Hinterland / Y Gwyll is an internationally acclaimed detective drama made in Wales.
John Hardy Music has been the series composer since the start of Hinterland, creating the title theme and all soundtrack music.
The series is unique in being made in two versions, one shot in Welsh and the other shot in bilingual English/Welsh with Eng subtitles. The drama is on Netflix, BBC Four, S4C, BBC Two Wales and TV networks across Europe and worldwide.
"There has already been rich reward for such labours, with 'Y Gwyll/Hinterland' – this unique Welsh-English hybrid crime drama with melancholy DCI Tom Mathias at its centre – collecting awards at home and abroad, finding local fans delighted by the tribute to Welsh roots, and international audiences finding it on Netflix and hungry for more."
Caroline Frost, Huffington Post
The Welsh-language version of Series Two was first shown in Autumn 2015, with the bilingual (English/Welsh) version on BBC One Wales over Christmas 2015, then BBC Four in Spring 2016.
Reviews for Hinterland / Y Gwyll
"A thoroughly stylish production... (a) stirring score”
"A haunting soundtrack"
★★★★☆ "Streets ahead in terms of subtlety and sustained moodiness"
"It's a corker... there was a sense of capriciousness and subtle menace woven right through the production"
"Elegant, intelligent and infused with melancholy, Hinterland is reminiscent of Inspector Morse at its best."
"The most hotly-anticipated Welsh-language television event in years... dark, brooding and mysterious."
"The music also uses subtle melodic tones to perfectly convey the mood throughout."
The Hollywood News