Articles about Stephen Poliakoff
Espionage thriller Summer of Rockets is the first screen work from acclaimed writer/director Stephen Poliakoff to draw on his own life, set in 1958 at the height of the Cold War. He and executive producer Helen Flint talk to DQ about merging fact and fiction.
Look to the past to find a good story, says Stephen Poliakoff, as a bomb-damaged hotel in post-war London provides the stage for his latest BBC drama, Close to the Enemy.
The message from the C21 Drama Summit is that writers have never had it so good. They are letting their imaginations run riot – with stunning results. But the TV industry also needs to make sure it is nurturing a new generation of writers.
Andy Fry looks at prolific novel adapter Andrew Davies’ continued move towards shows based on real figures. Meanwhile, there’s news on forthcoming shows from big-name writers Stephen Poliakoff and Kevin Williamson.