Meet the showrunners: How did writers end up seizing the reins of British drama?

Boy, everybody’s discovering showrunners these days. Writers are the new auteurs!

Take that, French film buffs!

The Moff! Again! Yeargh!
The Moff! Again! Yeargh!

by Gerard Gilbert

Behind hit dramas such as Sherlock, Line of Duty and The White Queen is a new superbreed of TV executive. They create the idea, cajole the talent and control the money. But is the showrunner the presiding genius or a dictatorial micro-manager? read article