A Mind to Kill
was a police detective series
developed from a 1991 pilot programme that ran from 1994 to 2004 and which aired first on S4C
played Detective Chief Inspector
Noel Bain, who looks back nostalgically to the days when policing involved chasing villains, playing rugger and drinking Guinness, but has come to recognise that contemporary policing imposes dilemmas that no training manual could ever contemplate.
Bain is a widower and has a tempestuous relationship with his daughter, Hannah Bain, (Fion Wilkins) who, despite resenting the lack of time her father spent with the family because of police work, becomes a WPC on the same police force. DCI Bain's close friendship with police pathologist Prof. Margaret Edwards (Sharon Morgan) remains enigmatic as he fears treading the same path that caused so many problems for his family.
The series was set in south Wales but filmed largely in Aberyswyth
in both Welsh (Noson yr Heliwr
) and English media.