Upcoming crime drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum) has begun production, S4C tells us.
Transmitting on the Welsh-language channel, Yr Amgueddfa, is set in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff and takes viewers into the dark and dangerous world of art crime. It’s written by award-winning screenwriter and Killing Times favourite, Fflur Dafydd.
Dela Howells (Nia Roberts) is a successful woman – a faithful wife to her husband Alun (Gavin And Stacey’s Steffan Rhodri) and a loving mother to two children Daniel (Samuel Morgan-Davies) and Mags (Mared Jarman). She has just accepted the post of director-general of the museum and life is good.
On the same night that she is celebrating her new job in a party at the museum, she meets a young man Caleb (Steffan Cennydd), who has come along as the guest of her gay son Daniel. Dela is totally entranced by Caleb and falls into a passionate relationship with him. But Dela soon discovers that Caleb has some more sinister reasons for beginning a relationship with her.
Fflur says: “It’s nice to be able to draw attention to Wales’s institutions in a more creative way. It is some sort of mission in my work – going after things which feel a little bit invisible even though they are huge and important.
“Through the heritage thriller genre it feels that I am creating something which is totally unique to Wales, and because conventional thrillers are becoming a little bit old-hat, it’s quite nice to go after crime in the art world, where there are excitement and secrets of a different sort.”
Expect Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum) in the spring on S4C.