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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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 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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 Rev. Paul Coates (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Maggie Radcliffe (23 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Tom Miller (22 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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 Chloe Latimer (16 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Nige Carter / ... (15 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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A town wrapped in secrets.

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7 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Убийство на пляже  »

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Several actors in Broadchurch have made appearances in the popular teen show 'Skins.' Olivia Coleman (Detective Miller) appears in the third and fourth season as Naomi's mother Gina. Pauline Quirke (Susan Wright) plays a detective in seasons 4 first episode and Jacob Anderson (Chloe's boyfriend) appears in generation 3's episode 'Mini' 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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Remade as Malaterra (2015) See more »

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Crime show with a heart
10 April 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See 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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