Writer for Television

Tony Saint is an award-winning screenwriter for television.

Tony has recently co-written and co-executive produced the TV series sequel to Das Boot for Bavaria Film, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment. He was also the creator, writer and exec producer of BBC1's 8-part series The Interceptor.

Tony's television single, Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley, was nominated for a BAFTA Breakthrough Award and the film went on to win three Broadcasting Press Guild Awards as well as achieving nominations for both Best Single Drama at the RTS Awards and Best Documentary Drama at the Grierson Awards.

Tony wrote the original television film Micro Men, starring Alexander Armstrong as Clive Sinclair. The film was directed by Saul Metzstein for Darlow Smithson and the BBC. Micro Men was nominated for an Royal Televison Society Award for Best Multi Channel Programme.

Tony wrote on On Expenses, a BBC4 film about journalist Heather Brooke's campaign for full transparency over MPs expenses under the Freedom of Information Act. The film was named "an outstanding hour" by The Times. 

Having written extensively on Series 2 of Sky/Cinemax's Strike Back, Tony returned as showrunner and co-producer on Series 3.

Tony is also a novelist who based his first book, Refusal Shoes, on his experiences working for the UK Immigration Service. He has since written two further novels, Blag and The ASBO Show. All three were published by Serpent's Tail.



Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Das Boot
8 x 60'
Writer Tony Saint

A sequel to Das Boot set to air on Sky in late 2018.

Bavaria Film, Sky Deutschland, Sonar Entertainment for SKY

Writer & Executive Producer 

  • Bérénice Bejo
  • Ecosse Films for France Télévisions
    In development
    Producer Patrick Schweitzer, Sarah Brown (Exec Producer)
    Director Farren Blackburn
  • O.T. Fagbenle
  • Lee Boardman
  • Melissa Johns
  • Jeany Spark
  • The  Interceptor takes us into the world of a crack undercover team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous and ruthless criminals.

    BBC Drama for BBC
    Creator Chris Ryan
    Producer Michael Casey
    Director Bill Eagles
  • Phillip Winchester
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Rhona Mitra
  • Tony was showrunner and co-producer for the third series.
    Left Bank Pictures / Cinemax for Sky 1


    Creator Chris Ryan
  • Philip Winchester
  • Sullivan Stapleton
  • Cinemax's first scripted prime-time original drama series, focuses on two members of a top-secret intelligence agency known as Section 20.
    Left Bank Pictures / Cinemax for Sky1
    Producer Stephen Wright
    Director Simon Cellan-Jones
  • David Calder
  • Brian Cox
  • Alex Jennings
  • Anna Maxwell-Martin
  • Comedy drama about Heather Brooke's four year battle with parliament to make politicians adhere to the Freedom of Information Act
    BBC for BBC4
    Micro Men
    1 x 90'
    Producer Andrea Cornwell
    Director Saul Metzstein
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Edward Baker-Duly
  • Stefan Butler
  • Martin Freeman
  • Comedy drama charting the rivalry between Clive Sinclair and his one-time employee Chris Curry.
    Darlow Smithson for BBC
    Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley
    Best Single Drama, Best Multi Channel Programme Broadcast Press Awards 2009
    1 x 60'
  • Jonathan Aris
  • Michael Gould
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Single drama for BBC4 starring Andrea Riseborough about Margaret Thatcher's early career and her struggle to be nominated as a parliamentary candidate in the Finchley constituency.

    Great Meadow for BBC
    The Whistleblowers
    Nominated for Best Drama at the Rose D'Or International Television Competition
    1 x 60'
    Producer Sanne Wohlenberg
    Director Paul Gay
  • Joe Armstrong
  • Dominic Coleman
  • Richard Coyle
  • Sarah Smart
  • Drama following two lawyers who witness a miscarriage of justice and decide to speak out about it.

    Carnival Film and Televsison for ITV
    1 x 30'
    Producer Clive Brill
  • Joe Armstrong
  • Glenn Doherty
  • Half hour original film for Channel 4's Coming Up strand set in a motorway service station
    IWC Media for Channel 4

    Adaptation of Ian Rankin novel, follow up to The Complaints. Malcolm Fox has been assigned an investigation concerning 3 police detectives, who are suspected of withholding information regarding their fellow co-worker, Paul Carter, who was charged with several acts of sexual assault.

    Leftbank Pictures
    In development
    Big Talk Productions for Sky1
    Producer Justin-Thompson Glover

    Based on the first in a series of novels by Sven Hassel. Published in 1953, the book provides an account of life as a soldier in European Russia during World War II.

    Artists Studio
    In development
    1 x 90'
    Set in June 1953, this is the story of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth.
    BBC for BBC1

    Adaptation of Ian Rankin's novel about a police complaints investigator in Lothian and Borders Police, Malcolm Fox.

    Left Bank Pictures for BBC
    Adaptation of Tim Lott's novel about a doctor with a seemingly perfect life who begins to doubt his family and to spy on them using CCTV in their home
    In development
    1 x 90'
    Single drama about the headmaster of an over subscribed inner city comprehensive
    In development
    Television film about a disgraced foreign office civil servant posted to Helmand in Afghanistarn as a chance to make amends
    Leftbank Pictures for Channel 4
    in development
    2 x 60'
    Adaptation of the detective novel by Michael Robotham
    Blueprint Pictures
    in development