Broadchurch (2013–2017)
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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Oskar McNamara ... Danny Latimer
... Beth Latimer
... Mark Latimer
... Chloe Latimer
... Liz Roper
... Joe Miller
... Tom Miller
Benji Yapp ... Fred Miller
... Ellie Miller
... Susan Wright
... Rev. Paul Coates
... Olly Stevens
Carolyn Pickles ... Maggie Radcliffe
... Steve Connelly
... Becca Fisher


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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0:09 the scene on the beach where the second inspector goes to examine the body, on the right corner of the screen, you see the mother in the red dress enter running towards the group of onlookers on the beach. . Next scene she's still on the boardwalk running to the beach. See more »


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A stunning first episode
21 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Wow. Everything about this episode was just incredible. The acting, the music, the script, and the cinematography are like nothing I've ever seen. Everything is pitch perfect, and the mystery that develops from here is very intriguing. Broadchurch is a little known masterpiece outside of the UK.


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