Alys (TV series)

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Alys
Alys season 2.png
Title card for Season Two
Genre Drama
Created by Siwan Jones
Written by Siwan Jones
Directed by Gareth Bryn
Lee Haven-Jones
Rhys Powys
Dylan Richards
Starring Sara Lloyd-Gregory
full main cast
Composer(s) Strange Village
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) Welsh (main language)
English (partly spoken)
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jon Williams
Producer(s) Paul Jones
Location(s) Barry, Vale of GlamorganBreconCardiff
Editor(s) Dafydd Hunt
Camera setup HD video (film look)
Single-camera setup
Running time 52–56 minutes
Production company(s) Apollo[1]
Distributor Boomerang[2]
Release
Original network S4C[3]
S4C Clirlun (HD)
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 23 January 2011 – 30 December 2012
External links
Website

Alys is a Welsh-language television drama series created by BAFTA Award-winning scriptwriter Siwan Jones. The series follows single mother, Alys, who moves away from Cardiff to a dingy flat in a small West Wales town along with her 10-year-old son, Daniel, while trying to escape her past.

Alys is portrayed by actress Sara Lloyd-Gregory, in a role which was specially written for her.[4][5] The show is also her first leading role.[6] Co-stars include William Thomas and Aneirin Hughes, whom Gregory had worked with on Con Passionate, another television drama series written by Siwan Jones. The Show is produced by Apollo for S4C. It began on Sunday 23 January 2011 as part of a new year line-up of brand-new television series on S4C.

The first season of Alys rated quite well for S4C, with the first episode attracting 61,000 viewers,[7] while the season peaked at 71,000 viewers[8] for episode three. Season Two seen a decline in ratings, with an extremely low rating of just 27,000 viewers[9] for episode six, with a slight rise for subsequent episodes. 37,000 viewers tuned in for the final episode.[10]

So far, two seasons of Alys have been produced and broadcast; with the first in early 2011, while the second season aired in late 2012. As of yet, a third season has not been commission, nor has there been any word as to whether or not the series has been officially cancelled.

The series has been nominated twice in 2012, first for a Celtic Media Award and then a BAFTA Cymru Award. In 2013, the series was nominated for three BAFTA Cymru Awards; winning two, including Sara Lloyd-Gregory receiving the award for Best Actress.

Premise and development[edit]

Alys was created and written by Siwan Jones, whose work as a writer earned her a BAFTA Cymru Award and a Rose d'Or for her critically acclaimed television series Tair Chwaer and Con Passionate.[4]

The role of the main protagonist, Alys was written especially for actress Sara Lloyd-Gregory. She had met Jones in 2009 and had collaborated with her in the third and final season of Con Passionate, and was initially in mind to play the leading role in Jones' then-upcoming new drama series, Alys. Gregory admitted that, to her knowledge, she did not know that the leading role was written for her, which was a good thing, as she still had to audition and would have probably felt more pressure.[11]

The idea for Alys came to Jones while she was shopping in a small West Wales town. She watched as a group of people carried some furniture as she walked from the car park towards the town. Behind them was a dark tunnel which led into the heart of a building; while they were walking, some children followed along and as she watched on, this triggered the image for the series with became Alys. Jones' idea which started there was to create two worlds; one of working-class people such as the shop owners in a small town; and the others who were unemployed and struggled to make ends meet, such as Sara Lloyd-Gregory's character, 'Alys'. She aimed to show how different these two worlds are and yet how similar they also are.[4]

"I didn’t know at first it had been created for me but it was my first lead role and it was such an honor to have this role created for me by Siwan."

 — Sara Lloyd-Gregory interview for South Wales Guardian.[12]

The story of the series is centered around the character Alys as she moves to a small town in Wales with her 10-year-old son Daniel after fleeing her troubled life in Cardiff; she plans to start a new life and does anything she can to she can to make ends meet and that Daniel is looked after. This includes criminal activity, such as stealing and prostitution. Her son has a dream of one day moving to America and becoming an astronaut and Alys will see that his dream is fulfilled. In her new surroundings, she is met with hostility from several of the middle-class locals, as she is judged for her background. However, she manages to makes friends and is accepted by certain people within the area.

