Now over here in Sweden are we watching the British TV-series, “Broadchurch” – in my book one of the best TV-series for a very long time. And UK makes many good series and I have plenty US favorites too. Broadcasted on British ITV, 4th of March 2013.
The story is about a young boy found murdered on the beach at a beautiful costal town in South England and the impact it has on the community. The first series is on 8 episodes and they have promised there will be a second series to follow.
The Fox Broadcasting Network announced that they would produce a remake of “Broadchurch” for US audiences to air in the 2014-15 seasons.
Series creator Chris Chibnall described the project as a labour of love.
The location of the series was partly inspired by the fact that he lived near the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. 2011, The series was filmed between August and November 2012, predominantly on the Jurassic Coast at West Bay in Dorset, with the town of Clevedon just outside Bristol doubling as the fictional town of Broadchurch.
The secrecy surrounding the conclusion of the series was well-noted; only four cast members knew the identity of the murderer during filming. The complete series of Broadchurch was released on DVD by Acorn Media UK on 20 May 2013.
Olivia Colmanv … DS Ellie Miller
David Tennant … DI Alec Hardy
Jodie Whittaker … Beth Latimer
Andrew Buchan … Mark Latimer
Adam Wilson … Tom Miller
Charlotte Beaumont … Chloe Latimer
Jonathan Bailey … Olly Stevens
Arthur Darvill … Rev. Paul Coates
Matthew Gravelle … Joe Miller
Carolyn Pickles … Maggie Radcliffe
Pauline Quirke … Susan Wright
Joe Sims … Nige Carter
David Bradley … Jack Marshall
Oskar McNamara … Danny Latimer
“DS Ellie Miller is expecting to be promoted but when eleven year old Danny Latimer is found murdered on the beach it is thought that somebody with more experience is needed. That person is DI Alec Hardy; he has experience with such a crime but as the prosecution failed in that case he may be a liability. Broadchurch isn’t the sort of town where such things happen and everybody is shaken; it is also the sort of town where everybody seems to know everybody else but as the case progresses it emerges that many people have secrets and as they are exposed lives will be changed forever.
Plenty of suspects emerge; the Danny’s father lies about where he was that night, the leader of the Sea Cadets has a conviction for underage sex, a woman living near the beach has Danny’s skateboard and DS Miller’s own son quickly deleted his correspondence with Danny as soon as he learnt his friend was dead to name but a few.”
Of course it’s also about beautiful music,
Ólafur Arnalds (born 1986) is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland have created the stunning soundtrack to the series. Ólafur got a big breakthrough when his track “Brotsjór” was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 8. His song “Til Enda” was used in a trailer for a 2012 film Looper, starring Bruce Willis. He has also soundtracks for Jitters (2010) and Another Happy Day (2011).
It’s popularity has seen it sold to networks in 32 countries. In USA it has been broadcasted on BBC America. When witting this we have still 3 more episodes to watch. So I don’t know who the killer is.
A fantastic story line that raise new questions after every episode and outstanding acting. It’s a crime series with a heart.
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Gallery 1; weeatfilms.com/radiotimes.com/ independent.co.uk/
Gallery 2; birdizihaber.com/digitalspy.co.uk/ dpstream-tv/criticsatlarge.ca/digitalspy.co.uk
Others and featured image; showcase.ca/bbcamerica.com/telegraph.co.uk