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Broadchurch 

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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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Chris Chibnall
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 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 20 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
Benji Yapp Benji Yapp ...  Fred Miller 10 episodes, 2013-2017
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Storyline

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. (season 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brodčerč See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Broadchurch series one was nominated for seven BAFTA awards. Olivia Colman (Ellie Miller) won Best Actress, David Bradley (Jack Marshall) won Best Supporting Actor, and the show was named Best Drama Series. The show competed for the BAFTA Audience Award, but lost to Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013) (Doctor Who (2005)), which David Tennant also starred in. At the BAFTA Craft Awards, Ólafur Arnalds won Best Original Television Music, while James Strong was nominated for Best Director-Fiction for Broadchurch: Episode #1.1 (2013), Mike Jones was nominated for Best Editing-Fiction for Broadchurch: Episode #1.8 (2013), Catrin Meredydd as nominated for Best Production Design, and Chris Chibnall was nominated for Best Writer-Drama. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

DS Ellie Miller: Most people have a moral compass.
DI Alec Hardy: Compasses break.
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Connections

Referenced in Britain's Got More Talent: Episode #9.2 (2015) See more »

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New standard
28 August 2013 | by keith-777-269807See all my reviews

I enjoy British crime dramas. I find the pacing and depth of characterization is more engaging than the better American shows and there is often more emphasis on "mystery". Meanwhile I find the Americans are more innovative and the plots seldom have the holes that sometimes mar British crime stories. Broadchurch is a marvel. I have never seen a TV drama that explores the emotions of so many characters so convincingly. Crimes are traumatizing. Broadchurch gets this perfectly. Nor have I have ever seen a crime drama that packs a visual punch in so many scenes. The Dorset coast is a character in Broadchurch. It plays its role as effectively as any of the brilliant actors in this piece. And that brings up the acting. You won't find a weak performance and some are unforgettable. There were times when I was reminded of how exciting it was watch Sopranos for the first time. Broadchurch may even have the same kind of influence on future television filmmakers. It transcends comparisons between the US and the UK. It's a new standard and an instant classic.


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