Production[edit]

Alys was created and entirely written by Siwan Jones. Paul Jones was producer for the entire run of the series, while Jon Williams served an executive producer. For the first season, Gareth Bryn directed the pilot episode and episode two; with Lee Haven-Jones and Rhys Powys directing subsequent episodes, respectively. Most of season two was direct by Powys. Dylan Richard served a director for one episode, while the remaining episodes were directed by Paul Jones.[13]

The language in the series was almost entirely spoken in Welsh, with the exception of a few scenes with English was spoken. The music score was provided and composed by Strange Village.

The first season of Alys commenced production in the summer of 2010, while the second season went into production in March 2012 for Apollo TV.[14] The series was filmed on location primarily in Cardiff, Brecon, a small town within Powys, and Barry, a seaside town in the Vale of Glamorgan.[14]

Road2Reel, a company which provides vehicles for film, television and advertising purposes, supplied the series for its entirety for stunt work, action and background vehicles. In addition, they provided on-set mechanics, vehicle modification and logistical vehicle movement services.[14]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Alys
  • Sara Lloyd-Gregory portrays Alys (Seasons 1–2). Alys is a strong and independent person. Alys is from West Wales, but moved to Cardiff for university where she became pregnant. She is a young mother who has moved to a small town with her son, Daniel to escape her past in Cardiff, she fled Cardiff following the death of her brother and her boyfriend. With no job and no money she is given a dirty rundown flat, there she makes some very good friends with her neighbours across the hall, Ceri, Kevin, Shane and Wiliam. She will do just about anything to make sure Daniel eats and has nice things which includes stealing and prostitution. Her first "customer" is her landlord Eirwyn Toms. Alys's plan is to make enough money so that she and Daniel can move to America, so that Daniel can one day fulfill his dream of becoming an astronaut. Alys is almost always getting herself into trouble with the rich snobs in the town including clothes shop owner, Debbie, and Daniel's friend Alex's mum, Angie whom Alys seems to be falling for her husband, Chris. Alys is very helpful to her neighbours Ceri and William who have become like her family, she also hates drugs, and it also looks as if her past will sometime come back to haunt her.
  • Zachary Mutyambizi portrays Daniel (Seasons 1–2). Daniel is Alys's young son, he often suffers by the things his mum gets up to, by the things that people say about her, but being young he doesn't really understand. He has a dream of one day becoming an astronaut. He is friends with Alex, Angie and Chris's son.
  • William Thomas portrays Wiliam (Seasons 1–2). William was once a Minister, but is now the town drunk, but he is a good friend to Alys and Ceri. His family don't want anything to do with him because of his drinking which is an embarrassment to them, his ex-wife, Lizabeth, and daughter, Catrin never want to see him, but Catrin really misses him. His nephew, Iestyn often comes to visit him at the flat, but with William's behaviour, he doesn't know why he even bothers.
  • Aneirin Hughes portrays Eirwyn Toms (Seasons 1–2). Known as "Toms", he owns a garage and is the landlord of the flats. He is in serious debt and things in his and his wife, Heulwen's home are often repossessed, but he somehow manages to keep things afloat with the help of town mayor, Ron. Toms has gone to Alys for sex in order to pay for it, and afterward regrets it. The people of the town have been on to their secret affair. With the police often on his back he once tried to commit suicide by drowning himself. After the death of their daughter, Toms and Heulwen seem to have grown apart, but he seems to be falling in love with Ron's wife Debbie, who is also have problems with her husband.
  • Gillian Elisa portrays Heulwen (Seasons 1–2). Heulwen is Toms' wife, who is mostly always seen in a depressed mood, after the death of their daughter Sarah and the fact that Toms is in a lot of debt. She is known as "Mrs. T" by the town's people. She went to visit her sister whom she hadn't seen in twenty years, her sister is Alys's mum, but having not seen Alys since she was a little girl she is unaware that it's the same Alys who lives in her town.
  • Ifan Huw Dafydd portrays Ron (Seasons 1–2). Ron is the town mayor, he is married to clothes shop owner, Debbie. He and Debbie often hold dinner party's at their home for Toms, Heulwen, Angie and Chris. Ron and Debbie were having little problems in their marriage for a while, but recently Debbie has discovers that Ron has pictures of young girls on his laptop, which has been stolen which Toms is in on.
  • Shelley Rees portrays Debbie (Seasons 1–2). Debbie is the nosy clothes shop owner who is married to town mayor, Ron. She is often bullied by her husband and is unable to stand up to him. She has a little dog called Toots who is like a child to her. She has spotted Toms entering and leaving the flats while visiting Alys on various occasions but has kept it from Heulwen. The discovery of the pictures on Ron's laptop has put a strain on their marriage and finds herself turning to Toms for comfort. With the theft of Ron's laptop and the murder of Toots, she begins to feel the pressure.
