The BEST Episodes of Hinterland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019

Network: S4/C

Tom Mathias comes to Aberystwyth having abandoned his life in London. He's a brilliant but troubled man. Despite his faults he is an excellent detective, who knows that the key to solving the crime lies not in where you look for truth, but how you look. From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland, Y Gwyll is a series of stories that are original and local, yet timeless and universal.

Episode 3 (2)

#1 - Episode 3 (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6

In the isolated village of Penwyllt, the body of a young man is discovered in the murky depths of a quarry lake. But who is he, and was this an accident?

star 7.92
48 votes
Episode 4 (2)

#2 - Episode 4 (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8

The body of a young woman is found abandoned but carefully placed in the marshes. This case, in the series finale, pushes DCI Mathias to the edge, both personally and professionally.

star 7.83
42 votes
Episode 4 (2)

#3 - Episode 4 (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8

The truth about Pontarfynach children's home is about to be revealed by Mathias and Mared, but there is more than one person trying to stand in the way. Will the ugly facts about Dr Hugh Vaughan and the others finally be allowed to come to light? Or will the mystery remain forever buried in Devil's Bridge.

star 7.80
81 votes
Episode 3 (1)

#4 - Episode 3 (1)

Season 1 - Episode 5

In the isolated village of Penwyllt, the body of a young man is discovered in the murky depths of a quarry lake. But who is he, and was this an accident?

star 7.76
82 votes
Episode 3 (1)

#5 - Episode 3 (1)

Season 2 - Episode 5

The discovery of a body in a remote lake leads Mathias and the team to investigate the complicated private life of a missing teacher from a small rural school. What is Gwilym's secret? Who is Ben Willis? Why did another ex-teacher commit suicide? Who is the mysterious girl and why is she hiding from Mathias? Is Greta still alive? This is a world rife with secrets. Will Mathias and the team unravel them in time or is it already too late?.

star 7.68
75 votes
Episode 4 (1)

#6 - Episode 4 (1)

Season 3 - Episode 7

DCI Mathias investigates the death of Catrin John, convicted killer and former resident of the Pontarfynach Children's Home. As Mathias and Mared investigate Catrin's death, they begin to suspect it might be linked to the death of former police officer Iwan Thomas. As Mathias delves deeper into the past, the pressure on him to close the case increases. Will Mathias toe the line or will he risk everything in pursuit of the truth?

star 7.68
78 votes
Episode 4 (2)

#7 - Episode 4 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 8

A burnt body on the dunes embroils the team in a long standing family feud with a connection to the murder of a young mother 13 years earlier. Mathias is convinced the young woman's murder holds the answers but Prosser isn't keen on Mathias delving into the past.

star 7.67
45 votes
Episode 3 (2)

#8 - Episode 3 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 6

The discovery of a body in a remote lake leads Mathias and the team to investigate the complicated private life of a missing teacher from a small rural school. What is Gwilym's secret? Who is Ben Willis? Why did another ex-teacher commit suicide? Who is the mysterious girl and why is she hiding from Mathias? Is Greta still alive? This is a world rife with secrets. Will Mathias and the team unravel them in time or is it already too late?

star 7.63
51 votes
Episode 1 (2)

#9 - Episode 1 (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

As the investigation is brought to a close, Chief Superintendent Prosser confronts an old foe.

star 7.61
96 votes
Episode 2 (2)

#10 - Episode 2 (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4

At a remote farmhouse, sixty-nine year old Idris Williams is discovered bludgeoned to death, and the investigation into his murder reveals the mountain’s bloody past.

star 7.60
135 votes
Episode 2 (2)

#11 - Episode 2 (2)

Season 3 - Episode 4

Tensions arise when an independent investigator is called in to investigate a death.

star 7.57
99 votes
Episode 4 (1)

#12 - Episode 4 (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7

The body of a young woman is found abandoned but carefully placed in the marshes. This case, in the series finale, pushes DCI Mathias to the edge, both personally and professionally.

