High in the hills above Aberystwyth, the body of an unidentified young man is found at the bottom of a lake in a disused quarry near the village of Penwyllt. Tommy James who's business is tractors, lorries and trucks is a very prominent member of the close-knit community as are his close friends local publican Dic Rees and garage owner Gwilym Morgan. Naturally wary of strangers, the trio offer Mathias no obvious leads, but when the body is revealed to be ex-teacher and traveller Michael Reynolds... [see more] whom everyone in the village seems to have had an affection for, tongues start to loosen. Pat 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.