Features – Page 3

  • Sherlock

    Quality drama tops wishlists


    High-end dramas like Victoria and Versailles were big sellers this year, alongside risqué dating formats such as Undressed and Love Island, while consolidation continued.

  • Get The Fuck Out Of My House

    Mipcom: simple formats shine


    There was no breakout hit at this year’s Mipcom, but themes around conflict resolution, secrets and ageing emerged. Manori Ravindran takes a closer look at the shows that stood out

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    The Broadcast Interview

    Brooker and Jones: Netflix & chilling dramas


    Black Mirror executive producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones talk to Robin Parker about where they get their ideas, binge-watching – and what Netflix brings to the table.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Black Mirror, Netflix


    From different episode lengths to unusual aspect ratios, Black Mirror’s move from C4 to Netflix has given the production and post teams freedom to experiment. Robin Parker reports

  • Tsatsiki, Dad And The Olive Wars

    Hot Picks: Tsatsiki, Dad And The Olive Wars


    Tsatsiki, Dad And The Olive Wars is the third in a series of feature films based on the highly successful children’s books by award-winning Swedish author Moni Nilsson.

  • All Against 1

    Hot Picks: All Against 1


    If its performance in Denmark is any indication, audiences are going to love this Zodiak-distributed interactive entertainment format.

  • The Accident

    Hot Picks: The Accident


    From Engregages (Spiral) and Braquo to Les Revenants (The Returned) and Disparue (The Disappearance), French-language drama is an increasingly popular global export.

  • The Missing

    How to extend the life of your IP


    From upgrading classic dramas to recutting factual, Kate Bulkley examines how distributors and producers are getting the most from their properties in a rapidly expanding market

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    The Broadcast Interview

    Diederick Santer, chief executive, Kudos


    From Ancient Rome to the not-too-distant future of C4’s Humans, via ITV’s crime-solving 1950s vicar, Diederick Santer talks to Robin Parker about meeting diverse demand for drama.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Flowers, C4


    We found the perfect dilapidated old building to match the ‘otherness’ of our characters’ world - but filming upstairs carried a risk that the floors might collapse, says Will Sharpe

  • Wolf Creek

    Hot Picks: Wolf Creek


    Distributor Zodiak Rights Producers Screentime; Emu Pictures Length 6 x 60 minutes Broadcaster Stan (Australia) The horror genre has been slashing through the schedules of broadcasters around the world for several years, with series such as The Walking Dead and American Horror ...

  • Intersection

    Hot Picks: Intersection


    Turkey has quietly become one of the fastest-growing exporters of drama outside of the US and UK.

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    Behind The Scenes

    We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story, BBC2


    A drama about the birth of Dad’s Army reveals the behind-the-scenes conflict over the classic sitcom - and how it almost didn’t happen. Olly Grant meets the team telling the tale

  • monte-bianco

    Global formats: scaling the format heights


    From naked dating to mountaineering and feel-good prank shows, Peter White provides a rundown of the hottest international properties and the biggest emerging trends.

  • Doctor Who

    UK distributors: growth on pause


    UK distributor revenues have fallen by 5.2% year on year, according to the Broadcast Distributors Survey 2015.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Boy Meets Girl, BBC2


    There is no agenda to our transgender comedy, but the issue still required sensitive treatment, says Margot Gavan Duffy

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    Behind The Scenes

    Cuffs, BBC1


    First-time director and former rally driver Nick Rowland is in the hot seat for the climax of BBC1’s pacy crime series. Adrian Lobb visits him on set

  • Humans, Channel 4
    Behind The Scenes

    Humans, Channel 4


    Getting the look and movement right for our ‘synths’ was no small task, says producer Chris Fry

  • Jim-Allen
    The Broadcast Interview

    Jim Allen, RDF Television


    RDF Television’s managing director Jim Allen talks to Peter White about reviving the indie after Queengate and shouting about its entertainment credentials via a new label

  • Pioneers

    Hot Picks: Pioneers


    Pioneers is a social experiment documentary series that follows four couples as they trade in their 21st century comforts for covered wagons, campfires and the harsh reality of the American prairie.