Articles about ITV Studios
Baby on board
Maternal writer Jacqui Honess-Martin and star Lisa McGrillis reveal how reality met fiction when making this six-part drama about three working mothers returning to their hospital jobs after having children.
Stars Damian Lewis and Anna Maxwell Martin join the team behind A Spy Among Friends to discuss the making of this ITVX espionage drama, which is based on the true story of two lifelong friends and British spies – one of whom is a double agent.
Truth be told
Litvinenko star Margarita Levieva and director Jim Field Smith outline how the miniseries explores the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and explain how they sought to honour the real people involved.
Tell Me Everything star Callina Liang tells DQ everything about making her screen debut in this ITVX coming-of-age drama, how it puts teenage mental health in the spotlight and how she learned to cry.
The A Word spin-off Ralph & Katie continued the story of the titular newlyweds as they face a host of domestic challenges. DQ spoke to writers Genevieve Barr and Tom Wentworth about working on the series, which broke new ground for inclusive drama.
Caring about Karen
As Karen Pirie becomes the latest detective to join the ranks at ITV, DQ interrogates series creator and writer Emer Kenny about adapting Val McDermid’s novels, her own starring role and being inspired by Lennie James.
Getting to grips with Holding
Author and TV host Graham Norton, director Kathy Burke and writers Dominic Treadwell-Collins and Karen Cogan discuss Holding, their adaptation of Norton’s novel set in a small Irish community where the local police officer faces his first murder investigation.
Living room nightmare
Writer Simon Ashdown, director Sheree Folkson and executive producer Belinda Campbell invite DQ into Our House, a four-part series that blends thriller and love story to imagine what happens when your home is taken from you.
Director James Watkins speaks to DQ about bringing Len Deighton’s iconic spy Harry Palmer to television in six-part drama The Ipcress File and casting Joe Cole in the role made famous by Michael Caine.
Learning from Litvinenko
Writer George Kay and producer Patrick Spence give DQ an insight into upcoming true crime drama Litvinenko, which tells the story of police officers investigating the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and his wife Marina’s fight for justice.
Identifying The Suspect
Writer Peter Berry and executive producer Jake Lushington preview ITV’s psychological thriller The Suspect, in which Aidan Turner plays a psychologist helping police investigate a suspicious death while keeping more than a few secrets of his own.
Going with the FLO
The Bay creator Daragh Carville and new star Marsha Thomason speak to DQ about the return of the crime drama and the arrival of a new family liaison officer (FLO) to its picturesque Morecambe setting.
The Girl Before star Gugu Mbatha-Raw and executive producer Eleanor Moran take DQ inside the making of this psychological thriller and reveal how the actor helped to cast the miniseries in her first producer role.
Trial by media
Director Zara Hayes and executive producer Simon Heath discuss the themes and ideas behind Showtrial, a five-part BBC legal drama that takes a stylised approach to a story that mixes murder and the media.
The cast and crew of ITV crime drama The Long Call take DQ behind the scenes to discuss adapting Ann Cleeves’ novel, filming in a car showroom and the birth of ‘North Devon noir.’
DQ takes a deep dive with the team behind the BBC’s claustrophobic submarine thriller Vigil to find out how they created this unique police drama, built the show’s expansive set and overcame a global pandemic.
A life worth living
British actor Rakie Ayola speaks to DQ about her award-winning turn in BBC drama Anthony, which imagines the life 18-year-old Anthony Walker might have lived had he not been murdered in 2005, and explains how she got into character to play his mother Gee.
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.
John Simm takes the lead in Grace, the ITV adaptation of Peter James’ series of novels about Brighton-based detective Roy Grace. DQ hears from the cast and production team about filming the two feature-length dramas.
Crossing the Line
Writer Cilla Jackert reveals how Twitter inspired Swedish drama Tunna blå linjen (Thin Blue Line), which follows the personal and professional lives of police officers as they grapple with the emotional labour of the job.