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Sasha Hails

Writer

Sasha writes for Film, TV, Theatre and Radio. She is currently lead writer and co creator on Malory Towers season four,  BBC/King Bert’s hit series of Enid Blyton’s classic.  She is under commission to adapt Lanny,  Max Porter’s award winning book by The Bureau and BBC Films, and The Only Story, by Julian Barnes for BBC Films and Little Door. Mrs Smith’s Second Coming, her original screenplay, is in development with the BFI. Other work in development includes updated, reimagined series of the classics Heidi and The Railway Children for King Bert, and original TV series with Quay Street and Company. Sasha’s play Possession is due to be produced by The Arcola Theatre. Recent work includes an episode of The Midwich Cuckoos for Sky, lead writer on The Last Tsars, Netflix/Nutopia a 6 part docudrama, and co-creator and lead writer on The Moonstone,  an adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ classic for BBC and King Bert. Also episodes of  Versailles (Canal +) and additional material on The Crown (Netflix, Leftbank). She also wrote on Wizards Versus Aliens, Russel T Davies’ TV series.  
She has been series consultant on Rux (Rumania) for HBO Europe.Sasha has written numerous episodes for BBC’s flagship shows Eastenders, Holby, Casualty, Waterloo Road and Doctors. Her episode “Unsilenced” for Casualty addressed FGM on prime time TV for the first time and was BAFTA nominated and won a BBC Production Award and a Sexual Health Award. Her episode on Euthanasia “Nice and Easy” starring Brenda Fricker was also BAFTA nominated and shortlisted for a Writers Guild Award. Her original radio play Best Interests won a MFI award
Previous to becoming a writer, Sasha was an actress. She performed in a large body of work with her award winning company Talking Tongues and her acting partner Rachel Weisz, during the 90’s and starred in the early films of Francois Ozon, including the award winning Regard la mer for which she won a best actress award.

Credits

FILM & TELEVISION
Production (role):
BELGRAVIA SPIN OFF
Company:
Carnival Film & TV
Project details:
1 Episode
Production (role):
MALORY TOWERS (Series IV)
Company:
King Bert
Project details:
Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer
Production (role):
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
Company:
King Bert
Project details:
Co-Lead Writer
Series in Development
Production (role):
HEIDI
Company:
King Bert
Project details:
Co-Lead Writer
Series in Development
Production (role):
RADIO GIRLS
Company:
Company Pictures
Project details:
Co-Lead Writer
Based on the novel
Production (role):
THE ONLY STORY
Company:
Little Door/ BBC Films
Project details:
Feature in Development
Adapted from the novel by Julian Barnes
Production (role):
MRS SMITH'S SECOND COMING
Company:
Jeva Films/ BFI
Project details:
Original screenplay in development
Production (role):
GREENHORNS
Company:
Quay Street
Project details:
Original series in development
Production (role):
LANNY
Company:
The Bureau / BBC Films
Project details:
Feature in Development
Based on novel by Max Porter
Date: 2022
Production (role):
MALORY TOWERS (Series III)
Company:
King Bert
Project details:
Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer

2022 Rose d’Or Awards - Nominated Best Children and Youth
Date: 2022
Production (role):
MIDWICH CUCKOOS
Company:
Sky
Project details:
Episode 3
Date: 2021
Production (role):
MALORY TOWERS (Series II)
Company:
King Bert
Project details:
Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer
Date: 2020
Production (role):
MALORY TOWERS (Series I)
Company:
King Bert
Project details:
Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer
Date: 2019
Production (role):
THE LAST CZARS
Company:
Nutopia/Netflix
Project details:
Lead writer on series for Netflix
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE MOONSTONE
Company:
King Bert/BBC
Project details:
5 part adaptation of Wilkie Collins thriller.
Co-Written with Rachel Flowerday.
Starring John Thompson & Sarah Hadland.
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE CROWN (Series I)
Company:
Leftbank / Netflix
Project details:
Additional Writer

Creator Peter Morgan. Starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton
Date: 2015
Production (role):
VERSAILLES
Company:
Capa Drama / Canal +
Project details:
3 Episodes
Date: 2014
Production (role):
WIZARDS Vs ALIENS
Company:
CBBC
Project details:
2 Episodes
Date: 2010
Production (role):
WATERLOO ROAD
Company:
Shed
Project details:
1 Episode
Date: 2007-2014
Production (role):
CASUALTY
Company:
BBC Television
Project details:
Core writing team

Sasha’s FGM episode nominated for BAFTA 2014

Sasha’s episode nominated for a BAFTA Best Drama Series 2011

Sasha’s episode noinated for WGGB Award 2012

Sasha’s episode nominated for a Broadcast Award 2014

28 Episodes
Date: 2006
Production (role):
EASTENDERS
Company:
BBC Television
Project details:
1 Episode
Date: 2006
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY
Company:
BBC Television
Project details:
3 Episodes
Date: 2006
Production (role):
DOCTORS
Company:
BBC Television
Project details:
1 Episode
Date: 2005
Production (role):
ANGEL
Company:
Fidelite Productions
Project details:
Script Collaborator

Director Francois Ozon
Date: 2005
Production (role):
BIRDS EYE VIEW
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
Dir. David O'Neil

