Packed-out Pontio hosts premiere of new drama S4C drama Craith

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A packed-out audience at Bangor’s Pontio arts centre were the first to enjoy a special screening of S4C’s new crime-thriller drama series, Craith.

The new series hits screens this Sunday evening, 7 January at 9.00 (Welsh and English subtitles), and the first episode was premiered at Pontio on January 4, followed by a question and answer session with leading actors Siân Reese-Williams, Rhodri Meilir and members of the production team.

Sian Reese-Williams, Rhodri Meilir, Hannah Thomas at the special screening in Pontio, Bangor.

The event was jointly organised by BAFTA Cymru and S4C.

The eight-part drama, filmed in Snowdonia, tells the story of detective DI Cadi John (Siân Reese-Williams) who returns to North Wales to care for her ailing father.

However, when the body of a young woman is found in a local river, it becomes obvious that sinister secrets lie within the stunning North Wales scenery. Cadi’s world – and the world around her – is changed forever.

Other cast members include Rhodri Meilir (Byw Celwydd, Pride), Gwyneth Keyworth (Game of Thrones, Wasted, Bang) and Siôn Alun Davies (Endeavour, Y Gwyll/Hinterland). A Severn Screen production, the project brings together series creators Mark Andrew and Ed Talfan and director, Gareth Bryn, all of whom worked on the award-winning drama series Y Gwyll/Hinterland. The producer is Hannah Thomas.

Writers on the series include award-winning Welsh novelist Caryl Lewis and BAFTA Cymru-winning writer Jeff Murphy and James Rourke.

Craith can be seen on Sunday, January 7, at 9pm on S4C with English and Welsh subtitles. Also, on Friday, January 12 with on-screen English subtitles. It will also be available on demand.