  • Kate Jarman portrays Angie (Seasons 1–2) Angie owns a restaurant in town, in which she and her husband, Chris try to get up and running. Her son, Alex is Daniel's friend from school, which Angie has treated bad at times for Alys's behaviours. Angie has told Alys that it isn't fair on Daniel by the things she gets up to. Angie and Chris has talked about Alys in the past about her being a prostitute. Angie is now beginning to suspect that something is going on between Chris and Alys.
  • Rhys ap William portrays Chris (Seasons 1–2). Chris is Angie's husband, he often doesn't agree with or like the thing his wife comes out with, especially towards Alys. He and Angie have discussed Alys being on the game and Chris has confronted Alys because of this, he has also been worried about Daniel because of the way Alys behaves, like the time he found Daniel home alone while Kevin was supposed to be watching him. Recently he has been falling for Alys, and Daniel has spotted him and his mum kissing, and they have also slept together.
  • Aled Pugh portrays Kevin (Seasons 1–2). Kevin is Ceri's boyfriend, the brother of Shane and the son of Bessie. He has cheated on Ceri with Vicky and has a child with her, but he is still in love with Ceri. He and Shane discovered a headless body at the local Chinese and has become involves in crime related businesses. He and Shane recently stolen a laptop from Ron and is demanding a ransom for giving the laptop to Toms.
  • Carwyn Glyn portrays Shane (Seasons 1–2). Shane is Kevin's younger brother and son of Bessie. He works with his brother, and after the discover of the body in the Chinese he sent the message to Toms and was later arrested. He likes Ceri, so he hated the fact that Kevin cheated on her with Vicky.
  • Catrin Mai Huw portrays Ceri (Season 1). Ceri is a depressed young woman, she lives across the hall from Alys, who has become her best friend. She is living with her boyfriend Kevin who has been cheating on her with another woman, Vicky whom he has a child with, but Ceri already knows this and hasn't said anything, until one night she snaps and smashes a chair over Kevin. On a night out with Alys, Ceri recognises that their taxi driver is the same man who had raped her in the past and as a result gave birth to a baby boy, so she slits her wrist. Alys helps Ceri get revenge by finding the man and making him pay for what he done, but he attacks Alys, so she, Ceri and William find him and William smashes his car windows.[15]
Sara Lloyd-Gregory with Carwyn Glyn (Shane, left), Aled Pugh (Kevin, centre) and Catrin Mai Huw (Ceri, right) (season 1)
  • Delyth Wyn portrays Bessie (Seasons 1–2). Bessie is the mother of Kevin and Shane. Her family is always involved in criminal activity, one of her other sons is in prison and when Shane is arrested she is worries the same thing will happen to him. She likes Ceri, and hates that her son, Kevin has cheated on her with Vicky, who has moves across the street from her.
  • Gareth Nash portrays Iestyn (Seasons 1–2). Iestyn is William's nephew, he works in the local library. He often goes to visit William but hates the way William behaves, he has warned Alys to stay away from his uncle because he doesn't want someone like her near him.
  • Richard Harrington portrayed Simon (Season 2).[16]
  • Paul Morgans portrays Dylan (Season 2). Dylan, a teacher moves into Heulwen and Toms house with his wife, Llio, which Heulwen is renting out to them. Dylan tries what he can to get rid of Heulwen as she becomes a bother to him by entering the house and having him believe that her deceased daughter, Sara is living in the house.
  • Carys Eleri portrays Llio (Season 2). Llio, the wife of Dylan is a soon-to-be mother and moves into Heulwen and Toms house. Llio is a good natured woman who does not agree with Dylan treatment of Heulwen and welcomes her into the house.
  • Gareth Jewell portrays Phil (Season 2).[16] Phil is the son of Bessie and the brother of Kevin and Shane, Having recently been released from prison, Phil served time for the murder of his girlfriend. Martin, the brother of his girlfriend is on Phil's back and will do what he can to make him pay. Phil becomes a love interest of Alys.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Menna Trussler portrays Moira (seasons 1–2). Moira is the local busy body who had worked in Toms service station and currently is the assistant chef to Chris in the restaurant.
  • Ri Richards portrays Alys's Mum (seasons 1–2). Alys' mother, who has not seen her daughter in several months as they do not get along. It was recently discovered that Heulwen is her sister.
  • Simon Fisher portrays Terry (season 1–2). Terry is the local taxi driver, whom Alys and her friends set out to destroy as Terry had previously raped Ceri and got her pregnant.
  • Siwan Bowen Davis portrays Dora (season 1–2). Dora is Ken's girlfriend. She knows that Terry and Ken are not good but is afraid to leave.
  • Caradog Rhys portrays Alex (season 1–2). Alex is the son of Angie and Chris and a friend to Daniel.
  • Huw Euron portrays Ken (season 2). Ken is Terry's brother and Dora's boyfriend.
  • Gareth Milton portrays Martin (season 2). Martin is the brother of Phil's girlfriend, whom Phil had murdered and Martin sets out to get revenge on Phil.

