Articles about Channel 5
Anne Boleyn writer Eve Hedderwick Turner and historical advisor Dan Jones take DQ inside this three-part re-examination of Henry VIII’s second wife and discuss how they sought to put a fresh spin on a historical drama.
Actors Elaine Cassidy, Tom Meeten and Sally Lindsay look back on their experience filming Channel 5 thriller Intruder, in which a couple’s idyllic life is sent spiralling after they become victims of a break-in.
Jason Maza, executive producer of The Drowning, tells DQ about transforming a film script into this four-part thriller and how the production overcame obstacles presented by the pandemic.
Chloë Thomas, the director of psychological thriller The Deceived, tells DQ about filming the four-part drama, channelling Alfred Hitchcock and burning down the set.
Julie Graham leads the cast of Penance, a three-part psychological miniseries about one woman’s grief and what happens when she befriends a potentially deadly stranger.
Sally Lindsay’s out for revenge in psychological drama Cold Call, in which she plays the unwitting victim of telephone fraudsters who is pushed to increasing extremes in her pursuit of justice.
From E4 and Netflix to BBC2 and FX, the scripted TV business is thriving thanks to unlikely collaborations. Andy Fry reports.
This week Andy Fry looks at the last burst of commissions and renewals before the festive break, a new project for Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Amazon’s latest assault on the pay TV market.
AS US network CBS prepares to launch Supergirl, the much-anticipated series starring Glee’s Melissa Benoist, DQ takes a look at the current boom in superhero shows and assesses the prospects of a drama that boasts genuine girl power.
Among this week’s hits, Descendants did Disney proud both on screens and through speakers, Hallmark hit a new high with Cedar Cove and Tut took Channel 5 by storm. But things were less positive for BBC2 military drama Odyssey…
As The Americans finds a new home on ITV Encore, just how important is finding the right slot and channel for a new drama series? Meanwhile, viewers fail to show up for C4’s Witnesses and Syfy’s Sharknado sweeps social media.
Viewers are doing time with two dramas set inside women’s prisons, but is there room for both Wentworth and Orange is the New Black?
DQ editor Michael Pickard casts his eye over two very different Tutankhamun-focused shows heading for the small screen, with Spike TV spinning the story of the young ruler’s life and ITV tracking the discovery of his tomb.
Sci-fi drama Humans may be still be going strong in the UK, but is it doing well enough to stay alive stateside on AMC? Meanwhile, as returns of Rectify and Mr Robot are confirmed, Andy Fry looks at the increasing impact of digital viewing figures on renewal decisions.