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…

Un Bore Mercher gets May transmission date on S4C

Welsh-language crime drama, Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith), became a huge success across the BBC network after it first aired on S4C in 2017. It aired on BBC One Wales in English, was retitled Keeping Faith and then broke records on the BBC’s iPlayer. It told the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (S1 E7/8)

We’re almost at the end of this twisty-turny Welsh-language crime drama and, carrying on from the end of episode six, there was a real sense that secrets were beginning to tumble out and things beginning to be resolved. We last saw Leighton – brother of the accused, Kelvin – in the back of the car…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (S1 E6/8)

During the previous five episode, this Welsh-language crime drama has proved itself to be a real twisty-turny affair, the lives of 12 jurors coming under intense scrutiny. It has been revealed that each one has been harbouring secrets galore, and the situation they’ve been thrust into has only amplified their idiosyncrasies, their fears and their…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (S1 E5/8)

Up until now, Welsh-language crime drama, 35 Awr, has been content to concentrate on the 12 jurors who have been tasked with trying to figure out who killed Heulwen. They’ve been manoeuvred expertly like chess pieces by writer Fflur Daffydd – they’ve been placed in confrontational situations and slowly but surely revealed secrets of their…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (E3&4/8)

It has been one of those weeks, so I’ve been a bit behind on 35 Awr, S4C’s latest Welsh-language crime drama. But I’m enjoying it and wanted to keep up with it – so far it has been an intriguing mix of a locked-room mystery and an external whodunit. The last time we saw our…

Report: Series two of Craith to begin production next month

We’ve been waiting for confirmation from S4C on whether there will be a series two of Craith (Hidden), the Welsh-language crime drama set in Snowdonia that proved to be a huge hit with readers of this site. From the makers of Y Gwyll (Hinterland), it featured Sian Reese-Williams as DI Cadi John, who, with DS Owen…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (E2/8)

Last week’s opening episode of Welsh crime drama 35 Awr was an intriguing first instalment, taking the traditional locked-room, jury thriller into new areas. In fact, by the end of it we were heading towards a single-location, almost Christie-esque thriller, with who-knows-what to come next. Leading up to that moment, we were introduced to the…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (S1 E1/8)

Over the past decade, Welsh drama has enjoyed a real boom, especially on the BBC, where the corporation has invested heavily in facilities, hubs and budgets. A knock-on effect of this investment has been S4C’s commitment to drama and, specifically, crime drama. During the past five years, we’ve enjoyed a number of high-quality, Welsh-language crime…

Un Bore Mercher begins production on second series

A little while ago, we brought you the news that Welsh series Un Bore Mercher had been recommissioned for a second series. The first series was, of course, broadcast in Welsh as Un Bore Mercher, then in English in Wales on BBC One Wales, and Keeping Faith went on to break BBC iPlayer records. Now news reaches…

Keeping Faith to air on BBC One

If there was a record for the amount of UK-based channels one series has appeared on Keeping Faith (Un Bore Mercher) might just hold it. Or at least it will after this summer. After doing the rounds on the Welsh-language S4C and BBC One Wales, as well as scoring a hit on the BBC’s iPlayer, news…