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Tara Hepburn


Agent: Emilie Loldrup Hansen -

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Originally from Aberdeen, Tara Hepburn is a Glasgow-based journalist and emerging screenwriter who recently received her first professional credit in television drama, writing episode two of BBC Scotland & BBC One’s flagship mini-series Granite Harbour, for which she was nominated for the TV Foundation’s Debut Writer (Episodic Credit) Award 2023.

Tara began her screenwriting career in 2019 when she was shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Room, reaching the final 30 out of over 1000 applicants. In the same year, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the NFTS Scotland screenwriting course Writing the TV Pilot where she developed her comedy/drama thriller All Killer, No Filler which was longlisted for the 2020 BBC Drama Room and shortlisted for 4Screenwriting 2020.

Tara was named by the BBC as one of their “Scottish Voices” for 2020/21 and invited to participate in a development programme with the company. During her time on Scottish Voices, Tara has broadened her writing experience: writing jokes for BBC Scotland’s Breaking The News, contributing ideas for CBeebies Presents and writing sketches for BBC Short Stuff.



Studio Hamburg UK

Original series in development

Harpies & Quines
Factual Fiction

Original comedy drama series optioned by Factual Fiction

All Killer, No Filler
Original Spec Script

A deadpan librarian reluctantly teams up with an enthusiastic super-nerd to investigate a local cold case.
All Killer, No Filler is a 6×30 comedy drama about two awkward millennials who would literally rather investigate a decades-old murder case, than admit they might just like each other’s company.
Longlisted for the 2020 BBC Drama Room and shortlisted for 4Screenwriting 2020.


Granite Harbour (2022)
LA Productions / BBC One / BBC Scotland

Wrote Episode 2 of the 3-parter British police procedural television drama series set in Aberdeen, Scotland, which broadcast December 2022

Nominated: Debut Writer (Episodic Credit) at the TV Foundation’s New Voice Awards 2023

Breaking the News (2020)
BBC Scotland

Additional material

BBC Short Stuff (2020)
BBC Scotland

Sketches commissioned


Glasgow Venues Editor (2018)
The Skinny
Restaurant Reviewer (2009-2020)
The List Magazine

ELLE, Women’s Health, The Scotsman, The Herald, Reader’s Digest, Stylist

Training and Awards

BAFTA Full Membership Connect Tier for emerging talent, 2022

CBBC New Voices Participant, 2021

BBC Writersroom Scottish Voices Participant, 2020 – 2021

Creative Scotland Our Voices Participant 2021

BAFTA Guru Access Pass Winner 2021

NFTS Writing the TV Pilot Scholarship Winner 2019