Alys is a Welsh language television series created by BAFTA award-winning scriptwriter Siwan Jones. The series follows single mum, Alys, who moves from Cardiff to a dingy flat in a small West Wales town along with her 10-year-old son, Daniel, while trying to escape her past. Alys is played by actress Sara Lloyd-Gregory, in a part which was especially written for her. The show is also her first leading role. Co-stars include William Thomas and Aneirin Hughes, whom Gregory had worked with on Con Passionate, another television drama written by Siwan Jones. The Show is produced by Apollo for S4C. It began on Sunday 23 January 2011 as part of a new year line-up of brand new television series on S4C. The first season consists of eight episodes. The season finale aired on 13 March 2011.