Rachel Murrell

I am an experienced scriptwriter with a passion for character-led comedy, strong visual storytelling, and authentic, multi-faceted female characters. In 2017, I was a finalist in the Bafta Rocliffe New Writing Awards for Children.

I have written 150+ episodes of kids' shows for producers in the UK, EU, North America and Australia. I helped set up the three-times Kids’ BAFTA Award-nominated Little Princess and my scripts have been nominated for an International Emmy Kids’ Award (Ask Lara), a Kids’ BAFTA (Little Princess) and a British Animation Award (Little Princess).

I also write for live-action shows, interactive drama, live events and Apps. I work extensively as a script consultant with companies in Europe and China, helping develop shows such as Ziggy & the Zoo Tram, Rainbow Chicks and Ella Bella Bingo.

A former journalist, I have published seven books and numerous magazine articles. I also served on juries for the Shanghai TV Festival (2014), the Banff Rockies (2016), the Children's Baftas (2017) and co-wrote the Guild's revised Animation Guidelines (2014).

If you'd like to talk about new projects, please get in touch.

South East

Lucy Fawcett
Sheil Land & Associates
+44 (0) 20 7061 9980

Ziggy & the Zoo Tram (VRT, Belgium)
PJ Masks (Disney)
Percy's Tiger Tales (France 5)
Toby's Traveling Circus (Channel 5)
What's the Big Idea? (CBeebies)
Ask Lara (BBC Scotland Education)
Poppy Cat (CBeebies)
Lila (TV3 Catalunya)
Silly Bitty Bunny (Radio Canada TV)
The Jungle Book (CBBC)
Little Princess (Channel 5)
Chuggington (CBeebies)
Lillifee & the Little Unicorn (animated feature film, co-writer)
Podville (BBC Jam)
Jim Jam & Sunny (CiTV)
Dive, Olly, Dive! (Disney)
The Koala Brothers (CBeebies)
Bob the Builder (CBeebies)
Roly Mo Story Show (CBeebies)
Fimbles (CBeebies)

Animation, Film, Television