The Proposition


Time Out says

Made-for-Welsh-TV period drama, with a recently widowed (and recently indebted) bourgeois wife forced to take her herd of cattle south-east to Gloucester to sell them to the army to save her ancient pile. It was billed as a Wales-ian Western and, true, the shots of the landscape are impressively handled, but its Napoleonic War background is just so much red-coated colour. The dramatic triangle (she takes brawling and boozing bastard Rhys along as drover; his legit brother Huw, the sheriff, a demented and murderously insane man, clearly suffering from unrequited love, follows on) is too standard to generate genuine emotion or frisson.


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Strathford Hamilton
Paul Matthews
Nicola Beddoe
Aneirin Hughes
Richard Lynch
Richard Harrington
Jennifer Jones
Owen Garmon