star 7.55
83 votes
Episode 2 (2)

#13 - Episode 2 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 4

The murder of a local dignitary and barrister leads to the uncovering of a tragic story of love and loss fuelled by mistrust and suspicion in the depths of the Hinterland. Why were Nora and Daniel living such a secluded life? What has Mathias discovered in the garden? Will he find Daniel before Glyn Powell gets hold of him? The clock is ticking, but Mathias knows that the relationship between Branwen Powell and Daniel is key to uncovering the truth.

star 7.53
114 votes
Episode 4 (1)

#14 - Episode 4 (1)

Season 2 - Episode 7

A burnt body on the dunes embroils the team in a long standing family feud with a connection to the murder of a young mother 13 years earlier. Mathias is convinced the young woman's murder holds the answers but Prosser isn't keen on Mathias delving into the past.

star 7.49
59 votes
Episode 2 (1)

#15 - Episode 2 (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3

At a remote farmhouse, sixty-nine year old Idris Williams is discovered bludgeoned to death, and the investigation into his murder reveals the mountain’s bloody past.

star 7.47
175 votes
Episode 1 (2)

#16 - Episode 1 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2

Mathias is under pressure. His wife Meg has turned up in Aberystwyth and he's under investigation by the IPCC following the death of Mari Davies at the end of the last episode. When a bus driver is found shot dead on an isolated mountainside, the investigation provides a welcome escape.

star 7.46
129 votes
Episode 2 (1)

#17 - Episode 2 (1)

Season 2 - Episode 3

The murder of a local dignitary and barrister leads to the uncovering of a tragic story of love and loss fuelled by mistrust and suspicion in the depths of the Hinterland. Why were Nora and Daniel living such a secluded life? What has Mathias discovered in the garden? Will he find Daniel before Glyn Powell gets hold of him? The clock is ticking, but Mathias knows that the relationship between Branwen Powell and Daniel is key to uncovering the truth.

star 7.46
129 votes
Episode 1 (1)

#18 - Episode 1 (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1

The killing of a local minister leads DCI Mathias and DS Rhys to a remote mountain community.

star 7.44
140 votes
Episode 3 (2)

#19 - Episode 3 (2)

Season 3 - Episode 6

Desperate to find the missing boy, DCI Mathias breaks protocol and sets off into the mountains alone. With the clock ticking, Mathias puts his life on the line. But how will his team react, and what will Chief Superintendent Prosser make of his actions? Meanwhile, independent investigator John Powell is put under pressure by retired Chief Superintendent Robert Owen to close the Iwan Thomas case.

star 7.41
74 votes
Episode 1 (1)

#20 - Episode 1 (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1

Mathias is under pressure. His wife Meg has turned up in Aberystwyth and he's under investigation by the IPCC following the death of Mari Davies at the end of the last episode. When a bus driver is found shot dead on an isolated mountainside, the investigation provides a welcome escape.

star 7.37
188 votes
Episode 2 (1)

#21 - Episode 2 (1)

Season 3 - Episode 3

Mathias is on the case when the body of a young curator is discovered in a remote woodland.

star 7.36
109 votes
Episode 3 (1)

#22 - Episode 3 (1)

Season 3 - Episode 5

Following a fatal shooting, local man Llew Morris is the chief suspect.

star 7.35
86 votes
Episode 1 (1)

#23 - Episode 1 (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

DCI Mathias’ investigation into the disappearance of 64 year old Helen Jenkins leads him to the cascading waters of an ancient ravine at Devil’s Bridge, and uncovers the cruel history of a long closed children’s home.

star 7.33
292 votes
Episode 1 (2)

#24 - Episode 1 (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

DCI Mathias’ investigation into the disappearance of 64 year old Helen Jenkins leads him to the cascading waters of an ancient ravine at Devil’s Bridge, and uncovers the cruel history of a long closed children’s home.

star 7.31
176 votes