The second series of Broadchurch continues in the UK and Ireland tonight with the penultimate episode airing on ITV at 9pm for those in the UK and on TV3 at 10pm for those in Ireland.
About the episode:
A trap is set - but will it have the desired result? Paul Coates steps in to help a figure in distress, and in a turn of events she could never have foreseen, Ellie finds herself exposed and alone.
A preview by the Radio Times:
Whoa! Inadmissable! Defence barrister Sharon Bishop should be disbarred for her outrageous summing up as the trial of Joe Miller draws to a close. Come on, Judge Sharma, say something!
She doesn't, of course, because it's a drama and Broadchurch isn't alone in being so elastic with legal protocols that you can the snap as they give under the strain. But let's not get too hung up on this, it's still a terrific (penultimate) episode that will leave you shrieking as the final credits scroll.
As the jury retires to consider it's verdict (and not, we hope to grab a few coffees in a nearby caff and take a straw poll on local opinion on Miller's guilt), Alec and Ellie unpeel more layers from the Sandbrook case. Meanwhile, symbiotic sex machines Claire and Lee have a chat on the beach and Alec tells a suspect, "I look at you and I see someone stained by death."
Watch a trailer:
Alec Hardy - David Tennant
Ellie Miller - Olivia Colman
Beth Latimer - Jodie Whittaker
Mark Latimer - Andrew Buchan
Jocelyn Knight - Charlotte Rampling
Sharon Bishop - Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Rev Paul Coates - Arthur Darvill
Claire Ripley - Eve Myles
Lee Ashworth - James D'Arcy
Judge Sonia Sharma - Meera Syal
Maggie Radcliffe - Carolyn Pickles
Olly Stevens - Jonathan Bailey
Lucy Stevens - Tanya Franks
Abby Thompson - Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Ben Haywood - William Andrews
Joe Miller - Matthew Gravelle
Tess Henchard - Lucy Cohu
Ricky Gillespie - Shaun Dooley
Chloe Latimer - Charlotte Beaumont
Tom Miller - Adam Wilson
Becca Fisher - Simone McAullay
Nige Carter - Joe Sims
Gary Thorp - Tom Rosenthal
Pippa Gillespie - Hollie Burgess
Clerk of the court - Lucas Hare
The episode was written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Mike Barker.