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Ones to Watch

Write on

As the winner of the Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award is announced, read DQ’s interviews with all five nominees, whose work includes series As Long As We Live, Blackwater, Carmen Curlers, Kids in Crime and The Invincibles.

DQ TV

Making accusations

Accused executive producers Howard Gordon and Glenn Geller explain why this Fox anthology series is more than a courtroom drama.

IN FOCUS

Good golly Miss Nolly

Noele Gordon was one of UK television’s biggest stars until she was sacked from long-running soap Crossroads. DQ hears from star Helena Bonham Carter, writer Russell T Davies, executive producer Nicola Shindler and director Peter Hoar about retelling her story in three-parter Nolly.

The Writers Room

Tag team

Maren Louise Käehne and Karin Arrhenius discuss their unique writing partnership on Swedish drama Händelser vid Vatten (Blackwater), a six-part series based on Kerstin Ekman’s novel about a group of characters still haunted by the impact of a double murder that happened decades ago.

The Director’s Chair

Royal flush

Looper, Star Wars and Knives Out director Rian Johnson has teamed up with star Natasha Lyonne for his first television series, Poker Face. He tells DQ about his love of ‘howcatchem’ mysteries and reviving the classic story-of-the-week format for streamer Peacock.

STAR POWER

Blurred lines

The perils and pratfalls of being an entitled millennial inform Iain Stirling’s zippy ITV2 sitcom Buffering. The children’s TV presenter-turned-actor and writer tells Neil Batey all about season two of his passion project.

The Writers Room

No kidding around

Kenneth Karlstad tells DQ how he drew on his own life as the inspiration for arresting Norwegian drama Kids in Crime and why he used VHS cameras to add a new perspective to the story.

IN FOCUS

Back for more

As Fauda returns for a fourth season, co-creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff reflect on the show’s global impact and why authenticity has been the key to its success.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: February 2023

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new series to watch this February, from the story of a soap superstar and a diplomatic drama to the reimagining of a classic western.

STAR POWER

Quite the Catch

As one of the busiest actors in UK television, Jason Watkins reflects on some of his biggest roles to date and tells DQ why he wanted to break new ground with psychological thriller The Catch.

STAR POWER

Anything but ordinary

Extraordinary star Sofia Oxenham tells DQ about skewering the world of superheroes and channelling the dead in this Disney+ comedy set in a world where everybody has special powers except one woman on a journey of self-discovery.

The Writers Room

Walking The Path

Writer Glória Perez opens up about her latest telenovela, Brazilian series Travessia (The Path), and reveals why curiosity is the key to these long-running dramas.