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Bloody Eisteddfod

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a murder at a Welsh cultural festival. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Steffan Rhodri, Rhian Morgan, Matthew Gravelle, Richard Elfyn and others.

Bloody Eisteddfod

Adaptation of a satirical novel about a murder at the Eisteddfod festival

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
5   (1 series)
Steffan Rhodri, Rhian Morgan, Matthew Gravelle, Richard Elfyn, Mali Harries and Lisa Jên Brown
Myfanwy Alexander
Myfanwy Alexander and Emyr Roberts

Inspector Daf Dafis of Dyfed Powys Police knows that the visit of Wales' greatest cultural festival to his patch will be a challenge but even he didn't anticipate the mayhem which ensues.

It's not all archdruids and choral contests, as Daf discovers, and when the ceremonial Chair cannot be filled, there is a murder case to solve.

There's as much crime as culture and Daf has one or two personal issues to solve as well but, with the help of his trusty sergeant and the sexiest female agricultural contractor in the county, he'll give it his best shot.

An adaptation of the best-selling Welsh novel, Bloody Eisteddfod, provides a lively insight into contemporary rural life as well as culture. A stellar cast of the finest actors in Wales, headed by Steffan Rhodri and Rhian Morgan are joined by talented newcomers in a lively and engaging drama, packed with incident and vivid characters.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Woman's Hour Drama: Bloody Eisteddford (Other official name)
  • A Oes Heddwas? (Welsh title)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 3rd August 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am
Last new broadcast
Friday 7th August 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:45am
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 7th August 2020 at 7:45pm