REVIEW Un Bore Mercher (S3 E1&2/6)

The return of arguably the most successful Welsh crime drama of all time has been much heralded, not least on these pages, but when you see Faith Howells again in her new coat, your heart begins to sing in a way that isn’t matched by many dramas in this genre. One of the most put-upon…

S4C reveals first trailer for Un Bore Mercher

It isn’t long now until the third and final series of Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith). The Welsh-language crime drama, starring Eve Myles as Faith Howells, begins on S4C on 1st November. And now we have a trailer. We also got a short teaser yesterday. Although we don’t have any log-lines, we can see that…

S4C confirms transmission date for Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith

One of the shows we’ve been looking forward to this autumn is the third and final series of Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith). Now we now when it’s going to be on Welsh-language channel S4C has confirmed that Sunday 1st November is the date for our diaries. Gwenllian Gravelle, Drama Commissioner for S4C, said; “We…

Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith resumes filming in Wales

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating affect on many industries, not least film and television. But as lockdowns are eased in many countries, we’re hearing that some of our favourite series are back on schedule. Last week we brought you news that Fargo was about to start filming again, and now we’re hearing that…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E6/6)

Over the course of five episodes, we’ve seen Faith Howells deal with a lot. More than most, in fact. She’s had to reap the consequences from all the wheeling and dealing she was forced to do after her husband Evan had done a runner; deal with Evan’s return, incarceration, release and potential affair with the…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E5/6)

I mistakenly thought that this second series was eight episodes long, but it is, in fact, six episodes. To be honest, I think it could’ve done with those eight episodes because the plot is starting to become unwieldy and slightly confusing. We have the murder of William Vaughan and his wife Madlen languishing in jail…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E4/6)

Some of the most touching, human and impressively acted moments in Un Bore Mercher happen right at the end of each episode, during the musical montage. In recent weeks, we’ve seen Faith struggle to deal with the impending release of Evan from jail, the Vaughan court case and the fact that Gael Reardon (and Breeze…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E3/6)

There was a moment in this third episode of the second series of Un Bore Mercher that made me want to stand up and break out into applause. It wasn’t a sensational plot twist, it wasn’t a line of dialogue and nor was it a lovingly photographed shot of the Welsh countryside. It was a…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E2/6)

It’s always tricky for a series that enjoyed a successful first run to pick up the momentum and hit the ground running in its follow-up. That tricky second album syndrome. For writer and creator Matthew Hall, it’s a case of moving chess pieces around, giving the characters plausible and believable challenges to develop them; to…