Book review: Curious Under the Stars by Meic Povey


Curious Under the StarsCurious Under the Stars by Meic Povey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

From BBC Radio 4 – Drama:
The first of a new series set in Glan Don, a wild and mysterious village perched on the Welsh coast.

1/3: When Gareth finds his wife Diane in bed with a stranger, the couple attempt to salvage their marriage by uprooting from London to run a pub in West Wales. But The Druid’s Rest has seen better days – the wallpaper is peeling, there’s something growing out of the pool table and a mysterious man called Emlyn is living in the customer toilets.

2/3: Diane enlists local eccentric Matty Evans to help launch the new ‘gastro’ menu at The Druid’s Rest, but her food has a curious effect on people. Meanwhile Gareth is concerned about a mysterious hound lurking in the sea mist.

3/3: When a violent storm brings down the Great Oak of Glan Don, legend suggests that the survival of the village is threatened. So the villagers come together to attempt to save the tree. But as the weather worsens, Gareth and Bethan get trapped in the rising floodwaters and the truth of their tempestuous past is laid bare.

Starring Elis James (Crims), Louise Ford (Chickens) and Ifan Huw Dafydd (Gavin and Stacey), Curious Under the Stars takes us deep into a Welsh landscape of myth, magic and mayhem.

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

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