Series overview[edit]

Season One[edit]

Alys, a young mother arrives at a small town in West Wales, having escaped her troubled past in Cardiff, involving the death of her brother from a drug overdose and her boyfriend who died in a car accident. She is determined to see that her ten-year-old son, Daniel is well provided for. Daniel has a dream of one day moving to America to become an astronaut and Alys will stop at nothing to see that his dream comes true. Upon her arrival, she moves into a flat rented from Eirwyn Toms, owner of a local garage. Alys will do all that she can to make ends meet; including robbery, blackmail and prostitution, with Toms becoming a regular client. Within the building where Alys lives, she makes several new friends with her neighbours; brothers Kevin and Shane and Kevin's girlfriend, Ceri, a troubled young woman who was raped and got pregnant by her attacker. Alys forms a close friendship with Wiliam, an ex-minister and alcoholic who lives upstairs, while their friendship is frowned upon by Wiliam's nephew, Iestyn. Several people in the area do not exactly take a liking to Alys, this includes Toms' wife, Heuwen who refers to Alys a "trailer trash" and especially Angie, the wife of local chef, Chris, whom Alys begins an illicit affair with. Angie becomes aware of the affair and informs Alys that it is not the first time he has played away. Debbie, the owner of the lingerie shop below the flats discoves that Alys has stolen several items from her shop. When Debbie's husband, the town mayor, Ron offers Alys and Ceri a job cleaning his home, Debbie warns Alys to stay away. Debbie soon makes a shocking discovery when she uncovers Ron's secret – his laptop contains pictures of young girls and that Toms and Ron are both in on it. Alys comes to realise that she has more to worry about than what the town thinks of her; she and Wiliam track down the taxi driver, Terry, who raped Ceri and they are determined to make him suffer. However, Alys is unprepared for him when he later attacks her. Not only does she have problems with Terry, it is later revealed that Heulwen is her aunt, her mother's sister, and when Ron's house is robbed, Alys becomes in possession of his laptop and discovers the pictures. She holds onto the laptop and demands a ransom. She is viciously assaulted by Toms and later, two thugs whom Ron has sent to take care of her and retrieve the laptop which is now missing. When the thugs arrive to find that Alys is not there, they attack Wiliam leaving him for dead. While Wiliam is in hospital she reveals that she caused her boyfriend's car accident and later without her knowledge, Wiliam is discharged from hospital and is threatened by Iestyn to stay away from him. Ceri plans to attend the funeral of a teenage girl who was recently raped and murdered and when she arrives at the girl's home she finds it empty with only Terry inside. Meanwhile, Toms has a deceitful plan to burn down the garage to collect the insurance and enlists the help of Shane to do the deed. While Alys and Daniel lay on the floor of Wiliam's empty flat, Daniel reveals that he had the missing laptop all along and had it hidden for safe keeping, much to her relief. Soon they hear and explosion in the distance and see that Toms' garage is on fire.

