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Series 1-Episode 5

Series 1-Episode 5



The murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer has a very long reach. His rudderless parents Beth and Mark (Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan) are picking at the scabs of their relationship, while his sister Chloe has so much unfocused anger and the community of Broadchurch is turning in on itself.

The beach where Danny’s body was found may be open again, but the town, which in many ways is the main “character” in Chris Chibnall’s haunting, masterly story, bubbles with the need for revenge on someone, on anyone.

Broadchurch wants answers but the investigating officers — DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller (David Tennant and Olivia Colman) — can’t tell the townsfolk what they need to hear. It’s a superb episode in simply the best television drama to come our way in a long, long time, and it echoes with profound sadness.


Miller realises the evidence Jack handed over does not tally with her knowledge of Danny's possessions, while Olly and Karen work together on an article about the newsagent's past. However, the next morning when they read the paper, they discover the piece has been rewritten to make Jack look like a sex offender - and the police can offer little protection.

Cast & Crew

DI Alec Hardy David Tennant
DS Ellie Miller Olivia Colman
Beth Latimer Jodie Whittaker
Mark Latimer Andrew Buchan
Jack Marshall David Bradley
Karen White Vicky McClure
Susan Wright Pauline Quirke
Rev Paul Coates Arthur Darvill
Olly Stevens Jonathan Bailey
Becca Fisher Simone McAullay
Maggie Radcliffe Carolyn Pickles
Chloe Latimer Charlotte Beaumont
Nige Carter Joe Sims
Tom Miller Adam Wilson
Joe Miller Matthew Gravelle
Lucy Stevens Tanya Franks
SOCO Brian Young Peter De Jersey
Liz Roper Susan Brown
Pete Lawson Marcus Garvey
CS Elaine Jenkinson Tracey Childs
Dean Thomas Jacob Anderson
Trevor Smith Simon Ludders
PC Bob Daniels Steve Bennett
Len Danvers Simon Rouse
Fred Miller Benji Yapp
Director Euros Lyn
Executive Producer Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
Producer Richard Stokes
Writer Chris Chibnall
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