Series 2

Episode 1

The new series opens with Mathias under pressure. His wife Meg has turned up in Aberystwyth and he's under investigation by the IPCC following the death of Mari Davies at the end of the last episode. When a bus driver is found shot dead on an isolated mountainside, the investigation provides a welcome escape.

Cast

  • Anamaria Marinca
  • Marc Lewis Jones
  • Tom Rhys Harries
  • Gwenno Hodgkins
  • John Pierce Jones
  • Richard Elfyn
  • Ioan Hefin
  • Morfudd Hughes
  • Rhys Bidder
  • Sion Daniel Young
  • Andy Sheldon
  • Manon Wilkinson
  • Gareth Potter

Episode 2

The murder of a local dignitary and barrister leads to the uncovering of a tragic story of love and loss fuelled by distrust and suspicion in the depths of the Hinterland.

Cast

  • Non Haf
  • Dafydd Hywel
  • Catrin Fychan
  • Rhian Jones
  • Gwydion Rhys
  • Joseff Owen
  • Llinos Daniel
  • Simon Fisher
  • Huw Thomas

One-off Special 01.01.15

The climax of the first series saw DCI Tom Mathias pushed to the edge; with a local woman's death on his conscience and blood on his hands, the series came to a dramatic end with Mathias' future hanging in the balance.

Mathias' struggle to differentiate between his professional duties and personal feelings should have left his career in tatters, but Chief Superintendent Prosser has other ideas, and the one-off special episode begins with Mathias' difficult return.

DI Mared Rhys, who has led the team in Mathias' absence, is forced to step aside as her old boss investigates an arson attack on an isolated farmhouse. An attack that has left a mother and child fighting for their lives.

As the investigation unfolds Mathias is drawn into a community of failing farms, festering resentments and long standing feuds. Suspicion falls on several in the community, including the victim's husband - a local timber merchant who was unscathed by the attack - and a young man displaced by the closure of his farm.

With lives hanging in the balance, Mathias is forced to act, but what is it about this case of a mother and child that draws him in, pulling him back from the brink? Could it be a connection with his dark and troubled past? The series returns to S4C later this year.

Writer

Jeff Murphy (adaptation by Caryl Lewis)

Director

Ed Thomas

Cast

Owain Arthur, Sioned Dafydd, Dyfan Dwyfor, Hedydd Dylan, Hywel Morgan, John Ogwen, Gareth Pierce, Elen Rhys, Jason Speake, Seiriol Tomos

Series 1

Episode 1

DCI Mathias’ investigation into the disappearance of 64 year old Helen Jenkins leads him to the cascading waters of an ancient ravine at Devil’s Bridge, and uncovers the cruel history of a long closed children’s home.

Writer

David Joss Buckley & Ed Thomas

Director

Marc Evans

Cast

  • Sara Lloyd-Gregory
  • Paul Morgans
  • Sara Lloyd
  • Phyllip Hughes
  • Geraint Lewis
  • Dan Rochford
  • Iestyn Jones
  • Rhys ap Hywel
  • Gwen Ellis
  • Wyn Bowen Harries
  • Ceri Murphy
  • Mared Swain

Episode 2

At a remote farmhouse, sixty-nine year old Idris Williams is discovered bludgeoned to death, and the investigation into his murder reveals the mountain’s bloody past.

Writer

Ed Talfan

Director

Gareth Bryn

Cast

  • Eiry Thomas
  • Steffan Rhodri
  • Llion Williams
  • Dyfed Thomas
  • Valmai Jones
  • Charlotte Griffiths
  • Celyn Evans
  • Rhodri Siôn
  • Gwyn Elfyn
  • Rhodri Miles
  • Dylan Raw-Rees
  • Cler Stephens
  • Jeremy Turner
  • Sioned Dafydd
  • Hywel Emrys
  • Glyn Pritchard
  • Sara Harris-Davies

Episode 3

In the isolated village of Penwyllt, the body of a young man is discovered in the murky depths of a quarry lake. But who is he, and was this an accident?

Writer

David Joss Buckley & Ed Thomas

Director

Rhys Powys

Cast

  • Ifan Huw Dafydd
  • Rhys Parry Jones
  • Matthew Gravelle
  • Richard Elis
  • Rhys Griffiths
  • Beth Robert
  • Heledd Baskerville
  • Brychan Llŷr

Episode 4

The body of a young woman is found abandoned but carefully placed in the marshes. This case, in the series finale, pushes DCI Mathias to the edge, both personally and professionally.

Writer

Jeff Murphy

Director

Ed Thomas

Cast

  • Rhodri Evan
  • Nia Roberts
  • Geraint Morgan
  • Dewi Rhys Williams
  • Victoria Pugh
  • Lowri Walton
  • Dan Rochford
  • Gruffudd Glyn
  • Lara Kipp
  • Dewi Savage
  • Euros Llŷr Morgan
  • Phylip Harries
  • Rhys Rowlands
  • Efa Morris