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…

REVIEW Y Golau (S1 E6/6)

S4C’s latest Welsh-language crime drama, Y Golau, has been – so far – an excellent watch, full of subtleties, an intriguing plot and a compelling whodunit. As ever with these things, the final episode of any crime series is important – for the characters to get closure (and boy, do Sharon and Joe and everyone…

REVIEW Y Golau (S1 E5/6)

After episode four’s escalation in drama – specifically, some key reveals right at the end of the instalment – I couldn’t wait to tuck into the penultimate episode to see where this story went next. And yes, there was plenty of fall-out and a continuation of the story. But it went about it all in…

REVIEW Y Golau (S1 E3&4/6)

During episode three of this intriguing, excellent and very human crime drama, there was a moment that really encapsulated what this show is all about – the details in grief. During an argument with Gafyn, he turned off Sharon’s hallway light. Sharon went berserk and told her ex that she had not turned off that…

REVIEW Y Golau (S1 E2/6)

The opening episode of Y Golau (The Light), the latest Welsh-language cab off the S4C rank was an intriguing, beautifully-played drama about a woman still struggling to come to terms with the murder of her daughter Ela 18 years before. Her grief was not only poignantly portrayed but also amplified thanks to the return of…

REVIEW Y Golau (S1 E1/6)

As regular readers of this website will know, I’m a big fan of S4C’s Welsh-language dramas. Over the years, we’ve had the likes of Y Gwyll/Hinterland, Craith/Hidden, Yr Amgeuddfa/The Museum… the list goes on. So far, the channel’s output has fallen into two camps – the slow, thoughtful procedurals of Y Gwyll and Craith (heavy…

BBC announces Mo Hayder adaptation Wolf

The BBC has announced a new six-part crime drama – Wolf – to be produced by the makers of Sherlock, Hartswood Films. It’s based on one of the Jack Caffery novels written by the late, great Mo Hayder, who tragically passed away in 2021. Furthermore, one of its stars is Killing Times favourite, Sian Reese-Williams….

Yr Amgueddfa begins filming season 2

S4C series Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum) is getting a second series. And, furthermore, creator Fflur Dafydd has revealed that it has already started filming. Dafydd tweeted out an image showing a clipboard with the first scene scrawled on it yesterday. Actress Siân Parry-Williams replied to the tweet, intimating that she is taking part in series two. In…

S4C announces The Light In The Hall for 2022

Welsh public broadcaster S4C has commissioned a brand new six-part psychological thriller The Light In The Hall /Y Golau.  Written and created by Regina Moriarty (Murdered By My Boyfriend) the series will star Alexandra Roach (who we last saw in ITV’s Viewpoint), Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon and Joanna Scanlan. Filming starts this autumn with broadcast…

REVIEW Craith (S3 E6/6)

How often have we all looked forward to a series finale only to be let down by huge, gaping plot holes, unexplained moments, tepid endings or a set-up for further series? The good news is that Craith provided none of these letdowns. And thank goodness – lest we forget, this was not only the series…

REVIEW Craith (S3 E5/6)

At the end of episode four, we saw Siôn Thomas strangle Father McEwan in his vestry. Up until that point, even if we suspected it and hoped it wasn’t true, Siôn was revealed to be a double-killer, all because his beloved mother had been the victim of an arson attack all those years go. In…