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Hinterland (English Version) Series 1

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A Welsh language version (Y Gwyll) is also available. Please contact your sales representative for information on available rights.

Aberystwyth. Centuries old. A place of searing beauty. A natural crucible of colliding worlds, where history, myth and tradition come face to face with the modern and contemporary.

But its panoramic vistas and quaint facade hide a multitude of sins - this is a place that lives according to its own rules, a place where grudges fester, where the secrets of the past are buried deep.

Into this world steps DCI Tom Mathias. On the run from his past, our thirty-eight year old hero is a brilliant but troubled man. Having  abandoned his life in London, he finds himself holed up in a trailer park on the outskirts of town - a place filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own. His partner in crime is DI Mared Rhys.Thirtythree years old, Mared is intelligent and complex with demons of her own to conceal. Together, enigmatic outsider Mathias and hometown girl Mared form an engaging partnership.

Mathias is at the heart of every story. He is a man we instinctively trust, a man who knows that the key to solving that ultimate anti-social crime, murder, lies not in where you look for truth, but how you look. From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland and beyond, this is a detective drama with pace, poetry and scale.

A series made up of four two-hour films with stories that are original and local, yet timeless and universal.

Blood, soil and belonging.This is Hinterland.

Ep 1 - Devil's Bridge
In the cascading waters of the ancient ravine, the body of sixty-four year old Helen Jenkins is found face down, her teeth removed.
Ep 2 - Night Music
At a remote farmhouse in the mountains, the remains of sixty-nine year old Idris Williams are discovered. Bludgeoned to death, the investigation into his murder reveals the mountains' bloody past.
Ep 3 - Penwyllt
In the remote village of Penwyllt, the body of young traveller Michael Reynolds is discovered in the murky depths of a quarry lake.
Ep 4 - The Girl in the Water
In the marshlands of Aberystwyth, the body of murdered student Alys Thomas is found abandoned in an old rowing boat.

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Broadcast Awards 2015 - Best Drama Series (Nomination) and Best International Programme Sales (Nomination)
C21 Drama Awards 2014 - Best Consumer Marketing Campaign for a Drama Series (Nomination) plus two nominations including Best non-English language drama
BAFTA CYMRU AWARDS 2014 - Best Writing (Nomination) Best Director (Fiction) (Winner) and Best Photography & Lighting (Winner)
Monte Carlo Awards 2014 - Golden Nymph for Best TV Film (Nomination) and Outstanding Actor (Richard Harrington) (Nomination)
Spring 2014 CINE Golden Eagle Awards 2014 - Best Televised Fiction (Drama) (Nomination)
FIPA 2014 - Official Screening - European Creation
Eurovision Connect Awards 2014 - Best Promotion for a Fictional Programme (Nomination)


"Hinterland is spectacular" - The Guardian

"TV noir so good they made it twice - once in Welsh and once in English" - The Guardian

"Muscular display of Celtic independence" - The Telegraph

Credit Line

Fiction Factory Films for S4C with Tinopolis, all3media international, and BBC Wales


Richard Harrington (Lark Rise to Candleford), Mali Harries,


Ed Thomas, Ed Talfan, Jeff Murphy, David Joss Buckley


Executive Producer: Ed Thomas. Producers: Gethin Scourfield & Ed Talfan


Ed Thomas, Rhys Powys, Marc Evans, Gareth Bryn

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