Season Two[edit]

Alys, now having discovered that the laptop was hidden by Daniel, confronts Debbie and blackmails her into giving her cash in exchange for the laptop. Following the explosion at the garage, Shane demands money from Toms for committing his deed. Ceri's body is dumped in a nearby stream. Twelve months pass; the whereabouts of Wiliam are still unknown. Alys has moved into a house opposite Bessie, Kevin and Shane and they are unaware of her deceit in concealing that she returned the laptop for a large sum of money and is worried that she may be discovered once Debbie and Ron return from a holiday in Spain. Alys is determined to uncover the truth behind Ceri's murder and is aware that Terry, the taxi is behind it and is going to make him pay. Meanwhile, Heulwen, unable to pay the mortgage on her home, following Toms' bankruptcy and his breakdown, is forced to live in a caravan in her back garden, while receiving frequent visits from Alys, whom she has revealed to be her aunt. A young couple, Dylan and his pregnant wife, Llio decide to rent the unoccupied home, while Dylan is not pleased that Heulwen is living in the garden. Llio believes that a supernatural entity is within the house when unexplainable things begin to happen. Dylan is not convinced of this. However, Heulwen reveals that it may be the ghost of her deceased daughter, Sara. Bessie's son, Phil arrives, having been recently released from prison for murdering his girlfriend; he begins to fall for Alys, and while the feeling is mutual, she suddenly begins to have doubts when Martin, the brother of Phil's deceased girlfriend appears and begins to torment him, forcing Alys to make a difficult decision as to whether she can trust Phil. Chris becomes jealous when Simon, an old school friend of Angie's moves to the area, and becomes convinced that Simon is obsessed with her. Wiliam returns and moves in with Alys.

Broadcast history[edit]

Alys premiered on Welsh-language channel S4C on 23 January 2011, available with English subtitles. It aired on Sundays at 9.00pm with the episodes repeated Thursdays at 10.00pm. Season One consisted of eight episodes and concluded on 13 March 2011.

Television drama fans were given the chance to preview the first episode days before it was aired on TV. The previews took place in Llandeilo's Civic Hall on Monday 17 January at 7.30pm, Bangor University's JP Hall on Tuesday 18 January, and Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon on Friday 21 January. Following the screening, the audience discussed the show and asked questions to the panel connected with the series, including Siwan Jones, Sara Lloyd-Gregory and producer Paul Jones.[17][18]

The second season of Alys premiered on S4C on Sunday 11 November 2012 at 9.00pm, with repeated episodes airing from Wednesday 14 November 2012 at 10.00pm.[19] This season included eight episodes, concluding on Sunday 30 December 2012. It was again available with English subtitles which has to be switched on manually for the premiere episodes, while they were included on-screen for the repeated episodes.

The show was broadcast in high-definition on Welsh freeview channel S4C Clirlun, which was available only in Wales.[20] However, this operation ceased and the final five episodes of season two could only be screened in standard-definition on the original channel as S4C Clirlun closed on 1 December 2012.

Seasons one and two were available to view online after they aired on S4C at the online service S4C Clic.[21][22] However, this has since expired due to episodes only being made available for up to 35 days after airing on S4C.

