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…

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