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Hinterland (BBC-4 2014, Richard Harrington, Mali Harries)

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Detective drama series set in Aberystwyth against the backdrop of mountainous terrain, isolated farms and close-knit villages.

Hinterland marks the first time both English and Welsh languages have played a prominent role in a drama series broadcast by the BBC. The Welsh language elements have on-screen subtitles. The Welsh language version of the series, Y Gwyll, was broadcast in October and November on S4C and the series got a national screening on BBC-4 later in the year. It’s more than likely that the UK love for all things Nordic Noir (and from that a willingness to watch shows that are subtitles) that paved the way for the show.

production details
UK / BBC One Wales – BBC Four – Fiction Factory / x90 minute episodes / Broadcast from 4 January 2014

Creators: Ed Talfan, Ed Thomas

cast
Richard Harrington as DCI Tom Mathias
Alex Harries as DC Lloyd Elis
Mali Harries as DI Mared Rhys
Hannah Daniel as DS Siân Owens
Aneirin Hughes as Chief Superintendent Brian Prosser