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.





original drama series,
Red Production Company,
in development
Dartmoor Killing
feature film (co-written with Peter Nicholson),
Producer Jayne Chard
Director Peter Nicholson
  • Gemma-Leah Devereux, Rebecca Night and Callum Blue
    on release later in 2015
    3 x 60’ original drama,
    Hat Trick
    in development
    Producer Sita Williams
    Director Ashley Pearce
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Ashley Walters
  • Ewen Bremner
  • John Bishop
    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
  • 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
  • Aaron Harris
  • Helen Masters
  • Jack Shepherd
  • Tim Wylton
    Crime drama about a Cornish police detective
    HTV for ITV
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pam Ferris
  • Felicity Kendal
    Mystery series about two gardening amateur detectives
    Carnival Films for ITV
    Producer Brian True-May
    Director Richard Holthouse
  • Jim Carter
  • Henry Ian Cusick
  • John Hopkins
  • John Nettles
    Popular detective drama
    Bentley Productions for ITV
    Producer Edward Bazalgette
    Director Edward Bazalgette
  • Erdenetsetseg Bazarragchaa
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • Unurjargal Jigjidsuren
  • Orgil Makhaan
    Docudrama about the life of Genghis Khan
    BBC for BBC1
    Working Title TV
    Producer James Hall
    Director Paul Wroblewski
  • 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




    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4






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