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David Tennant - Broadchurch

David Tennant - Broadchurch

David Tennant starred in Broadchurch on ITV which was broadcast starting on 4th March 2013 at 9pm. It was broadcast on BBC America in the US from Wednesday 7th August as part of their Dramaville series. It has now been televised in Australia, Canada, Russia, Argentina, Sweden and Brazil, with broadcast scheduled for Germany and France.

This series of eight one hour episodes was written by Chris Chibnall, with 4 episodes directed by James Strong and the other four by Euros Lynn. The series was produced by Richard Stokes for Kudos Productions.

Filming started on Broadchurch on Monday 13th August 2012 in Somerset, Dorset and the Clevedon area and finished in the early hours of Wednesday 5th December. The read-through for at least the first filming block was on Tuesday 7th August.

David Tennant played DI Alec Hardy, a newly promoted gritty detective who investigates crimes which other policeman have been unable to solve, in this drama which explored what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.

Click here to read the press release by Kudos Productions.

Olivia Colman, Vicky McClure, Andrew Buchan, Will Mellor, Jodie Whittaker and Arthur Darvill also starred in the drama.

The Broadchurch DVD is available from this link on Amazon. It is a 3-DVD set which was released in the UK on Monday 20th May. The blu-ray version includes deleted scenes and audio commentaries and was released on 4th November.

A second series has been commissioned which will start filming in May 2014. Olivia Colman has confirmed that she is in the second series but no announcement about David has been made yet.

However David Tennant will reprise a similar role in the American remake of Broadchurch which will film from January 2014. This ten part drama will be called Gracepoint and this link has full details.

Synopsis of episode one.

Synopsis of episode two.

Synopsis of episode three.

Synopsis of episode four.

Synopsis of episode five.

Synopsis of episode six.

Synopsis of episode seven.

Synopsis of episode eight.

David Tennant attended a screening and Q&A about Broadchurch on Tuesday 19th February 2013.

David Tennant attended the TV Choice Awards on Tuesday 9th September.

For posts related to Broadchurch on Blogger.com click here.

David Tennant Interviews
ITV press pack

The Times - 23 Feb

Radio Times front cover, first page, second page, third page - 26 Feb.

TV Times front cover, first page, second page - 26 Feb.

TV & Satellite Week front cover, first page, second page - 26 Feb.

Time Out - 26 Feb

New York Times - 13 July

Fron Row People Of The Year 2013 Show - December 2013


David Tennant Videos
ITV interview clip #1 - 24 Feb.

ITV interview clip #2 - 28 Feb

ITV station Meridian - 3 Mar

ITV interview clip #3 - 3 Mar

Daybreak - 4 Mar

ITV interview clip #4 - 7 Mar

ITV interview clip #5 - 14 Mar

ITV interview clip #6 - 22 Mar


April 2014
New Zealand will start broadcasting Broadchurch on Sunday 11th May. Updated 22/4

Radio Times has a fun quiz 'How well do you know Broadchurch?' Updated 20/4

Last night on Channel Five it was announced that Broadchurch was voted Britain's 6th Most Favourite Detective Programme in a public vote. Updated 20/4

Radio Times reports that Film critic Barry Norman thinks people should vote for Broadchurch in the BAFTA Audience Award. Updated 19/4

Radio Times explains how the Radio Times Audience Award shortlist was chosen. Updated 18/4

'Broadchurch' was the word used by the EastEnders producer to describe a big storyline coming up to one cast member. This link contains an EastEnders spoiler. Updated 17/4

Clips of David Tennant in both The Day Of The Doctor and Broadchurch were shown on The One Show tonight on BBC One in an item about the Audience Choice award at BAFTA. Updated 16/4

Broadchurch starts being broadcast on TV2 in Denmark from 8.25pm tonight. This evening the first two episodes will be broadcast with the second episode starting at 9.15pm (until 10.10pm). Updated 16/4

Titles of the episodes of Broadchurch in Austria. Updated 14/4

Tonight at 8.15pm episode 7 (Verdacht/Suspicion) and 8 (Enthüllung/Disclosure) of Broadchurch are shown on Austrian television station Puls 4. Updated 14/4

Broadchurch will be broadcast on TV2 in Denmark from 16th April. That evening two episodes will be screened from 8.25pm. Updated 10/4

Broadchurch has been nominated for a Bulldog Award which is voted for by people who have registered for the website. Updated 10/4

What's On TV reports that Broadchurch is the bookies' favourite to win at the BAFTAS. Updated 7/4

David Tennant will be on the cover of Radio Times tomorrow for the 24th time. Updated 7/4

Radio Times looks at 'who's missing from the Bafta TV Awards shortlist' and includes David Tennant. Updated 7/4

Shine International reported today at MIPTV (the world’s most-established TV and digital content marketplace exhibition which opened today in Cannes) that Broadchurch has been sold to a further 70 territories. Updated 7/4

TV One in New Zealand has posted its coming soon trailer for Broadchuch which plays worldwide.

Broadchurch and The Day Of The Doctor have been nominated for BAFTA Television Awards.
Broadchurch has been nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Drama Series in the 2014 BAFTA nominations which were announced today.
Olivia Colman has been nominated for the Leading Actress Award.
Unfortunately David Tennant was not nominated for the Leading Actor Award but David Bradley was nominated for Broadchurch for the Supporting Actor Award.
Also both Broadchurch and the Doctor Who episode The Day Of The Doctor have been nominated for the Radio Times Audience Award.
Click here for the link to vote. Voting ends at midday on Thursday 15th May.Updated 7/4

Tonight at 8.15pm, episode five of Broadchurch is shown on Austrian television station Puls 4. It is called 'Verleumdung' (which translates as Defamation). It is followed by episode six (Breakdown). Updated 7/4

Broadchurch wins a Peabody Award in the US. Updated 2/4

A great review of the Broadchurch DVD by Times Union includes the phrase 'some of the best television I’ve ever seen.' Updated 2/4

Radio Times has a fun quiz titled 'Which TV Detective Are You?' It includes David Tennant as Hardy. Updated 2/4

