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)
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 Maggie Radcliffe (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rev. Paul Coates (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Tom Miller (23 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Olly Stevens (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Joe Miller (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Nige Carter / ... (14 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Chloe Latimer (14 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)
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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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The county of Wessex, where Broadchurch is located, is a semi-fictional county created by the novelist Thomas Hardy. The lead detective in the Broadchurch series is named Hardy. 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: You don't eat fish and chips? What kind of Scot are you?
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Referenced in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013) See more »

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Excellent drama, penetrating insights into the human condition.
5 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

The only reason why I'm not giving it a 10/10 is because I have to leave a little room for humbleness. However, without a doubt, one of the best TV dramas that I have ever seen. It blends human frailty, melodramatic egos among professionals, frigid and temperamental relationships among small town residents, child anxieties, and mistrust, in a very artful way. It also shows the very real side of how people are often confused and blameworthy against everyone especially with the most flimsy of evidence.

I probably could come up with more adjectives, and penetrating analysis, but perhaps it is better for those who haven't seen, to see. It left me in tears at the end. I think about my own children, my own family, and it left me with a strange feeling of uncertainty and doubt. It will take me a long time to shake that.

Very good story-telling!


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