Thank you for visiting the HINTERLAND / Y GWYLL website.

It is my personal creation, set up to celebrate both the mood and feel of 'Welsh Noir' ('Cymru Noir') and the haunting beauty of the town of Aberystwyth and the county of Ceredigion.

I must admit that I came to this programme quite late. I first saw it on BBC4 in its English-speaking format when it was shown in April/May 2014. Because I enjoyed it so much that I purchased both the English and Welsh language versions on DVD, as well as the brilliant soundtrack CD.

Those of you who know me already will be familiar with my treatment of other tv/film media. I'm talking about Branagh's Wallander (which initially dealt with Ken Branagh's portrayal of the famous Swedish detective, but now deals with all the Wallander portrayals including Krister Henriksson and Rolf Lassgård), and Blowup Then And Now (which deals in a similar way with Michelangelo Antonioni's cult 1966 film starring David Hemmings).

I also run the Salem's Lot Then And Now website, which relates to the (much-better-than-the-2004-version) 1979 TV mini-series.

Hinterland/Y Gwyll is a brand new 4×120’ detective drama to be broadcast winter 2013-2014. Shot back to back in English and Welsh the series is a Fiction Factory co-production with S4C, Tinopolis and All3Media International for S4C, BBC Wales and BBC 4.

From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland, Aberystwyth Is the perfect setting for this brand new drama series. A place that lives by its own rules: a natural crucible of colliding worlds where history and myth meet the modern and contemporary. Blood,soil and belonging. This is Hinterland.

Into this world steps DCI TOM MATHIAS. On the run from his past, a brilliant but troubled man. Having abandoned his life in London, he isolates himself on the outskirts of town – a town filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own.

MATHIAS is partnered with DI MARED RHYS. Intelligent and complex, she is a mother wiser than her 33 years suggest. Together, enigmatic outsider Mathias and hometown girl Mared form an engaging relationship.

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, this is a detective drama with pace, poetry and scale. A series of four two-hour films with stories that are original and local, yet timeless and universal.

Although I have the greatest admiration and respect for the production values resulting from their collaboration, please note that this site is NOT affiliated to S4C, all3media, Tinopolis, Fiction Factory, BBC cymru/wales or the Welsh Government. To the best of my knowledge no residents of Aberystwyth or the county of Ceredigion were hurt or distressed in the making of this website.

Please note that all images are ©Hinterland Films Ltd unless otherwise stated where such material appears. This is a not-for-profit website set up for the enjoyment and entertainment of its visitors. No copyright infringement has, is, or ever will be intended. All rights reserved.