Chris Chibnall is asked whether David Tennant is in Broadchurch Series Two in a Front Row interview on BBC Radio Four. Updated 2/4

The Broadchurch DVD (series one) is released in the US. Updated 1/4

March 2014
Daily Tribune review of the Broadchurch DVD (which is released tomorrow in the US) includes 'a terrific performance by David Tennant.' Updated 31/3

Radio Times believes David Tennant is 'likely' to be in Broadchurch Series Two. Updated 31/3

Tonight at 8.15pm, episode four of Broadchurch is shown on Austrian television station Puls 4. It is called 'Vorwürfe' (Accusations). Updated 31/3

A photo of blocking a Broadchurch scene with David Tennant and Euros Lyn has been posted to Twitter. Updated 30/3

Red Carpet News have posted a video of Chris Chibnall talking about Broadchurch Series 2 and another one of Olivia Colman saying some lovely things about David Tennant. Updated 30/3

Broadchurch is one of the Best Streaming Series To Binge Watch This Weekend says ScreenJunkies. Updated 29/3

Digital Spy would like to see a prequel for Broadchurch. Updated 28/3

Broadchurch, Olivia Colman and Chris Chibnall all win Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Unfortunately David Tennant did not win the Best Actor award. Updated 28/3

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards are announced at a lunch today. Nominations include Broadchurch for Best Drama Series, David Tennant for Best Actor, Olivia Colman for Best Actress and Chris Chibnall for Best Writer. Updated 28/3

The full transcript of the David Tennant interview (with new photos) about Broadchurch and Gracepoint has now been posted to Worldscreen. Updated 27/3

Bridport News reports that people from the Broadchurch production team have been in the West Bay area which means that at least some of series Two will be filmed in the town. They also reiterate that filming is expected to last from the end of May until the end of September. Updated 26/3

There is a new David Tennant interview on Worldscreen about Broadchurch and Gracepoint. Updated 25/3

The Stage reports that Peaky Blinders and Broadchurch have picked up the most BAFTA Television Craft Award nominations. Updated 24/3

Broadchurch, The Day Of The Doctor and The Escape Artist are all nominated for various BAFTA Television Craft Awards. The winners will be announced on Sunday 27th April. Updated 24/3

An interesting comparing Gracepoint filming with Broadchurch has been posted to TasteReport. Updated 21/3

Digital Spy includes Broadchurch in their 5 of TV's Greatest Whodunits list. Updated 21/3

Broadchurch will air in Italy from 28th April on the television station Giallo. Updated 19/3

At the RTS Awards tonight Broadchurch won the Drama Serial Award and Olivia Colman won the Actor - Female Award. Unfortunately Chris Chibnall did not win the Writer - Drama Award as the two writers from Run won that. Updated 18/3

Jodie Whittaker now tells BANG Showbiz that David Tennant will be in Series Two of Broadchurch, plus she talks about Gracepoint. Updated 18/3

There is an article about Broadchurch on page 9 of the Mexican newspaper La Gualdra. Updated 18/3

The RTS Awards are announced tonight. Broadchurch, Olivia Colman, Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker are nominated. Updated 18/3

It is NOT confirmed but according to CultBox Jodie Whittaker has said that David Tennant will be in Series Two of Broadchurch. Updated 17/3

Tonight at 8.15pm episode two of Broadchurch is shown on Austrian television station Puls 4. The episode has been named Geheimnisse (Secrets). Updated 17/3

There will be a Broadchurch panel at Harrogate International Festival in July. The panel will consist of writer Chris Chibnall, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker and novelist Erin Kelly who has written the Broadchurch official novel. Updated 15/3

The Broadchurch DVD and Blu-ray are released today in France. Updated 13/3

The consolidated ratings for the whole of the first series of Broadchurch in France were that it received an average of 7.3 million viewers (including both live and replay) which gave it an overall audience share of 27.2%. Updated 12/3

Last night both Broadchurch and Doctor Who won TRIC Awards at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Broadchurch beat both Luther and Silent Witness to win the Crime Programme of the Year Award and Doctor Who beat Call The Midwife and Downton Abbey to win the HD Drama Programme of the Year. Updated 12/3

Chris Chibnall won the award for Writer Drama, Factual Or Entertainment for Broadchurch at the Royal Television Society West Of England Awards it was announced at a ceremony in Bristol last night. Updated 10/3

Episode one of Broadchurch premieres in Austria on the station Puls4 at 8.15pm tonight. Episode 1 is called Entdeckungen (Discoveries). Updated 10/3

Austrian television listing magazine Tele has a photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman on its front cover for #Broadchurch. Updated 8/3

Metro includes David Tennant and Olivia Colman in Broadchurch in their Best TV Detective Duos Of All Time. Updated 7/3

Amazingly the french television channel France 2 is airing a clip thanking viewers for having watched Broadchurch. Updated 6/3

An italian article about Gracepoint and Broadchurch has a different Gracepoint logo photo (it shows Clover Point where some of the series is being filmed). Updated 6/3

Broadchurch novel cover The cover of the Broadchurch novel has been posted online. Updated 6/3

Télérama.fr has an article titled 'The lesson of Broadchurch.' Updated 5/3

For the first time ever in France Broadchurch has broken the million barrier on catch-up television. Updated 4/3

Puls 4 have uploaded their Broadchurch trailer to YouTube. (The original trailer is now region locked on the Puls 4 website.)
The channel is also using a different logo. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch logo in Austria

Toutelatele.com compares the viewing figures of the first six episodes in France to the UK. Updated 4/3

C21Media has an article (in English) about the success of Broadchurch in France and its French remake. Updated 4/3

The Telegraph believes David Tennant may be nominated for a BAFTA for Broadchurch despite not receiving a nomination for the Royal Television Society Programme Awards. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch has four nominations at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.
The nominations are:
Broadchurch for the Drama Serial Award.
Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker for the Actor - Female Award.
Chris Chibnall for the Writer - Drama Award.
Unfortunately David Tennant has not been nominated for the Actor - Male Award.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday 18th March at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Updated 4/3

