S4C drops Craith teaser ahead of series two premiere

One of the treats we have to look forward to in the coming weeks is series two of Craith. The Welsh-language crime drama – which airs first on S4C – returns for a second series on Sunday 17th November. And S4C has dropped an intriguing teaser ahead of the premiere. “52 Harris Avenue… Jyst halwch…

S4C confirms Craith series two transmission date

We at The Killing Times Towers have earmarked series two of excellent Welsh crime drama, Craith (Hidden), and have been keeping an ear to the ground to find out when it will transmit. Now we know. The series, set in Snowdonia in North Wales, sees the return of DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) and DS…

BBC One confirms Keeping Faith series two transmission date

Regular readers will know that S4C has already played series two of Un Bore Mercher. And, as regular readers of the Welsh-language crime drama, there’s always an English version that follows soon after. Now we know when Keeping Faith – as it’s known in the English language – will start its second series on BBC…

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…

REVIEW: Un Bore Mercher (S2 E1/6)

I have to admit something. Despite being thrilled by the surge in Cymru Noir, the first series of Un Bore Mercher slipped through the net when it aired first on S4C (look, we can’t watch everything, ok?).  When it went onto air on BBC One, it slipped through the net again. And, of course, it…

REVIEW: Enid a Lucy (S1 E1/4)

This one almost sneaked under the radar. After the success of 35 Awr (read our reviews here), S4C brings us Enid a Lucy – a four-part series that looked, on paper, like it might be a Welsh equivalent of Thelma and Louise. While it didn’t exactly pan out that way – although it might do…

BBC One Wales to broadcast S4C’s Bang

We’ve already had one very good Welsh-language crime drama this year – 35 Awr – and series two of Craith is on the way, but in the middle BBC One Wales has signed up another crime drama from Wales. Set in the steel town of Port Talbot and already broadcast on S4C, Bang is a…