Broadchurch: Season 3 (2017)

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Season 3
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In its final season, Broadchurch establishes a high standard for police procedurals to come, combining socially conscious themes with suspenseful mystery and a pair of compelling leads.

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Critic Ratings: 43

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Air date: Jun 28, 2017
2
Air date: Jul 5, 2017
3
Air date: Jul 12, 2017
4
Air date: Jul 19, 2017
5
Air date: Jul 26, 2017
6
Air date: Aug 2, 2017
7
Air date: Aug 9, 2017
8
Air date: Aug 16, 2017

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A local woman has come forward about being raped after her friends party. Detectives Hardy and Miller begin to investigate the case, questioning everyone who were at the party that night, however, they soon find out that a lot of the guest have secrets so they try their best to uncover the attacker.

Cast

David Tennant
as Alec Hardy
Olivia Colman
as Ellie Miller
Jodie Whittaker
as Beth Latimer
Andrew Buchan
as Matt Latimer
Vicky McClure
as Karen White
Arthur Darvill
as Rev. Paul Coates
Pauline Quirke
as Susan Wright
Will Mellor
as Steve Connelly
Carolyn Pickles
as Maggie Radcliffe
Simone McAullay
as Becca Fisher
Jonathan Bailey
as Olly Stevens
Oskar McNamara
as Danny Latimer
Adam Wilson
as Tom Miller
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 3

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (15)

Tennant and Colman are the marquee players, though. Their consuming dedications to duty drive Broadchurch through its thickets of who was where and when and why. Theirs is one of TV's best-ever detective duos.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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While this finale can't really measure up to the show's breathtaking debut season, it is a well-made farewell to my favorite crime fighting duo on TV right now.

Jun 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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After the disappointment of series two, it looks like this superlative drama might bow out on a high.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Broadchurch ticks all the Brit drama boxes and still manages to stand out from the mysteries some of us can't get enough of.

Jun 29, 2017 | Full Review…

After a disappointing second season, Broadchurch is back at its brilliant best.

Jun 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The series paints a fairly grim view of humanity, but Colman and Tennant save the series from being completely and utterly depressing.

Jun 28, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The message about sex cheapened and emotions stunted by internet porn felt more sociology lecture than prime-time drama. But at least Broadchurch kept you hanging on by your fingertips.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Broadchurch is back on fine form, finally. After an implausible second series that struggled to deliver sensitive storylines with subtlety, Chris Chibnall's popular drama has returned to its best.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

What elevates "Broadchurch" above other crime dramas is its empathy for its characters' travails and, of course, the enduring chemistry between the two leads.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broadchurch: Season 3

  • Apr 21, 2019
    This had more of the ingredients of series 1, but lacked the magic. But much better than the second series.
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Awesome acting from a strong cast.
  • Oct 04, 2018
    Season 3 of Broadchurch got back to what made the first season enjoyable: realistic detective work. This season's case isn't solved very easily, and Miller and Hardy have to slowly peel back layer after layer to get to the truth. I was satisfied with the conclusion. However, Danny's family is still woven into the story in what seems like a forced way, and I have some issues with how the show is paced at times (one enthralling episode will be followed by a boring episode). It's a solid detective show set in a location different from most in the same genre, but it's not a game changer by any means.
  • Jan 03, 2018
    I love this show. One of the best British crime shows I have watched, Great cast, absolutely love Olivia Colman and it made me appreciate David Tennant as an actor. Series 1 and 3 were great, 2 lagged a little, but such a good watch. Fingers crossed for more at some point.
  • Dec 14, 2017
    "Broadchurch" is an excellent crime drama that is almost constantly a compelling experience. Every season left me guessing and never correctly predicting what happened. The two lead performances are also very good. I personally found the last two seasons to be the strongest but all of it is very good. The show isn't afraid to go to some dark places and keeps you watching with a real addiction. I enjoyed this show and if you are a fan of a good mystery, each story in this series will be a treat for you.
  • Dec 14, 2017
    As Hardy might say "Outstanding!" This is a top notch show. The actors are no longer actors but detectives, parents, friends and townies. The crimes are not quickly solved in an hour. You are lead through the nuances, the frustrations, and the release of a criminal investigation. I am sad that there are only three season. I am jealous of viewers that will get to watch this amazing show for the first time.
  • Oct 28, 2017
    This is one of the best series on TV - Amazing story telling and acting - do not miss it!!!!
  • Oct 17, 2017
    An extremely well written and well acted drama, that makes you feel as much as it makes you think. I enjoyed the actor for Mark Latimer much more in this season, as I found his acting in the past to be one of the very few weak points of the show. David Tennant, as always, was incredible, as was the actress for Trish, Julie Hesmondhalgh, who portrayed very realistic emotion in an extremely difficult role.
  • Sep 02, 2017
    Hats off to Broadchurch's last hurrah as it devotes tact and discretion (a rarity in today's TV) to a highly sensitive and relevant issue.
  • Aug 30, 2017
    One of my favorite shows...

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