Rachel and The Moonstone co-creator Sasha Hails are the adaptors and lead writers of Enid Blyton’s iconic boarding school stories, Malory Towers, for CBBC, UK indie King Bert, and Canadian prodco WildBrain. Series 1 (13 episodes) was an early lockdown and critical hit, transmitting on CBBC from 6th April 2020 and currently available on the BBC iPlayer. Series 2 – another 13 episodes, following the girls into the second form – launches on the iPlayer from 22nd November 2021. Series 3 is in post-production for a 2022 TX.

Malory Towers S1 is Rose d’Or 2020-nominated and was Pick of the Week in The Sunday Times, Mail Weekend and **** in The Guardian, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Mail Weekend, The i paper, and TV Times.

Internationally, Malory Towers transmitted in Canada on The Family Channel and Australia on ABC from 1st July 2020 and is currently available in the US on BYUtv, in Canada on streamer CBC Gem, and worldwide including ZDF (Germany), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), Toonix and HBO (Nordics & CEE) and Hot (Israel).

Sasha and Rachel’s latest project has recently been announced – an adaptation of the modern classic How Green Was My Valley for Channel 5 through ITV Studios’ indie South Shore. The duo have also recently written the pilot of their original YA drama series for Kindle Entertainment.

Rachel co-created and wrote the hit BBC1 mystery series Father Brown, based on GK Chesterton’s priest detective character, now in its 9th series and 100th episode, set to transmit in early 2022. Father Brown is now one of the most successful shows the BBC has ever syndicated. It has so far sold to 232 territories globally, with 90% carriage in America alone. The show transmits in weekend prime time in territories including Australia (where it was the top-rating Saturday night drama) and the US. Season 7 is currently available on Britbox.

Rachel and Father Brown co-creator Tahsin Guner continue to collaborate on original drama series development.

In 2018/2019, Rachel was on the writing team for ITV’s Anna Friel detective drama Marcella (S3), currently on Netflix (not UK) and transmitting on ITV in the UK from January 2021. Rachel continued her collaboration with Marcella prodco Buccaneer when she joined the Whitstable writers’ room in 2020.

In 2017/2018, Rachel wrote two episodes of thriller series Sanctuary for Swedish indie Yellow Bird. This 8-part drama, adapted by Charlie Fletcher from the bestselling Scandi thriller The Devil’s Sanctuary, starred Josefin Asplund and Matthew Modine. Sanctuary (Himmelsdalen) transmitted internationally across 2019/2020, including on Starzplay in the UK, Sundance Now in the US and Canada (from April 2020), and on Sweden’s TV4.

Rachel co-developed and co-wrote, with Sasha Hails, the BBC’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone (****  TelegraphFinancial Times, Daily Mail).

The Moonstone, directed by Lisa Mulcahy (Ripley Road, Years and Years, Blood S1), transmitted on BBC1 and the iPlayer from 31st October 2016, and repeated on BBC1 over Christmas 2016.

Rachel has been writing primetime British television drama for over fifteen years, including extensive work in BBC Continuing Drama, notably on EastEnders and Casualty.