“ Magnificent” —London Evening Standard (UK)

What Wallander is to Sweden, Hinterland is to Wales: a dark and harrowing detective drama with compelling characters and suspenseful stories. Richard Harrington (Lark Rise to Candleford) is DCI Tom Mathias, a brilliant, brooding loner on the run from his past; Mali Harries (Foyle's War) is smart, hard-working DI Mared Rhys, a local girl who knows the land and its people. Together they confront a series of mystifying murders. Filmed on location in the bleakly beautiful coastal town of Aberystwyth. 4 episodes, 6 ½ hrs, 4 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.

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Hinterland, Series 1
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Disc 1

Episode 1

Newly arrived in Aberystwyth, DCI Tom Mathias has barely settled into his caravan when he's called to a scene of carnage. A 64-year-old woman has been brutally attacked, but she's nowhere to be found. The investigation leads to a former children's home with a cruel history.


Disc 2

Episode 2

When a 69-year-old man is found bludgeoned to death at a remote farmhouse, Mathias must solve a historical jigsaw whose pieces include eerie photographs, the German Wehrmacht armed forces, murky land deals, an old letter, a local organization of professional men, and a love story spanning 70 years.


Disc 3

Episode 3

In the hills above Aberystwyth, divers find a young man's body in a quarry lake. The investigation pulls Mathias into the complex web of a close-knit community that lives by its own rules. An apparent suicide complicates the case, and an ex-convict's lonely life in a caravan is uncomfortably close to Mathias's own.


Disc 4

Episode 4

The body of a young woman in a scarlet dress is discovered at the center of a marshland. Mathias becomes too emotionally involved in the case, a fact that Mared notices. An old case comes back to haunt him, and a suspect takes matters into his own hands.

•The myths behind two of the episodes

•Behind-the-scenes clips

•Welsh show reel

•Photo gallery

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 398 minutes plus bonus programming  

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 4

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR. Contains strong language, violence, and disturbing images.

“The Welsh Killing” — The Telegraph(UK)


“Gripping” — Daily Post(UK)


“Bleak and beautiful” — The Times(UK)


“Brilliant” — The Times(UK)


“Engrossing” — The Guardian(UK)


“no-holds-barred gritty thriller” – Western Mail (UK)

“groundbreaking” – The Observer (UK)

“Magnificent” – London Evening Standard (UK)

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5 Stars

liz from CT on 9/24/2014 10:20:00 AM wrote:

seriously scary. well made and a great plot

Phenomenal !!!!

5 Stars

Vicki from ID on 7/5/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is one of the best dramatic series I have watched.


5 Stars

from MO on 7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:



4 Stars

Ann from GA on 6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Engrossing plot and great characters. The scenery added to the mysterious element of the series.

Hinterland of Wales

5 Stars

B C Witts from UT on 6/23/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Enthralling stories against magnificent backdrop. Scenery made me so homesick!