A hot morning in July and the Dorset town of Broadchurch, is bracing itself for the tourist season, when Danny Latimer, an 11 year old schoolboy, goes missing.
His mother, Beth, frantically starts to search for him while her best friend, Ellie Miller, a local police officer, arrives at work to discover that the promotion she thought was hers has gone to D.I Alec Hardy an outsider with a reputation for failure.
When Danny’s body is found beneath the picturesque cliffs that dominate the town opposites collide. Both Miller and Hardy are determined to solve the mystery of Danny's murder, Ellie perhaps too sensitive to the people in her community; Alec as efficient as he is blunt. When news of the crime spreads through the town, a chain reaction begins which will put Broadchurch under a national spotlight, pulling the town, its residents and its secrets, apart.
"There was a pace about Broadchurch that compelled; the main whodunnit and mini whodunnits mounting up as we got to know the locals. It seemed that Broadchurch’s creator/writer Chris Chibnall and director James Strong knew exactly which dark corner they would allow you into next" - The Times
"Colman puts in an extraordinary performance – she’s the emotional centre of the piece and, like her, the viewer is definitely going to need to toughen up for what lies ahead" - The Guardian
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