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SIX OF THE BEST

Six of the Best: Noel Hedges

The executive VP of acquisitions at producer/distributor Entertainment One selects a mixture of historical dramas, US series and a classic workplace comedy.

In production

Thrill seeker

Line of Duty and Bodyguard showrunner Jed Mercurio speaks to DQ about his latest project, Northern Irish crime thriller Bloodlands, and his ambitions for his recently launched production company.

IN FOCUS

Han on heart

Writer David Farr and executive producer Tom Coan tell DQ how Amazon action thriller Hanna will take viewers on a greater emotional journey in season two.

Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch: Directors

DQ casts its eye over a range of upcoming series from around the world and picks out 20 directors to tune in for, from Steve McQueen (Small Axe) to Mira Nair (A Suitable Boy) and Tobias Lindholm (The Investigation).

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In the Shadows

Finnish actors Emmi Parviainen and Olavi Uusivirta tell DQ about their roles in 1950s spy thriller Shadow Lines, in which Finland finds itself at the heart of the battle between East and West.

SHOWRUNNER

Running the show

Showrunners from some of the biggest dramas in the US come together to discuss their approach to the demanding role, how the industry is changing and how they seek to reflect current events and culture in their work.

STAR POWER

Social animals

Swedish actor, writer and director Josephine Bornebusch tells DQ about filming feature-length drama Orca, which tells the interconnected stories of 11 isolated people during the coronavirus lockdown.

Ones to Watch

Series to Watch: July 2020

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new dramas to watch this July, from a Japanese horror to an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World.

STAR POWER

Lighting the way

Eva Green, Eve Hewson and Himesh Patel speak to DQ about filming The Luminaries, a tale of love, murder, magic and revenge set in 1860s New Zealand at the height of the gold rush.

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Ego trip

Co-writer and director Marvin Kren and executive producer Moritz Polter discuss making dark Austrian drama Freud, which takes viewers inside the mind of a young Sigmund Freud.

IN FOCUS

Heading East

Producer Kevin Loader and production designer Simon Bowles reveal how the empty sets of British soap EastEnders gave them the opportunity to film Alan Bennett’s acclaimed Talking Heads monologue series during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Writers Room

Building The Nest

Bafta-winning writer Nicole Taylor takes DQ inside her thrilling five-part emotional drama The Nest, which has become the biggest new drama launch on the BBC this year.