Articles about Mammoth Screen
Job Description: Costume designer
Laura Smith speaks to DQ about working with writer and director Hugh Laurie to create the 1930s costumes for the characters in BritBox’s adaptation of Agatha Christie mystery Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?.
Constructing The Tower
Writer Patrick Harbinson joins stars Gemma Whelan and Tahirah Sharif and executive producer Damien Timmer to take DQ inside ITV crime drama The Tower, which follows events after two people fall to their deaths from the top of a building in London.
Scaling The Serpent
Director Tom Shankland, writer Richard Warlow and exec producers Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer take DQ along the 1970s ‘Hippie Trail’ to reveal the long journey to making BBC and Netflix drama The Serpent.
The cast and crew of lavish period drama The Singapore Grip welcome DQ to Malaysia, where the weather serves up a taste of events to come in this adaptation of JG Farrell’s novel.
In the saddle
Director Leonora Lonsdale takes DQ behind the scenes of The Pale Horse, the fifth Agatha Christie adaptation from the BBC and writer Sarah Phelps.
As Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour returns for a seventh season, star Shaun Evans talks to DQ about keeping the detective series fresh, avoiding impersonations and stepping into the director’s chair.
Peter Bowker, the writer behind BBC drama World on Fire, and executive producer Helen Ziegler open up about making the epic series and how they aimed to tell the story of the conflict from multiple perspectives.
World on Fire aspires to be the definitive Second World War drama. DQ reveals how writer Peter Bowker has taken the global conflict and reduced it to a domestic level, weaving an emotionally tangled web of multi-national characters whose ordinary lives intersect through love, hope and tragedy.
As Poldark returns for its fifth and final season, series creator and writer Debbie Horsfield tells DQ how the period drama departs from its source material and outlines her approach to bringing the saga to a close.
Easy as ABC
The ABC Murders is the latest Agatha Christie novel to be reinvented for the BBC by writer Sarah Phelps and producer Mammoth Screen. The creative team behind the project gathered at Content London 2018 to discuss the adaptation process and casting John Malkovich as Poirot.
Reinventing Agatha Christie
Mammoth Screen MD Damien Timmer talks about the company’s approach to adapting Agatha Christie novels, with its fourth miniseries, Poirot thriller The ABC Murders, coming to BBC1 this Christmas.
Cracking the Morse code
British actors Dakota Blue Richards and Lewis Peek tease the return of Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour for a fifth season, while also discussing life on set and the impact of the #MeToo campaign.
Emmy-winning actor Archie Panjabi stars alongside Jack Davenport in espionage thriller Next of Kin. She tells DQ about taking the lead in her first British drama and explains why she thinks the series will provoke a timely discussion among viewers.
Nigel Lindsay and Catherine Flemming reveal the secrets of ITV period drama Victoria as the series, starring Jenna Coleman as the British monarch, returns for a second season.
Phelps bears Witness
Writer Sarah Phelps reunites with Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions to adapt another classic Christie novel. Michael Pickard finds out more about The Witness for the Prosecution.
Victoria’s reign extended by ITV
ITV’s hit period drama Victoria has been given a second season and looks like it is bedding in for a lengthy run. Also, a planned reboot for Magnum PI continues US TV’s IP-mining trend.
No losers as BBC’s rebel battles ITV’s royal
In the UK, ITV and the BBC can be well satisfied with the performance of their respective autumn dramas, Victoria and Poldark. Elsewhere, there are promising signs for Sky Atlantic, Canal+ and HBO copro The Young Pope and FX hip-hop comedy Atlanta.
Butterworth rules Britannia
Jez Butterworth is the latest in a long line of illustrious film and theatre writers to join the scripted TV party. Homeland’s Patrick Harbinson, meanwhile, is setting up Fearless for ITV.
Jenna Coleman swaps the TARDIS for Buckingham Palace in a forthcoming ITV period drama. DQ speaks to writer Daisy Goodwin and executive producer Damien Timmer about Victoria.
The shape of things to come: what next for sci-fi and fantasy?
Stephen Arnell casts his eye over the television landscape and finds there are plenty of science-fiction and fantasy series in the works to keep genre fans happy.