It’s the start of the tourist season in Broadchurch, Dorset and an 11-year old boy disappears. His mother, Beth, frantically searches for him while her best friend, Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), a local police officer, arrives at work to discover that she’s been passed over for the promotion she’d been expecting for an outsider with a reputation for failure, D.I. Alec Hardy (David Tennant).
When the young boy’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.
Broadchurch is a gripping eight-part drama written and created by Chris Chibnall (Law and Order UK, Doctor Who), explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a police investigation. The series begins tonight on ITV ()it's showing right now, as it happens) and features a strong ensemble cast including Andrew Buchan (Garrow’s Law), Jodie Whittaker (Marchlands), Pauline Quirke (Emmerdale), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), Vicky McClure (This Is England ’86) and Will Mellor (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps).
Broadchurch will be released in the UK as a 3-disc DVD set on 20th May 2013 by Acorn Media UK at the RRP of £25.99.