Richard Harrington

Hinterland S2 (BBC4)

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Apologies for the lack of entries in May other than the epic Star Wars: The Force Awakens collaboration with John Hood. It proved to be one of those months where several work projects all managed to converge so that not only did I not have time to pen new reviews, I didn’t even have time to watch or read anything to review in the first place! Most of my television viewing has consisted of the final episodes in the current season of shows that I’ve already commented on here at Taking The Short View.

But with the start of June the work clouds have at last begun to part, so it’s time to get back in the saddle with a few reviews and to begin the month in the manner in which I would like it to continue. But before I get into ‘new’ stuff, a few words about the latest season of Hinterland, the first run of which I originally wrote about all the way back in January 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Hinterland (BBC4)

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At the risk of being a little cheeky, I’m reposting a tweaked review from January. Originally published as just one part of an article about three new series that week, now that Hinterland is finally getting a national broadcast this week on BBC4 it seemed only right that it gets a fresh airing in a post all of its own.

Technically Hinterland is not a new show: the Welsh language version Y Gwyll was originally broadcast in October and November on the the S4C channel, while the alternate English/Welsh version made at the same time began its run on BBC One Wales on January 4. Although it’s possible to get both Welsh channels on satellite and cable platforms, it was actually via the BBC iPlayer that I saw the latter version back in January. Read the rest of this entry »