Articles about Nicola Shindler
Good golly Miss Nolly
Noele Gordon was one of UK television’s biggest stars until she was sacked from long-running soap Crossroads. DQ hears from star Helena Bonham Carter, writer Russell T Davies, executive producer Nicola Shindler and director Peter Hoar about retelling her story in three-parter Nolly.
No Return star Sheridan Smith, writer Danny Brocklehurst and executive producer Nicola Shindler reveal how this four-part series puts an ordinary family in extraordinary circumstances when their teenage son is arrested on holiday.
Ones to Watch: Trends & Trailblazers
DQ spotlights the people, places and things that have provided the biggest talking points in television drama in the past year, from virtual production to Covid-19 supervisors.
A walk down Ridley Road
Writer Sarah Solemani joins executive producer Nicola Shindler and director Lisa Mulcahy to tell DQ how they uncovered a little-known part of British history in four-part drama Ridley Road, in which a young woman goes undercover to combat fascism in 1960s London.
Davies’ original Sin
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.
Over the Years
Russell T Davies, creator and writer of Years and Years, and executive producer Nicola Shindler break down this future-gazing six-part family saga, which follows the fates and fortunes of the Lyons family through 15 tumultuous years in Britain.
Years in the making
Emma Thompson leads an all-star cast in BBC family saga Years and Years. Writer Russell T Davies and exec producer Nicola Shindler reveal why it was finally time to make the ‘state of the nation’ series and take on the challenge of making a political drama in the age of Trump and Brexit.
Best of the best
In this DQTV special, some of the television industry’s biggest names reveal their choice of the most influential drama of the past 21 years, with suggestions including The Sopranos, The West Wing, Breaking Bad and The Bridge.
A host of female characters are rewriting the rules for women on television. DQ explores how they are being brought to the small screen to front series ranging from contemporary crime dramas and thrillers to period and historical series.
Dexter star Michael C Hall, writers Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst and exec producer Nicola Shindler reveal the secrets behind making new Netflix and Canal+ thriller Safe.
All in The Detail
Angela Griffin and Shenae Grimes-Beech team up to star in Canadian detective drama The Detail. They tell DQ about playing cops and the chance to join a female-led production.
Red hot TV
With credits including Happy Valley, Cucumber and The Five, Red Production Company has built a reputation for being a writers’ producer. DQ speaks to executive producer Nicola Shindler – and some of the A-list scribes lining up to work with her.
Film producers flock to TV
The movie producer migration into TV continued this week with high-profile projects on both sides of the Atlantic, while ITV has greenlit two new Maigret productions.
Coben shares creative vision in Cannes
Harlan Coben is one of the world’s most successful novelists, and now he’s getting into TV in a big way. At MipTV in Cannes, he provided delegates with an insight into his obsessive approach to storytelling.
The CW turns up to 11
Youth-oriented TV network The CW has surprised the market by renewing all 11 shows on its scripted slate. Less surprising is AMC’s renewal of hit series Into the Badlands.
Coben sees Red with new prodco
Harlan Coben is making a series based on his book Six Years and teaming up with Red Production Company, while Zodiak Rights backs David Raymond’s Arise and Sonar works with Vivek J Tiwary to tell the story of the ‘fifth Beatle.’
High Five: Harlan Coben on his first original TV show
Prolific author Harlan Coben says he’s ‘shooting for greatness’ with The Five, his first original TV series. DQ talks to the novelist and others behind the production and finds out why they’re convinced they’ve got their hands on a five-star hit.