Season three of Broadchurch starts filming; Sir Lenny Henry joins cast

We’ve already had a story about a series beginning filming today (Channel 4’s No Offence), but this is the biggie – it’s Broadchruch! David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller for the third series, which started filming today, with Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan returning to…

ITV announces cast for season three of Broadchurch

Remember March 2013? That was when Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch took the country by storm, becoming arguably the crime drama that set off this huge deluge of quality stuff we’re seeing at the moment. That first series was truly something special, and even if the second series didn’t live up to the first, there was still…

Gracepoint transmission date confirmed by ITV

Broadchurch, the hit British crime drama written and created by Chris Chibnall, is now over for another year, with people scratching their heads and digesting and ruminating on what happened and why it happened and why it happened the way it did. There will be another, third series along next year but over in The…

ITV Encore to broadcast Gracepoint in the UK

We’ve only just finished with Broadchurch (go here if you want to read all our stuff on the recent series), but ITV Encore has announced that it will air the US adaptation of the first series, Gracepoint, next month (April). The 10-episode series, which sees David Tennant reprise his role as the US version of Alec Hardy,…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E8/8), Monday 23rd February, ITV

I’ve had a bit of a break from things during the past few weeks, and I’ve picked a fine time to rejoin the fray – it’s Broadchurch finale time. If this second series has polarised people, we also all know that final episodes are subjective affairs where writers are damned if they do and damned…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E4/8), Monday 26th January, ITV

After last week’s improvement, I had hopes that once we had reached the half-way point in Broadchurch it would have reeled me back in again. We saw last week that things had flipped slightly (well, a lot). Lee Ashworth became a good (ish) guy, having revealed he had been trying to clear his name by…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E3/8), Monday 19th January, ITV

After last week’s episode of Broadchurch, I was hoping that this third episode would pick up a bit. Or rather slow down, dispense with the Families At War shouting, and start to strip away a lot of superfluous meat from the bone. I understand there needs to be a set-up, and a bedding-in process for…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E2/8), Monday 12th January, ITV

I really enjoyed the first episode of the second series of Broadchurch, and I wasn’t the only one – that series opener attracted a whopping seven and a half million overnight viewers. But there were some who weren’t so keen. A work colleague expressed mild dismay at the fact writer Chris Chibnall was rehashing old…

Review: Broadchurch (S2 E1/8), Monday 5th January, ITV

So here we are then. More than a year and a half since we found out who killed Danny Latimer, we’re back in the town of Broadchurch for a new story. Ever since Broadchurch got the nation tenterhooks, cast members have won awards, writer Chris Chibnall has been rightly lauded and the real Devonshire town it…

Trailer: Broadchurch season one catch-up

Yes, today (Monday 5th January) is Broadchurch Day. One of the biggest British crime dramas in recent history gets going again tonight, and while I’m wary of over-hyping something too much, it’s exciting to think that we’ll be going back to West Bay again. Chris Chibnall is an excellent writer, so I’ve no doubt it’ll…

Interview: Olivia Colman, Broadchurch

Aside from all the brouhaha speculation about what Chris Chibnall has got waiting for us in series two of Broadchurch, one of the things I’m looking forward to most is seeing what he’s got in store for Olivia Colman’s character, DI Ellie Miller. Series one really put her through the mill – lest we forget,…

Interview: David Tennant, Broadchurch

Unless you’ve lived under a rock during the past month, you’ll be very aware that series two of one of the most talked about British crime dramas of recent times, Broadchurch, returns to our screens on Monday (5th January) for a second series. When it comes to the plot, security has been unprecedented so we have…