Graham Hurley

Agent:  Conrad Williams

Biography: Former award-winning documentary producer, now much published novelist, scriptwriter and playwright, Graham's critically acclaimed Faraday series of twelve crime novels set in Portsmouth is being adapted as a sequence of event feature length TV movies by Geteve, Paris and broadcast on France 2. In addition to producing over twenty novels, Graham has been commissioned to write numerous TV scripts, including the six-part series RULES OF ENGAGEMENT for ITV. He is currently adapting THE TAKE, one of his Inspector Faraday novels for The Mob (Vadim Jean) as the first in a planned series of event adaptations of the entire Faraday series for British TV. 

Film and TV productions and current developments:

  • THE TAKE (TV adaptation of Graham's novel for The Mob Productions)
  • DYING FOR BEGINNERS (A thriller feature film about commercialised euthanasia, optioned to Cyclops Vision, director Stuart Urban)
  • SABBATHMAN (A 3 x 90" adaptation of his novel for Granada)
  • RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (Six episode mini-series for ITV, starring Derek Fowlds and Kenneth Cranham, directed by Rob Walker)
  • BERGERAC (One episode for the BBC)
  • HOMICIDE (Six episodes for Crawford Associates)
  • THE POINT ABOUT INGE (ITV)
  • SOME WAY OFF THE ROAD (ITV)

Plays:

  • WILLOUGHBY AND SON
  • THE VIOLENCE OF THE ENEMY
  • A PRAYER TO SANTA BARBARA
  • LA VIE ANGLAISE
  • DON'T YOU SEE THE SHIPS A'COMING?
  • ME AND MR HAYDN
  • THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS

Published novels and non-fiction:

  • LUCKY BREAK? (Published by Milestone)
  • RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (Published by Pan Macmillan)
  • REAPER (Published by Pan Macmillan)
  • THE DEVIL'S BREATH (Published by Pan Macmillan)
  • THUNDER IN THE BLOOD (Published by Pan Macmillan)
  • SABBATHMAN (Published by Pan Macmillan)
  • THE PERFECT SOLDIER (Published by Pan Macmillan)
  • HEAVEN'S LIGHT (Published by Pan Macmillan)
  • AIRSHOW (Published by Orion)
  • NOCTURNE (Published by Orion)
  • PERMISSIBLE LIMITS (Published by Orion)
  • TURNSTONE (Published by Orion)
  • THE TAKE (Published by Orion)
  • ANGELS PASSING (Published by Orion)
  • DEADLIGHT (Published by Orion)
  • CUT TO BLACK (Published by Orion)
  • BLOOD AND HONEY (Published by Orion)
  • ONE UNDER (Published by Orion)
  • THE PRICE OF DARKNESS (Published by Orion)
  • NO LOVELIER DEATH (Published by Orion)
  • BEYOND REACH (Published by Orion)
  • BORROWED LIGHT (Published by Orion)
  • HAPPY DAY (Published by Orion)
  • STRICTLY NO FLOWERS (Published by Orion)
  • THE CHOP (Published by Barrington,  Stoke)
  • THE GHOSTS OF 2012 (Published by Barrington,  Stoke)
  • ESTUARY (Self-published on Kindle)
  • BACKSTORY (Self-published on Kindle)
  • Plus miscellaneous freelance articles in The Guardian, Hampshire Life, Granta; and five years' worth of columns in The Portsmouth News.
  • Graham has been twice short-listed for the Theakstons' Crime Award.

Awards for documentary production:

  • BETTER DEAD? (Chicago, 1972)
  • COMRADES IN ARMS? (New York, 1980)
  • SPLIT SECONDS (London, 1980)
  • TASK FORCE SOUTH (New York, 1982)
  • SUCKERS? (London, 1985)
  • JUNKIE (London, 1986)
  • GOING SOLO (Houston, 1991)