It has been advised that anyone under 16 should not watch due to strong language.[23] Apart from the language, the show has also contained scenes of strong violence, sex, sexual violence and strong adult themes.

The series was available to view outside Wales, in countries such as England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as S4C is available on the Sky platform throughout the UK. The episodes on Clic were also available to UK-only viewers outside Wales.

As of 2016, there have been no repeated episodes of Alys, apart from the catch-up repeats which screened days after the premiere episodes. During the summer months, S4C generally rerun episodes from a series. However, no plans had been made to show Alys again and it is uncertain at present if the series will rerun on S4C. Furthermore, there are currently no plans to release the series on DVD or Blu-ray.

A third season of Alys has not been commissioned, and it is currently unknown if the series will return, despite the fact that viewers were left with an unresolved cliffhanger. At present, the series is considered finished.

Episodes[edit]

Main article: List of Alys episodes
Season Time slot Episodes Premiered Ended Ave. Viewers
Date Viewers Date Viewers
1 Sunday 9:00 pm 8 23 January 2011 61,000[7] 13 March 2011 42,000[24] 54,000
2 Sunday 9:00 pm 8 11 November 2012 42,000[25] 30 December 2012 37,000[10] 36,000

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Reviews for the series were generally positive. The series currently holds a rating of 8.1/10 at the Internet Movie Database.

Ratings[edit]

Season Episode Airdates
Total Viewers
Rank
First Repeats
1
1
23 January 2011
27 January 2011
61,000[7]
7
2
30 January 2011
3 February 2011
53,000[26]
9
3
6 February 2011
10 February 2011
71,000[8]
6
4
13 February 2011
17 February 2011
65,000[27]
6
5
20 February 2011
24 February 2011
49,000[28]
11
6
27 February 2011
3 March 2011
42,000[29]
14
7
6 March 2011
10 March 2011
49,000[30]
10
8
13 March 2011
17 March 2011
42,000[24]
10
Season Episode Airdates
Total Viewers
Rank
First Repeats
2
1
11 November 2012
14 November 2012
42,000[25]
8
2
18 November 2012
21 November 2012
39,000[31]
12
3
25 November 2012
28 November 2012
39,000[32]
Not in Top 20
4
2 December 2012
5 December 2012
37,000[33]
15
5
9 December 2012
12 December 2012
35,000[34]
10
6
16 December 2012
19 December 2012
27,000[9]
Not in Top 20
7
23 December 2012
26 December 2012
33,000[35]
17
8
30 December 2012
2 January 2013
37,000[10]
13

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Event Category Recipient Result
2012
Bronze Torc Award
Celtic Media Festival
Best Drama Series Alys[36][37] Nominated
BAFTA Cymru Award
BAFTA Cymru Awards
Best Director Gareth Bryn[38] Nominated
Photography & Ligiting Richard Wyn Hughes[38] Nominated
Original Music Strange Village[38] Nominated
Writer Siwan Jones[38] Nominated
Production Design Gerwyn Lloyd[38] Won
2013
Best Writer Siwan Jones[39] Nominated
Best Actress Sara Lloyd-Gregory[39] Won
Photography & Lighting Richard Wyn[39] Won
2014
Bronze Torc Award
Celtic Media Festival
Best Drama Series Alys[40] Nominated

Opening titles[edit]

Season one title card

The opening title used for the first season of Alys was basically a simple title and music played of about five seconds, as there were no traditional opening titles that included cast names. The theme tune for the series was used over the opening. Although it could be heard in full over the end credits. In the first episode, the title appeared before the opening scene. All subsequent episodes following this, included a recap at the beginning of each episode just before the title.

For the second season, a more contemporary version of the opening title was used and again of just five seconds with the theme much played. The title font was changed and below it saying "gan Siwan Jones" (from Siwan Jones). For the first episode of season two an extended recap of events from season one was shown just before the opening title. Following the title the events from the final episode of season one were seen in a flashbacks mixed with the opening scene. Following this episode, the opening title was now shown before the recap. The recap sequence for season two was screened in a 2.35:1 ratio and the theme music was also changed slightly.[41]

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