Version 2Rachel and The Moonstone co-creator Sasha Hails are adapting Enid Blyton’s iconic boarding school stories, Malory Towers, for CBBC and Canadian broadcaster DHX, set to transmit in 2020.

Rachel and Father Brown co-creator Tahsin Guner are currently writing a primetime drama series pilot for UKTV (funded development).

In 2017/2018, Rachel wrote two episodes of Sanctuary, an 8-part thriller series from Swedish indie Yellow Bird, adapted by Charlie Fletcher and starring Josefin Asplund and Matthew Modine. Sanctuary (Himmelsdalen) is currently transmitting on TV4 in Sweden, ahead of further release internationally.

In 2016, 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 (Years and Years, Blood S1), transmitted on BBC1 and the iPlayer from 31st October 2016, and repeated on BBC1 over Christmas 2016.

Rachel also co-created (with Tashin Guner) and wrote the hit BBC1 mystery series Father Brown, based on GK Chesterton’s priest detective character, now commissioned for its 9th series and 100th episode. 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.

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