As technology continues its assault on traditional television models, success is no longer just about overnight viewing figures. So in today’s crowded drama marketplace, what defines a hit – and how are our views of success changing?
As historical drama The Last Kingdom charges towards the end of its second season, read DQ’s report from the Budapest set, where stars Alexander Dreymon and David Dawson were preparing to do battle once again.
The BBC’s Agatha Christie revival continues with two-part crime thriller The Witness for the Prosecution. DQ speaks to star Kim Cattrall about playing a murder victim and why she wants to give women a voice in television.
While crime dramas still dominate TV schedules around the world, there’s a groundswell of opinion that it’s time for leading networks to commission a few more upbeat, uplifting series, reports Andy Fry.
Writing about real-life topics always demands accuracy and compassion. But in the case of child-killing stories, it’s also important to have a genuine justification for telling the story. Andy Fry reports.