Kaiser chief

Das Boot star Klaus Steinbacher speaks to DQ about stepping into the football boots of a living legend, Franz Beckenbauer, for Sky film Der Kaiser, which charts the German icon’s life on and off the pitch.


No script to screen

Casualty executive producer Jon Sen and director Steve Hughes open up about filming an entirely improvised episode of the long-running BBC medical drama, which also shines a light on the current crisis around ambulance response times in the UK.


Giving Everything

Tell Me Everything star Callina Liang tells DQ everything about making her screen debut in this ITVX coming-of-age drama, how it puts teenage mental health in the spotlight and how she learned to cry.


Final say

Actor Alexandra Maria Lara, director Miguel Courtois and producer Susanna Lea speak out about their collaboration on All Those Things We Never Said, a French comedy-drama that puts an unusual twist on a story about the relationship between a woman and her father.

The Director’s Chair

A new direction

A host of leading female directors tell DQ about their latest projects and how their role behind the camera is changing in a television landscape where the pressure for series to stand out is greater than ever.


Confession time

First-time screenwriter Sara Collins reveals how she was persuaded to adapt her novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton for streamer ITVX and explains why the four-part miniseries isn’t your average period drama.


Flat pact

Beth O’Leary’s novel The Flatshare has been given a TV makeover for Paramount+. Executive producer Miriam Brent and director Peter Cattaneo reveal how the series aims to subvert the romcom genre in a story about two people who share a bed but are not supposed to meet.

Ones to Watch

DQ100 – Part four

In the fourth part of the DQ100 2022/23, DQ picks out a range of shows to tune in for and the actors, directors and writers making them, as well as some of the trends and trailblazers worth catching up with.

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Casting a spell on Danish TV

Danish casting director Anja Philip looks back on four key series she has worked on and breaks down how she built the casts of Borgen, Kamikaze, Skruk (Baby Fever) and Carmen Curlers.

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Deer in the spotlight

Tracey Deer tells DQ how she juggled her directing duties on Prime Video crime drama Three Pines with her role as Indigenous consultant on the Canadian series, and explains how Indigenous stories are finding new audiences.


King of clubs

Last King of the Cross stars Lincoln Younes and Tess Haubrich, writer/director Kieran Darcy-Smith and executive producer Mark Fennessy take DQ back to 1990s Sydney, which serves as the backdrop for this Australian crime drama about the rise of a now-infamous nightclub mogul.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: December 2022

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new dramas to watch this December, from a flatshare romcom and a quirky Canadian detective drama to a quartet of new series launching on ITV’s revamped streamer ITVX.

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