Broadchurch

Series 3 - Episode 4

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Review

So many suspects and witnesses, in so many smart, tidy, sun-bright suburban kitchens, the backdrops to Broadchurch’s crumbling marriages.

Like that of brisk, brittle Cath Atwood (Sarah Parish), who busies herself organising a beach football match-cum-picnic to bring the torn community together. Though you can tell by the arrangement of detective Ellie Miller’s features that she thinks it’s a tasteless idea. And Cath’s reaction to a question about her relationship with husband Jim rocks both Ellie and Alec Hardy.

As Chris Chibnall’s story builds remorselessly, pulling at the tension, he throws in a new suspect, a devious creep called Aaron Mayford (Horrible Histories’ Jim Howick). As for rape survivor Trish (Julie Hesmondhalgh), she visits the crime scene with Ellie and Alec.

When threads of memory return and she remembers her pre-attack self, Trish utters a sentence filled with a cargo of sadness: “I was so happy that night…”

Summary

Trish returns to the scene of the crime in the hope it will prompt her to remember something more about the attack, while DC Katie Harford thinks she has a strong lead when she discovers a new suspect who doesn't have an alibi. Cath reveals interesting new information about the night of her party, while a match is made for the male DNA found on Trish. An unknown woman walks into the police station - and delivers some devastating new information when interviewed by Ellie and Hardy. Crime drama, starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Cast & Crew

DS Ellie Miller Olivia Colman
DI Alec Hardy David Tennant
Trish Winterman Julie Hesmondhalgh
Ian Winterman Charlie Higson
Beth Latimer Jodie Whittaker
Mark Latimer Andrew Buchan
Cath Atwood Sarah Parish
Jim Atwood Mark Bazeley
Ed Burnett Lenny Henry
Clive Lucas Sebastian Armesto
DC Katie Harford Georgina Campbell
Maggie Radcliffe Carolyn Pickles
Rev Paul Coates Arthur Darvill
Chloe Latimer Charlotte Beaumont
Tom Miller Adam Wilson
Chas the cook Charles Babalola
Arthur Tamworth Richard Hope
Leah Winterman Hannah Millward
Nige Carter Joe Sims
Charlie Aaron May
David Barrett Roy Hudd
Michael Lucas Deon Lee-Williams
Daniel Jasper Meehan
Daisy Hardy Hannah Rae
Lindsay Lucas Becky Brunning
Leo Humphries Chris Mason
Sarah Elsey Charlotte Lucas
Uniform Bob Steve Bennett
Dana Simone Ashley
Jenna Mayford Hara Yannas
Aaron Mayford Jim Howick
Nick Foulkes Simon Cook
Zoe Elen Rhys
Laura Benson Kelly Gough
Director Daniel Nettheim
Executive Producer Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
Producer Dan Winch
Writer Chris Chibnall
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