Broadchurch (2013– )
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Episode #1.1 

Detective Ellie Miller returns from holiday to find that her promotion to inspector was given to an outsider, named Alec Hardy, and that the son of her close friend has supposedly committed suicide.



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As the Dorset resort of Broadchurch prepares for the summer season 11-year old Danny Latimer goes missing. Local detective sergeant Ellie Miller returns from holiday with her husband and son to find her desired promotion to inspector has gone to outsider Alec Hardy, anxious to prove himself after gaining a poor reputation. When Danny's corpse is found on a beach the two police officers must tell his parents, Beth and Mark, sister Chloe and grandmother Liz. For Ellie it is especially hard as they are family friends. She is also irked by Hardy's brusque manner with suspects and tendency to call her by her surname. Ellie's nephew, Olly Stevens, cub reporter for the Broadchurch Echo, throws a spanner in the works when he latches onto the investigation and mentions the victim's name on Twitter. This attracts the attention of Karen White from the national Daily Herald, seeking a human interest story, and she arrives at the press conference where Hardy, convinced that Danny was abducted from... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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7 August 2013 (USA)  »

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When Olly tweets from the beach, his twitter app shows he is composing a reply to the account @broadchurchecho Subsequent shots show the tweet coming from the @broadchurchecho account itself. See more »


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Introduction to the Events That Will Play Out
21 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series is going to revolve around the death of an eleven year old child who has been found on a beach. Suicide has been ruled out because of the distance from a steep cliff, and the fact that he was strangled by a strong hand (or something). We are also introduced to the two principle detectives on the case: one, a sullen man who likes to do things his way, and a middle aged woman who was passed over for the chief inspector's job in favor of the former. The camera is very careful to give us a continual view of people who will probably be looked at. There are some odd doing, including the erasing of a computer by the boy's friend. There is also a loose cannon daughter who is enamored with an athletic looking man and who messes up the security by visiting the site of the body. Good start. Let's see how it played out.

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