Set your reminder now! Y Gwyll/Hinterland's explosive third series hits S4C in October


The worldwide hit Y Gwyll/Hinterland returns with an explosive third series in autumn 2016. The first place to see it, across the UK, is on S4C on Sunday 30 October 9.00pm.

A specially released scene from the first episode has been unveiled today by S4C; giving fans an exclusive first look at the drama.

In the tense scene, DCI Tom Mathias (played by Richard Harrington) is challenged by former colleague DS Sian Owens (Hannah Daniel) in a grilling interview to find out who torched his caravan in the dramatic climax of the second series.

DS Owens suspects Mathias is hiding something. Who is he protecting, and why? Mathias lost everything in the fire – his home, and all his possessions – who could be responsible for such a personal attack?

In this series, many of the mysteries that have intrigued the viewers will come to light, with some shocking revelations. A thrilling journey awaits the fans in this third series, says S4C Drama Commissioner, Gwawr Martha Lloyd.

Gwawr Martha Lloyd says; "The second series ended in a highly dramatic fashion, leaving the audience, like me, hungry for more stories, eager to know what’s happened to the characters and what the future holds for them. The third series reveals the truth about many of the characters, pushing them to their ultimate limit. Several dark secrets lurking since the first series will come to light, and viewers will finally find out the truth. As viewers, we're sure to get excited, shocked and astonished during the third series."

Viewers across the UK will be first in line to find out as Y Gwyll/Hinterland returns to S4C on Sunday 30 October. You won't want to miss this! Set a notification on your device at

S4C is available on Freeview in Wales, on Sky, Freesat and Virgin in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. English subtitles are available and viewers can also watch online on demand across the UK on, BBC iPlayer, YouView and other platforms.

The return of Y Gwyll headlines a dazzling autumn season of drama on S4C, with two leading series' returning in September: Parch every Sunday night at 9.00, and a mid-week visit to the troubled Valleys' school in Gwaith Cartref every Wednesday at 8.25. Catch up with the action so far on the on demand online service at

But the most important event on S4C this autumn will be the moving and uplifting premiere broadcast of the new choral work by Sir Karl Jenkins to commemorate 50 years since the Aberfan disaster. The work Canata Memoria is an S4C commission, with libretto written by poet Mererid Hopwood, and will be performed first at a memorial concert at the Wales Millennium Centre, and shown on S4C the following night, Sunday 9 October.

Details of upcoming programmes on S4C – from sport, to kids, to culture and events – can be found at or by following social media.


Notes to editors:

The Y Gwyll/Hinterland third series is financed by broadcast partners S4C and BBC Wales, together with all3media International, Tinopolis and Welsh Business Finance, and is produced by Fiction Factory.

S4C is available in Wales on Sky 104; Freeview 4; Virgin TV 166; Freesat 104.

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sky 134; Freesat 120; Virgin TV 166.

S4C HD is available on Sky and Freesat in Wales and across the UK.

Live online and on demand on, BBC iPlayer and YouView.

Viewers across the UK can also watch S4C live on and

Twitter @S4C

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