REVIEW Craith (S3 E2/6)

Last week’s series opener compellingly laid the platform for the third and final series of Craith, and offered up an intriguing murder mystery as only Craith could – present a number of suspects in bleak and beautiful landscapes, each of them living hard, unforgiving lives. As we all know by now, Craith is more of…

REVIEW Craith (S3 E1/6)

One of my personal favourite crime dramas is Craith (or Hidden as its known in the English language), and it’s not just me – it has developed a real cult following during its run, first in Welsh on S4C and then in English on BBC Four. Its return is bittersweet. Yes, we get new Craith,…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S1 E6/6)

To say this Welsh series has had its twists and turns is a huge understatement. For five episodes now we’ve seen museum boss Della Howells pulled this way and that, from having an illicit affair with an apparently Tom Ripley-type character to finding out that her father was implicit in an art crime ring headed…

REVIEW Yr Amguedffa (S1 E5/6)

I’m calling this now: Yr Amguedffa is the craziest, most fun, most bonkers crime drama you’ll see all year. Just when you think it’s going in one direction, it careers off onto another entirely unexpectedly. There’s some mad, warped genius behind this, and this episode – the penultimate pennod – revealed so much and then…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S1 E4/6)

After last week’s episode of Yr Amgeuddfa (episode three, I should say… S4C seems to have dropped a cheeky fourth episode in the middle of last week, before its regular Sunday-night slot) I needed a cold shower. The twists, and the turns and the revelations came thick and fast in a breathless crime drama tsunami….

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S3 E3/6)

At the beginning of the middle episode of this series I began screaming at the television. By the end of it by I was saying “wow”, utterly breathless. After three episodes Yr Amgueddfa really did catch fire and suddenly became a must-watch, addictive affair where you couldn’t wait to see what happens next. And it…

REVIEW Yr Amgueddfa (S1 E1/6)

The inexorable march of the Welsh crime thriller continues, thanks to this new, six-part series on S4C. Penned by the prolific Fflur Dafydd, the brilliant creative mind involved with the likes of 35 Awr and 35 Dirwnod, Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum in English) threatens to provide another neat spin on the genre. Quietly, Welsh crime…

Craith season three: Sian Reese-Williams confirms filming start

In great news for fans of Welsh crime drama, Craith star Sian Reese-Williams has confirmed filming has begun on series three. Taking to Twitter, Reese-Williams shared an image of a clipboard with ‘Slate 1, Take 1’ written on it. She captioned the image: “Right then…” Reese-Williams and co-star SiĆ“n Alun Davies will return as DCI…

Welsh crime drama The Museum: When is it on and how can I watch?

The prolific Fflur Dafydd is a friend to The Killing Times, and her latest crime drama for S4C – The Museum – has been in production for a while now. Sadly, like many other dramas, its production has been affected by the COVID pandemic. However, there’s good news oout of Wales today – the series…

Filming begins on Welsh crime drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum)

Upcoming crime drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum) has begun production, S4C tells us. Transmitting on the Welsh-language channel, Yr Amgueddfa, is set in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff and takes viewers into the dark and dangerous world of art crime. It’s written by award-winning screenwriter and Killing Times favourite, Fflur Dafydd. Dela Howells…

Craith/Hidden renewed for third and final series

We could all do with some good news, and thankfully it looks increasingly like television is the place to find it. This morning S4C and BBC Cymru Wales announced that it had renewed superior Welsh crime drama Craith (Hidden) for a third and final series. “Hidden has been a superb returning series for BBC Wales…