Category: IN FOCUS
Aftertaste creators Julie De Fina and Matt Bate reveal how the #MeToo movement shaped this story of a bad-tempered celebrity chef looking to rebuild his reputation with the help of his young niece.
Bafta-winning writer Jimmy McGovern and executive producer Tom Sherry tell DQ about partnering with stars Sean Bean and Stephen Graham on Time, a prison-set drama in which an inmate and an officer contemplate guilt and forgiveness.
Writer Yuval Yefet and director Rotem Shamir speak to DQ about their Israeli drama Line in the Sand, in which a moralistic cop returns to his home town to overthrow the local gang lord, only to find his integrity diminish as war erupts.
Paris Police 1900 creator Fabien Nury joins stars Jérémie Laheurte and Evelyne Brochu to delve into the dark period crime drama, which follows a police investigation into a brutal murder against the backdrop of a city at breaking point.
Executive producer Ben Donald and casting director Vicki Thomson tell DQ about making the truncated second season of BBC crime drama The Mallorca Files and bringing together the show’s international cast.
Writer Miro Šifra and Viktor Tauš reveal how Zradci (Rats) has pushed the boundaries of crime drama in the Czech Republic and discuss the show’s real-life inspirations.
Marcella star Anna Friel and co-creator Hans Rosenfeldt discuss the new direction of the show’s third season, rebooting the series in Northern Ireland and Friel’s producing role behind the scenes.
Turkish drama Aleph sees two detectives pursue a serial killer via a set of mysterious clues linked to the country’s past. Producer Metin Alihan Yalçındağ and director Emir Alper reveal how they pieced the series together.
DQ speaks to writer-director Friedemann Fromm and star Milena Tscharntke about German thriller Tod von Freunden (Beneath the Surface), in which the lives of two families are torn apart after a tragic accident.
Losing Alice stars Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski and creator Sigal Avin discuss the intense Israeli psychological drama and the charged relationship between its central characters.
The Sommerdahl Murders star Peter Mygind and creator Lolita Bellstar tell DQ about making the Danish blue-sky crime show and the importance of creating a friendly environment on set.
Luke Evans, the star of true crime miniseries The Pembrokeshire Murders, joins co-star Keith Allen, writer Nick Stevens and executive producer Simon Heath to discuss bringing to screen this story of a decades-long murder investigation.
Director Tom Shankland, writer Richard Warlow and exec producers Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer take DQ along the 1970s ‘Hippie Trail’ to reveal the long journey to making BBC and Netflix drama The Serpent.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen return to navigate their ‘new normal’ via video chat in the second season of BBC series Staged. DQ speaks to creators Simon Evans, Phin Glynn and star and producer Georgia Tennant about continuing the lockdown drama.
As Death in Paradise returns for its landmark 10th season, location manager Rébecca Bering and production designer Eryl Ellis tell DQ about their roles in making the series on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
Kirill Käro, the star of Russian mystery drama Passengers, reveals the secrets of this shortform series, in which numerous characters find themselves stuck between the living and the dead.
The Watch lead writer Simon Allen and executive producer Richard Stokes discuss making the genre-busting BBC America series, which is inspired by characters from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.
Creator Marie Enthoven and director Geoffrey Enthoven take DQ inside the making of Belgian mystery drama Invisible (Unseen) and reveal why nudity became an important part of the story.
What Have I Done? author Laura Dockrill and Pulse Films’ Moss Barclay and Abigail Dennis reveal how they are adapting the memoir, which shines a light on a little-known illness called postpartum psychosis.