Broadchurch Is TV Pick Of The Week Say The Independent

The Independent have made new ITV drama Broadchurch their TV Pick of the Week for next week, placing it ahead of its scheduling rival Mayday on BBC One.

The Independent say:

Two similar dramas in a clash of scheduling – and scheduling techniques. BBC1's Mayday in which a close-knit community is pulled apart after the disappearance of a teenage girl, begins on Sunday and screens on five consecutive nights, while ITV's new drama, in which a close-knit Dorset community unravels after the murder of an 11-year-old boy, rations its storyline over eight weeks.

Written by Chris Chibnall (Torchwood) Broadchurch has the more appealing cast, with Olivia Colman and David Tennant as detectives, and Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker as the dead lad's parents. It's a sort of British The Killing, although Chibnall says his influence is Steven Bochco's 1996 series Murder One, in which one case took up 23 episodes.

Broadchurch begins on ITV on Monday 4th March at 9pm. Find out more here.