New Broadchurch series 3 images reveal David Tennant and Olivia Colman’s potential suspects

Meet the new townsfolk who'll be living under Miller and Hardy's watchful eyes...

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David Tennant and Olivia Colman’s Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller are back to solve another crime in Broadchurch series three and with a new tale comes a new list of suspects.

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We know Julie Hesmondhalgh’s Trish Winterman will be the victim of a sex attack, which Hardy and Miller will investigate – and now we have the opportunity to set eyes on the individuals they could potentially be investigating in connection with her ordeal.

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First up, Charlie Higson stars as the mysterious Ian, with Hannah Millward as Leah, who we’re going to assume must be his daughter?

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In the shot of the full cast they’re standing right beside Julie Hesmondhalgh’s Trish – does this mean they could be related to her?

And that does that rule him out of the investigation?

Sarah Parish plays Cath – who seems to work alongside Sir Lenny Henry’s Ed.

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Mike Bazeley appears to be a mechanic by the name of Jim Atwood and, given that he’s standing with Sarah in the cast shot and pictured with her on the pier, we’re guessing they’re somehow linked too.

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Could Ed, Cath or Jim hold the key to helping solve the case? Or could one of them be responsible for what’s happened?

Or could the truth lie with Roy Hudd’s David Barrett?

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Perhaps Georgina Campbell’s Katie Harford can shed some light on the situation?

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The faces aren’t all new in series 3, though.

Danny Latimer’s big sister Chloe (Charlotte Beaumont) is back.

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As are her parents, Mark (Andrew Buchan) and Beth (Jodie Whitaker)

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Ellie’s son, Tom, is still knocking around.

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And Alec Hardy’s daughter, Daisy, is still in the picture too.

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Could the answers our beloved crime-solving detectives are searching for lie with these old faces, instead of the new?

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Broadchurch returns to ITV in February