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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 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Mali Harries Mali Harries ...  DI Mared Rhys 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Alex Harries Alex Harries ...  DC Lloyd Ellis 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Hannah Daniel ...  DS Sian Owen 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Aneirin Hughes Aneirin Hughes ...  Chief Supt Brian Prosser 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Geraint Morgan Geraint Morgan ...  Iwan Thomas 6 episodes, 2013-2016
Geraint Lewis Geraint Lewis ...  Dr. Haydn Blake 5 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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Det karga landet See more »

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Speaking scenes were filmed twice, in English and then in Welsh; the show was broadcast in both languages. (The English version was filmed first as not all the crew spoke Welsh.)

The translations are as direct as possible, but Welsh scenes, it being a more poetic language, were often accomplished with fewer words. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Hinterland S2 (y gwyll) (2017) See more »

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Brilliant. At least on par with the Scandinavian dramas but home-grown makes it even better.
31 January 2015 | by cooperhilarySee all my reviews

Dark, brooding, atmospheric, haunting, understated Beautiful hauntingly appropriate music. The magnificent landscape is a major player as it always is in Welsh life. The characters are at one with their surroundings deeply moulded by the dark forebidding landscape. The use of Welsh is as it is. Welsh interspersed with English or English interspersed with Welsh. I love this touch of realism. All the people involved in the making of this series are home-grown and all due credit to them. Matthias lives in a caravan on the mountainside. How does he come to be living there? What is his unknown past? I live in a caravan myself in the north-west of England and spend several weeks of the winter tucked away in a cottage somewhere in Wales. Am I as dark, melancholy and troubled as Matthias? Probably. The stories and characters are complex and closely interwoven. Always maintaining tension and anticipation and achieving this within one self-contained episode rather than a whole series. Limiting this series to BBC2 Wales is to do it a dis-service. It should be more widely available for general viewing. I don't usually write reviews but I absolutely love this series. But don't overdo it and do it to death as happens with so many series. I only saw a couple of the episodes first time round so am looking forward to catching up with the ones I missed.


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