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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

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 Alec Hardy / ... (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Ellie Miller / ... (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Beth Latimer (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Mark Latimer (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Maggie Radcliffe (23 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rev. Paul Coates (23 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Chloe Latimer (20 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Tom Miller (20 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Joe Miller (18 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Olly Stevens (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Nige Carter (16 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Becca Fisher (13 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Lucy Stevens (12 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Susan Wright (10 episodes, 2013-2015)
Steve Bennett ...
 PC Bob Daniels / ... (10 episodes, 2013-2017)
Benji Yapp ...
 Fred Miller (10 episodes, 2013-2017)
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A seemingly calm and friendly seaside town becomes a town wrapped in secrets when the death of an eleven year old boy sparks an unwanted media frenzy. As the town's locals start to open up about what they do and don't know, it falls upon the police to catch the supposed killer.

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A town wrapped in secrets.

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7 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Убийство на пляже  »

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Arthur Darvill and Shaun Dooley both appear in The White Queen (episode 8). See more »

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Under UK court procedures a witness would not be allowed to view proceedings until they have given evidence. Throughout the trial characters are in the public gallery prior to being called to give evidence. See more »

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DS Ellie Miller: Most people have a moral compass.
DI Alec Hardy: Compasses break.
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Featured in The Crime Thriller Club: Episode #2.1 (2014) See more »

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Drama of the year.
2 August 2013 | by (tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

The most extraordinary story ever, written & produced by Chris Chipnall, one of the top British writers today. A Brilliant cast, featuring the cream of British actors. The best drama of the year, keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire film. The locations for this film are beautiful.

The body of a 11year old boy is found on the beach in Dorset, England. The murder and following investigation create a chain reaction that will tear this small seaside town apart. A town wrapped in secrets, like most small towns anywhere in the world, and they become known as the investigation proceeds. The Murderer remains veiled until the final episode and a surprise and more importantly the reason. The two investigators, DI Hardy a harden, efficient, and blunt outsider with the reputation for failure - played brilliantly by David Tennant - and DS Miller a sensitive and friendly local - played by the extraordinary Olivia Coleman. The interactions between these two is amazing - some of the best dialog and zingers - like when Miller tells Hardy "leave me alone or I will p--- in a cup and throw it on you." - Or when Hardy tells Miller "I pray nightly that you will leave me alone." The remaining Cast is spectacular - you can actually feel the grief and suspicion coming from their characters. The film is well worth watching if you love great drama and great acting.


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