Y Pris

Y Pris (English: The Price) is a Welsh television crime drama, produced by Fiction Factory for Welsh public service television station S4C. The series, described in its tagline as "The Sopranos by the seaside",[1] is set in Carmarthenshire and follows the "tangled lives of a group of gangsters who hide their illicit dealings". The series was written and created by Tim Price.[1][2][3]

Y Pris
GenreCrime drama
Created byTim Price
Written by
  • Heledd Hardy
  • Sharon Morgan
Directed by
  • Gareth Bryn
  • Ed Talfan
Starring
Opening theme"Y Pris" — Rob Love of Alabama 3
Composer(s)Hugh Fowler
John E.R. Hardy
Country of originWales
Original language(s)Welsh
No. of series2
No. of episodes21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Ed Thomas
  • Angharad Jones
Producer(s)Fizzy Oppè
Cinematography
  • Peter Thornton
  • Huw Walters
  • Steve Lawes
Editor(s)
  • Wendi Rowlands
  • Jane Murrell
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Fiction Factory
Release
Original networkS4C
Picture format16:9 (576i)
Audio formatStereo
Original release31 October 2007 (2007-10-31) 
21 May 2009 (2009-05-21)
External links
Website

The first series comprises thirteen episodes. It was filmed in March and April 2007. The second series, comprising eight episodes, was commissioned by S4C in 2008[1] and filmed later the same year[2][4] for broadcast in 2009. The series is, together with Caerdydd, Cowbois ac Injans, and Con Passionate, part of S4C's drama editor Angharad Jones' drive to reach a younger audience for the station.[5] The series' theme was written and recorded by Alabama 3 lead singer Rob Love. All twenty-one episodes are available to stream on S4C's website.[6] All episodes are fully subtitled in both Welsh and English. Episodes from the second series also carry audio description.[7][8]

Reception

In 2008, Y Pris was nominated for the Prix Europa in the "Best Drama Series" category. Y Pris has received five nominations for the 2008 Bafta Cymru awards[9]: Best Screenwriter for Tim Price, Best Actor for Matthew Gravelle, Best Drama Director for Gareth Bryn, Best Sound for Gareth Meiron, Simon H. Jones, and Darren Jones, and Best Original Music Soundtrack for John Hardy and Rob Love.[10] Y Pris won the Best Original Music Soundtrack award for John Hardy and Rob Love.[11] At the 2009 Celtic Media Festival Awards, the series won the award for "Best Drama Series".[12] At the 2009 Bafta Cymru awards, Y Pris was nominated for four awards, including Gareth Bryn for Best Drama Director, Peter Thornton for Best Director of Drama Photography, Nel Bat for Best Make-Up, and Haydn Pearce for Best Design.[13]

Cast

Supporting

  • Mari Ann Bull as Chloe
  • Catrin Arwel as Ruth
  • Gareth Milton as Ian Blake
  • William Thomas as Davey Eddy
  • Iwan John as PC Ray Richards
  • Rhodri Miles as PC Rory Brown
  • Gerry O'Brien as Mr. O'Shea
  • Alun ap Brinley as Prins William
  • Iola Hughes as Julia
  • Rhys Parry Jones as Big Phil
  • Maria Pride as Tara
  • Sara Harris-Davies as Mrs. Blake
  • Gordon Warnecke as Agent Macintosh
  • Gareth Potter as Oscar
  • Heledd Baskerville as Caitlin Hughes
  • Fran Brennan as Peter Perry
  • Owen Garmon as Preacher Gruffudd Hughes
  • Bethan Morgan as Carla
  • Hannah Morley as Hannah
  • Mair Rowlands as Siwan
  • Michael Smiley as Captain
  • Gareth Blake as Keith Bradbury
  • Emily Tucker as "Mouse" Llygoden

Episodes

Series 1 (2007–2008)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateWelsh viewers
(million)[15]
1"Episode 1"TBATBA31 October 2007 (2007-10-31)N/A
2"Episode 2"TBATBA7 November 2007 (2007-11-07)N/A
3"Episode 3"TBATBA14 November 2007 (2007-11-14)N/A
4"Episode 4"TBATBA21 November 2007 (2007-11-21)N/A
5"Episode 5"TBATBA28 November 2007 (2007-11-28)N/A
6"Episode 6"TBATBA5 December 2007 (2007-12-05)N/A
7"Episode 7"TBATBA12 December 2007 (2007-12-12)N/A
8"Episode 8"TBATBA19 December 2007 (2007-12-19)N/A
9"Episode 9"TBATBA26 December 2007 (2007-12-26)N/A
10"Episode 10"TBATBA2 January 2008 (2008-01-02)N/A
11"Episode 11"TBATBA9 January 2008 (2008-01-09)N/A
12"Episode 12"TBATBA16 January 2008 (2008-01-16)N/A
13"Episode 13"TBATBA23 January 2008 (2008-01-23)N/A

Series 2 (2009)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateWelsh viewers
(million)
1"Episode 1"Dave EvansTBA2 April 2009 (2009-04-02)N/A
2"Episode 2"Dave EvansTBA9 April 2009 (2009-04-09)N/A
3"Episode 3"Dave EvansTBA16 April 2009 (2009-04-16)N/A
4"Episode 4"Dave EvansTBA23 April 2009 (2009-04-23)N/A
5"Episode 5"TBATBA30 April 2009 (2009-04-30)N/A
6"Episode 6"TBATBA7 May 2009 (2009-05-07)N/A
7"Episode 7"TBATBA14 May 2009 (2009-05-14)N/A
8"Episode 8"TBATBA21 May 2009 (2009-05-21)N/A

References

  1. Gary Marsh (29 November 2007). "TV writer Tim Price is becoming a big deal". Liverpool Daily Post/Pontypridd Observer. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  2. Claire Hill (3 November 2007). "Y Pris is right". ICWales. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  3. "Tim Price at David Higham". Retrieved 9 April 2008.
  4. "Tinopolis Annual Report and Accounts 2007" (PDF). Tinopolis. 2008. p. 6. Retrieved 23 May 2008.
  5. Anwen Mair Robert (16 April 2008). "S4C Review of Statement of Programme Policy 2007" (PDF). S4C. p. 3. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  6. "Y Pris News". 21 October 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  7. Eryl Crump (12 February 2008). "Campaign to push audio description on TV". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  8. "S4C launches Audio Description awareness campaign". S4C. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  9. "Bafta Cymru 2008 Nomineees" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 May 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  10. "41 Bafta Cymru nominations for S4C". Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  11. "Bafta Cymru 2008 Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 10 May 2008.
  12. "Celtic Media Festival Award Winners". 25 April 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  13. "Bafta Cymru 2009 Nominations" (PDF). 16 April 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  14. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/film-tv/y-pris-2120529
  15. http://www.barb.co.uk/viewing-data/weekly-top-10/
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