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Broadchurch

  • 2016
  • Season 3
  • 8 episodes
  • Crime/detective
  • Mystery

Summary

In the third series of the Bafta award-winning drama set in a Dorset seaside resort, DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are called to investigate a serious sexual assault.

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Episode 5: Broadchurch

Summary

Information from a new witness turns Miller and Hardy's understanding of the case upside down, while Katie discovers a crucial new link to a key suspect and Beth comes forward with new revelations. Lucas reveals what he saw on the night of the party, but Jim reacts violently and tells him to keep his mouth shut, while a call from the owner at Axehampton forces Miller and Hardy to hurry back to the grounds of the house once more. Crime drama, starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Review

The seaside town of Broadchurch always looks so pretty. There are those glowing cliffs of course, and then there’s the surrounding countryside, the lilting cornfields lit by a buttery sun, the melting greens of the meadows.

But all of this beauty hides bad deeds, and in another immersive episode of Chris Chibnall’s fabulous thriller, the investigation into the attack on Trish Winterman widens dramatically and hits a whole new level of seriousness.

It’s a small community so everyone knows what happened to Trish, and some of her friends and acquaintances are taking it personally, including her boss at the farm shop Ed (Lenny Henry). But Trish (Julie Hesmondhalgh) must shift her attention to an uncomfortable conversation with her best friend Cath (Sarah Parish, who’s terrific).

And detective Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) is growing restless: “I feel [the inquiry] is slipping out of our hands.”

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Cast

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DS Ellie MillerOlivia Colman
DI Alec HardyDavid Tennant
Trish WintermanJulie Hesmondhalgh
Ian WintermanCharlie Higson
Beth LatimerJodie Whittaker
Mark LatimerAndrew Buchan
Cath AtwoodSarah Parish
Jim AtwoodMark Bazeley
Ed BurnettLenny Henry
Clive LucasSebastian Armesto
DC Katie HarfordGeorgina Campbell
Maggie RadcliffeCarolyn Pickles
Rev Paul CoatesArthur Darvill
Chloe LatimerCharlotte Beaumont
Laura BensonKelly Gough
Leah WintermanHannah Millward
Aaron MayfordJim Howick
Jenna MayfordHara Yannas
Michael LucasDeon Lee-Williams
Daisy HardyHannah Rae
Lindsay LucasBecky Brunning
Leo HumphriesChris Mason
Arthur TamworthRichard Hope
Sahana HarrisonSunetra Sarker
Lizzie LatimerEmily Allison
Danielle LawrenceInes De Clercq

Crew

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DirectorDaniel Nettheim
Executive producerJane Featherstone
Executive producerChris Chibnall
ProducerDan Winch
WriterChris Chibnall

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  • Episode 5

    Broadchurch

    Summary

    Information from a new witness turns Miller and Hardy's understanding of the case upside down, while Katie discovers a crucial new link to a key suspect and Beth comes forward with new revelations. Lucas reveals what he saw on the night of the party, but Jim reacts violently and tells him to keep his mouth shut, while a call from the owner at Axehampton forces Miller and Hardy to hurry back to the grounds of the house once more. Crime drama, starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Julie Hesmondhalgh.

    Review

    The seaside town of Broadchurch always looks so pretty. There are those glowing cliffs of course, and then there’s the surrounding countryside, the lilting cornfields lit by a buttery sun, the melting greens of the meadows.

    But all of this beauty hides bad deeds, and in another immersive episode of Chris Chibnall’s fabulous thriller, the investigation into the attack on Trish Winterman widens dramatically and hits a whole new level of seriousness.

    It’s a small community so everyone knows what happened to Trish, and some of her friends and acquaintances are taking it personally, including her boss at the farm shop Ed (Lenny Henry). But Trish (Julie Hesmondhalgh) must shift her attention to an uncomfortable conversation with her best friend Cath (Sarah Parish, who’s terrific).

    And detective Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) is growing restless: “I feel [the inquiry] is slipping out of our hands.”

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DS Ellie MillerOlivia Colman
    DI Alec HardyDavid Tennant
    Trish WintermanJulie Hesmondhalgh
    Ian WintermanCharlie Higson
    Beth LatimerJodie Whittaker
    Mark LatimerAndrew Buchan
    Cath AtwoodSarah Parish
    Jim AtwoodMark Bazeley
    Ed BurnettLenny Henry
    Clive LucasSebastian Armesto
    DC Katie HarfordGeorgina Campbell
    Maggie RadcliffeCarolyn Pickles
    Rev Paul CoatesArthur Darvill
    Chloe LatimerCharlotte Beaumont
    Laura BensonKelly Gough
    Leah WintermanHannah Millward
    Aaron MayfordJim Howick
    Jenna MayfordHara Yannas
    Michael LucasDeon Lee-Williams
    Daisy HardyHannah Rae
    Lindsay LucasBecky Brunning
    Leo HumphriesChris Mason
    Arthur TamworthRichard Hope
    Sahana HarrisonSunetra Sarker
    Lizzie LatimerEmily Allison
    Danielle LawrenceInes De Clercq

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDaniel Nettheim
    Executive producerJane Featherstone
    Executive producerChris Chibnall
    ProducerDan Winch
    WriterChris Chibnall
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