Category: SCENE STEALERS
Writing for DQ, The Lovers creator and writer David Ireland reveals how he adapted his own play for Sky and picks out a key scene in which the two central characters consummate their relationship – but not before a theological debate.
Director Taito Kawata dissects a key scene from Netflix’s first original Finnish drama, in which two brothers struggle to make a living as professional dancers and decide to open their own club – only to find their artistic drives threaten the business and their relationship.
As ITVX original Riches arrives on ITV1, creator and writer Abby Ajayi breaks down a scene from episode four, in which the feuds and rivalries at the centre of the series come to a head in a boardroom showdown.
A poisoning victim sets out to find his would-be murderer in Finnish drama The Man Who Died. Producer Markku Flink, writer Brendan Foley and director Samuli Valkama discuss nailing down the series’ specific tone and a key scene in which one character ends up all at sea.
Somewhere Boy writer Pete Jackson discusses how the meeting of the Channel 4 drama’s two key characters shapes the story of a boy who, after growing up isolated and scared of the monsters beyond his door, enters the real world for the first time.
Playwright-turned-screenwriter Jacqui Honess-Martin recalls the inspiration behind her first television series, Maternal, and discusses how the final scene of episode one juggled a key character arc with an emotional punch.
The Head executive producer Ran Tellem and director Jorge Dorado dive into the climactic scene of season two to reveal how the cast ended up adrift in the Atlantic Ocean.
Writers and executive producers Harry & Jack Williams discuss the development and filming of a key action scene from episode three of Australian outback-set thriller The Tourist.
Crossfire executive producer Chris Carey, MD of producer Dancing Ledge Productions, talks DQ through a pivotal scene in the three-part thriller, in which holidaymakers are caught up in a terrorist attack at their picturesque hotel.
Lead director Lucy Forbes looks back on the opening scene of the BBC’s hospital-set comedy-drama This is Going to Hurt, which stars Ben Whishaw as a struggling junior doctor working for the NHS.
As Sky drama Devils returns for a second season, writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz outlines the challenges in bringing the financial drama to the screen, including a pivotal scene set on the night of the UK’s Brexit referendum.
Former police officer Tony Schumacher reveals how an early scene in his five-part series The Responder sets out to challenge viewers’ expectations of this Liverpool-set crime drama.
Possessions director Thomas Vincent talks about key scenes in the first episode of the French-Israeli thriller, which combines crime, mystery and the supernatural. The series is produced by Haut et Court TV and Quiddity for Canal+ and Yes TV, and distributed by StudioCanal.
Richard Yee, co-creator, co-writer and director of Sky1 comedy drama Sick of It, discusses a scene from the season two finale that took the production to New York.
Amelia Bullmore, writer of UKTV drama Traces, picks out a sequence of short scenes from the forensic crime thriller in which three people come together to solve a murder case. It is produced by Red Production Company for UKTV’s Alibi and distributed by BBC Studios.
Co-creators Sabri Louatah and Rebecca Zlotowski recall how they partnered for French drama Les Sauvages (Savages) and highlight an opening scene that sets a clash of religion, culture and family politics in motion.
Exec producer Marcel Ferrer outlines a key scene in Spanish-language political drama Preso No 1 (Prisoner No 1), which is produced by Telemundo Global Studios for US network Telemundo. It was co-developed with Keshet International, which distributes with Telemundo.
Sputnik Vostok Production’s general producer Alex Kessel introduces Russian drama The Counted and outlines a scene that pushed the cast to their limits in freezing temperatures.
Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar star in ITV’s emotional thriller Deep Water. Writer Anna Symon introduces the series, produced by Kudos and distributed by Endemol Shine International, and discusses a key scene in the first episode that lays the groundwork for events to come.