As we get ready to visit the seaside town of Broadchurch for one final time we take a look at the characters at the heart of the drama. It's three years on and things have changed...
DI Alec Hardy has returned to Broadchurch CID, after some time away. When a local
woman is sexually assaulted, he makes it his mission to find out who is responsible – but will it be at a cost to his relationship with his daughter?
DS Ellie Miller has rebuilt her life after Joe Miller was found ‘not guilty’ by a jury for the murder of Danny Latimer – a crime that he is unequivocally guilty of. Ellie is bringing up her sons as a single mum, caring for her elderly father and back on the team at Broadchurch CID.
DC Katie Harford is a young, ambitious Detective Constable in Broadchurch CID.
Opinionated and over-confident in a way that only a young officer can be, she clashes with Ellie and Hardy as they investigate a case that needs a sensitive approach.
Beth Latimer is attempting to move on with her life, and hopes she has found new purpose, in a job which puts her own harrowing experience to good use. Beth’s trying to help other people, but still struggling to keep her own family on the right track.
Mark Latimer, unlike Beth, he has not been able to move on. He’s still haunted by the lack of justice for Danny’s murder, and whether or not there was more he could have done.
Can a man haunted by the events of his past find how to live in the present?
Trish Winterman is the victim of the assault. A farm shop worker, with a daughter and a recently estranged husband, she now has to find a way to put her life back together. In doing so she will discover a great deal about herself, and the people in the town around her.
Ian Winterman left Trish 6 months ago for another woman, and the wounds of this are still to heal - not just between Ian and Trish, but also with his daughter, Leah. Ian must now navigate his new relationship, and the impact of the attack on Trish.
Jim Atwood runs the local garage. A self-made man in his 40’s, still attractive – but he hasn’t quite got the pulling power and sparkle he used to have as a younger man. Life and work have taken their toll.
Cath Atwood is Trish’s best friend and a ‘face’ around Broadchurch – popular, outgoing, life and soul of the party. Married to Jim for 30 years, high school sweethearts who are still together. But just how perfect is the marriage of the town’s perfect couple? And how will the events at Cath’s 50th party expose the stresses and strains of their relationship?
Ed Burnett runs the local farm shop. A quiet, solitary man, who has been in Broadchurch for 12 years since the death of his wife. A bit stubborn and obdurate – a man more tolerated than liked. What’s going on beneath the surface of Ed’s seemingly calm exterior?
Broadchurch returns to ITV on Monday 27th February at 9pm