KEEPING Faith is the drama that had already broken records and attracted huge audiences before the BBC aired the very first episode.
And now the wait for the second series is over as the homegrown Welsh drama is back on your screens TONIGHT with a wealth of talent starring. Here’s everything you need to know…
Who’s in the Keeping Faith cast?
Eve Myles as Faith Howells
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 happened to her husband Evan after he mysteriously disappeared upon the birth of their child.
Bradley Freegard as 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.
Hannah Daniel as 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 operas Casualty and Doctors.
Mark Lewis Jones as Steve Baldini
Born November 16, 1964, Mark Lewis Jones began working with the Clywd Youth Theatre before working with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He stars as Steve Baldini in Keeping Faith.
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.
Who else is in the cast of Keeping Faith?
- Aneirin Hughes as Tom Howells – The actor has had roles in EastEnders and Coronation Street.
- Lacey Jones as Megan Howells – Young Lacey made a mark when she starred in the first series as Faith’s daughter.
- Demi Letherby as Alys Howells – Demi plays Faith’s other daughter, who was just 9 years old in the first series. Keeping Faith is her only role so far, but judging by her acting skills, she is likely to be seen more on TV
- Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Madlen Vaughan
- Rhashan Stone as DI Laurence Breeze
- Baptiste actress Anastasia Hille as Gael Reardon
What can you expect from Keeping Faith series two?
Season two picks up 18 months after the events of series one, when Faith’s husband, Evan, went missing.
This time Faith is drawn into a new mystery as she takes on the case of Madlen Vaughan, a local farmer accused of murdering her husband in cold blood.
The murder trial, the prospect of Evan’s imminent release from prison, and her conflicted emotions towards former criminal Steve Baldini push her to breaking point.
She puts her children, her business and her life on the line to search for the truth and finally emerges scarred yet stronger.
What's on TV?
When is Keeping Faith on BBC One?
Keeping Faith is back TONIGHT (Tuesday, July 30.) for the second episode of the series.
You can catch it on BBC1 at 9pm and fret not if you happen to miss it – It will be available on iPlayer shortly after airing.
The second series will be comprised of six episodes at the same time each Tuesday.