REVIEW: 35 Awr (S1 E8/8)

Where to start with this series finale of 35 Awr? As ever, it’s always wise to go right back to the very beginning, and, in this case, that very first scene where we saw someone barricade themselves into their hotel room, a couple having sex in the shower, and a person on fire being filmed…

The Killing Times Podcast, episode nine: 35 Awr’s Fflur Dafydd

Episode nine of our podcasts features 35 Awr’s Fflur Dafydd. A novelist, teacher and screenwriter, Fflur is the person behind S4C’s 35 Awr – a twisty-turny, Welsh-language thriller based around 12 jurors and the murder case they have to grapple with. Add jurors each with their own agenda (and secrets if their own), it’s an…

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…

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…