Broadchurch: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Well written and beautifully shot, Broadchurch is a deliberate, slowly unfolding mystery procedural with terrific performances from a fine cast.


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Air date: Aug 7, 2013
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The death of a young boy sparks a complex murder investigation that puts a entire town, its residents and its secrets under a national spotlight. Local police officer Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) is begrudgingly teamed up with shady newcomer D.I. Alec Hardy (David Tennant) on the tense case. And it's not long before she is forced to look at her own community in a whole new, disturbing, light.


Olivia Colman
as Ellie Miller
David Tennant
as Alec Hardy
Jodie Whittaker
as Beth Latimer
Andrew Buchan
as Matt Latimer
Vicky McClure
as Karen White
Arthur Darvill
as Rev. Paul Coates
Adam Wilson
as Tom Miller
Pauline Quirke
as Susan Wright
Jonathan Bailey
as Olly Stevens
Will Mellor
as Steve Connelly
Carolyn Pickles
as Maggie Radcliffe
Simone McAullay
as Becca Fisher
Oskar McNamara
as Danny Latimer
Susan Brown
as Liz Roper
Joe Sims
as Nige Carter
David Bradley
as Jack Marshall
Jacob Anderson
as Dean Thomas
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Critic Reviews for Broadchurch Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (20)

It's everything great drama should be -- riveting, raw, heartbreaking, funny and very, very smart.

Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Simply a well-written, well-produced and well-acted murder mystery that's a pleasure to watch.

Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's more to this than meets the eye.

Aug 6, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cinematography is as stellar as the cast.

Aug 4, 2013 | Full Review…

Broadchurch is simply a knockout.

Aug 6, 2013 | Full Review…

A little patience is required but rewarded.

Aug 6, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It looks as if Broadchurch will reveal itself as a "town-with-murky-secrets" story, but on the evidence of this first episode we can expect it to be done with a skilful touch and a fine eye for detail.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I recommend the original as a rare, only somewhat tarnished gem in a garbage-littered landscape.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

You're...effectively hooked, thanks to thoughtful pacing and an intriguing ensemble of characters who make for a high-quality whodunit.

Jul 27, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tennant and Colman are joined by an incredible cast... It's a murder mystery with a lot of heart.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broadchurch: Season 1


I couldn't wait to find out who did it so I watched it all in one day...


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Super Reviewer

David Tennant and Olivia Colman both turn in immaculate performances as cops in a quiet seaside town in the UK dealing with a murder investigation. The writing is great as well where it gives you a feeling that anyone in the town could've committed the crime. Keeps you guessing right up until the end.


Super Reviewer

Not ambitous yet an overwhelming achievement, Broadchurch is able to addictively shine despite its common premise, held high by its smartly-built pacing and sharp writing, beautifully brought together by its impressive footage of scenery and a sharp performance from David Tennant.


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