Broadchurch (2013–2017)
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Episode #1.5 

As Hardy and Ellie come under fire, the people of Broadchurch start to turn against each other.


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Chris Chibnall (creator), Chris Chibnall



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Wilson ... Tom Miller
Olivia Colman ... DS Ellie Miller
David Tennant ... DI Alec Hardy
Andrew Buchan ... Mark Latimer
Jodie Whittaker ... Beth Latimer
Charlotte Beaumont ... Chloe Latimer
Joe Sims ... Nige Carter
Matthew Gravelle ... Joe Miller
Susan Brown ... Liz Roper
Simone McAullay ... Becca Fisher
David Bradley ... Jack Marshall
Jonathan Bailey ... Olly Stevens
Vicky McClure ... Karen White
Simon Rouse ... Len Danvers (voice)
Tanya Franks ... Lucy Stevens


More clues come to light - cigarette butts found near the body and the fact that the burnt-out boat belonged to Ellie's ex- brother-in-law who left his wife Lucy, Olly's mother in debt when he left town. At the same time Tom, Ellie's son, meets Susan Wright, who offers to let him walk her dog. Beth threatens Becca over her affair with Mark and is restrained by Paul. She tells Mark she does not want his baby but later they reconcile over family photos. Jack Marshall comes under increasing suspicion as Karen tutors Olly - with whom she has sex - into writing a piece on the newsagent for her paper. Chloe is convinced of Jack's guilt after boyfriend Dean says Jack was always touching the sea scout boys but Jack later admits to the police and to Mark that his previous conviction was for having sex with a young girl, whom he later married. They had a son who died in a car crash aged six and the boys he hugged are substitutes for his dead son. Not everybody is convinced and a hate campaign ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

4 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eype, Mount Lane, Dorset, UK

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Did You Know?


Vicky McClure (Karen White) & Will Mellor (Steve Connelly) also worked together on two episodes of Line of Duty (2012) as Kate Fleming & Rod respectively. See more »


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Jack Marshall: We're the same, Mark. No parent should outlive their child.
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Written by Olafur Arnalds
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No Forgiveness
22 August 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Jack is the centerpiece of this episode. As a music teacher, he became involved with a student who was four weeks short of the legal age of 16. Only and Karen dig this out and ugly articles are produced. He soon becomes under suspicion and threat from the entire town. There is much more to this secret than we know at first, making him sympathetic, but the torch and pitchfork crowd have no interest. Mark and Beth's relationship is strained even more. She is becoming more and more unstable. Also, something is going on with Mark's plumbing partner. He is being blackmailed by the woman with the keys. Also, there is some incriminating evidence involving Olly and the boat that belonged to his father. Alec continues to deteriorate socially, obsessed with Ahab-like resolve.

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