Broadchurch producer tells viewers: “Watch to the very, very end”

ITV murder mystery's producer hints that viewers will need to watch until the credits have finished rolling to get the real resolution to the series

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If you’re one of the millions of viewers who’ll be tuning in to the finale of Broadchurch tonight on ITV to find out who killed Danny Latimer, know this: it seems you’ll need to keep watching until the end credits have finished rolling to see the full resolution to the series.

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One of the drama’s producers, Richard Stokes, took to Twitter this morning to warn fans not to turn over from Broadchurch until “the very, very end.”

#Broadchurch tonight,” he wrote. “Don’t miss the beginning and please watch to the very, very end. Thanks for joining us on the ride.”

While he hasn’t explicitly said as much, it seems safe to assume that there will be some kind of post-credits scene following tonight’s episode that will be crucial to viewers’ understanding of the show’s pay-off.

Broadchurch’s resolution is a closely guarded secret, and it is believed that only 29 people – essentially just the final episode’s cast and crew – know the murderer’s identity.

Bookies are currently offering odds of 4-5 that Sergeant Ellie Miller’s husband Joe will turn out to be the murderer.

Regardless, based on what Stokes has said, Broadchurch fans would be well advised to keep watching until the ad break after tonight’s episode to find out what really happened. So don’t be in too much of a hurry to put the kettle on or fire up Twitter…

Broadchurch, which stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman, has been a runaway hit for ITV since its first instalment was screened eight weeks ago, earning audiences of over 7m viewers per episode.

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The Broadchurch finale will air tonight on ITV at 9:00pm.