Ozap reports that overall Broadchurch in France received 6.4 million viewers every Monday night which was 25.5% of the viewing public. Updated 4/3

For the third week, Broadchurch was the most watched programme in France last night with 6.50 million viewers (that is 23.8% of the audience watching television at that time). Updated 4/3

It was a year ago tonight that Broadchurch was first shown on ITV! Updated 4/3

The Local has an article in English about the success of Broadchurch in France also reports that it will be remade in French. Updated 3/3

Europe 1 reports that a French remake of Broadchurch is in pre-production.
Four writers and a director are already confirmed but no cast has been announced. Updated 3/3

An article about David Tennant in a French local newspaper about his career has the great headline 'David Tennant, superstar.' Updated 3/3

French newspaper Le Figaro says 'Masterful, David Tennant is flawless in the role of tormented Inspector Hardy' in its article. Updated 3/3

The final two episodes of Broadchurch are on France 2 tonight from 8.45pm. Updated 3/3

February 2014
Yahoo! France has an article about the success of Broadchurch in France before it airs in French in Canada. Updated 28/2

There's a great review (in French) of Broadchurch on Radio Canada by LaPresse.ca. Updated 28/2

The Guardian reports that Broadchurch helped contribute to ITV's 16.2% share of all viewing in 2013 (its first increase since 1990). Updated 27/2

Broadchurch breaks catch-up TV records in France, plus the consolidated figures for episodes 1 - 3. Updated 25/2

France 2 has added a trailer for the final two episodes of Broadchurch next Monday, plus an online poll about who killed Danny Latimer. Updated 25/2

Broadchurch once again was the most watched programme on French television last night with an audience of 6,242,000. Updated 25/2

Dorset Echo has an article which looks at the popularity of Broadchurch 'around the globe' (in fact in just France and the US!) and the fan convention based around Broadchurch for this weekend has been cancelled. Updated 25/2

The first German Broadchurch trailer has been released by Austrian television station Puls 4.
Also the broadcast in Austria has been delayed by a week to Monday 10th March. Updated 24/2

Two different trailers for Broadchurch tonight in France have been added to Allocine and Premiere. Updated 24/2

Broadchurch episodes four to six are aired in France tonight on France 2 starting at 8.45pm. Updated 24/2

In a new interview with Entertainemnt Weekly (with a new photo) David Tennant says he does not know the ending of Gracepoint or if he will be in series two of Broadchurch. Updated 21/2

Broadchurch has received 4 nominations for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. They are Broadchurch for Best Drama Series, David Tennant for Best Actor, Olivia Colman for Best Actress and Chris Chibnall for Best Writer.
The winners will be announced on Friday 28th March. Updated 20/2

Radio Times reports that Broadchurch has recorded the highest viewing figures on the France 2 channel for two years. Updated 19/2

DigitalSpy have posted a video of a weather report on French television which includes Broadchurch! Updated 19/2

Shine America's executive VP of scripted TV programming speaks highly of David Tennant in Broadchurch and Gracepoint. Updated 18/2

There have been some great reviews from French publications and viewers about Broadchurch today. Updated 18/2

BroadcastNow reports that Broadchurch was also one of the top five most-watched shows of the year to date in France. Updated 18/2

Ozap reports that Broadchurch was the most viewed programme in France last night with almost 7.1 million viewers. That figure gave it 25.8% of the people viewing television at that time. Updated 18/2

#Broadchurch was the top trending topic on Twitter in France during its broadcast! Updated 17/2

Tonight Broadchurch starts being broadcast in France. It is on the station France 2 at 8.45pm. Three episodes will be shown consecutively tonight. Updated 17/2

Daily Mail compares Broadchurch and Gracepoint based on the so called 'first photo' of David Tennant from the set. Updated 16/2

RTC Forum have an extensive page of French press about Broadchurch which starts being broadcast in France tomorrow. Updated 16/2

The Canadian television station Radio Canada will start broadcasting Broadchurch in French from Friday 28th February. Updated 14/2

The pre-order link and a competition for the Broadchurch DVD and Blu-ray in France. Updated 13/2

Five French trailers for Broadchurch (including one by actor voicing David Tennant's character) have been posted to YouTube. Updated 13/2

A French television station has a Broadchurch microsite with photos, videos and anecdotes. Updated 13/2

The Broadchurch book is now available to pre-order in both the UK and the US. It will be released in the UK on Thursday 14th August and in the US on Tuesday 2nd September. Updated 12/2

The French trailer for Broadchurch has been posted to YouTube. Episode one premieres on the station France 2 at 8.45pm on Monday. Updated 11/2

Radio Times posts their interview with Chris Chibnall about Broadchurch and Gracepoint. Updated 8/2

A great write-up about Broadchurch from Broadcast Magazine from after the Broadcast Award ceremony last night. Updated 6/2

Tonight at the Broadcast Awards ceremony in London, Broadchurch won both the International Programme Sales Award and the Best Drama Series or Serial Award. Updated 5/2

The Broadcast Awards are announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London tonight. Broadchurch has been nominated for Best Drama Series or Serial Award and both Doctor Who and Broadchurch have been nominated for the International Programme Sales Award in the shortlist. Updated 5/2

Amazon now shows a revised cover for the Broadchurch DVD in the US. It will be released on 1st April and it now lists David Tennant and Olivia Colman's names on it. Updated 4/2

January 2014
Broadchurch will air in Austria on the station Plus4 from 3rd March at 8.15pm and then at the same time each week. Updated 31/1

Radio Times also reports that Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has given the strongest indication so far that David Tennant will not be in Series Two.
He also says that he has heard that David's American accent for Gracepoint is 'fantastic. Updated 30/1

Radio Times reports that Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has teased about Series Two. Updated 30/1

Broadchurch and Dorset have been voted by Radio Times readers the fourth Top TV Setting of 2013. Updated 29/1

Digital Spy reports that Olivia Colman discussed both Gracepoint and Broadchurch backstage at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards yesterday. Updated 28/1

Broadchurch will premiere on French television on Tuesday 17th February. Updated 28/1

