thriller Viewpoint, the first ITV drama that began filming during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wild Republic star Emma Drogunova and director Markus Goller share stories of acting boot camps and filming in the Alps for the German drama, in which a group of young offenders escape into the wilderness in the wake of a mysterious death.
Portrait-Robot (The Sketch Artist) co-creator and director Alexis Durand-Brault and producer Antonello Cozzolino discuss the making of this innovative Quebecois crime drama about a police officer who has a special talent for identifying criminal suspects.
A new drama seeks to explore the secrets and complexity of one of the most famous artists in history. Co-creator Frank Spotnitz and producer Luca Bernabei tell DQ about making Leonardo.