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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

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A seemingly calm and friendly seaside town becomes a town wrapped in secrets when the death of an eleven year old boy sparks an unwanted media frenzy. As the town's locals start to open up about what they do and don't know, it falls upon the police to catch the supposed killer.

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A town wrapped in secrets.

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Several actors have been regulars or guests in the Harry Potter film series: Alfred Enoch, who has a tiny role as a reporter, played Dean Thomas throughout the Harry Potter films (also, Dean Thomas is the name of Chloe's boyfriend). David Tennant (DI Hardy) played Barty Crouch, JR in HP and the Goblet of Fire. David Bradley (Jack Marshall) played Argus Filch throughout the HP film series. Carolyn Pickles (Maggie Radcliffe) portrays former Hogwarts professor Charity Burbage (who is then murdered by Voldemort) in The Deathly Hallows Part 1. See more »

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Under UK court procedures a witness would not be allowed to view proceedings until they have given evidence. Throughout the trial characters are in the public gallery prior to being called to give evidence. See more »

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DS Ellie Miller: Most people have a moral compass.
DI Alec Hardy: Compasses break.
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New standard
28 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoy British crime dramas. I find the pacing and depth of characterization is more engaging than the better American shows and there is often more emphasis on "mystery". Meanwhile I find the Americans are more innovative and the plots seldom have the holes that sometimes mar British crime stories. Broadchurch is a marvel. I have never seen a TV drama that explores the emotions of so many characters so convincingly. Crimes are traumatizing. Broadchurch gets this perfectly. Nor have I have ever seen a crime drama that packs a visual punch in so many scenes. The Dorset coast is a character in Broadchurch. It plays its role as effectively as any of the brilliant actors in this piece. And that brings up the acting. You won't find a weak performance and some are unforgettable. There were times when I was reminded of how exciting it was watch Sopranos for the first time. Broadchurch may even have the same kind of influence on future television filmmakers. It transcends comparisons between the US and the UK. It's a new standard and an instant classic.


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