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Started by SlasherBindman on Oct 26, 2013 3:29:58 PM
Y Gwyll

New crime drama set in Aberystwyth.

'Bound to draw comparisons with Wallander and The Killing, this is Wales' impressive addition to the subtitled homicide genre.'

Tuesday on S4C.

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Spontu - 26 Oct 2013 16:41:41 (#1 of 200)

Aye, oft have I lamented that despite being able to see Wales from my old street, Welsh films and drama series might win awards internationally but we saes aren't permitted to see them by our London media barons.

This digital telly con has stopped us seeing S4C 'unofficially' on analogue (using the teletext transl888 subtitles) whilst its English equivalent Channel Four broadcasts only 'medical' freak shows and programmes with sex-obsessed titles to attract the puerile Portnoy contingent.

SlasherBindman - 26 Oct 2013 16:44:20 (#2 of 200)

How uo get S4C:

http://www.s4c.co.uk/e_how_digital.shtml

Spontu - 26 Oct 2013 16:45:59 (#3 of 200)

Yes, well: "Freeview – not available"

There you go.

In fact where we live S4C is in the Freeview 4 position but the signal is so poor the screen is usually blank. English Channel Four is on 801 here.

SlasherBindman - 26 Oct 2013 18:51:36 (#4 of 200)

http://www.s4c.co.uk/ygwyll/e_index.shtml

Leftie - 26 Oct 2013 20:48:26 (#5 of 200)

Is this new? I seem to remember a documentary about it a while ago now.

SlasherBindman - 26 Oct 2013 20:50:14 (#6 of 200)

It is new. Will be shown on BBC4 next year.

Leftie - 26 Oct 2013 20:50:37 (#7 of 200)

Ah thanks.

JerkinMcGherkin - 28 Oct 2013 17:27:38 (#8 of 200)

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio
gogogoch

Spontu - 30 Oct 2013 14:23:32 (#9 of 200)

S4C had a post-watershed thriller series called Arachnid that looked intriguing though I saw very little of it.

It involved youths addicted to a mystical on-line game and an epidemic of an untreatable and new mystery disease that required police-imposed quarantine on a city centre.

Of course it's not in IMDb. Sad when you consider that it started life as the Cardiff Movie Database.

Another good 'un was Con Passionata in which a moribund male voice choir is shaken into new life when a glamorous and rather bohemian woman music teacher takes over running it. Lots of black humour.

SlasherBindman - 30 Oct 2013 14:33:08 (#10 of 200)

Afraid I forgot about Y Gwyll last night, so will see if it is available on catch-up and will report back.

turbodante - 31 Oct 2013 16:37:58 (#11 of 200)

Bore da.

MaisonLazlique - 31 Oct 2013 16:39:47 (#12 of 200)

Nos da.

turbodante - 31 Oct 2013 16:43:32 (#13 of 200)

Ydw.

MaisonLazlique - 31 Oct 2013 16:46:38 (#14 of 200)

MaisonLazlique - 31 Oct 2013 16:46:54 (#15 of 200)

Shwd Mae?

turbodante - 31 Oct 2013 16:48:01 (#16 of 200)

Oes. I ti?

MaisonLazlique - 31 Oct 2013 16:50:02 (#17 of 200)

Nwydd.



Nwydd.

Oes.

Electro - 31 Oct 2013 16:51:34 (#18 of 200)

2nd episode tonight and both episodes repeated Sunday.

feckless - 15 Nov 2013 23:56:10 (#19 of 200)

Ambiwlans. Tractor. Tacsi.

Only just spotted this thread - anyone else still watching it then? I think it's flipping great, but then I'm a total sucker for corny police procedurals, particularly ones that have majestic yet harsh landscapes inhabited by weirdos and troubled protagonists with some or all of: relationship problems/funny jumpers/maverick work methods/poor social skills. Lloniannau!

SlasherBindman - 16 Nov 2013 00:04:46 (#20 of 200)

I ballsed up - assumed it would be available on catch-up, but it isn't. Will have to wait for it to be shown on BBC4 next year.

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