Articles about UKTV
Writer Ben Richards and executive producer Simon Heath recall their decade-long journey to make The Diplomat, a series set in Barcelona that follows the work of a consul called upon to help British nationals in trouble in Catalonia.
The cast and creative team behind UKTV comedy We Are Not Alone tell DQ why this feature-length comedy focuses less on Earth’s alien visitors than humankind’s own stupidity.
Production designer Yoxa Goran Joksimović and set decorator Lana Skundric reveal the challenges of moving production of Miss Scarlet & the Duke from Ireland to Serbia for the period drama’s second and third seasons.
Traces writer Amelia Bullmore lifts the lid on the science behind the forensically minded crime drama, which is back for a second season, and explains how she balances writing with her numerous on-screen roles.
Head writer Freddy Syborn and executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle preview six-part thriller Ragdoll, in which a killer taunts the police officers hunting him by revealing the names of his next targets.
Star Nicola Walker and the cast and crew behind Annika reveal the show’s journey from radio drama to TV series and discuss how the title character breaks the fourth wall to create a unique relationship with viewers.
DQ asks some of the people who make TV around the world which English-language series they’re currently watching and recommending.
Stumptown showrunner Jason Richman takes DQ inside the making of the ABC series, recalling how the original graphic novel was adapted for television and revealing how Marvel star Cobie Smulders was cast as lead character Dex Parios.
UKTV head of scripted Pete Thornton and drama commissioning editor Philippa Collie Cousins reveal their favourite series, including a couple of US classics and one of the biggest British ratings hits of the past decade.
Anna Paquin stars in Flack, a comedy-infused drama set in the world of PR that follows an expert fixer who struggles to keep her own life together. The actor plus creator and writer Oliver Lansley and executive producer Jimmy Mulville tell DQ about the long journey to bring the series to the screen.
Lauren Lee Smith, the star of period detective series Frankie Drake Mysteries, on starring in the 1920s-set series, the attraction of a female-driven show and why she no longer tunes into dark dramas.
Three friends find their lives are moving backwards in Women on the Verge, a comedy-drama based on Lorna Martin’s bestselling autobiography. DQ speaks to Martin and producer Gavin O’Grady about making the six-part series for UKTV’s W and RTÉ in Ireland.
UK drama producers are exploring every corner of their country in search of great locations – just as well given that the cost of going abroad has rocketed in the wake of the Brexit referendum.
Country-and-western drama Nashville has found a new home, The Last Kingdom has a new US coproducer and StudioCanal has licensed a slate of French and UK shows.