Hinterland / Y Gwyll - Series One

Hinterland (called 'Y Gwyll' in Welsh) is a crime drama inspired by the communities and landscapes of Wales, filmed in English and Welsh versions across the coast, countryside and streets of Abersytwyth.

Created by S4C, the series was first shown in October 2013 and has since been broadcast by BBC Four, throughout Europe and internationally on Netflix. The Guardian described lead DCI Mathias (Richard Harrington) as "intense, troubled and searching for redemption. The key to Hinterland is the landscape: beautiful, forbidding and secretive, it becomes a character in its own right."

All music for the series is by John Hardy, in collaboration with Benjamin Talbott and Victoria Ashfield.

"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

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