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Published on Jun 24, 2013
Don't miss the premiere of critically-acclaimed drama series BROADCHURCH, starring Doctor Who's DAVID TENNANT, ARTHUR DARVILL & OLIVIA COLMAN *** Wednesday AUG 7 at 10/9c *** Only on BBC AMERICA
BBC America's BROADCHURCH, which earned critical acclaim, record ratings and became a Twitter phenomenon in the UK, centers on a quiet seaside town following the shocking murder of a young boy and the impact it has on the tight-knit community when everyone becomes a suspect.
Leading the investigation are two detectives -- the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (OLIVIA COLMAN, Twenty Twelve, The Iron Lady), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (DAVID TENNANT, Doctor Who, Spies of Warsaw), Ellie's newly appointed boss.
By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered. The detectives are forced to put personal connections to the case aside to solve the crime that has changed the quaint community forever.
The all-star ensemble cast also includes JODIE WHITTAKER (One Day, Venus) and ANDREW BUCHAN (Bones, Cranford) as the boy's grieving parents Beth and Mark Latimer; ARTHUR DARVILL (Doctor Who) as the town priest Reverend Paul Coates; DAVID BRADLEY (Game of Thrones, An Adventure in Space and Time), as local shop owner Jack Marshall; MATTHEW GRAVELLE (The Bible) as Ellie's supportive husband Joe Miller; JONATHAN BAILEY (Leonardo) as up-and-coming local reporter Olly Stevens who is attempting to make the case his big break; VICKY MCCLURE (This is England) as eager London reporter Karen White and PAULINE QUIRKE (Birds of a Feather) as mysterious loner Susan Wright.
"The drama of the year" - Mirror "Britain's biggest new drama since Downton Abbey" - The Guardian "Full of bravura acting... Impeccable" - London Metro The most tweeted UK drama ever