Broadchurch comes to TV3 in Ireland from tonight as episode 1 of the award winning crime drama debuts at 9pm. The eight part series created by Chris Chibnall stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman as the two police detectives charged with solving the shocking murder of a boy in a tiny seaside town.
Broadchurch centres on a quiet seaside town following the shocking murder of a young boy and the impact it has on the tight-knit community when everyone becomes a suspect.
The young boy in question is Daniel Latimer, whose death sparks a major investigation in the town. Leading the investigation are two detectives – the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant), Ellie’s newly appointed boss.
By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered. But the murder brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
In the first episode, we are introduced to a number of characters who are all under scrutiny for the murder which is slowly tearing the community apart. It’s the beginning of a long journey for Miller and Hardy, as they struggle to uncover the truth around Daniel’s tragic death and deliver on their promise of finding his murderer.
Watch Broadchurch tonight on TV3 from 9pm
The series continues weekly on Wednesdays at the same time
Find out more about Broadchurch on our website - please be aware that some articles contain spoilers