Why there’s no Welsh language release of A Mind To Kill on DVD

A Mind To Kill

A little while ago, I reviewed the DVD release of the first series of Wales’ answer to Taggart, A Mind To Kill, starring Philip Madoc. Well, not only is all the series about to be released on DVD in a single set for the princely sum of £69.99 (that’s 2008 minutes of A Mind To Kill), but the pilot movie is being released as well.

However, despite being shown on S4C and made simultaneously in Welsh and English, the show is only being released in English. So I decided to ask Network DVD why.

Network DVD doesn't think there was a Welsh language version of the pilot

Oh dear.

So I point out that yes, there was.

Don't own the licence

So there you go. As always, it’s a rights problem. S4C: do you want to take it from here?


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.