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…

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…