Headline on Herald Scotland is 'Broadchurch starring David Tennant picks up best drama at The South Bank Awards' Updated 27/1

Broadchurch won the TV Drama Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards this afternoon! Olivia Colman accepted the award. Updated 27/1

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards are announced today. Broadchurch is nominated for the TV Drama Award. Updated 27/1

Tonight at the National Television Awards:
Unfortunately Penguins - Spy In The Huddle did not win the Documentary Series Award as Educating Yorkshire won.
Matt Smith won the Best Drama Performance Award (for Doctor Who). Steven Moffat described David Tennant as 'incredible' as he was talking about Matt Smith taking over from David in Doctor Who when accepting the award on Matt's behalf. A video of it has been posted to YouTube.
Unfortunately David Tennant or Olivia Colman didn't win Best Detective Award for Broadchurch as Benedict Cumberbatch did. However Benedict Cumberbatch mentioned both David Tennant and Olivia Colman briefly as other nominees in his acceptance speech.
Doctor Who (and not Broadchurch) won the Drama Award. A clip of David Tennant was shown from The Day Of The Doctor.
David Tennant did not attend as he was on stage in Richard II at the time. Updated 22/1

Amazon now shows the cover of US version of Broadchurch Series One DVD. The DVD will be released on 1st April. Updated 22/1

The National Television Awards are announced tonight.
David Tennant and Olivia Colman are nominated for TV Detective Award, Broadchurch and Doctor Who for Drama Award and Penguins - Spy In The Huddle for Documentary Series Award.
The awards will be televised (almost) live on ITV from 7.30pm. Updated 22/1

Radio Times has short profiles for David Tennant (and Olivia Colman) as contenders in this year's NTAs. Updated 21/1

Details about The Broadchurch Experience fan weekend. Updated 19/1

Olivia Colman will be a guest on The Graham Norton Show tonight at 10.35pm on BBC One.
Belfast Telegraph picks up on Olivia saying on the programme that she would have liked to have been asked to be in the US remake of Broadchurch called Gracepoint. Updated 17/1

Dorset Echo reports that there will be a convention weekend for fans of Broadchurch. Updated 16/1

Daily Express has a photo of David Tennant in an article about Martin Shaw saying that police dramas are 'too predictable.' Updated 15/1

In an article about Sherlock, Radio Times reports that the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special is still the most tweeted about TV episode ever! (Broadchurch is high in the charts too.) Updated 13/1

David Tennant article about NTAs in Radio Times this week. Updated 13/1

C21 Media also reports that Broadchurch was also one of the most time-shifted imported shows on Australian free-to-air networks in 2013. Updated 10/1

Both Doctor Who and Broadchurch are included in Daily Telegraph article about a quarter of all viewers watching on catch-up. Updated 10/1

Both David Tennant and Olivia Colman for Broadchurch are included in USA Today Golden Age of TV Acting. Updated 10/1

Broadchurch is one of RTE's Top TV Picks For January (in the Republic Of Ireland). Updated 8/1

Broadchurch starts being broadcast in the Republic Of Ireland tonight at 9pm. Updated 8/1

David Tennant is on the cover of the Radio Times for the 23rd time. Updated 7/1

David Tennant, Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Penguins - Spy In The Pod are all nominated in final round of voting for National Television Awards.
David Tennant has been nominated for the newly created TV Detective Award.
Broadchurch and Doctor Who have both been nominated for the Drama Award.
Penguins - Spy In The Huddle has been nominated for the Documentary Series Award.
Full details and the voting link are here. Updated 7/1

Episode one of Broadchurch premieres in Norway tonight on NRK1 at 10.10pm. Updated 7/1

Daily Mail includes Broadchurch in its Must-see TV Of 2014. Updated 3/1

Broadchurch starts being broadcast on RTL4 in The Netherlands at 9.30pm tonight. Updated 3/1

Both Doctor Who and Broadchurch are included in Metro's 5 Returning Shows Not To Be Missed. Updated 2/1

David Tennant is one of The Loop's (in Canada) Names To Watch in 2014 (for both Broadchurch and Gracepoint). Updated 2/1

Broadchurch starts broadcasting in The Netherlands and South Africa this week. Updated 2/1

Broadchurch is included in The Stage's Review of 2013 In Television. Updated 2/1

The Chronicle (in Australia) includes Broadchurch in its list of 'wonderful' new TV in 2013. The article describes it as 'intense, powerful stuff' and starts with 'David Tennant showed what a compelling actor he is.' Updated 2/1

Anglophenia has a Catching Up With Broadchurch article (which includes Gracepoint). Updated 1/1

WalesOnline reports that the finale of Broadchurch was the top television drama moment of 2013 on Twitter by attracting 260,000 tweets. Updated 1/1

Anglophenia lists Broadchurch Series Two and Gracepoint as Things to Look Forward To in 2014. Updated 1/1

Broadchurch is listed by Sydney Morning Herald as a Returning Show To Savour In 2014 and they call it 'Perhaps the best British drama in years'. Updated 1/1

December 2013
Both Broadchurch and Doctor Who are included in Den Of Geek's 2013: The Year In TV. Updated 31/12

The Broadchurch DVD (series one) will be released in the US on 1st April. Updated 31/12

Both Broadchurch (at number 4) and Doctor Who (at number 3) are in Radio Times Readers' 2013 Best TV Show list as voted for by 7,500 people. Updated 31/12

The Mirror also chooses Broadchurch as one of its ITV Highlights Of 2013. Updated 30/12

Olivia Colman has indicated that series two of Broadchurch MAY be set and filmed elsewhere. Updated 30/12

MSN includes both Broadchurch (in April) and Doctor Who (in November) in its Best TV Shows Of 2013 list. Updated 29/12

Both Broadchurch and The Escape Artist are in Female First 2013's Top 3 Crime Dramas. Updated 29/12

Various different publications pick up on David Tennant's comments about his character in Broadchurch. Updated 29/12

The Mirror has an article (based on David Tennant talking to Radio Four earlier this year) about whether his character in Broadchurch may be killed off. Updated 28/12

