Rachel and Sasha Hails co-developed and wrote the 2020 classic children's adaptation Malory Towers
for CBBC and Canada's Family Channel (Pick of the Week
– The Sunday Times, Mail Weekend;**** The Guardian
, Daily Mail
, Mail on Sunday, Mail Weekend
, The i paper
, TV Times) - currently on the BBC iPlayer. The longtime collaborators also co-developed and co-wrote the critically-acclaimed 2016 BBC1 adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone
Rachel and Sasha are currently developing two original series together (at pilot script stage).
In 2019 Rachel worked with lead writer Charlie Fletcher on Swedish indie Yellow Bird's Nordic Noir drama Sanctuary
, writing two episodes of the 8 x 60' thriller series. Rachel is now developing a solo project for Yellow Bird (at pilot script stage).
Prior to this, Rachel co-created (with Tashin Guner) and wrote the hit BBC1 mystery series Father Brown
, based on GK Chesterton’s priest detective character, currently commissioned into its ninth series and 100th episode (transmitting 2021). Critically acclaimed, Father Brown has sold worldwide to more than 50 broadcasters including PBS in the States, and is Australia’s top-rating Saturday night drama.
Rachel trained with the BBC Writers' Academy following her Producing Film and Television MA (with Tony Garnett) at Royal Holloway and several years working on in-house drama with production companies including World Productions and Hewland International.