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Series 2-Episode 1

Series 2-Episode 1

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Review

It’s hard to remember when a television series was anticipated with such breathless expectation as Broadchurch 2, shown earlier this year. Chris Chibnall’s masterly first series two years previously had been a huge hit, talk-about TV at its best.

So series two had much to live up to and inevitably didn’t please everyone. But it stands up to a second viewing, as we eavesdrop on the aftermath of the murder of young Danny Latimer, opening with the prosecution of his killer. Detective Alec Hardy (David Tennant) is back, along with the understandably angry and harrowed Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) as she desperately tries to hold her family together and face the judgement of her community.

Summary

Second series of the acclaimed crime drama set in a Dorset seaside town. The murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer rocked Broadchurch, as DI Alec Hardy - still haunted by the collapse of a previous case - was put in charge of the investigation. Many local residents came under suspicion, including the victim's father Mark, before Joe Miller finally gave a lengthy confession, ending weeks of speculation. In this first episode, Miller shocks everyone by pleading not guilty. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star.

Cast & Crew

Alec Hardy David Tennant
Ellie Miller Olivia Colman
Beth Latimer Jodie Whittaker
Mark Latimer Andrew Buchan
Jocelyn Charlotte Rampling
Sharon Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Rev Paul Coates Arthur Darvill
Claire Eve Myles
Lee James D'Arcy
Maggie Radcliffe Carolyn Pickles
Olly Stevens Jonathan Bailey
Lucy Stevens Tanya Franks
Abby Thompson Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Ben Haywood William Andrews
Nige Carter Joe Sims
Chloe Latimer Charlotte Beaumont
Tom Miller Adam Wilson
Becca Fisher Simone McAullay
Julie Adjoa Andoh
Lisa Eliza Bennett
Pippa Hollie Burgess
PC Stewart Gbemisola Ikumelo
Alan Roger Ringrose
News reporter Ian Axton
Joe Miller Matthew Gravelle
Director James Strong
Executive Producer Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
Producer Richard Stokes
Writer Chris Chibnall
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