Category: DQ TV
Scottish writer Irvine Welsh speaks to DQ about making his television debut with Crime, a complex police series based on his own novel, and why he doesn’t care what medium he writes for.
Vikings creator Michael Hirst opens up about his fascination with history and explains why his latest project, Billy the Kid, isn’t the western drama you might expect.
US star David Hasselhoff and producer Siegfried Kamml discuss their partnership on Ze Network, in which the actor plays a heightened version of himself who takes a role in a conspiracy thriller he doesn’t know whether is real or imagined.
Danish director Lone Scherfig tells DQ how she delivered medical drama Ellas Vagt (The Shift), in which Sofie Gråbøl stars as the head of a busy maternity unit.
Stars Josefin Asplund and Alexey Manvelov discuss the making of Swedish drama Top Dog, which centres on aspiring lawyer and an ex-con who forge an unlikely partnership.
Icelandic star Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, writer Jónas Margeir Ingólfsson and director Nanna Kristin Magnúsdóttir tell DQ about The Minister, in which an unconventional politician with a hidden health condition becomes prime minister.
The executive producer and director of Spanish-produced Antarctic thriller The Head take DQ inside this whodunnit, set in one of the most remote places on Earth.
Kate Phillips and Stuart Martin, the stars of Miss Scarlet & The Duke, reveal why this period series is more than a Victorian-era crime drama.
A Norwegian princess and US president build an unlikely friendship during the Second World War in eight-part drama Atlantic Crossing. Stars Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan and director Alexander Eik discuss the real-life relationship at the heart of the story.
Normal People director Lenny Abrahamson and executive producer Ed Guiney discuss developing and casting the small-screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel.
Creator and writer Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame look back on the origins of hit period drama Downton Abbey, discussing how it rejuvenated a genre and came to fascinate audiences around the world.
Star Marc Warren and writer Chris Murray reveal the origins of Van Der Valk, ITV’s reboot of the 1970s detective drama set in Amsterdam.
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.
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.
Family drama meets thriller in ITV drama Flesh & Blood. Executive producer Kate Bartlett, writer Sarah Williams and director Louise Hooper take DQ into the making of the series.
Delhi Crime director Richie Mehta and producer Pooja Kohli talk about the background to the Hindi-language miniseries, which dramatises an infamous gang rape that took place in December 2012.
Anthony Horowitz, author and creator of Alex Rider, and executive producer Jill Green reveal the genesis of bringing the teen spy to television in a series based on his Point Blanc novel.
Jan Guillou’s literary hero Carl Hamilton is given a contemporary update in Swedish action thriller Agent Hamilton. Star Jakob Oftebro and director Erik Leijonborg reveal how it was done.
Samantha Strauss, creator and writer of The End, and executive producers Rachel Gardner and Jamie Laurenson discuss the Australian drama about three generations of the same family dealing with matters of life and death.