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James Hey

Writer - TV Drama

Agent: Jean Kitson -

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In 2013 James was one of 11 writers selected for development by the BBC Writersroom, having submitted his television drama pilot Darkness Falls. He has since written a further five scripts under the mentoring of the BBC.

James was selected for the 2016 Channel 4Screenwriting Course, writing Karma, a tv drama pilot episode. His first play A Gradual Loss of Control was long-listed for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize. He also successfully completed the BBC Doctors shadow scheme and is currently working on ideas for the series, as well as for original television and film drama.


Original Work

Karma (2016)
60' TV drama pilot

A female British Asian detective is forced to choose between covering up a crime or protecting her son.

The Auctioneer (2015)
Feature film

A sex trafficking cop’s worlds collide when he becomes involved with a troubled teenager.

A Gradual Loss of Control (2014)

Sex, betrayal and sibling rivalry underpin a darkly comic tale of dysfunctional family life.

In This Life or The Next (2014)
Radio Play

Love survives death, but can it survive in paradise?

The Long Rebound (2013)
Radio Play

A man is left his ex-wife’s diary after her death and its revelations threaten to destroy his second marriage.