Articles about S4C
Elen Rhys and Richard Harrington play detectives and former lovers who reunite when a murderer strikes in Welsh drama Cleddau (The One That Got Away). Writer Catherine Tregenna tells DQ how she created the six-part series.
Chris Crow, the creator of the title sequence that accompanies Welsh drama Pren ar y Bryn (Tree on a Hill), discusses how he sought to capture the essence of this absurdist crime drama to draw viewers into the series.
The head of scripted at Welsh-language broadcaster S4C picks half-a-dozen series that have had the biggest impact on her career, which has included producing Keeping Faith and commissioning The Light in the Hall.
It marked the emergence of Welsh-language drama on the international stage, but what came next for the makers of Y Gwyll (Hinterland)? DQ speaks to Ed Thomas, Ed Talfan and Gethin Scourfield about their latest projects.
Star Alexandra Roach and executive producers Donna Wiffen, Jo Roderick and Nora Ostler Spiteri shine a light on making Welsh drama Y Golau (The Light in the Hall) and the demands of filming a series back to back in two languages.
Star Nia Roberts and writer Fflur Dafydd invite DQ into the world of Welsh drama Yr Amgueddfa (The Museum), a six-part S4C series that blends art heist thriller with illicit romance.
ITV and S4C are both using drama to tell some of the unique stories that are emerging from life under lockdown. Producers Jeff Pope and Pip Broughton tell DQ about making Isolation Stories and Cyswllt (Lifeline).
Welsh noir Craith (Hidden) finds new shades of light and dark in a fresh urban setting for its second season, but with new terrors to uncover, the crime drama promises to be as menacing as ever.
After its record-breaking first season, Welsh drama Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith) is set to return. Director Pip Broughton and Gwawr Martha Lloyd, broadcaster S4C’s drama commissioner, talk about its success and what’s in store for season two.
Matthew Hall, writer of Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith), tells DQ about his journey to bring the series to air and the importance of intimacy and location in television drama.
Eve Myles, the star of Welsh drama Keeping Faith (Un Bore Mercher), tells DQ about working with a “world class” team on the hit series and discusses her approach to acting and the roles she looks for.
Dark and broody drama Craith (Hidden) looks set to keep the international spotlight firmly on Welsh drama. Co-creator Ed Talfan discusses making the bilingual crime series, which goes against the grain by revealing its villain from the beginning.
Hinterland gave Welsh-language drama recognition on the international stage. Now, writer Roger Williams hopes to repeat that show’s success with Bang, a taut bilingual thriller set and filmed in the town of Port Talbot.
Subtitles are now a familiar element of many TV dramas, but how are languages changing the stories we watch and the way these shows are made?