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the Boy on the Beach,
This review is from: Broadchurch [DVD] (DVD)
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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Initial post: 6 May 2013 11:42:32 BDT
Chloe G says:
hi can you please tell me if this dvd has all of the episodes on it? thank you, chloe.
Posted on 9 Jun 2014 22:44:54 BDT
If it's not too much trouble, could you possibly have a look and tell me if it has audio description for the blind? It doesn't say so in the description but that is often the case even when they do have it and there's no way to tell until you buy it.
My husband missed it the first time round and was thrilled it was on itv encore, but this time they aren't bothering with the audio description, like the did on itv1.
If you get the chance, I'd be so grateful. It's usually in with the subtitles and languages.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2014 13:13:18 BDT
Chloe G says:
Hi, it says in the product description that it has English ( Subtitles )
hope this helps.
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