S4C announces transmission date for series two of Bang

We always like to keep one eye on what’s happening in Wales, and especially what’s happening on S4C. The Welsh-language channel has announced the transmission date for series two of Welsh cop show, Bang. 💥 BANG2⃣ Cyfres 2 | Series 2📆 23 Chwefror | 23 February pic.twitter.com/SnxZ93XTwf — S4C 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@S4C) February 4, 2020 The…

S4C names transmission date for 35 Diwrnod: Parti Plu

Filming has finished and post-production work is well underway in the latest series S4C’s Welsh-language crime drama 35 Diwrnod (35 Days). Furthermore, the channel has confirmed its transmission date. Last year S4C changed 35 Diwrnod to 35 Awr with all the action happening over 35 hours in a country hotel. The writer Fflur Dafydd was nominated for a Bafta…

BBC Four announces transmission date for series two of Hidden

One of the emerging series from the past few years, is Welsh crime drama Hidden. Called Craith in its native language, the series is coming back fro a second series (this has already aired in Welsh on S4C, so if you want to avoid spoilers stay clear of our reviews). Now we know when BBC…

REVIEW: Craith (S2 E6/6)

With Mia on the run, Connor attempting to take his own life and Lee in custody, the gang who had been causing havoc in and around the mist-shrouded streets of Blaenau Ffestiniog, as well as its surrounding woods, roads and quarries, looked for all the world as though it had finally been cornered; their ever-violent…

REVIEW: Craith (S2 E5/6)

We’re almost at an end of this superb second series of Craith, and as befits a six-episode series that is nearing the end the pace really picked up in tonight’s instalment. I did wonder at one stage whether Mia, Connor and Lee were indeed responsible for the murder of schoolteacher Geraint Elis, and whether there…

REVIEW: Craith (S2 E4/6)

“Does grief last forever?” “It has to. Otherwise what does losing someone mean?” When lines of such power, poignancy and heartbreaking truths hit you right in the chest and make you cave in, it’s easy to forget that beneath the slow-burn and the stunning shots of Gwynned and Snowdonia, there’s real skill on show here…

REVIEW: Craith (S2 E3/6)

After a manic week or so, I was looking forward to catching up with Craith again, the brooding Welsh Noir that has pushed its métier of slow-burn, menacing atmosphere and style of storytelling to new levels in its second series. And, as ever, this third episode of the series pushed the envelope when it came…

REVIEW: Craith (S2 E2/6)

You just know in Welsh crime dramas that the landscape will feature heavily, and so it does in this second series of Craith. Using the ancient mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog as its backdrop, there are certain shots that just take the breath away. One scene in particular in tonight’s episode had my bones aching…

REVIEW: Craith (S2 E1/6)

One of the more gratifying trends in crime dramas has been the rise of Welsh Noir. Over the past five years, Welsh-language channel S4C has been at the forefront of this output, with series like Y Gwyll/Hinterland and Une Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith, both featuring the cream of the country’s acting and creative talent (as well…

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…