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The complete ITV crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. When an eleven-year-old boy is discovered murdered at the foot of the cliffs that dominate the Dorset down of Broadchurch, two police officers with contrasting approaches are assigned to the case. Broadchurch resident DS Ellie Miller (Colman) is a friend of the boy's mother, Beth (Jodie Whittaker), and treads carefully to avoid offending the community. In contrast, outsider DI Alex Hardy (Tennant) is all business. Will either of them be able to get to the bottom of the mystery?

Starring:
Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Broadchurch

Product Details

Discs
  • Broadchurch - Disc 1 ages_12_and_over
  • Broadchurch - Disc 2 ages_12_and_over
  • Broadchurch - Disc 3 ages_12_and_over
Runtime 8 hours 0 minutes
Starring Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Buchan, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker
Director James Strong
Genres Thriller
Studio Acorn Media UK
Rental release 20 May 2013
Main languages English
Subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 8 hours 0 minutes
Starring Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Buchan, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker
Director James Strong
Genres Thriller
Studio Acorn Media UK
Rental release 4 November 2013
Main languages English
Subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

116 of 127 people found the following review helpful By tallpete33 TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 April 2013
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This one caught the imagination with me and a lot of people I know and it was refreshing to hear people discussing a British drama series rather than the latest American boxset. Dorset's Jurassic coast provided the stunning backdrop for a classic whodunnit that kept you guessing almost to the end. David Tennant and Colman are superb and versatile actors who teamed up perfectly as the two detectives on the hunt for the murderer of a local boy Danny Latimer whose body was found mysteriously placed on the beach one morning.

For Ellie Miller (Colman) things are made more difficult as she knows the Latimer family well and her son was Danny's best friend whilst the taciturn Alec Hardy (Tennant) new in town has to face his own demons having been accused of botching a similar case elsewhere, a fact that is known by a dogged national journalist. His transfer to Broadchurch is meant to be a respite for him as he also faces health problems but his timing could not have been worse with the town in turmoil.

This is a very watchable series set in the town where the sun never seems to stop shining but is shaken to the core as secrets about its tight knit community are slowly revealed. Lies are told and accusations made at anyone and everyone from the local vicar to the sea cadet master and the reclusive lady (Pauline Quirke) and her dog living in a caravan by the sea. If I had one criticism it would be its pace with seemingly little happening in the early episodes but it's a slow burner that reaps rewards as tall tales are unravelled and the killer finally flushed out (it wasn't Vince the dog). It's not heavy on action, just people and nobody does sad like Colman or grumpy like Tennant in this classy coastal mystery.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Jacques on 27 Jun 2014
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Broadchurch is a good example of how the Nordic Noire has influenced international television. Moody, with great scenery, Broadchurch explores small town England and how a tragedy changes relationships for ever.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ERNEST FOX on 12 Mar 2014
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Superbly crafted mystery. Beautifully filmed, exploiting splendid Dorset coastal setting. Consummate acting.
Compelling plot. Complex and absorbing to the end.
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109 of 122 people found the following review helpful By E.Meredith TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 April 2013
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ITV drama is truly excelling itself with this production. Firstly, the cast is top class, with superlative acting. Notably, Jodie Whittaker as the bereaved mother Beth is completely believable and gives a haunting performance of what it is like to be told your son has been found dead. During the first episode, I had had tears streaming down my face throughout much of it, which is very unusual for me. In a later episode, she talks to another mother who has been through a similar experience and their conversation is deeply moving, jerkingly honest and as a demonstration of the high quality of the writing, delves into despair, depression, feeling utterly alone and lost in a way so rarely seen on TV.

The plot keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I am not actually particularly keen on who dunnits but this is so, so much more. It covers a broad spectrum of important subjects: marital infidelity is explored in a very real and refreshing way; the effect of loss and tragedy on a marriage and on siblings; how we react to the word "sex offender" as a blanket concept rather than thinking about the huge range of offences it covers. How quickly a fearful community can become a lynch mob with scant evidence. Most accurately, it demonstrates the role of the Press in our society: how exaggeration and emotive words used only to sell papers can distort the facts with tragic effect; how young reporters are exploited and how their ambition to excel is abused by unscrupulous editors; and how easily we do believe what we read.

Andrew Buchan, (Cranford, The Fixer, & the brilliant Party Animals and Garrow's Law), one of the very finest actors of our age in my opinion, is sublime as always.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KW on 25 Jun 2014
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We thoroughly enjoyed this series. Compulsive viewing, excellent storyline and superb acting. You can see why it won at the BAFTAs. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bexsobusy on 18 Aug 2014
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Amazing. ..... It was my day off from work thought I would watch a couple of episodes to make the ironing go quicker, well I ironed everything I could find, 8 episodes down the line and every item of family clothing pressed. I was hooked. Fantastic acting from a well established cast of Britain's finest. The script was tear jerking, emotional, thought provoking and I never suspected who the culprit was. Totally recommend it, fantastic acting, location and with continuous twists throughout.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MRS on 2 July 2014
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Very enjoyable, can't wait until the next season.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Olivia Simmonds on 17 Jun 2013
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We had missed this when it was shown on TV but friends encouraged us to try & see it so when it became available on DVD we ordered it - what a good decision.
It was brilliant - and no advertising!
The `extra's' were well worth seeing too so we got a really good understanding of how the production came about & how the actors and crew were taken through the process - what an innovative way of creating a series - which produced a spectacular TV experience.
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