Details Of Episode 1 Of Broadchurch Starring David Tennant And Olivia Colman

The ITV Press Centre have released more details about the first episode of Broadchurch. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as two detectives attempting to solve a murder in a small seaside community in this gripping and moving eight part series. Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Vicky McClure also appear in the series which begins on the 4th March.


Monday 4th March, 9pm, ITV, ITV HD

David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as detectives in this eight-part crime thriller written by Chris Chibnall and directed by James Strong.

On a morning in July, the Dorset town of Broadchurch is bracing itself for the annual influx of holidaymakers. But 11-year-old local boy Danny Latimer has gone missing. As his mother Beth (Jodie Whittaker) starts to search frantically for him, local CID officer DS Ellie Miller (Colman) returns to work after a family holiday. But she is shocked to discover that the promotion she thought was hers has gone to DI Alec Hardy (Tennant), whom she has never met before, an outsider to the town with a reputation for failure. Then the call comes through – Danny’s body has been found on the beach. Preliminary findings suggest that Danny’s death is suspicious, so Miller and Hardy must break the terrible news to Beth, her husband Mark (Andrew Buchan), and Danny’s sister Chloe (Charlotte Beaumont). Hardy believes that Danny must have been abducted and swears to the family he will find whoever is responsible for Danny’s death. As the investigation gets under way, can the friendly and engaging Miller and the rude and abrupt Hardy put aside their differences to work as a team to find out the truth about Danny’s fate?

Watch the series trailer here: