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Keeping Faith/Un bore Mercher to return with a third and final series.

(From L-R; Catherine Ayers, Celia Imrie, Bradley Freegard and Hannah Daniel)

BBC Cymru Wales and S4C hit drama Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher will return for a third and final series, both broadcasters have today confirmed.

Audiences can look forward to another thrilling series with Eve Myles set to return as Faith Howells, Bradley Freegard as Evan Howells and Mark Lewis Jones as Steve Baldini. Also joining the cast for series three is Olivier award-winning Celia Imrie.

Series one and two of Keeping Faith have been hugely successful on BBC iPlayer with over

33 million requests to date, and iPlayer making up almost half of all viewing to the series. The viewing figures of the first and second series of Un Bore Mercher were amongst the highest for S4C drama since 2010.

(Eve Myles as Faith Howells)

With filming set to start on the series next week, BBC Cymru Wales Head of Commissioning Nick Andrews says:

"Keeping Faith is a fantastic show and I’m delighted that it will return for a third series. A record-breaker on iPlayer, it has a passionate following of fans and is characteristic of the high-quality drama being produced in Wales right now and enjoyed by people across the UK. Looking ahead, the pace of great made-in-Wales telly shows no sign of slowing down."

Amanda Rees, S4C Director of Content, says:

"S4C is thrilled to see the return of Un Bore Mercher in 2020. This pioneering drama is hailed as one of S4C's Originals, and the award-winning thriller, set in the heart of one of Wales' most beautiful landscapes, has raised the profile of Welsh drama across the world."

Series 3 is expected to air on S4C in October 2020 and on BBC One Wales February 2021 and will be available across the UK exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

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