Broadchurch (2013–2017)
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Episode #2.1 

When Danny Latimer's killer pleads not guilty, the town of Broadchurch have to prepare for a full trial. Meanwhile, a woman called Claire, from the Sandbrook case, relies on Alec for protection.


James Strong


Chris Chibnall




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hollie Burgess ... Pippa Gillespie
Eliza Bennett ... Lisa Newbery
David Tennant ... Alec Hardy
Jonathan Bailey ... Olly Stevens
Carolyn Pickles ... Maggie Radcliffe
Roger Ringrose ... Alan
Olivia Colman ... Ellie Miller
Gbemisola Ikumelo ... WPC Stewart
Arthur Darvill ... Rev. Paul Coates
Matthew Gravelle ... Joe Miller
Jodie Whittaker ... Beth Latimer
Joe Sims ... Nige Carter
Charlotte Beaumont ... Chloe Latimer
Andrew Buchan ... Mark Latimer
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... Abby Thompson


DC Alec Hardy has caught the killer of Danny Latimer, but why is he still in Broadchurch? It's time for the trial, but after pleading not guilty, the murderer has found another lawyer to fight his case, a lawyer so strong, that the Latimers may not win.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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4 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Seven members of the cast from this episode have appeared in Doctor Who (2005). They are Adjoa Andoh, Jonathan Bailey, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles (also appeared in spin off Torchwood (2006)), Meera Syal and, most famously, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. See more »


Ellie Miller is shown working as a traffic cop in the Valley of the Rocks, near Lynton. However, she later mentions that she lives in Exeter and is based at the police station there. Lynton is more than 60 miles from Exeter and is well out of the beat range of an Exeter-based traffic officer. See more »


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Written by Ólafur Arnalds
Vocal by Arnór Dan
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David Tennants latest Dr Who Script.
7 January 2015 | by cedwinpowellSee all my reviews

First of all, The whole premise of the 1st series, was and still is totally floored. Serving officers would never be allowed to work on a case, where they possess a personal interest, secondly a "who dunnit" is based on a logical process. Waving a wand like magic in the last episode and coming up with a villain who it could have been totally improbable and ultimately the last person in the village to do it. Its so unbelievable it could have been a plot from a Pink Panther film, Inspector Clouseau esq. Series 2 is floored on the basis series 1 is floored and the writer couldn't even be bothered to come up with a new idea for a script. Poor, very poor!

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