Walter Presents ar gyfer S4C – bringing the best in European drama to Wales

08 October 2019

In addition to new Welsh original drama to premiere on S4C this Autumn, viewers can also enjoy some of Europe's most talked-about scripted content in the Welsh language for the first time.

S4C has formed an exciting new partnership with Channel 4's Walter Presents to bring a selection of Europe's most thrilling dramas, handpicked by acclaimed Italian drama curator Walter Iuzzolino, to the Welsh language audience.

Walter Iuzzolino, curadur Walter Presents ar gyfer S4C.

Walter Presents ar gyfer S4C will feature original, award-winning dramas with Welsh language subtitles on S4C and S4C Clic; free-of-charge, with no subscription fees. English subtitles will also be available on each series.

The service will go live on Tuesday 22 October with Swedish drama thriller Offeren Stockholm (Stockholm Requiem) premiered on S4C Clic. This will be the first time for the series to be shown in the UK, with the entire series available to watch on demand.

Warning: Violent Scenes.

On the same day, the first episode of Afonydd Gwaedlyd (Crimson Rivers) will broadcast on S4C at 10pm, with the entire series available to watch on S4C Clic at the same time.

Walter Iuzzolino said: "We know that Wales is a producer of world-class and award-winning drama, which makes me truly excited to be able to share my selection of dramas with a knowledgeable and progressive audience.

"The best shows take hold of the viewer and never let go, and that is precisely the aim of Walter Presents ar gyfer S4C."

Amanda Rees, S4C Content Director, said: "Y Gwyll, Un Bore Mercher and Bang are excellent examples of Welsh original drama which have become international successes.

"Language is no barrier to quality drama and it's really exciting that S4C viewers can enjoy more world class drama."

Based on Kristina Ohlsson's novels, Offeren Stockholm (Stockholm Requiem) is a stylish Swedish drama featuring criminologist Frederika Bergmann as its main character.

After a tragic car accident, she accepts a job at Stockholm police's special investigation unit. Despite her colleagues' initial hostility towards her, she applies her unique perspective and sense of logic to help them solve their cases.

In Afonydd Gwaedlyd (Crimson Rivers) old-school police detective Pierre Niemans and his former student Camille Delaunay tackle complex, brutal murder cases involving unsettling rituals in this breathtaking French crime drama.

No case is too shocking or bizarre for the two formidable detectives as they investigate extraordinary crimes in remote areas of France steeped in regional myths, cults and beliefs.

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