Document Actions

Daragh Carville

Daragh Carville is a playwright and screenwriter, best known for creating and writing ITV crime drama, The Bay, starring Morven Christie, first shown on ITV in 2019. The series attracted an average audience of over seven million viewers and has been nominated for the TV Choice Awards as Best New Drama.

Daragh Carville's other TV credits include Being Human (BBC3, 2013), 6Degrees (BBC NI, 2013/15) and The Smoke (Kudos/Sky One, 2014).

His plays include Language Roulette (Tinderbox Theatre Company, 1996/7), Observatory (Peacock, 1999), Family Plot (Tinderbox, 2005), This Other City (Tinderbox, 2009) and The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon (Dukes Theatre Lancaster / Oldham Coliseum, 2014).

His films are Middletown (dir. Brian Kirk, 2006) and Cherrybomb (dir. Lisa Barros d’Sa / Glen Leyburn, 2008.) And radio work includes Regenerations (Radio 3, 2001) and Dracula (Radio 4, 2003).

Daragh Carville has won both the Stewart Parker and the Meyer Whitworth awards for playwriting. He taught Creative Writing at Queen's University, Belfast from 1998 to 2008 and was part of the team that set up the university's Creative Writing hub, the Seamus Heaney Centre. He has taught at Birkbeck since 2015. He is currently working on a number of projects for TV, theatre and film, including the second series of The Bay, which will be shown on ITV in 2020.

Photo credit: John Baucher