Isabelle Grey

Writer for television and novelist
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Isabelle Grey is a novelist and screenwriter. She is the author of two novels of psychological suspense, Out of Sight and The Bad Mother, and is writing a crime series, the first of which is Good Girls Don't Die, all of which are published by Quercus.

Her most recent television drama is ‘Tina’s Story’, an episode of the award-winning BBC1 series Accused written with Jimmy McGovern and starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Ewen Bremner, Robert Sheehan and John Bishop.
She is currently developing original drama projects with Hat Trick and Red Productions.

Isabelle began writing for television with a BBC1 commission for two pilot episodes developing her idea for a war-time medical series. Since then she has contributed to numerous drama series, including The Bill, Casualty, Wycliffe, Rosemary & Thyme and Midsomer Murders, Two of her Wycliffe episodes were described by The Daily Telegraph as 'a gem of a screen play' and The Daily Mail as 'the best one ever'.

She has original drama commissions from Scottish Television, Carnival and Working Title TV, and also wrote the acclaimed BBC1 docu-drama Genghis Khan.

She began her career as a feature writer for national newspapers and magazines, and, under her maiden name, Isabelle Anscombe, is the author of several non-fiction books.


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original drama series,
 
Red Production Company,
in development
 
Dartmoor Killing
feature film (co-written with Peter Nicholson),
Producer Jayne Chard
Director Peter Nicholson
Starring
  • Gemma-Leah Devereux, Rebecca Night and Callum Blue
  •  
    on release later in 2015
     
    Untouchable
    3 x 60’ original drama,
     
    Hat Trick
    in development
     
    Producer Sita Williams
    Director Ashley Pearce
    Starring
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Ashley Walters
  • Ewen Bremner
  • John Bishop
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    Co-written with Jimmy McGovern
    RSJ Films for BBC1
     
    Cut and Thrust
    1 x 30' & 1 x 50'
     
    Pilots for period medical drama
    Scottish Television
     
    Producer Matthew Bird
    Director Joanna Hogg
    Starring
  • Oliver Haden
  • Ayub Khan-Din
  • Simone Lahbib
  • Rosalind March
  •  
    Drama focusing on the lives of residents around a south London restaurant and neighbouring block of flats
    Carlton for ITV
     
    Producer Michael Bartley
    Director Martyn Friend
    Starring
  • Aaron Harris
  • Helen Masters
  • Jack Shepherd
  • Tim Wylton
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    Crime drama about a Cornish police detective
    HTV for ITV
     
    Starring
  • Amanda Burton
  • Emilia Fox
  • William Gaminara
  • Tom Ward
  •  
    Drama series about a group of forensic pathologists
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
     
    Carnival Films
     
    Director Tim Leandro
    Starring
  • Donna Alexander
  • Ian Bleasedale
  • Robert Gwilym
  • Catherine Shipton
  •  
    Popular hospital drama set in an accident and emergency department
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    Producer Brian Eastman
    Director Tom Clegg
    Starring
  • Pam Ferris
  • Felicity Kendal
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    Mystery series about two gardening amateur detectives
    Carnival Films for ITV
     
    Producer Brian True-May
    Director Richard Holthouse
    Starring
  • Jim Carter
  • Henry Ian Cusick
  • John Hopkins
  • John Nettles
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    Popular detective drama
    Bentley Productions for ITV
     
    Producer Edward Bazalgette
    Director Edward Bazalgette
    Starring
  • Erdenetsetseg Bazarragchaa
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • Unurjargal Jigjidsuren
  • Orgil Makhaan
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    Docudrama about the life of Genghis Khan
    BBC for BBC1
     
     
    Working Title TV
     
    Producer James Hall
    Director Paul Wroblewski
    Starring
  • Graham Cole
  • Trudie Goodwin
  • Simon Rouse
  • Jeff Stewart
  •  
    Long-running series following uniform officers and detectives at an inner-city police station
    Thames Television for ITV
     

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    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

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