Austrian TV Magazine Features Broadchurch

Austrian TV listings magazine Tele has chosen Broadchurch as its highlight of the week and features series stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman on the front cover. The series begins on Puls 4 on Monday 10th March at 20.15.

View the feature page here with English translation below. Please note that the feature contains spoilers about some of the characters.

The murderous small town

The Brits make the best thrillers
This is proved by new series Broadchurch. It stars ex-"Doctor Who" David Tennant and Olivia Colman .

A boy is dead: eleven-year Danny Latimer is found on the beach at Broadchurch. Soon it is confirmed: he was murdered. Danny's parents Beth (Jodie Whittaker) and Mark (Andrew Buchan) are devastated, the whole town is in turmoil: who is capable of such a deed? What was the motive?

The good
No great joy is had by Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) in her new boss, Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant), especially as she was the lead candidate for the job. Then Hardy also turns out also to be a socially incompatible loner. Miller is in a moral dilemma as she herself is a close friend of the family. What she does not know is that her own son, Danny's best friend, is deleting files from his mobile phone and computer.

The bad
The investigation soon shows that it is not as it seems in the supposed small-town idyll: Danny's father is having an affair, the friendly newsagent has a previous conviction for sex with minors and Danny's sister hides drugs under her bed. There’s a nod to David Lynch's classic Twin Peak, as a telephone engineer delivers messages from the beyond. As the national press invades Broadchurch, the mood in the town is permanently shifted .

To be continued
In England series 2 is currently in development, and a U.S. remake with the title Gracepoint is already recording. David Tennant stars in this alongside Breaking Bad actress Anna Gunn.

Thanks to @ivliacaesaris on Twitter for bringing this to our attention