BBC Four buys new Welsh noir

UK network BBC Four has acquired Hidden (Craith), the upcoming Welsh-language noir drama from the makers of Hinterland (Y Gwyll). The deal with All3Media International comes after BBC Four acquired detective drama Hinterland. Hidden will launch in Welsh on S4C in January next year before the bilingual version, Hidden, airs on BBC Wales and then […]

Cameras role on BBC’s Hinterland successor

BBC Wales, S4C and All3Media International are backing a new crime serial drama from the makers of noir series Hinterland. Hidden / Craith has begun filming in Snowdonia, Wales, and will air on pubcasters BBC Wales and S4C next year. As with Hinterland, which All3 sold internationally, versions are being filmed back-to-back in English and […]

BBC ups Welsh programming investment by 50%

UK pubcaster the BBC is to increase its funding in English-language programming at its Welsh operation by £8.5 million (US$10.6 million) per year. The BBC claimed the increase, which will take its total investment in English-language TV in Wales to about £30 million by 2019/2020, is “the biggest expansion of BBC Wales television output in […]

BBC buys Swedish drama

UK pubcaster the BBC has bought another foreign-language drama for BBC Four, picking up Swedish series Modus. The eight-part drama follows an FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik as she returns to her native Sweden for family reasons. BBC Four continues to build on its reputation for acquiring the best in international drama with Modus; an […]

How coproduction returned to Wales

S4C’s CEO Ian Jones explains the conditions that have seen internationally-coproduced drama return to Wales. I became chief executive of S4C, the Welsh-language broadcaster, in early 2012, at a time of major change within the industry. This change has not only reshaped our sector, but also how we at S4C work – including our strategic […]

Landmark German deal for All3’s Hinterland

ARD has acquired Hinterland, marking the German public broadcaster’s first acquisition of a UK drama for primetime in several years, TBI understands. The buzzy noir detective series is shot in Welsh and English and produced by Welsh indie Fiction Factory. Shot in Wales it aired on Welsh pubcaster S4C, which originally commissioned the show, last […]

Netflix US buys Welsh drama series

Netflix has acquired Welsh drama series Hinterland for its North American streaming service. The cop drama, which is shot on Welsh and English, is distributed by All3Media International, which cut the Netflix deal. The eight-part show will be available to stream in the US and Canada following the agreement. The series is produced by Welsh […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Hinterland

Hinterland is the English-language version of Welsh detective drama Y Gwyll, which S4C’s programming commissioner Gwawr Lloyd says is the first of its kind to come out of Wales in “over a decade”. Uniquely, it is the first ever back-to-back drama for S4C and BBC Cymru Wales with scenes shot consecutively in both languages. The […]