BBC Wales/S4C Drama Keeping Faith to Air Across the U.K.


The hit drama Keeping Faith is set to air across the U.K. on BBC One this summer.

The eight-part series, which stars Eve Myles (Broadchurch, Victoria), has broken a number of records. On BBC iPlayer, there have been more than 9.5 million requests to view the series so far—the highest ever recorded for any non-network show on the BBC. Nearly 300,000 viewers in Wales watched each of the weekly episodes on BBC One Wales, the highest audiences for a non-network drama shown in Wales for over 20 years. This will be the first time a joint BBC Wales/S4C drama commission has been shown on BBC One across the U.K.

Keeping Faith tells the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith (Myles) as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband. The series is produced by Vox Pictures for S4C and BBC Wales, gap-financed by Nevision and written by Matthew Hall. About Premium Content inked the deal with BBC One.

Nick Andrews, head of commissioning for BBC Wales, said: “This series has been a real gem from start to finish—and it’s testament to the strength of drama coming out of Wales right now.

“I’m so proud that audiences across the U.K. will now get to enjoy everything Keeping Faith has to offer. Eve Myles has been utterly brilliant and I know she’d be the first to say she was supported by a remarkable cast and the terrific production team at Vox.

“The increased investment in English-language programming at BBC Wales has been a total game-changer for us and Keeping Faith is one of a series of hits which can be directly linked to the new funding.”

S4C’s director of content, Amanda Rees, added: “This is a huge moment for S4C—the first time an original S4C/BBC Wales drama will be shown on BBC One network and it is testament to what is possible when two, national broadcasters come together and make great things happen. That Eve Myles learned Welsh for the part provides an inspiration for Welsh learners everywhere.”