Articles about BBC
Jack of all trades
Mobility star and writer Jack Carroll tells DQ about creating the BBC comedy short about three friends on a school bus, where he gets his sense of humour and why he hopes the short could be the pilot for a full-length series.
Champion of the world
Author-turned-screenwriter Candice Carty-Williams sits down with DQ to discuss her move into television, creating music drama Champion and adapting her own bestselling novel, Queenie.
Good to be Bad
Bad Sisters, Derry Girls and I Am Ruth dominated the 2023 Bafta Television Awards, with prizes for their stars Anne-Marie Duff, Siobhan McSweeney and Kate Winslet. DQ was backstage to hear from them about their award-winning work.
Severn Screen’s Ed Talfan tells DQ about the story behind BBC true crime drama Steeltown Murders, which explores the community impact of a decades-old murder case and the pioneering technology used to catch a killer.
Enter the Para-verse
With long-running crime drama Death in Paradise now joined in the television schedules by sequel-spin-off Beyond Paradise, executive producers Tim Key and Alex Jones discuss expanding the world of the original series and the ‘franchisation’ of television.
A host of first-time winners were crowned at this year’s Bafta Television Craft Awards. DQ was there to speak to winners including Derry Girls’ Lisa McGee, This is Going to Hurt writer Adam Kay and some of the creatives behind House of the Dragon.
From brushes to budgets
Making the move from make-up designer to producer, Jessica Taylor has completed an unusual career switch. She tells DQ how support from some high-profile TV stars led her to become the producer of the third season of acclaimed crime drama Happy Valley.
Production designer Sonja Klaus tells DQ how she reunited with writer Steven Knight to bring to life his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and discusses her fresh approach to one of the author’s most iconic characters, the jilted spinster Miss Havisham.
Deepak Dhar, founder and CEO of Banijay Asia, reveals how hit BBC series The Night Manager, based on the novel by John le Carré, was translated for Indian audiences.
Off the leash
Writer Megan Gallagher tells DQ how she “swung for the fences” with Wolf, a BBC series that promises to be unlike any other crime drama on television.
Safety in numbers
Juliette Howell, co-CEO of House Productions, tells DQ about the prodco’s creative ambitions on the back of hit BBC series Sherwood and previews forthcoming ITVX crime drama Six Four.
Writer Neil Forsyth, director Aneil Karia and the cast of BBC heist drama The Gold reflect on dramatising the true story behind the 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery, when six armed men stumbled upon gold bullion worth £26m.
Too hot to handle
As production begins on BBC series Boiling Point, the team behind the five-part restaurant-set drama discuss developing the feature film spin-off and reveal why, unlike the original, it won’t be shot in one take.
Series to Watch: February 2023
DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick 10 new series to watch this February, from the story of a soap superstar and a diplomatic drama to the reimagining of a classic western.
Now in its 12th season, Call the Midwife is assured of its status as one of the BBC’s best-loved series. The cast reveal how its focus on social change and relatable issues means it’s more than just a medical drama.
As BBC series Father Brown returns for a milestone 10th season, DQ heads to the sunlit Cotswolds to find the vicar-turned-detective entertaining a royal visitor while gathering an increasing number of famous fans around the world.
Mayflies writer Andrea Gibb and executive producer Claire Mundell discuss their approach to adapting Andrew O’Hagan’s acclaimed novel for the BBC and explain their personal connections to this story of friendship and loss.
No script to screen
Casualty executive producer Jon Sen and director Steve Hughes open up about filming an entirely improvised episode of the long-running BBC medical drama, which also shines a light on the current crisis around ambulance response times in the UK.
DQ100 – Part four
In the fourth part of the DQ100 2022/23, DQ picks out a range of shows to tune in for and the actors, directors and writers making them, as well as some of the trends and trailblazers worth catching up with.
Heads will roll
Marie Antoinette star Emilia Schüle and producers Claude Chelli and Stéphanie Chartreux take DQ inside the making of this eight-part historical drama, which promises to show a new side of the young Austrian princess who would become Queen of France.