Category: SCENE STEALERS
Dying to live
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.
That’s my boy
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.
Scene Stealers: The Head
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.
Shooting from the hip
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.
In the firing line
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.
Scene Stealer: This is Going to Hurt
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.
Devils is in the details
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.
Scene Stealers: The Responder
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.
Scene Stealers: Possessions
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.
Making it in Manhattan
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.
Scene Stealers: Traces
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.
Point of no return
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.
Start your engines
Director Colm McCarthy breaks down one of the most challenging scenes he had to film for madcap street-race drama Curfew. The series is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions in association with Moonage Pictures for Sky1, and distributed by Sky Vision.
The royal treatment
Emma Frost, co-showrunner of Starz drama The Spanish Princess, discusses finding the balance between historical truth and dramatic storytelling in a key scene from the series, which is produced by New Pictures and Playground and distributed by Lionsgate.
Getting Blood to flow
Sophie Petzal, writer of Irish drama Blood, reflects on a pivotal scene in this psychological thriller about a woman who returns home to her estranged family following her mother’s death.
Between the Lines
Israeli writers Noa Rothman and Ester Namdar Tamam introduce legal thriller Red Lines, which takes viewers into the complex world of the district attorney’s office.