According to TV Ratings Broadchurch was the most watched new programme of 2013 with just under 10.5 million and the most watched drama of 2013 was Doctor Who which averaged over 12 million for The Day Of The Doctor in November. Updated 28/12

Canada.com chooses episode one of Broadchurch as one of its Five Best TV Episodes Of 2013. Updated 28/12

Critics of Radio Times have named Broadchurch as the Best TV Show Of 2013. Updated 28/12

Both Broadchurch and Gracepoint are in Lizo Mzimba's Pick Of Things To Come in 2014 on the BBC website. Updated 27/12

ITV chooses Broadchurch as its #1 Highlight Of The Year. Updated 26/12

Radio Times review of the year reaches April or as they like to call it 'Broadchurch Time.' Updated 24/12

Readers of Digital Spy have voted The Day Of The Doctor Best Drama Of 2013 with 35.7%. Breaking Bad was second with 18.1% and Broadchurch was voted third with 12.1%.
Also Best TV Actor was David Tennant with 29.7% and the runner-up was Matt Smith with 19.6%. (Olivia Colman won Best Actress).
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary was voted Entertainment or Celebrity Moment of the Year with 33.6%. (The birth of Prince George of Cambridge came second with 18.6%). Updated 23/12

Both Broadchurch and Doctor Who are included in Radio Times Review Of 2013 looking at March. Updated 23/12

Broadchurch is one of Huffington Post's 13 Best TV Shows of 2013. Updated 23/12

Mark Lawson picks Broadchurch as 'the stand-out invented drama of the period' in The Guardian. Updated 22/12

Author Stephen King has Broadchurch at #3 in his Top TV of 2013 in Entertainment Weekly (not online). Updated 22/12

Broadchurch is also listed in Phil Hogan's Best TV Of 2013 in The Guardian. Updated 22/12

Broadchurch and especially Olivia Colman appear in The Independent's Arts Moments Of The Year. Updated 22/12

Broadchurch is Cult Box TV's Best British Crime Drama of 2013 and The Day Of the Doctor is their TV Event Of 2013. Updated 21/12

Tonight from 9.20pm RTS in Switzerland will premiere the first two episodes of Broadchurch. (They will be dubbed into French.) Updated 20/12

The Day Of The Doctor is number one on Den Of Geek Best TV Episodes Of 2013 and Broadchurch is at number 6. Updated 20/12

Broadchurch is named Television Event Of The Year by Alison Graham of Radio Times. Updated 20/12

David Tennant's interview on BBC Radio Four People Of The Year 2013 Show (broadcast next Tuesday) has been posted to the Radio Four website. David discusses Richard II, Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Gracepoint among other topics. Updated 20/12


Broadchurch is one of the 2013 TV Highlights on the London Live (the forthcoming television channel) page of Evening Standard tonight. Updated 18/12

HitFix reports that Broadchurch was voted #4 in Television Critics Poll of Best New Shows of 2013. Updated 18/12

'Almost absurdly brilliant' David Tennant is one of NewsDay's Most fascinating TV People Of 2013. Updated 17/12

The Guardian lists Broadchurch at number 5 in their Best TV Of 2013.
The article includes 'The show was also smart in pairing two actors at the precise moment that they were about to be acknowledged as the leading male and female screen talents of their generation.' Updated 17/12

Stuff (in New Zealand) choose Broadchurch (and Doctor Who) for its Top 10 Upcoming TV Shows in 2014. Updated 16/12

TV Wise interviews Tanya Franks and asks about Broadchurch. She said that she does not know if she is in Series Two yet or not. Updated 16/12

Broadchurch is #4 in Digital Spy's Top TV Shows of 2013 too. Updated 16/12

Broadchurch is on Yahoo TV's 20 Best Shows of 2013 and it says 'David Tennant and Olivia Colman are superb.' Updated 16/12

According to a ITV Text Santa eBay auction, Series 2 of #Broadchurch is scheduled to start shooting between 26th May and 20th June, although it does say that it may be subject to change. Updated 16/12

Both Broadchurch and The Escape Artist are in Custard TV's Best TV Of 2013. They also use the phrase 'David Tennant was possibly THE actor of 2013.' Updated 14/12

A Herald Scotland article about BBC funding cites 'The Broadchurch defence.' Updated 13/12

The Huffington Post have chosen the reveal of who killed Danny Latimer in Broadchurch as the Most Dramatic TV Moment of 2013.
The Politician's Husband is listed #11 and The Day Of The Doctor was number 9. Updated 11/12

Broadchurch is one of the programmes listed in RadioTimes poll for Best TV Show of 2013. Updated 11/12

Enstars compares Broadchurch with similar how they think Gracepoint will be. Updated 11/12

The Times (behind a paywall) article about Broadchurch mentions the connections to Thomas Hardy as revealed by Chris Chibnall. Updated 11/12

Broadchurch on BBC America is one of Huffington Post's Best TV Of 2013. Updated 10/12

Broadcast lists David Tennant at #7 in their list of Top TV Talent For 2013.
Olivia Colman is #1, Mel and Sue (from Great British Bake-off) are #2 and Peter Capaldi is #3.
The description about David in the article is:
'David Tennant has come a long way since he attracted the attention of Russell T Davies, who cast him as the impish, energetic, eponymous hero in Red Productions’ Casanova in 2005. The gangly Scot has made some inspired project choices – this year alone he’s starred in Broadchurch, Spies Of Warsaw, The Politician’s Husband and The Escape Artist, with a brief nod to his fortune-maker in Doctor Who’s anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor. Reprising his role in the US remake of Broadchurch may signify the next stage of his career if audiences succumb to his boyish charm as entirely as we Brits seem to.' Updated 10/12

David Knox from the Australian TV Blog site TV Tonight lists Broadchurch as #3 in his Top 5 Shows Of 2013. Updated 10/12

Broadchurch is named in the Top 10 Drama In 2013 list in the Sydney Morning Herald overview of the ratings this year in Australia. Updated 9/12

