KEEPING Faith is the drama that has already broken records and attracted huge audiences before the BBC has had a chance to air its first episode.
The homegrown Welsh drama contains a wealth of talent who have made appearances in TV’s biggest soaps and dramas. Here’s everything you need to know…
Eve Myles leads the all-Welsh cast in BBC One drama Keeping Faith
Who’s in the Keeping Faith cast?
Born July 26, 1978, Eve Myles is a Welsh actress, best known for her lead role in Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood, alongside John Barrowman.
The 39-year-old graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000 and landed her first role as Ceri Lewis in BBC drama Belonging.
In 2016, Eve took on the role of Mrs Jenkins in the critically-lauded ITV series, Victoria with Jenna Coleman and most recently she played Gwen Parry-Jones in A Very English Scandal.
Eve plays Faith Howells, a lawyer and new-mother, who attempts to discover what happens to her husband Evan after he mysteriously disappears upon the birth of their child.
Rex Features Eve is joined by her real-life husband Bradley Freegard as her on-screen another half Evan Howells
Bradley Freegard was born in 1983 in Pontypridd, Wales and met wife Eve at the National Youth Theatre in 1994 before the pair married in Italy in 2013.
In addition to being her real-life husband, the 35-year-old also plays the role of her on-screen other-half Evan Howells who disappears after the birth of their child.
Bradley became the first Welsh character to debut on EastEnders for 16 years with his 2012 appearance as Gethin Williams.
His other TV credits include small roles on Casualty and Doctors and he co-starred alongside Danny Dyer as Tyler in 1999’s Human Traffic.
Rex Features Hannah Daniel plays junior associate Cerys Jones
Born January 20, 1986, Hannah Daniel was raised in Whitchurch, Cardiff before studying English literature at University College London.
At age 16, Hannah became a member of the National Youth Theatre Wales where she returned later to assist with their Outreach projects.
The 32-year-old is best known for her roles on BBC Wales TV film Dad and her main cast role as DS Siân Owen on police detective drama Hinterland.
She has also had small roles in BBC soap opera’s Casualty and Doctors.
Rex Features Game of Thrones star Mark Lewis Jones is also in the cast
Mark Lewis Jones
Born November 16, 1964, Mark Lewis Jones began working with the Clywd Youth Theatre before beginning work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The 53-year-old has appeared in a number of TV shows including Holby City, Murphy’s Law, and Torchwood with current co-star Eve Myles.
He appeared in the first season of hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones for two episodes as Shagga, the hill tribe leader.
Mark auditioned unsuccessfully for Star Wars: The Force Awakens but he was offered the part of Captain Canady for its sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi.