Broadchurch

Series 3 - Episode 5

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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.”

Summary

Information from a new witness turns Ellie 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 Ellie and Hardy to hurry back to the grounds of the house once more. 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
Laura Benson Kelly Gough
Leah Winterman Hannah Millward
Aaron Mayford Jim Howick
Jenna Mayford Hara Yannas
Michael Lucas Deon Lee-Williams
Daisy Hardy Hannah Rae
Lindsay Lucas Becky Brunning
Leo Humphries Chris Mason
Arthur Tamworth Richard Hope
Sahana Harrison Sunetra Sarker
Lizzie Latimer Emily Allison
Danielle Lawrence Ines De Clercq
Director Daniel Nettheim
Executive Producer Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
Producer Dan Winch
Writer Chris Chibnall
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