Starring Miranda Raison and Charles Mneme

Date: 1999
Production (role):
MAD COWS
Company:
Flashlight Films
Project details:
Adaptation of Cathy Lette

Dir. Sara Sugarman

Starring Anna Friel and Joanna Lumley
RADIO
Production (role):
BEST INTERESTS
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
45' Drama commission
Production (role):
TEST CASE 2: BOURNEWOOD
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
45’ Drama commission
Production (role):
MY FRONT LINE
Company:
BBC Radio Drama
Project details:
Adapated from original Monologue from Bristol Old Vic
Production (role):
WESTWAY
Company:
BBC World Service (42 Episodes)
Project details:
Radio Soap

Regular writer since 2003
SHORT FILM
Production (role):
IN THE PARK (Writer / Director)
Project details:
In Competition Bird’s Eye View Festival 2005
THEATRE
Production (role):
POSSESSION
Company:
The Arcola Theatre
Project details:
Original play in Development
Date: 2005
Production (role):
MY FRONT LINE
Company:
Bristol Old Vic
Project details:
Monologue
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
Sasha attended BBC Writer's Academy in 2006

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): BELGRAVIA SPIN OFF
    Company: Carnival Film & TV
    Project details: 1 Episode
  • Date:
    Production (role): MALORY TOWERS (Series IV)
    Company: King Bert
    Project details: Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
    Company: King Bert
    Project details: Co-Lead Writer
    Series in Development
  • Date:
    Production (role): HEIDI
    Company: King Bert
    Project details: Co-Lead Writer
    Series in Development
  • Date:
    Production (role): RADIO GIRLS
    Company: Company Pictures
    Project details: Co-Lead Writer
    Based on the novel
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE ONLY STORY
    Company: Little Door/ BBC Films
    Project details: Feature in Development
    Adapted from the novel by Julian Barnes
  • Date:
    Production (role): MRS SMITH'S SECOND COMING
    Company: Jeva Films/ BFI
    Project details: Original screenplay in development
  • Date:
    Production (role): GREENHORNS
    Company: Quay Street
    Project details: Original series in development
  • Date:
    Production (role): LANNY
    Company: The Bureau / BBC Films
    Project details: Feature in Development
    Based on novel by Max Porter
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): MALORY TOWERS (Series III)
    Company: King Bert
    Project details: Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer

    2022 Rose d’Or Awards - Nominated Best Children and Youth
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): MIDWICH CUCKOOS
    Company: Sky
    Project details: Episode 3
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): MALORY TOWERS (Series II)
    Company: King Bert
    Project details: Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): MALORY TOWERS (Series I)
    Company: King Bert
    Project details: Co-Lead Writer and Executive Producer
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): THE LAST CZARS
    Company: Nutopia/Netflix
    Project details: Lead writer on series for Netflix
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE MOONSTONE
    Company: King Bert/BBC
    Project details: 5 part adaptation of Wilkie Collins thriller.
    Co-Written with Rachel Flowerday.
    Starring John Thompson & Sarah Hadland.
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE CROWN (Series I)
    Company: Leftbank / Netflix
    Project details: Additional Writer

    Creator Peter Morgan. Starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): VERSAILLES
    Company: Capa Drama / Canal +
    Project details: 3 Episodes
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): WIZARDS Vs ALIENS
    Company: CBBC
    Project details: 2 Episodes
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): WATERLOO ROAD
    Company: Shed
    Project details: 1 Episode
  • Date: 2007-2014
    Production (role): CASUALTY
    Company: BBC Television
    Project details: Core writing team

    Sasha’s FGM episode nominated for BAFTA 2014

    Sasha’s episode nominated for a BAFTA Best Drama Series 2011

    Sasha’s episode noinated for WGGB Award 2012

    Sasha’s episode nominated for a Broadcast Award 2014

    28 Episodes
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): EASTENDERS
    Company: BBC Television
    Project details: 1 Episode
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): HOLBY CITY
    Company: BBC Television
    Project details: 3 Episodes
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): DOCTORS
    Company: BBC Television
    Project details: 1 Episode
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): ANGEL
    Company: Fidelite Productions
    Project details: Script Collaborator

    Director Francois Ozon
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): BIRDS EYE VIEW
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: Dir. David O'Neil

    Starring Miranda Raison and Charles Mneme

  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): MAD COWS
    Company: Flashlight Films
    Project details: Adaptation of Cathy Lette

    Dir. Sara Sugarman

    Starring Anna Friel and Joanna Lumley
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): BEST INTERESTS
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 45' Drama commission
  • Production (role): TEST CASE 2: BOURNEWOOD
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 45’ Drama commission
  • Production (role): MY FRONT LINE
    Company: BBC Radio Drama
    Project details: Adapated from original Monologue from Bristol Old Vic
  • Production (role): WESTWAY
    Company: BBC World Service (42 Episodes)
    Project details: Radio Soap

    Regular writer since 2003
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): IN THE PARK (Writer / Director)
    Project details: In Competition Bird’s Eye View Festival 2005
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): POSSESSION
    Company: The Arcola Theatre
    Project details: Original play in Development
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): MY FRONT LINE
    Company: Bristol Old Vic
    Project details: Monologue
  • Sasha attended BBC Writer's Academy in 2006
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