Welsh TV: Our Best of 2022

Welsh TV: Our Best of 2022

It’s that time of year again! With Christmas nearing and 2022 drawing to a close, we take a look back at some of the best art and cultural offerings to come out of Wales this year. Today, we’re looking back at our top Welsh TV picks of 2022. With the help of Wales Arts Review’s experts and writers, we have compiled a list of the best Welsh TV to hit our screens this year.

Dal Y Melt (S4C)

A low-level criminal finds himself embroiled in a high-stakes heist in this Welsh-language drama, based on the novel by Iwan ‘Iwcs’ Roberts.

Unicorn – Part of the ‘Skint’ Monologues (BBC)

Single mum Tasha has to make a decision when a large sum of money is accidentally deposited in her account. Set in the Welsh Valleys, starring Tamara Brabon and written by Rachel Trezise.

Tamara Brabon in Unicorn

Heartstopper (Netflix)

The Netflix coming-of-age romance gaining acclaim for its representation of queer relationships, written by Alice Oseman and directed by Euros Lyn.

Dr Who: The Power of the Doctor (BBC)

A special anniversary episode of Doctor Who, produced as part of the celebrations to mark 100 years of the BBC.

Isla (BBC)

BBC 4’s Theatre to TV adaptation of Isla, a dark comedy about an elderly man’s relationship with a digital assistant, making its TV debut following a world premiere at Theatr Clwyd.

Mark Lambert stars in Isla

Staged 3 – Britbox

Michael Sheen and David Tennant return to our screens as bickering versions of themselves in a comedy that has made the leap from lockdown experiment to fully-fledged sitcom.

The Pact (BBC)

Devoted mother and social worker Christine Rees is still grieving a tragic loss when a stranger contacts her family, claiming an extraordinary connection. Is Christine hiding something from her family?

Y Golau (S4C)

A gritty Welsh language crime drama from S4C and Channel 4, Y Golau, starring Joanna Scanlan, Iwan Rheon, and Alexandra Roach.

Y Golau (S4C)

The Read: On the Black Hill (BBC)

Bruce Chatwin’s novel On the Black Hill featured as part of BBC Four’s The Read series in which actors give creative performance readings of iconic British novels.