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Eve Myles to return for second series of Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

Story by Jack Foley

RECORD-breaking drama Keeping Faith has been commissioned for a second series, which is now in production.

Starring Eve Myles (Victoria, Broadchurch, A Very English Scandal), the sophomore series of the thriller will air across the UK next year.

The first series was broadcast in Welsh as Un Bore Mercher prior to being shown in English in Wales on BBC1 Wales. The series then received outstanding ratings before going on to break BBC iPlayer records.

It was subsequently shown on network television across the UK this summer – the first time a BBC Wales/S4C joint TV drama production has gone out on BBC1.

Keeping Faith tells the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells (played by Myles) as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband.

Series two – written by Matthew Hall and Pip Broughton – re-joins her as she attempts to pick up the pieces of her life and marriage.

Myles commented: “I’m thrilled that this brilliantly written drama found such a place in the audience’s heart and I’m so excited to be back in the beautiful west Wales landscape working with a terrifically creative and talented team – it’s a joy.”

And Nick Andrews, BBC Wales’ Head of Commissioning, said: “And breathe … Keeping Faith 2 is in production. What happens next to Faith is anyone’s guess but what’s beyond doubt is Eve Myles’ ability to captivate the nation for a second time. We’re enjoying an incredible era for Welsh dramas at the moment and this is set to continue.

“It’s a superb example of what’s possible when broadcasters such as BBC Wales and S4C work together on projects of scale and ambition. Now where’s my yellow coat!”

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