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Sarah Hehir

Writer - Television Drama / Theatre / Radio Drama

Agent: Julie Press -

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Sarah was selected for the 2016 BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme, where she wrote a pilot episode of her original series ‘Quarry’. Her play ‘Zero Down’ about care assistants on zero-hour contracts had a successful run at the Pleasance Courtyard as part of the Edinburgh Festival and was also performed at the 503 Theatre. Her full length play ‘Child Z’, about child sexual exploitation, was performed at Southwark Theatre. She won the 2013 BBC Writer’s Prize sponsored by the Writersroom with her radio play ‘Bang Up’ which was broadcast on Radio Four.



The Archers (2020)
BBC Radio 4

8 episodes for the BBC’s contemporary radio drama

Doctors (2018-2019)

3 x 30′ episode of the long-running medical drama

TV Drama Writers' Programme (2017)
BBC Drama

Commissioned to write the pilot episode of her drama series ‘The Quarry’ as part of this BBC Drama scheme for new writers.


Pilot script for original series. Set in a small town on the South East coast of England. A gutsy stranger’s determination to expose a murder, drags her family into the dangerous heart of an isolated community.


A pilot script for an original children’s sci-fi drama series. Shortlisted for the CBBC New Writer’s Initiative in 2015.


Zero Down (2015-2016)
Pleasance Courtyard / 503 Theatre

A full length play set in the rest room of a run down nursing home. Underlying tensions start to surface, among the team of overworked care assistants on zero hours contracts. The play also received rehearsed readings as part of Playwrought, at the Arcola Theatre and at Bread and Roses Theatre.

Child Z (2015)
Southwark Theatre

A full length play looking at child sexual exploitation performed at Southwark Theatre. It also received rehearsed readings as part of Playwrought, at the Arcola Theatre and at Bread and Roses Theatre.

Echos Through the Dust (2014)
Little Pieces of Gold

Commissioned to write a play as part of Little Pieces of Gold showcase based on the theme of Social Media. When Katie comments on a retweet, a connection is made between two mothers in hospital beds two thousand miles apart.

The BBC Writers Prize (2013)
BBC Writersroom

Winner of this BBC Prize for new writing sponsored by the Writersroom. Sarah developed her play with Radio Four and is now on the Writersroom development scheme.

March (2013)

Short play performed at The Park Theatre as part of the Little Pieces of Gold Showcase.

Nick Darke Award (2012)

Shortlisted for this theatre Award.


Bang Up (2013)
BBC Radio Four

1 x 45 mins Radio Play
‘Bang Up’, charts the developing relationship between a young inmate and his teacher as they both struggle to face the future and make sense of their past.

Flixborough (2013)

New radio drama about the aftermath of a factory explosion in the 1970’s. In development with Radio Four Drama.