Articles about BBC3
Sally Rooney and Alice Birch tell DQ about adapting the former’s critically acclaimed novel Normal People, in which a pair of teenagers embark on a tender but complicated relationship.
Jess Brittain, writer and creator of BBC3 drama Clique, reveals how her own experiences inspired the university-set thriller and why she loves brave, thought-provoking storytelling.
Writer Marnie Dickens reveals the origins of online network BBC3’s first original drama, Thirteen, which was also her first major television series.
Prequels and sequels are the latest attempt by networks to cut through the clutter of competition. Andy Fry looks at their chances of success, with a Big Bang Theory spin-off among those in the pipeline.
A high-profile drama about the death of Emmett Till is to be written by rising star Steven Caple Jr. Meanwhile, BBC3 is gearing up for the latest Doctor Who spin-off, Class, scripted by Patrick Ness.
A big investment in drama from RTÉ is welcome news for Irish screenwriters including James Phelan. Meanwhile, the UK has a new star writer in the making following the success of BBC3’s Thirteen.
The centrepiece of BBC3’s online launch is psychological drama Thirteen, in which writer Marnie Dickens sought to explore what happens when a person held captive against their will finally recovers their freedom. Michael Pickard reports.
Danish hit The Bridge is delivering great numbers for BBC4, which has had a good end to the year with its Scandinavian dramas, while Fox turns its back on Live + Same Day ratings.
With Halloween – and the launch of Starz’ Ash vs Evil Dead – upon us, DQ takes a look at the TV industry’s undying fascination with the undead.