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the original television soundtrack

Hinterland / Y Gwyll is an internationally acclaimed detective drama inspired by the communities and landscapes of Wales. The series is filmed in English and Welsh versions across the coast, countryside and streets of Abersytwyth. With the third series now in production, the drama is broadcast and available on demand internationally by broadcasters including Netflix, the BBC, S4C and DR.
The title theme and all other music is by John Hardy Music.


"A thoroughly stylish production... (a) stirring score”
Sunday Times

"A haunting soundtrack"
The Guardian

★★★★☆ "Streets ahead in terms of subtlety and sustained moodiness"
The Times

"It's a corker... there was a sense of capriciousness and subtle menace woven right through the production"
The Telegraph

"Elegant, intelligent and infused with melancholy, Hinterland is reminiscent of Inspector Morse at its best."
The Stage

"The most hotly-anticipated Welsh-language television event in years... dark, brooding and mysterious."
Wales Online

"The music also uses subtle melodic tones to perfectly convey the mood throughout."
The Hollywood News