Chris Chibnall Dedicates Local Tourism Award To Bridport Community

Chris Chibnall, the creator and executive producer of the acclaimed ITV crime drama Broadchurch has received the Bridport and District Tourism Association Award for making the most outstanding contribution to tourism. Visitors have flocked to the area since the drama aired in spring last year to follow in the footsteps of the programme’s stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman and to see the stunning local scenery for themselves.

However, Chris dedicated his award straight back to the local Bridport businesses who presented it to him saying that the series could not have been created without their support.

“In many ways I feel slightly a fraud getting this award, because the reason I wrote Broadchurch was that I came down here with my family on holiday and fell in love with the area. It was everyone here and the establishments you all run and the environment you have created down here for tourism that made me fall in love with it. Really Broadchurch couldn’t have happened without the amazing support of the community here,” he said. “The support for the show has really blown all of us away. It feels like not only a team effort on the production, but it is like the whole area got behind the show in production.”

Chris had less to say about the second series of Broadchurch which he is currently writing and which goes into production later this year.

“I haven’t even told my father anything – and he’s really cross about that!” he said.

Read the full article via the Bridport News

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