Hit drama Un Bore Mercher/ Keeping Faith to return for a third and final series

24 January 2020

S4C and BBC Cymru Wales hit drama Un Bore Mercher / Keeping Faith will return for a third and final series, both broadcasters have today confirmed.

Audiences can look forward to another thrilling series with Eve Myles set to return as Faith Howells, Bradley Freegard as Evan Howells and Mark Lewis Jones as Steve Baldini.

Olivier award-winning Celia Imrie (Victoria Wood as Seen on TV, Dinnerladies, Best Exotic Marrigold Hotel) will be joining the cast.

The viewing figures of the first and second series of Un Bore Mercher were amongst the highest for S4C drama since 2010.

Series 1 and 2 of Keeping Faith have been hugely successful on BBC iPlayer with over 33 million requests to date, and iPlayer making up almost half of all viewing to the series.

Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith was originally developed by S4C.

It is produced by Vox Pictures for S4C and BBC in association with APC/Nevision and with support from Welsh Business.

The series is directed by Pip Broughton and Judith Dine, written by Matthew Hall and Pip Broughton, produced by Pip Broughton and Llyr Morus.

The series is expected to air on S4C in October 2020 and on BBC One Wales February 2021 and will be available across the UK exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

Amanda Rees, S4C Director of Content, said: "S4C is thrilled to see the return of Un Bore Mercher in 2020.

"This pioneering drama is hailed as one of S4C's Originals, and the award-winning thriller, set in the heart of one of Wales' most beautiful landscapes, has raised the profile of Welsh drama across the world."

BBC Cymru Wales Head of Commissioning Nick Andrews said: "Keeping Faith is a fantastic show and I'm delighted that it will return for a third series.

"A record breaker on iPlayer, it has a passionate following of fans and is characteristic of the high quality drama being produced in Wales right now and enjoyed by people across the UK.

"Looking ahead, the pace of great made-in-Wales telly shows no sign of slowing down."

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