Channel 4’s new drama may bear the hallmarks of Broadchurch (a local tragedy, a grieving community…) but the comparisons end there. Bearing a striking resemblance to the Hungerford murders in August 1987 where gunman Michael Ryan shot 31 people, the four-part series set in the fictional market town of Southcliffe has already been praised for offering a haunting examination of how we react and respond to grief.
One critic has heralded Southcliffe “one of the bravest and most important dramas in the channel’s history”, but do you agree? Or do you reckon Channel 4 are wrong to remind Hungerford’s residents of a day they wish to forget?
Were you bowled over by the actor Sean Harris’s performance? And what did you make of the haunting opening sequence? The reviewers can have their say, but we want to know what you think…
Send your 150 word review of the first episode of Southcliffe, along with your full name, age and hometown, to email@example.com by 2pm tomorrow (05/08/2013).
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