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Old 12-31-2015, 02:03 AM   #1
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Does anyone in the blu-ray community know how this Welsh series of 35 Diwrnod can be purchased/watched with English subtitles?

Been trying to find a way to purchase/watch this series!

35 DIWRNOD RETURNS | TV PREVIEW

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Along with Y Gwyll (known as Hinterland in English), 35 Diwrnod (Welsh for 35 days) stunned crowds around the world and alerted them to the rise of Welsh language television thrillers. The first series began with a shot of the body of a woman, Jan Richards, in her home in a well-to-do suburb (filmed in Maesycymmer). The audiences were then walked through the 35 days prior to her death, when she moved to the estate, and were introduced to dark secrets and a range of complex characters. Itís no surprise that, like Y Gwyll, 35 Diwrnod is returning to our televisions once again.

The new series stars on Sunday 8 November on S4C, and is based in an insurance fraud enforcement office in Cardiff city centre, where the charactersí lives cross in a tale filled with sex, crime and deception. Written by the BAFTA Cymru winning Siwan Jones and the award-winning novelist Wiliam Owen Roberts, 35 Diwrnod starts with the mysterious death of a man, lying in the street in a pool of his own blood. In a similar format to the prequel, we are taken back 35 days earlier and introduced to the soon to be deceased: Simon Jones. In this thrilling series nothing is as it seems.

Gwawr Martha Lloyd, S4Cís Drama Content Commissioner says, ď35 Diwrnod is a series that has a completely unique way of telling a murder story as the viewer plays the role of detective. The first series succeeded to capture the imagination of the audience, with watching every episode a necessity so not to lose any piece of essential evidence. There are many colourful characters in the second series with some gripping tales full of mystery. I very much hope the audience will enjoy this journey.Ē

It is programmes like this that are helping to put modern Welsh writers and the Welsh language on the map internationally, and with such a brilliant reputation the future of Welsh thrillers looks extremely optimistic, not like the characters depicted.

35 Diwrnod, S4C, Sun 8 Nov. Info: http://www.s4c.cymru

http://www.buzzmag.co.uk/uncategoriz...ns-tv-preview/

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[Show spoiler]A Review of S4Cís í35 Diwrnodí
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Arriving with the scent of Y Gwyll/Hinterlandís success still fresh, S4Cís latest offering, the mystery drama series 35 Diwrnod (35 Days) sees the channel attempting to capitalise on the recent appetite for Welsh drama.

The decision not to rest on its laurels and strike while the iron is hot could be a clever move. Timing is essential, but not the only component needed for guaranteed success. Todayís television audience has become a sophisticated, if not fevered consumer of plot, story and narrative. It demands that a television series show a commitment to archetype rather than stereotype.

So, is this new drama series simply riding the coat tails of the channelís recent success or does it deserve its own set of stripes?

The opening episodes suggest that the Scandinavian influence still looms large, but this is not entirely a bad thing; despite its Norwegian-noir influenced imagery, creepy The Shining-eque moments and obvious nod to Twin Peaks, itís clear that there is something deeper at work here, something more than just homage. The makers of 35 Diwrnod seem to be going that extra mile to forge their own path, to strive for three dimensional characters, to experiment with camerawork and lighting, and to attempt the full gamut of mise-en-scŤne.

If the first two episodes are any indication of what the audience can expect, as they stealthily move around the estate, part voyeur, part detective; then we may all need to dust off those rumpled raincoats, reach for that old cigar box and brush up on our Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction.

35 Diwrnod is the fruit of collaboration between two Welsh heavyweights, BAFTA award winning script writer Siwan Jones and award winning writer and scriptwriter William Owen Roberts, both of whom have a solid track record in writing for television. And it shows.

The series focuses on 35 days in the lives of the inhabitants of Crud yr Awel Estate. The 35 days of the title refer to the period between the arrival of new resident Jan Richards onto the estate and her eventual murder. Her death is revealed at the very beginning of the first episode thereby commencing the countdown back through the preceding 35 days to reveal the events leading up to it.

With an ensemble cast comprising of some familiar faces, and some not so familiar, it does feel like we may actually make it through a Welsh drama series without having to suffer the usual talent, and I use the term very loosely, crawling out of the woodwork for that quick and easy pay day.


Lois Jones plays Jan Richards

There is no doubt that Crud yr Awel Estate is an ugly place; a morose cul-de-sac of large, faceless houses, neither heaven or hell. And maybe thatís the point; itís anywhere, and nowhere at the same time. There are five main families living in this strange, isolated gated community; we have Beti and Gruff Morris, a retired couple, he, a sad, lonely man with a dirty on-line secret, she, the estateís resident nosey parker, and their son, Ben Morris, back living with them following a messy divorce, and teetering on the edge.

There is the James family, Huw a prison guard with a side-line in drug dealing, and Caroline, a lazy, brash WAG Ėtype creature and their two young children. The Jenkins family are the largest family; Richard the father, an insurance salesman, now working from home following a sexual harassment case, his insecure wife, Sali, his tearaway son, Jac and sensitive teenage daughter,Cerian.

Add to this the Morgans, Tony and Linda who have just returned from holiday, newly married, and their enigmatic lodger; the fantastic, and unrecognisable Matthew Gravelle, as the transsexual Patricia; tragic, comic and dangerous; whether dancing alone, drunk to the Cuban grooves of Ry Cooder, or stirring unease amongst the male inhabitants with her oozing sexuality, she demands our attention. This brings us to the main protagonist of the series, Jan Richards, played with a steely resolve by Lois Jones. Jan moves into the estate in the second episode, and is revealed to be a private woman, calculated, but seriously unhinged.

Most of the action is confined to the estate, and to the interiors of the various homes. It gives the series its sense of isolation, setting the scene for internal conspiracy, lies, secrets and murder, all circulating within the confines of the estate.

But, what of the murky forest located on the outskirts of Crud-yr-Awel? To me, the marriage of these two locations seemed dislocated and forced at best, as if the temptation to assert its presence with authority, and in typical Scandinavian form with the dark goings on in a murky forest was simply too much. The result was nothing more than showboating, and a warning of how easy it can be to fall into the trap of style over substance. It is a pity, as there is plenty to admire from the technical dexterity displayed in these first episodes, without having to sacrifice plot, or endangering the credibility of the world slowly being constructed. Donít they know that an audience need to believe in this world, heart and soul, if it is to invest and return time and again?

This early in the series, its strongest foundations rest on it command of the visual. And herein lies its ultimate strength, well initially at least; it is a visual triumph, both rich and engaging; striving to fill each frame with meaning, to set the camera at imposing and sometimes precarious angles and positions, and most importantly striving to tell a story using images. (When did we forget that television is a visual medium?) The result is a powerful concoction of foreboding unease, ambiguity and impending doom that flows through the first episodes.

Despite the ever present rumblings regarding S4Cís uncertain future coupled with its (and letís be honest here) total lack of relevance over the past decade, itís been a dark time for anyone still hoping to see a contemporary Wales reflecting back at them from their TV screens. 35 Diwrnod may not be the answer, and it may be unfair to expect this of any single television series, but at least itís a step in the right direction.
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Oh hell, i have problems some times understanding my Nan & Grancha when they speak English,let alone Welsh
Look like this could be interesting though.
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Oh hell, i have problems some times understanding my Nan & Grancha when they speak English,let alone Welsh
Look like this could be interesting though.
Any chance Jutty you know how we can attain this series?

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Ill be on the look out...
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