Articles about UKTV
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.