Deleted scenes from Broadchurch (which are available on the DVD and Blu-ray) has been uploaded to VK.com. Updated 8/12

Olivia Colman is one of The Observer's Faces Of 2013 and discusses Broadchurch in her interview. Updated 8/12

Tonight on The Jonathan Ross Show, Olivia Colman said how lovely David Tennant was to work with on Broadchurch and also how they used to race each other to the set. Updated 7/12

At 10.45pm tonight Olivia Colman is a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV and discusses Broadchurch. Updated 7/12

Hank Stuever from The Washington Post has choosen Broadchurch as one of his Best TV Shows of 2013. Updated 6/12

The Guardian article about Downton Abbey and Broadchurch helping to revive ITV1 fortunes as the channel achieves its first audience share increase in 23 years. Updated 5/12

Olivia Colman will be a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday on ITV at 10.45pm and, according to an item in Radio Times, it seems Broadchurch will be discussed. Updated 5/12

Olivia Colman has been nominated for the Actress in Series Drama Award at the International Press Academy Awards for her role in Broadchurch for when it was screened on BBC America. The winners will be announced in January. Updated 2/12


November 2013
Royal Television Society website has photos and a short recap of the Broadchurch panel last night. Updated 29/11

Tonight at the Broadchurch panel Chris Chibnall confirmed that Gracepoint would be 10 episodes in length. He said that he is writing the first episode and that the other episodes are great.
It was also revealed (which was news to Olivia Colman!) that in the first draft Olivia Colman's character was gay until they realised she should be married to Joe. Updated 28/11

A video of Broadchurch distilled into 3 minutes (with spoilers and lots of David Tennant) has been posted to YouTube. Updated 28/11

Broadchurch has been nominated for Best Drama Series or Serial Award in the Broadcast Awards shortlist.
Also both Doctor Who and Broadchurch have been nominated for the International Programme Sales Award in the shortlist. Updated 28/11

Tonight there is a Royal Television Society panel titled Broadchurch - Anatomy of a Hit at 6.45pm in London featuring Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone, James Strong and Olivia Colman. Updated 28/11

The Independent has an interview with Chris Chibnall in which he describes Broadchurch Series 2 as 'It'll be a different journey to the first series.' Updated 26/11

MP3s of Jo Whiley's interview with David Tennant on BBC Radio Two.
David Tennant revealed that he guessed Peter Capaldi would be the next Doctor!
David also said that he does not know yet if he will be in Broadchurch Series Two.
David also talks about Richard II, The Day Of The Doctor, Gracepoint and Nativity 2. Updated 25/11

Den of Geek has an interview with Marcus Garvey who says some lovely things to say about working with David Tennant on Broadchurch. Updated 20/11

Broadchurch has been nominated for TV Drama Award at the South Bank Awards.
Also nominated are The Fall and Top Of The Lake.
The winner will be announced on Monday 27th January at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Updated 19/11

Unfortunately Broadchurch did not win the Writers' Guild Award tonight as Silk won the TV Drama Award. Updated 13/11

New Zealand Herald reports that TV One in New Zealand will broadcast Broadchurch in 2014. Updated 13/11

AcornMedia have a chance to win a copy of the Broadchurch Blu-ray signed by David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Chris Chibnall. To enter people need to buy a copy of the DVD. Updated 12/11

Two sets of screencaps from deleted scenes from the Broadchurch Blu-ray have been posted to Tumblr here and here. Updated 12/11

Michael J Fox tweeted that Broadchurch was one of his favourite shows. Updated 7/11

Radio Times reports that today Olivia Colman again said that she will be in Series Two of Broadchurch. Updated 5/11

Royal Television Society has a panel titled Broadchurch - Anatomy of a Hit on Thursday 28th November in London.
It will feature Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone, James Strong and Olivia Colman and tickets are £12.50 for non-members.

Broadchurch is released on BluRay in the UK today. Updated 4/11


October 2013
Radio Times reads Chris Chibanll's tweet to us as refuting that Olivia Colman is signed up for Broadchurch Series Two.
(Please note we only reported Daily Mail's report about Broadchurch and did not ask for confirmation as Radio Times incorrectly reported we did in their article!) Updated 28/10

Production Weekly today tweeted that the Fox remake of the ITV series Broadchurch will now be titled Gracepoint and that filming begins in late January. (David finishes Richard II on 25th January.) Updated 28/10

The Crime Vault has reported that Little, Brown Book Group has bought the rights to a novel inspired by the first series of Broadchurch.
It will be written by Chris Chibnall and psychological thriller author Erin Kelly.
US rights have been sold to Minotaur at St Martin’s Press. Updated 28/10

A recorded video speech by David Tennant was played at the Crime Thriller Awards which were televised on ITV3 tonight as he won Best Actor for Broadchurch. Updated 27/10

Daily Mail (scroll down slightly) says that David Tennant will be in second UK series of Broadchurch and that it will be set elsewhere. This has not been confirmed yet.
However it is already known that Olivia Colman is in the second series and that David Tennant will star in the American remake.
Chris Chibnall later tweeted to us 'Mail article not just unconfirmed, but untrue. Full of incorrect assumptions. Column filler! Take no notice.' Updated 27/10

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 are televised on ITV3 at 9pm tonight where Broadchurch and its actors win four awards including David Tennant for Best Actor. Updated 27/10

BBC has the news about the success of Broadchurch at the Crime Thriller Awards last night. Updated 25/10

News about David Tennant, Broadchurch, Olivia Colman and Andrew Buchan winning Crime Drama Awards last night was even an item on the 1am news on the various radio stations! Updated 25/10

Tonight at the Crime Thriller Awards in London:
David Tennant won the Best Actor Dagger Award for Broadchurch
Olivia Colman won the Best Actress Dagger Award
Andrew Buchan won the Best Supporting Actor Dagger
Broadchurch won The TV Dagger
The full list of winners has been posted to the Crime Thriller Awards website.
The award ceremony (which David did not attaned as he was on stage) will be televised on ITV3 at 9pm on Sunday 27th October. Updated 24/10

