Broadchurch 3

This final instalment of Broadchurch aired on ITV in February 2017 and is set three years after the events of series two. When local farm shop worker Trish Winterman (Julie Hesmondhalgh) is sexually assaulted at her best friend’s party, the repercussions are felt throughout the close-knit coastal town. Dark secrets and uncomfortable truths are uncovered as DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) investigate this harrowing crime.

The series brought back many of the previous ensemble along with new cast members including Mark Bazeley, Georgina Campbell, Lenny Henry, Charlie Higson and Sarah Parish.

[takes] the gruesome business of rape and how victims are treated by the criminal justice system and tackles both subjects with sensitivity and compassion…

The show gave the genre a much-needed injection of British understatement, stoicism and bleak humour, raising the bar for everything that dared to follow. Hardy and Miller, David Tennant and Olivia Colman, we will miss you.

Alison Rowat - The Herald

It's quietly brilliant.

Alison Graham - Radio Times

Broadchurch still succeeds in using its mystery as way of delving into deeper emotions.

James Jackson – Times

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