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Sarah Hehir

Writer - Television Drama / Theatre / Radio Drama

Agent: Julie Press -

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Sarah is currently writing for the BBC’s drama ‘Doctors‘ and is also a member of the writing team for ‘The Archers‘ for BBC Radio 4. She was selected for the 2016 BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme, where she wrote a pilot episode of her original series ‘The 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.


Television / Audio / Film

Doctors (2019-2023)

10 x 30′ episodes of the long-running medical drama

The Archers (2020-2023)
BBC Radio 4

Multiple episodes for the BBC’s contemporary radio drama

Snapcatch (2021)

Short Film

Wild Garlic (2020)
Applause Rural Touring

Audio Drama

Bang Up (2013)
BBC Radio 4

Award-winning 1 x 45′ Afternoon Drama


The Shadow Garden (2023-2024)
National Theatre Gjilan, Kosovo & Balkan Tour

Longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize & Verity Bargate Award

The Facility (2022)

Key Stage 3 play text exploring marginalised voices & the power of protest

Zero Down (2016-2017)
Theatre 503 / Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh Fringe

Theatre 503 (2016)
Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh Fringe (August 2017)

**** The Scotsman

Child Z (2016)
Southwark Playhouse

Selected for the Arcola PlayWrought Festival then showed at Southwark Playhouse & Brook Theatre Chatham.

The Son of a Precariat (2016)
Southwark Playhouse

A one-act play

Echoes Through the Dust (2014)
Park Theatre

Published in Bare Fiction & Short Plays with Great Roles for Women (Routledge)

The Fourth Circle (2013)
Rochester Literary Festival

A one-act play

March (2013)
Park Theatre

Short play

Survived (2012)
Sun Pier House

A site-specific immersive performance

Needlefoot (2012)
Orleans House

A collaborative promenade performance project with school pupils & Rambert dancers.


Longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize & Verity Bargate Award (2022)

Final shortlist for BBC Studios Writers’ Academy (2019)

The Seafort Final Draft Big Break Quarter Finalist One Hour Pilot (2018)

BBC TV Pilot Programme (2016/17)

Longlisted for BBC Screenplay First (2016)

Shortlisted for CBBC New Voices (2014)

Dark Finalist Immersive Storytelling Portal Entertainment (2013)

Bang Up Winner of BBC Writer’s Prize (2013)

Bang Up Shortlisted for Nick Darke Award (2012)

Original TV Drama Pilots

The Quarry

A psychological drama set across two time periods

The Seafort

A dark mystery set on the edge of the Medway Estuary


A post-apocalyptic young adult adventure


Creative Writing Tutor, HM Young Offenders Cookham Wood (2020)

Creative Writing Tutor, HM Young Offenders Rochester (2009 – 2011)

Workshop leader & dramaturg working with teenage school refusers writing plays & films for performance, Limerick, Ireland (2001 – 2005)

Media Studies examiner & coursework moderator (1997 – 2003)

Teacher of Drama, English & Media Studies, Abraham Moss High School, Manchester (1997 – 2001)