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Jack of all trades
Mobility star and writer Jack Carroll tells DQ about creating the BBC comedy short about three friends on a school bus, where he gets his sense of humour and why he hopes the short could be the pilot for a full-length series.
Series to Watch: June 2023
DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new series to watch this June, from an Indian conspiracy thriller and a Dutch family drama to a British ‘anti-romcom’ and the return of Black Mirror.
Winter (King) is coming
As epic Arthurian drama The Winter King nears completion, executive producers Julie Gardner and Lachlan MacKinnon tell DQ about adapting Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles for television, playing with magic and being inspired by The West Wing.
What’s up, docs?
Writing for DQ, Nutopia founder and CEO Jane Root and chief creative officer Simon Willgoss detail the production company’s approach to bringing together writers and historical experts to create the scripted elements for drama-documentaries like their recent Netflix series, Queen Cleopatra.
Building an Empire
Film and television actor Robert Davi introduces his latest series, Paper Empire, in which he plays a financial wizard on the run from the authorities after becoming the world’s biggest crypto fraudster.
Making a Killing
As production wraps on upcoming Paramount+ UK drama The Killing Kind, executive producers Paula Cuddy and Eve Gutierrez discuss adapting the Jane Casey novel, changing endings and telling stories for a global audience.
Champion of the world
Author-turned-screenwriter Candice Carty-Williams sits down with DQ to discuss her move into television, creating music drama Champion and adapting her own bestselling novel, Queenie.
In French coming-of-age comedy Aspergirl, a mother must fight for custody of her son after she discovers she is autistic. Star Nicole Ferroni and screenwriters Judith Godinot and Hadrien Cousin take DQ into the making of the show and explain how they sought to portray autism on screen.
Down under and dirty
Ten Pound Poms dramatises the true story of the Britons who paid for the chance to start a new life down under in the 1950s. Writer Danny Brocklehurst and executive producer Joel Wilson tell DQ about creating this characterful drama and taking the polish off the period genre.
Lucas Paraízo, creator of The Others, talks about his latest series for Brazil’s Globoplay, revealing why he wanted to tackle themes of intolerance and the value of looking at society in new ways.
Mum’s the word
In three-part drama Maryland, a pair of estranged sisters discover their mother’s secret life after her sudden death. Star and co-creator Suranne Jones discusses her partnership behind the camera with writer Anne-Marie O’Connor and director Sue Tully.
Good to be Bad
Bad Sisters, Derry Girls and I Am Ruth dominated the 2023 Bafta Television Awards, with prizes for their stars Anne-Marie Duff, Siobhan McSweeney and Kate Winslet. DQ was backstage to hear from them about their award-winning work.