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Hinterland 

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A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Harrington ...  DCI Tom Mathias 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Mali Harries Mali Harries ...  DI Mared Rhys 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Alex Harries Alex Harries ...  DC Lloyd Ellis 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Hannah Daniel ...  DS Sian Owen 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Aneirin Hughes Aneirin Hughes ...  Chief Supt Brian Prosser 13 episodes, 2013-2016
Geraint Morgan Geraint Morgan ...  Iwan Thomas 6 episodes, 2013-2016
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On the run from his London past, DCI Tom Mathias, a brilliant but troubled man, isolates himself on the outskirts of a town filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own. Partnered with the intelligent and complex DI Mared Rhys, they form an engaging relationship as they embark on solving cases that involve the ultimate anti-social crime, murder.

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Welsh | English

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28 April 2014 (UK) See more »

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Hinterland See more »

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The police station in the series was a county council office until about 2009. It adjoins what was the Aberystwyth police station before it moved to its current location in the late 1990's. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Hinterland (y gwyll) S3 (2018) See more »

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Cannot wait.
26 February 2014 | by showmaster-934-985519See all my reviews

For those asking, yes the series will continue, not least because the Scands want it to after it was sold to Denmark. The actors say it was the hardest thing they have done, filming it back-to-back in Welsh and then English, but was well worth it.

Hinterland not only refers to the setting in the hills and sea coasts around Aberystwyth and Mid-Wales but to the plot lines where all the crimes have a backstory or hinterland of their own. It also refers to each individual character and not just the leads. There is no cardboard cut-out anywhere and all have motives and biases deeply rooted in the unknown, thus far, past which has made them who they are. I know a real-life person just like every character portrayed so far, got them spot on.

If you like shoot-em-up all-action fantasy this is not for you since scenes can be silent and slow, revealing emotion and thought processes but if you have any liking for fringe cultures such as Scandinavian noir then dig in. The tension is often unbearable not least the tension waiting for the next series.


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