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****  TelegraphFinancial Times, Daily Mail

“…tackled with such intelligence by Rachel Flowerday and Sasha Hails that it could stand its ground in an evening slot” (Sunday Times Culture Magazine)

“this charming, cosy adaptation… is a rare thing indeed: intelligent family drama” (Telegraph)

“quality period crime drama” (Guardian)

“daytime drama at its best” (Radio Times)

“a sheer, weightless, throwback joy… a perfect thing to curl up with as days grow dim and cold. It feels like an early Christmas present” (Herald Scotland)

Rachel developed and co-wrote, with Sasha Hails, BBC1’s 2016 5 x 45′ adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, starring John Thomson (Cold Feet), Sarah Hadland (Miranda), Sophie Ward, David Calder, and introducing brilliant TV newcomers Joshua Silver, Terenia Edwards, and Stewart Clarke.

Directed by Lisa Mulcahy (Ripley RoadYears and Years, Blood S1), and produced by Joanna Hanley for King Bert. Executive producers: John Yorke and Jo Sargent. Other credits available on the IMDB.

The Moonstone transmitted on BBC1 and the BBC iPlayer as part of the BBC’s #LovetoRead season from 31st October 2016, and repeated on BBC1 from Boxing Day 2016.



Read an academic article on the BBC adaptation in the Journal of Victorian Culture Online here.

The BBC Media Centre’s Press Pack for The Moonstone – with introduction by Rachel Flowerday and Sasha Hails

Read the BBC Writersroom interview with Rachel and Sasha here

Watch a BBC #LovetoRead video interview with Rachel and Sasha here

Executive producer John Yorke’s blog on making The Moonstone for #LovetoRead

The Telegraph‘s interview with Sarah Hadland (Miss Clack)

The Daily Express‘ interview with Sarah Hadland and John Thomson (Sergeant Cuff)

BBC press release – The Moonstone

Radio Times article

The Guardian‘s article on psychological thrillers, including The Moonstone.

Find out more about #LovetoRead here.

The Moonstone DVD is available to buy on Amazon here: