Broadchurch

2013 • BBC America
4.8
654 reviews
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Season 3 episodes (8)

1 Episode 1
3/5/17
Three years later… Ellie and Hardy are called out to attend to a woman who has reported a serious sexual assault. They take the woman – Trish Winterman - to the SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) where she is examined. There’s no doubt she’s been raped – but where, and when, and by whom? Hardy and Ellie tell Trish that an ISVA, (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) will be in touch soon. This person will help and guide her through the legal and investigative process that will now unfold around her.Working on a clue found at Trish’s house, Hardy and Ellie discover the crime scene and call in SOCO to gather evidence. But it is an unusual and difficult crime scene - will they find anything useful? The initial forensics report confirms Hardy and Ellie’s earlier suspicions – this was not an opportunistic attack, it was planned. Hardy concludes that they have a serious sexual predator at large in the town, someone who may strike again.
2 Episode 2
3/12/17
To Ellie and Hardy, and the rest of Broadchurch CID, it becomes clear very quickly that the location of the attack and all the surrounding circumstances are going to make this an incredibly difficult investigation. Ellie and Hardy start to investigate Trish’s life. Who are her friends and family? The men in her life? They meet her ex-husband Ian, her best friend’s husband Jim, and Lucas, a local cab driver. All of them were in the area when the attack took place. Ellie and Hardy need Trish to give her main video interview, which will be relied on in court if the case goes that far, but she is still in trauma. They need to move the investigation forward quickly as there is a predator on the loose. Trish’s ISVA tells Hardy and Ellie that she doesn’t think Trish is ready, but Hardy decides they should go ahead. But it is too soon – they do get more information, but Trish brings the interview to a premature end when they ask her a question that she is not prepared to answer.
3 Episode 3
3/19/17
Hardy and Ellie appeal to Trish to be more open with them. She may have information that – although not related to the attack - could help the investigation. Trish, for her own reasons, doesn’t want to. There are lots of men to eliminate from the enquiry, and Broadchurch CID are slowly making their way through the painstaking process of interviewing witnesses and collecting statements. They start to uncover inconsistencies and lies – and previously hidden connections between Trish and some suspects. Trish receives an unnerving gift from an anonymous sender.
4 Episode 4
3/25/17
Trish returns to the scene of the crime - will she remember anything more about the attack? DC Katie Harford discovers a strong lead - a new suspect who doesn’t have an alibi.
5 Episode 5
4/1/17
A new witness tells Hardy and Ellie their story. This information turns Ellie and Hardy’s understanding of Trish’s case upside down.
6 Episode 6
4/9/17
Ellie and Hardy bring a new suspect in for questioning.  In a search of this suspect’s premises, Ellie finds devastating new evidence linking him to the crime. Back at the station, DC Katie Harford confronts Ellie and Hardy with an uncomfortable truth about her role in the investigation. Hardy and Ellie’s new suspect gives them his detailed version of events, but when they dig deeper they begin to doubt his story. Ellie and Hardy discover that Ian has taken a personal item of Trish’s without her knowledge. They seize it for examination.  What can they learn from it?
7 Episode 7
4/16/17
Ellie and Hardy bring a new suspect in for questioning.  In a search of this suspect’s premises, Ellie finds devastating new evidence linking him to the crime. Back at the station, DC Katie Harford confronts Ellie and Hardy with an uncomfortable truth about her role in the investigation. Hardy and Ellie’s new suspect gives them his detailed version of events, but when they dig deeper they begin to doubt his story. Ellie and Hardy discover that Ian has taken a personal item of Trish’s without her knowledge. They seize it for examination.  What can they learn from it?
8 Episode 8
4/23/17
Decisions are made, truthsare revealed, and lives in Broadchurch are changed forever.

About this show

Broadchurch is an 8-part drama series which looks at how the murder of a boy - Danny Latimer - affects a small, market town in Dorset. It will explore what happens to this small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.The main focus of the drama is the investigation into Danny's death lead by DI Hardy [David Tennant] and DS Ellie Miller [Oliva Colman], but other strands explored in the drama include the impact on Danny's immediate family, and how they cope and move on; the wider community in the town, and how they deal with the tragedy; the role of the church in such circumstances, and how people affected by the crime can look to faith; and also the role of the media - local and national - and how people deal with the kind of scrutiny a crime like this brings. From the immediate family, and then radiating out, one by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry, Local hoteliers and business people are implicated as the effects of a death in the community begins to impact on their hard-earned livelihoods. But can the town survive such a seismic shock during its economically crucial summer months? As the case drags on, the whole town will come under pressure: personal, economic, professional and emotional.
4.8
654 reviews
Jeni Sands
August 15, 2013
BBC has done it again! This is a winner in my book. Okay not that I'm a David Tennant fan (of course I am - he's my favorite Dr. Who) but the other cast members are magnificent and clearly capture the intensity of the plot. Oliva Colman as DS Ellie Miller suits the role to a tee. In only 2 episodes, her raw intensity paired with occasional bursts of self doubt & scrutiny have developed her character into an integral part of the story. She does a beautiful job of not only portraying a detective, but a wife, a mother, a community member & a good friend to the Price family as she learns how to work with the ever brooding DI Hardy. I can't wait to see David Tenants character go beyond the brooding, "I've been thru hell and back" character we have seen thus far. It is evident that his recent past will play an important role in pulling the plot together to discover the real killer(s). Although the two detectives just met, you can see that each brings to the table their own skills & experiences. When they finally learn to trust & rely on one another the plot will thicken, offering a much hoped for & anticipated climactic conclusion! I can't wait to watch it unfold...
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Adam Bollen
January 15, 2015
Along with top-notch acting and writing, this series is an absolute feast for the senses: the cinematography (aided considerably by one of the most beautiful shooting locations I've ever seen) is at once exquisite and claustrophobic, exploring the seaside town as both sunny tourist destination and close-knit community. Right alongside the gorgeous visuals is the utterly haunting soundtrack by Olafur Arnalds that left me spellbound with each episode. Do not miss this!
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GoOgLiT
January 21, 2016
So far ive only seen season #1, so thats why its a 4/5 (Will update after season 2). This is one of the few series to get me emotionaly bonded, the only other series to do that is Lost. I loved the twist on the murderer, and all in all it a great series.
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