A PACKED-OUT audience piled into Bangor's Pontio arts centre to enjoy a special screening of a new S4C crime-thriller series last week.

On the night of Friday, January 4, members of the public had the chance to watch the first episode of drama series "Craith" ahead of the launch of the series itself which started on Sunday night.

The event at Pontio, jointly organised by BAFTA Cymru and S4C, was followed by a question and answer session with leading actors Siân Reese-Williams and Rhodri Meilir (who played Alfie Butts in My Family), as well as members of the production team.

The eight-part drama, filmed in Snowdonia, tells the story of detective DI Cadi John (Siân Reese-Williams) who returns to North Wales to care for her ailing father.

However, when the body of a young woman is found in a local river, it becomes obvious that sinister secrets lie within the stunning North Wales scenery.

A Severn Screen production, the project brings together series creators Mark Andrew and Ed Talfan and director, Gareth Bryn, all of whom worked on the award-winning drama series Y Gwyll/Hinterland.

The producer is Hannah Thomas and writers on the series include award-winning Welsh novelist Caryl Lewis and BAFTA Cymru-winning writer Jeff Murphy and James Rourke.