Tonight the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards are announced. David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Dagger, Broadchurch for TV Dagger Award, Andrew Buchan for Best Supporting Actor Dagger, Pauline Quirke for Best Supporting Actress Dagger and Olivia Colman for Best Actress Dagger. Updated 24/10

Digital Spy reports that David Tennant and Olivia Colman say on the Broadchurch Blu-ray that they almost worked together in a sitcom 10 years before Broadchurch. Updated 22/10

The extract from Radio Times interview that Coventry Telegraph quotes is David said he could not guarantee his place in the Broadchurch sequel despite the success of the first instalment because the writers could decide not to bring back his character, but that he would sign up if "the phone call comes". Updated 22/10

Radio Times have posted an extract from the David Tennant interview in tomorrow's issue. The extract has the title 'I was tempted to bet on Doctor Who and Broadchurch mysteries' and the by-line 'The actor reveals that he managed to resist having a flutter on the identity of the Broadchurch killer and Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who casting - both of which he knew of in advance.' Updated 21/10

The Independent has a new article about David Tennant playing in the US remake of Broadchurch and about UK stars appearing in US remakes. Updated 13/10

Broadcast Now reports that Broadchurch has been sold to 100 territories! Updated 8/10

The Independent reports that British TV exports hit £1.2bn (the article includes Broadchurch). Updated 8/10

Broadchurch has been nominated for a Writer's Guild award in the TV Drama Series category.
Broadchurch is up against Silk and The Village (both written by Peter Moffat).
The winners are announced on Wednesday 13th November in London. Updated 7/10

Best Daily reports that Olivia Colman has congratulated David Tennant on his role in US version of Broadchurch and confirms that she will not be in that version. Updated 5/10

Metro has a great article titled 'From Doctor Who to Broadchurch: What makes David Tennant so popular?' Updated 4/10

The American paper Variety looks at the British marketing of Broadchurch. Updated 4/10

The Belgian channel Vitaya starts showing Broadchurch with the first two episodes screened tonight. Updated 3/10

Gareth Malone is leading a choir singing the Broadchurch So Close theme tonight at the Classical Brits. Updated 2/10

Chris Chibnall tweeted about the news that David Tennant will be in the US version of Broadchurch. Updated 2/10

Radio Times has the news about David being cast in the Fox remake of Broadchurch. The article includes a clip of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 2/10

David Tennant will reprise his role as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy in the American remake of Broadchurch.
The eight part series is being made for the station Fox and will film from January with an expected broadcast date of late 2014 or 2015.
Both Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide were the first to break the news.
It is still not known whether David will be in the Second Series of the UK version of Broadchurch but, as filming is not expected to start until May, in theory it is possible. Updated 2/10

MP3 of the David Tennant and Greg Doran interview on Front Row on BBC Radio Four about Richard II.
In the 10 minute Front Row interview on BBC Radio Four:
David Tennant said that he will not use his Scottish accent in Richard II.
David Tennant refused to say whether he is in Broadchurch Series Two or not (or even if he is keeping that time free) but that he hopes he will be.
David Tennant was very supportive of Doctor Who fans in the interview and remarked on how intelligent they are! Updated 1/10


September 2013
Large billboards for The Tunnel (a new drama on on Sky) say it is 'From the makers of Broadchurch' (although it is not written by Chris Chibnall). Updated 30/9

David Tennant has won the Best Actor Award and Broadchurch has won the Best Drama Award at the fan-voted online Spanish Bee Watcher Awards. Updated 30/9

Showcase in Canada start repeating Broadchurch from today with an episode each weekday at 3pm. Updated 30/9

Direct TV in Argentina starts broadcasting Broadchurch each Monday evening at 9pm from tonight. Updated 30/9

Channel 1 in Russia starts showing Broadchurch at 0.10am tonight with 2 episodes per night for 4 nights. Updated 30/9

The Guardian has an article about whether the the UK undervalues quality TV programming, in which the TV editor of Heat magazine thinks Broadchurch could be a contender for the BAFTA Drama Award. Updated 29/9

Broadchurch was mentioned twice in a Newsnight item tonight with Josie Rouke (director of Much Ado About Nothing) about the series Breaking Bad. Updated 27/9

Metro article titled 'Broadchurch’s US remake could outdo UK original claims Chris Chibnall.' Updated 27/9

Starpulse has insightful 7 Thoughts On Broadchurch. The article contains SPOILERS. Updated 26/9

Some Emirates airlines flights are now showing Broadchurch. Updated 26/9

Some great comments by US fans after the Broadchurch finale have been compiled by Radio Times. Updated 26/9

The full Entertainment Weekly interview with Chris Chibnall has been posted. It names the killer in Broadchurch but gives some extra details than in any of his UK interviews. Updated 26/9

Entertainment Weekly has a brief interview with Chris Chibnall (more will be added after broadcast of the final episode on BBC America tonight) and an exclusive Broadchurch clip. Updated 25/9

Hypable believes that Series Two of 'Broadchurch will be 'a reboot of sorts.' However, it is not confirmed David is in it yet! Updated 25/9

Broadchurch will be shown in Russia on Channel 1 from 0.10am on Tuesday 1st October. It is being called Murder On The Beach and two episodes a night will be broadcast for four consecutive evenings. The Channel 1 website has a trailer which plays worldwide. Updated 25/9

Broadchurch is also one of Los Angeles Times TV Highlights for today. Updated 25/9

HitFix has a new interview with Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker about Broadchurch. Updated 25/9

New York Times also lists Broadchurch in its What's On Wednesday section. Updated 25/9

USA Today chooses 'Summer's best TV series' Broadchurch as one of its Top TV Picks and hopes that the Fox remake chooses actors as good as David Tennant and Olivia Colman. Updated 25/9

Episode eight of Broadchurch has its US premeiere on BBC America at 10pm EST tonight. Updated 25/9

Belgian channel Vitaya will start showing Broadchurch with the first two episodes on 3rd October. Updated 24/9

The Broadchurch finale was Sweden's most watched show yesterday. Updated 20/9

Daily Star reports that The Choir's Gareth Malone and his New Voices Choir will perform the Broadchurch theme at the Classical Awards on 2nd October. Updated 20/9

