Home » TV News & Celebrity Gossip » Broadchurch: ITV’s Answer to The Killing

Broadchurch: ITV’s Answer to The Killing

The fist season of Broadchuch is over, and the results are in — it was a huge success. This article explains what this drama series is all about, just in case you didn’t have the chance to watch it.  The next series is said to not follow a murder, so it will be interesting what crime type is chosen,


We are very pleased to welcome a new critic, Sean Rasmussen, to our group.

From ITV, the network that produces Downton Abbey, comes Broadchurch, an eight-part crime drama/mystery. It is set in present-day (fictitious) Broadchurch, an English seaside tourist town nestled by a dramatic cliff on the Dorset coast. In the opening episode an 11-year-old boy is found dead on the beach, under mysterious circumstances. The series follows the investigation of the boy’s murder through all eight episodes.

Two detectives are on the case:  Ellie Miller, played by Olivia Coleman (Rev.), and her superior, Alec Hardy, played by David Tenant (Doctor Who). Together they follow clues and turn over rocks around town – and in doing so uncover all manner of messy secrets in people’s personal lives. The picturesque seaside town has drawn residents from all over the UK who want to escape their previous failures and start something new.  But, the investigation, the suspicion of fellow townspeople and the lust for vengeance starts to unravel the promise of the community.Following a single crime for an entire series is a growing trend that has caught on with TV audiences, particularly in the UK. This spring three notable British series took this approach: Mayday (six parts), Top of the Lake (eight parts), and Broadchurch. They have a lot of similarities: they are set in small towns and all have strong female leads. And, all of them are worth watching. Mayday and Broadchurch were ratings-successes, too, followed and talked about by millions in the UK.

Read more at: http://www.criticsatlarge.ca/2013/05/broadchurch-itvs-answer-to-killing.html

Did you catch the first series of Broadchurch? Did you like it?  I thought it was good, but I also think it was lacking in intensity.  I like intense dramas more than anything else. What did you think of it? What crime type would you like covered in the second series?

Share this post to your friends!

Tags » ,

Most recent posts:

ITV The Voice Competition – prize worth over £80,000 (ends 13/02/2017)

ITV The Voice Competition – prize worth over £80,000 (ends 13/02/2017)

£45,000 tax free cash a Jeep Cherokee Longitude Plus a four night trip to London & more! To enter you must be 18+. Date & age restrictions apply. Entries made after lines close at 5pm on Monday 13th February will not count and may still be charged. Post closes...
Win an IKEA kitchen with ITV

Win an IKEA kitchen with ITV

The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 4th September 2015. Maximum value of the kitchen is £29,700.00 including VAT. What do the monkeys find in the fridge? (A) Apples (B) Bananas (C) Monkeys - we think B!...
Good Morning Britain Competition & Lorraine – Win £40K & a Citroën (Ends 27/9/15)

Good Morning Britain Competition & Lorraine – Win £40K & a Citroën (Ends 27/9/15)

As shown on ITV Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July and Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August. The closing date for online entries is midday Thursday 27th August. No question to answer. Enter 5 times per phone number....

Find the ITV Competitions site useful? Please tell your friends (thanks!) --->>>

TV Competitions

Did you know the UK have the biggest free entry television viewer competitions in the world?

Weekly prize draws and competitions often top a quarter of a million pounds in cash prizes, holidays, gadgets and cars, with television station itv being the most generous.

Most TV programmes have a free online entry format, however some (such as Channel 5) do not & entry must be made by expensive sms or postcard

We post free entry internet & tv competitions here daily so keep an eye out!

Signup For Notifications

Enter your email and never miss a winning opportunity again...

TV Competition updates

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner