Dal y Mellt starts on S4C: Five things to know

There’s a new Welsh-language crime drama starting on S4C tonight (Sunday 2nd October), called Dal y Mellt. Demonstrating the breadth of material coming out of Wales in the crime drama genre, it’s something a bit different.

So what’s it all about?

It’s been adapted from a novel

Dal y Mellt is an adaptation of the novel of the same name. Its author – who also adapted the script and co-produced, actor and performer Iwan ‘Iwcs’ Roberts said: “People have compared the series to Peaky Blinders or Guy Ritchie’s work, but I don’t think it’s like anything you’ve seen before. It’s like lightning. It’s fierce, witty and gripping.”

What’s it about?

We follow the troubled story of the main character, Carbo, and accompany him on an exciting and entertaining journey as he is drawn into a world of wrongdoing, lies, secrets and heartbreak. 

Who’s in it?

There are some familiar names in Dal y Mellt. The cast is led by Keeping Faith’s Mark Lewis Jones, and look out for Gwïon Morris Jones, Dyfan Roberts, Lois Meleri-Jones (who we’ve seen in Craith/Hidden before), Graham Land, Siw Hughes, Ali Yassine and Owen Arwyn.

What does Dal y Mellt mean?

Dal y Mellt in the English means Catch The Lightning, which seems to sum up this heist caper perfectly!

Where can you watch it?

It will be released episodically by S4C (which you can watch on iPlayer with subtitles) every week. However, you can watch the whole series on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer after the first episode.

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