Daragh Carville is an award-winning writer from Northern Ireland who lives in the North West. Daragh is currently writing original drama THE BAY for Tall Story/ITV, created with director Richard Clark. He is also developing a major new US TV drama with actor John Cusack. His wide-ranging TV experience includes episodes of THE SMOKE (Kudos/Sky One), BEING HUMAN (BBC) and 6 DEGREES (BBC NI). He also wrote the feature films MIDDLETOWN, directed by Brian Kirk, and CHERRYBOMB, a coming of age story set in Northern Ireland with Rupert Grint and James Nesbitt. On the theatre side, Daragh is known for the plays THIS OTHER CITY and LANGUAGE ROULETTE and most recently his new play, HISTORY was produced by Tinderbox Theatre Co.
The Award Winning writer, play wright and creator of the all new crime drama set in Morecambe, joins us to discuss his life, work and 'The Bay'.
Written by award winning writer and playwright Daragh Carville (Being Human, The Smoke, Cherrybomb), The Bay is set in the unique coastal town of Morecambe Bay.
When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation in Morecambe Bay, at first it seems like any other – tragic, but all too familiar. As a police Family Liaison Officer, she’s trained never to get emotionally involved. Her job is to support families during the worst time of their lives whilst also to be the eyes and ears of the police investigation; a cuckoo in the nest. But there’s something very different about this particular case. With horror Lisa realises she’s got a personal connection with this frightened family; one that could compromise her and the investigation. As she grapples to get justice for the grieving family, Lisa discovers it could come at the cost of her own.
Executive Producer, Catherine Oldfield, said:
“Daragh has written a fantastic contemporary crime story with a flawed but entirely relatable heroine at its heart. We are delighted to be bringing Daragh’s writing to the screen for ITV.”
ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill, said:
“It’s always a challenge to find a fresh take on crime, but Daragh Carville has written a very real crime story about family and community, which is distinctive, compelling and beautifully crafted.”
Filming will begin in Morecambe and the surrounding area in the summer of 2018.