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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Chris Chibnall
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David Tennant ...  Alec Hardy / ... 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Olivia Colman ...  Ellie Miller / ... 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Jodie Whittaker ...  Beth Latimer 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Andrew Buchan ...  Mark Latimer 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Carolyn Pickles ...  Maggie Radcliffe 23 episodes, 2013-2017
Arthur Darvill ...  Rev. Paul Coates 23 episodes, 2013-2017
Charlotte Beaumont ...  Chloe Latimer 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Adam Wilson ...  Tom Miller 19 episodes, 2013-2017
Matthew Gravelle ...  Joe Miller 18 episodes, 2013-2017
Jonathan Bailey ...  Olly Stevens 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Joe Sims ...  Nige Carter 16 episodes, 2013-2017
Simone McAullay ...  Becca Fisher 13 episodes, 2013-2015
Tanya Franks ...  Lucy Stevens 12 episodes, 2013-2015
Pauline Quirke ...  Susan Wright 10 episodes, 2013-2015
Steve Bennett Steve Bennett ...  PC Bob Daniels / ... 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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The end is where it begins. (season 2) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Arthur Darvill (Rev. Paul Coates) & Shaun Dooley (Ricky Gillespie) also worked together on two episodes of The White Queen (2013) as The Duke of Buckingham & Sir Robert Brackenbury respectively. 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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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 17 April 2017 (2017) See more »

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Crime show with a heart
10 April 2013 | by fergisSee all my reviews

I have been loving the emotional depth of this show! So often families of murder victims exist merely to give clues for the eventual solution but in Broadchurch we are exposed to the grief of a bereft and torn family.

I have never paid much attention to Olivia Coleman before but what an amazing actress! She will be added to my list of actors to follow from now on! She plays Ellie Miller a local detective who is not only charged with investigating the murder but who also knows personally the various suspects and players in the drama. An interesting mix and a fruitful tension!

I am very glad for her character because Miller's superior, DI ALec Hardy (David Tennant), is very much the clichéd grumpy dysfunctional detective we have all seen in a hundred other cop dramas. Having said that he plays his role well. If we must have this trope then Tennant brings some new life to it which is a tribute to his screen presence.

The setting is small town Dorset(Southern England). The village setting with its entangled relationships is fertile soil for the twists and tangles of the story.

After 6 episodes I am very much involved with the characters from the town of Broadchurch and am hoping the producers of this show will let it come to the end of its story arc in the scheduled 8 episodes.


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