The title means “People of the Valley” and it’s about people … of the Valley.
The setting for the show is the fictional village of Cwmderi, located in the real Gwendraeth Valley – an area lying between Carmarthen and Llanelli in south-west Wales, however unlike other soaps from the United Kingdom, little effort is made to create an authentic reflection of the intended locality – only a few of the characters speak with a Carmarthenshire accent.
Much of the show’s early activity took place at a nursing home, however storylines are currently centred on the village pub, Y Deri, and its adjacent small businesses and houses. Other frequent settings for storylines include the comprehensive school, Ysgol y Mynach, and a local farm, Penrhewl. There are two other villages close to Cwmderi, named Llanarthur and Cwrt Mynach.