Scans of David Tennant in TV Choice this week from their award ceremony. Updated 19/9

The BBC America trailer for the final episode of Broadchurch has been added to YouTube. Updated 19/9

Episode eight of Broadchurch has its Swedish premiere on TV4 at 9pm tonight. Updated 19/9

Tonight the first episode of Broadchurch has its premiere in Finland on MTV3 at 9pm. The eight part drama will be shown with a new episode each Tuesday and Thursday. Updated 19/9

The Hollywood Reporter has an interview with Arthur Darvill about Broadchurch and one of the questions was about working with David Tennant. Updated 18/9

TV Guide in the US calls Broadchurch 'The summer's most gripping series.' Updated 18/9

The trailer for episode 7 of Broadchurch which airs tonight at 10pm ET on BBC America. Updated 18/9

Voting has opened for the TV Times Awards 2013. Broadchurch, David Tennant and Olivia Colman have all been nominated. Updated 17/9

Voting for the National Television Awards has opened.
Both Broadchurch and Doctor Who have been nominated for the Best Drama Award and David Tennant has been nominted for the Best TV Detective Award for DI Hardy in Broadchurch.
Also Penguins - Spy In The Huddle has been nominated for the Best Documentary Award. Updated 17/9

David Tennant is one of the '4 Things To Like About Broadchurch' according to TV Equals. Updated 16/9

Acorn Media have some exclusive photos of David Tennant recording the commentary for an episode of Broadchurch for the Blu-ray last weekend here, here and here. Updated 16/9

Michigan Daily have a great review of Broadchurch which concludes with 'Perfectly composed, the series will remind you of what TV can be when it stops trying so hard. And come on, it’s David Tennant.' Updated 16/9

The Telegram writes 'I can’t remember the last time I watched a season of a show twice through at a marathon pace and enjoyed every minute — both times.' Updated 14/9

The Daily Beast includes Broadchurch in its look at murder dramas set in small towns. Updated 14/9

At 6.15pm Richard Stokes (producer) tweeted a photo of a studio and said that he was about to do a Broadchurch Blu-ray commentary with David Tennant and James Strong (director). Updated 13/9

BARB examines the popularity of Broadchurch and Doctor Who. Updated 12/9

BBC America have posted the trailer for episode 7 of Broadchurch to YouTube. It airs next Wednesday. Updated 12/9

Even The Fonz is a fan of #Broadchurch! Updated 12/9

Episode seven of Broadchurch has its Swedish premeiere on TV4 at 9pm tonight. Updated 12/9

The Hollywood Reporter previews episode six of Broadchurch and has a new clip from the episode. Updated 11/9

Episode six of Broadchurch has its US premeiere on BBC America at 10pm EST tonight. Updated 11/9

TV Choice magazine have posted lots of photos from the awards last night including David Tennant, Doctor Who and the Broadchurch team. Updated 10/9

The TV Choice Awards were featured on Daybreak on ITV this morning. Both Broadchurch and David Tennant were mentioned. (The part starts about 1:49:50.) Updated 10/9

Broadchurch producer Richard Stokes tweeted a photo of the cast with their TV Choice Award. Updated 10/9

Contact Music have some pap photos of David Tennant leaving the Dorchester last night. Updated 10/9

Digital Spy article has the title 'Doctor Who, Broadchurch win big at TVChoice Awards 2013.' Updated 10/9

Timeshifted ratings for the eighth and final episode of Broadchurch in Australia added 174,000 viewers to the total of 1,175,000 which gave it first place for the day. Updated 10/9

Mirror article has the title 'TV Choice Awards: David Tennant edges out Matt Smith in battle of the Time Lord actors, but Doctor Who still picks up two gongs.' Updated 10/9

Photo of David Tennant making his acceptance speech. Updated 9/9

TV Choice tweeted that David Tennant kissed Olivia Colman on his way to the stage and said she should be holding an award now. Updated 9/9

David Tennant WON the Best Actor Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight for Broadchurch!!! Updated 9/9

Unfortunately Olivia Colman did not win Best Actress Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight as Miranda Hart won. Updated 9/9

Broadchurch won the Best New Drama Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight!
A photo of David Tennant, Olvia Colman, Chris Chibnall etc collecting the award. Updated 9/9

The TV Choice Awards are announced tonight at The Dorchester in London. David Tennant is reported to be attending.
Broadchurch, David Tennant and Olivia Colman are all nominated for different awards. Updated 9/9

The Media Eye today tweeted that David Tennant is confirmed to attend the TV Choice Awards on Monday at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Broadchurch, David Tennant and Olivia Colman have all been nominated for awards. Updated 6/9

A trailer from BBC America for episode 6 of Broadchurch (which airs on Wednesday) has been posted to YouTube. Updated 6/9

The Independent compares The Guilty with Broadchurch with Broadchurch coming out on top. Updated 6/9

A new promo video of Broadchurch has been added to the Antena3 website with David Tennant dubbed into Spanish! Updated 5/9

Episode six of Broadchurch has its Swedish premeiere on TV4 at 9pm tonight. Updated 5/9

The Hollywood Reporter has a brief interview with Chris Chibnall about the significance of the fifth episode of Broadchurch which airs on BBC America tonight. Updated 4/9

Broadchurch is one of Lansing State Journal's 'Must See TV' for tonight. Updated 4/9

Episode five of Broadchurch has its US premeiere on BBC America tonight at 10pm EST. It is also repeated at 1am. Updated 4/9

TV Guide this week has a small item about David Tennant in Broadchurch. Updated 3/9

The timeshifted ratings for episode 7 of Broadchurch in Australia added 174,000 to the total to make it 1,072,000 and second most watched programme in the country for the day. Updated 3/9

A great review of the whole series of Broadchurch has been posted by The Drum in Australia. Updated 2/9

Today BBC America in the US are repeating the first 4 episodes of Broadchurch from 3pm to 7pm. The next episode premieres on Wednesday. Updated 1/9


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