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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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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 ...  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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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 landmark third and final series of the multi-award winning drama... (season 3) 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:

Broadchurch See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Several actors have been regulars or guests in the Harry Potter film series: Alfred Enoch, who has a tiny role as a reporter, played Dean Thomas throughout the Harry Potter films (also, Dean Thomas is the name of Chloe's boyfriend). David Tennant (DI Hardy) played Barty Crouch, JR in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). David Bradley (Jack Marshall) played Argus Filch throughout the HP film series. Carolyn Pickles (Maggie Radcliffe) portrays former Hogwarts professor Charity Burbage (who is then murdered by Voldemort) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010). 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 »

Quotes

DS Ellie Miller: You don't eat fish and chips? What kind of Scot are you?
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8 Nearly Perfect Hours...
3 September 2013 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

As if more proof were needed --- it is not -- here we see what happens when you allow a very talented production team to dig deep and come up with, essentially, a 7 hour, sequential, melodrama, or crime novel. (Eight hours less commercials). Even Hollywood on its best day can only do 2 and a half hours and is therefore handicapped (and when Hollywood tries to go the distance, the suits involved usually end up eating their own young -- check out ONCE UPON A TIME IN America, an extended melodrama that the late Roger Ebert once referred as the most disastrous editing job he had encountered in his career). Absolutely superb and near-flawless entertainment. Only possible criticism is that the last 9 minutes of the concluding episode are, well, gratuitous and out-of-place, oddly heavy-handed. The acting is stunning, not merely Tennant, who is always good, but the supporting cast is pitch perfect. The story is multi-faceted, a so-called simple murder in a simple town which probes the very souls of the characters involved. "How could you not know?" is a line of dialogue that pops up more than once, and is really the signature for the whole piece. If you can, watch it beginning to end and don't be surprised if you simply cannot hit the PAUSE button. It's that good. ------------------------------------------

Addendum June 16: Just starting the second season. In my other reviews, I flagged that most really great shows have one single character who is effectively the "glue" in the narrative, the character that keeps the viewer hooked even when there is no strong forward movement in the episode. Here the glue is the superb actress Olivia Colman, who (noticed this several times) can deliver a line of dialog with only one or two words ("Wanker!" "Still Married!") and still make the viewer smile or wince ... or even cry. Wow.


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