Canada: Broadchurch Premieres On Showcase Tonight

Broadchurch will make its Canadian premiere tonight. Episode 1 will air at 10.00pm ET (CC) on Showcase. The channel is showing episodes twice weekly. Episode 2 will air tomorrow at 10.00pm ET (CC)
David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as the police detectives leading the investigation into the murder of a schoolboy in a small seaside town in this acclaimed eight part drama created by Chris Chibnall (Doctor Who, Torchwood, United).

It is an early morning in July, and the Dorset town of Broadchurch is bracing itself for the annual influx of holidaymakers. But DANNY LATIMER (Oskar McNamara) - an 11-year-old local boy - is missing.

As his mother BETH (Jodie Whiitaker) starts to search frantically for him, local CID officer, ELLIE MILLER (Olivia Colman) returns to work after a family holiday. But she has a shock in store - the promotion she thought was hers has gone to D.I. ALEC HARDY (David Tennant) - a man 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 Ellie 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.

The investigation gets underway, as does the terrible working relationship between Ellie and Hardy - they can't bear each other. She is warm, friendly and engaging, whereas Hardy is without social skills at all. Rude, abrupt, provocative he seems determined to make enemies.

Olly Stevens (Jonathan Bailey) - a reporter for the Broadchurch Echo, and Ellie's nephew - has heard there is a story. Although Ellie stonewalls him when he asks for information, he later sees Chloe at the beach with her boyfriend, DEAN (Jacob Anderson), looking very upset. She places a toy monkey by the police barrier, and Dean leads her away.