Welsh learners get preview of Eve’s first Welsh language role
As actor Eve Myles tackles her first Welsh language role in S4C’s ‘Un Bore Mercher’, Welsh learners will get a special preview of this new TV thriller, thanks to a lesson based on the series.
Tailored for experienced learners, at Uwch/Advanced level, the lesson features a video clip, a quiz, discussion topics and exercises, as well as background notes for tutors.
The lesson will be delivered in classrooms across Wales over the next few weeks, ahead of the series’ first broadcast on S4C, at 9.00pm on Sunday, 5 November.
The lesson has been developed by the National Centre for Learning Welsh and is one of a series of contemporary lessons introduced each year, based on different aspects of modern Welsh life.
This is the second time the National Centre has devised a lesson based on an S4C series; in 2016 a lesson based on the channel’s popular detective series, ‘Y Gwyll/ Hinterland’, was introduced.
Helen Prosser, Director of Strategy at the National Centre for Learning Welsh, says:
“Watching S4C is a great way for our learners to practise their Welsh, and via the lesson, we will be encouraging our students to discuss the series and learn new vocabulary, while also enjoying ‘Un Bore Mercher’ at the same time.
“We’re grateful once again to S4C for their cooperation in developing this lesson.”
Gethin Scourfield, S4C Drama Content Commissioner, said:
"It’s a pleasure to work with the National Centre for Learning Welsh to introduce Un Bore Mercher to classes in a dynamic and contemporary way. From one episode to the next, the twists and turns of the story will give plenty to talk about, there’s no doubt about it!”
Eve Myles plays the main role in ‘Un Bore Mercher’, a new thriller about the relationship between a husband and wife. Set in Carmarthenshire, the story centres on Faith (Eve Myles), a solicitor, wife and mother, and her battle to solve her husband’s sudden and unexpected disappearance. As well as Eve Myles, the cast also includes Matthew Gravelle (35 Diwrnod, Y Gwyll/Hinterland, Broadchurch), Mali Harries (Y Gwyll/Hinterland), Mark Lewis Jones (Byw Celwydd, Stella, National Treasure) and Aneirin Hughes (Y Gwyll/Hinterland, Pobol y Cwm). English subtitles will be available; the series will also be available on S4C’s online catch-up service.