Welsh-language channel, we already know, is the home of Hinterland (or Y Gwyll as its called in its original tongue). We also know that the channel has a working relationship with the BBC (Hinterland appears on both BBC Wales and BBC4 in different forms), and now the two channels have announced that they’re partnering on a new series, billed as a ‘domestic noir’.
Keeping The Faith (Un Bore Mercher) is an eight-part series that will start production this month and will premiere this autumn as Un Bore Mercher on S4C, followed by an English language version called Keeping Faith on BBC One Wales early next year.
Filmed back-to-back in Welsh and English, the series tells the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith (Eve Myles) as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband. She comes to discover that her beautiful, idyllic home town, set on the estuary, harbours many dark secrets that threaten the lives of Faith and her family. Faith’s ordeal transforms her from a stay-at-home, fun-loving and carefree mother to detective, action hero and lover. She takes risks and gambles and finds a new inner strength.
Written by Matthew Hall – writer of Kavanagh QC – and adapted into Welsh by Anwen Huws, the series will be filmed on location in the Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire and around Laugharne, with studio scenes recorded in Bridgend. A cast of some of Wales’ best loved talent include Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch, 35 Diwrnod, Y Gwyll/Hinterland), Mali Harries (Y Gwyll/Hinterland), Mark Lewis Jones (Stella, Byw Celwydd, National Treasure) and Aneirin Hughes (Y Gwyll/Hinterland).
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