DCI Tom Mathias is a man on the run from his past. Having just left the Met police in London, he finds himself holed up in a caravan on the outskirts of Aberystwyth, an university town on the west coast of Wales sandwiched between the Irish sea and a vast mountainous hinterland. He hardly has time to unpack before being called to the scene of a brutal attack at an isolated chalet in the sand dunes. The victim is believed to be a 64 year old God-fearing woman, Helen Jenkins, but she is nowhere to... [see more] be found. The investigation leads him to the remote village of Devil's Bridge where for many years Helen Jenkins ran a Children's Home. The home has long since closed and is now a hotel, eerie, mysterious, atmospheric and a treasure trove of buried secrets. On the nearby bridge railings, Mathias finds traces of blood which leads to his discovery of the missing body in a deep pool at the bottom of the ravine below. Part 1 of 2.
HINTERLAND is noir crime drama set in the scenic, centuries-old town of Aberystwyth, Wales. The area is a natural crucible of colliding worlds - a place where history, myth and tradition come face-to-face with modern life - but its panoramic vistas and quaint facade hide a multitude of sins. Into this realm steps the enigmatic DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington - Poldark), a brilliant but troubled man on the run from his past. Together with his equally intelligent and complex partner DI Mared Rhys (Mali Harries - Foyle's War), Mathias tackles mystifying murder cases that take viewers from the windswept sand dunes of the Welsh coastline to the badlands and beyond.