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Air Date: March 4th, 2013

Series Summary
A community in Dorset, England, becomes the focus of a grisly murder investigation.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Mystery, Crime drama


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  • Broadchurch doesn't come with many stylistic flourishes--it's a pretty straightforward crime story. But the care given to its characters and the damage the crime inflicts on the town make it one of the best scripted series of the summer. Show More

  • While the mysteries on Broadchurch are compelling, they can be a bit scattered at times, with some weird detours. Yet the magnetic performances of Tennant and Colman keep the series together; the two acclaimed actors are always able to navigate the show’s odder moments with interesting takes. Show More

  • Though Chibnall doesn't quite stick the landing in the last of the eight episodes--when we learn the truth about Trish's assault, it feels a bit too much like an "Author's Message" sign should be flashing--any fan of intelligent TV should watch Broadchurch Season 3. Show More

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Winner Drama Series
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)