Articles about Channel 4
Derry Girls is the proof that local comedy can travel around the world. Creator and writer Lisa McGee talks to DQ about what inspired her to create the series and how she sees comedy progressing in the future.
We Are Lady Parts writer and director Nida Manzoor and composer Shez Manzoor reveal how they created the soundtrack for the Muslim female punk band at the centre of this anarchic music comedy.
Bulgarian actor Julian Kostov tells DQ about his roles in fantasy drama Shadow & Bone and crime series Temple, as well as running a management company that seeks to bring greater representation to Eastern Europeans both in front of and behind the camera.
Ackley Bridge star Sunetra Sarker tells DQ about how the school-set drama has been revamped for its fourth season and discusses her role behind the scenes as an associate producer.
Actor brothers Brian and Domhnall Gleeson discuss making their first television series together, Channel 4 and Amazon’s Frank of Ireland, together with co-writer Michael Moloney and executive producers Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan.
It’s a Sin creator and writer Russell T Davies and executive producer Nicola Shindler discuss making the five-part series, which charts the joys and heartbreaks of four friends during the 1980s.
British miniseries Adult Material stars Hayley Squires as an adult industry performer who begins to question what’s real and what’s fake in the only business she has ever known as her life and career begin to unravel.
Charlie Covell, whose career has spanned acting and writing, speaks about creating The End of the F***ing World and teases her upcoming Netflix series Kaos.
Stephen Graham, Helen Behan and Shane Meadows discuss making Channel 4 drama The Virtues, difficult characters and the importance of telling working-class stories.
Genevieve Barr, Mark Lewis Jones and Adrian Scarborough discuss their roles in four-part miniseries The Accident and explain how Jack Thorne’s scripts explore a community torn apart by tragedy.
After working on a pair of adaptations, writer Daisy Coulam is bringing an original story to television in the shape of Deadwater Fell. She tells DQ how a love of true crime shows and the power of social media inspired the series.
As Jack Thorne’s The Accident hits screens, DQ speaks to stars Adrian Scarborough, Genevieve Barr and Mark Lewis Jones to discuss the themes behind the Channel 4 miniseries and find out how it balances grief and humour.
Dominic Savage gives DQ an insight into the making of I Am, a trio of honest, distinctive dramas created and developed alongside the three actresses who star in them – Vicky McClure, Gemma Chan and Samantha Morton.
Stephen Graham gives an award-winning performance as a man facing up to his haunting past in Channel 4 miniseries The Virtues. Shane Meadows, the director known for This Is England, details how his own life experiences inspired the drama.
Alessandro Nivola talks to DQ about his starring role in Channel 4 political drama Chimerica, making the leap from film to television and his commitment to working with only the best directors.
DQ meets the main players in four-part Channel 4 drama Chimerica, based on the hit play but updated to include the uncertain global politics of the Donald Trump era.
Three years after German breakout drama Deutschland 83 travelled around the world, Deutschland 86 continues the story of reluctant Stasi agent Martin Rauch. DQ visits the set to find out why this spy thriller is more than a history lesson.
Channel 4’s stylish new spy thriller Traitors, starring Keeley Hawes and Michael Stuhlbarg, looks at the communist threat to Britain just after the Second World War through the eyes of a young woman. DQ joined the cast on set in London.
With season four of Catastrophe set to be its last, creators, writers and stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney reveal the secrets of the partnership that drives the hit comedy-drama both in front of and behind the camera.