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…

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…