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David Tennant - Broadchurch

David Tennant - Broadchurch

David Tennant plays DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch. The original series won a BAFTA in May 2014 and was ITVís highest rated drama of 2013. The series finale was watched by over 10 million and consistently delivered in excess of 9 million viewers. It was broadcast starting on 4th March 2013 in the UK and on BBC America in the US from Wednesday 7th August. It has now been televised in Australia, France, Canada, Russia, Argentina, Sweden and Brazil.

In the original series, DI Alec Hardy was a gritty detective who investigated crimes which other policeman had been unable to solve. The drama explored what happens to a small community when it suddenly became the focus of a major event and was subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight. Olivia Colman, Vicky McClure, Andrew Buchan, David Bradley, Jodie Whittaker, Will Mellor and Arthur Darvill also starred in the eight episode one hour series which was written by Chris Chibnall. 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.

The second series of Broadchurch started filming in May 2014 and ended in mid October (20 weeks). The subject matter for the second series was kept secret and no advance press screenings were arranged. As well as most of the original cast Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James DíArcy, Eve Myles and Meera Syal also appear.

The trailer for the second series of Broachurch has been posted to YouTube and the ITV Press Centre have issued a press pack for Series Two with brief cast interviews.

The second series of Broadchurch premiered on ITV on Monday 5th January 2015 at 9pm and on BBC America in the US from Wednesday 4th March. It is expected to be broadcast in various countries around the world over the coming months. To date Ireland, Norway, New zealand, Canada, Australia and South Africa have also broadcast it.

At the end of the final episode of Series Two ITV announced that David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return for a third series of Broadchurch.

The announced broadcasts for Series Two are:

Country Start Date Station Time
UK Monday 5th January ITV 9pm
Ireland Monday 5th January TV3 10pm
Norway Wednesday 8th January NRK 1 9.35pm
New Zealand Sunday 11th January TV One 8.35pm
Canada Sunday 11th January Showcase 10pm
Australia Sunday 15th February ABC 8.40pm
Belgium Thursday 26th February Vitaya 7.35pm
South Africa Wednesday 4th March M-Net Edge 7pm
US Wednesday 4th March BBC America 10pm
France Monday 6th April France 2 8.55pm
Italy Monday 6th April Giallo 9pm

The DVD for the original series of Broadchurch was released in the UK on Monday 20th May 2013. The Broadchurch original series Blu-ray was released on 4th November 2013.
The Broadchurch Second Series DVD and Blu-ray was released in the UK on Monday 16th March 2015. A Broadchurch DVD box-set (featuring both series) was also be released on that day.

David Tennant reprised a similar role in the American remake of Broadchurch which filmed from January to May 2014. This ten part drama was called Gracepoint and had a different killer. This link has full details. It was broadcast on Fox Television on Thursday evenings from 2nd October 2014 but will not be renewed for a second season. It will be shown in the UK on ITV Encore from April 2015.

Synopsis of each episode of Series One.

Main cast of Series One.

Broadchurch Series One Filming dates / locations

David Tennant interviews, appearances and videos for Series One.


Synopsis of each episode of Series Two.

Broadchurch Series Two Filming dates / locations

Main cast of Series Two.

David Tennant interviews, appearances and videos for Series Two.

March 2015
Yahoo! has some lovely words about David Tennant's acting in Broadchurch from executive producer Jane Featherstone:
'I think Davidís performance is the most extraordinary thing in it. I think itís so real and powerful, and knowing that [Hardy] has carried this burden with him for a series and a half, you get to really feel in that moment what that was about. I think itís harrowing and extraordinary, and put that down to performance and great acting.' Updated 26/3

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive Broadchurch Season Two video clip which plays worldwide. Updated 25/3

Episode four of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 10pm tonight on BBC America in the US. Updated 25/3

Episode four of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 7pm on M-Net Edge in South Africa tonight. Updated 25/3

The French trailer for Broadchurch Series Two has been posted to YouTube. Updated 24/3

Broadchurch is #3 in 411Mania's list of Top 8 Murder Mystery Serial Shows. Updated 24/3

Broadchurch Series Two starts broadcasting in Italy on Monday 6th April at 9pm. The link includes a trailer. Updated 23/3

Episodes 5 and 6 of the Broadchurch original series is repeated on Giallo TV tonight in Italy. Updated 23/3

The Guardian reports that Broadchurch grew its overnight ratings by 47% in the consolidated figures. Updated 22/3

Episode six of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 8.30pm on ABC in Australia tonight. Updated 22/3

There will be a Broadchurch original series marathon on France 2 starting at midnight on Monday 6th April. Updated 19/3

Yahoo! has an interview with Broadchurch exec producer Jane Featherstone. Updated 19/3

Broadchurch Series Two episodes seven and eight are broadcast in Belgium on the station Vitaya. Updated 19/3

Entertainment Weekly has an article and Broadchurch video clip (Hardy makes a demand) which plays worldwide. Updated 18/3

Episode three of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 10pm tonight on BBC America in the US. Updated 18/3

Episode three of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 7pm on M-Net Edge in South Africa tonight. Updated 18/3

Broadchurch Series Two starts transmission on France 2 on Monday 6th April.
The first three episodes will air that evening starting at 8.55pm. Updated 17/3

The Broadchurch original series start date in Germany on ZDF is Sunday 26th April. Two episodes will be broadcast per evening. Updated 16/3

The Broadchurch Series Two DVD, Broadchurch Series Two Blu-ray and the combined Broadchurch Series One and Two Box-set DVD are released today in the UK. Updated 16/3

Tonight episode five of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 8.30pm on ABC in Australia. Updated 15/3

Tonight episode five of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 8.30pm on ABC in Australia. Updated 15/3

A new behind-the-scenes photo of Broadchurch from the DVD has been posted to Twitter. Updated 14/3

David Tennant and Olivia Colman's episode of The Graham Norton Show topromote Broadchurch has its US premiere on BBC America tonight. Updated 14/3

The Broadchurch original series is available to pre-order in Germany on Blu-ray and DVD. They will be released on Thursday 21st May. Updated 12/3

Broadchurch Series Two episodes five and six are broadcast in Belgium tonight on the station Vitaya. Updated 12/3

Episode two of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 10pm on BBC America tonight in the US. Updated 11/3

Episode two of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 7pm tonight on M-Net Edge in South Africa. Updated 11/3

France and Italy have both started broadcasting 'Broadchurch Coming Soon' trailers. Updated 9/3

The original series of Broadchurch is broadcast on Giallo in Italy from tonight. Updated 9/3

Episode four of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 8.40pm on ABC in Australia tonight. Updated 8/3

Another repeat of the original series of Broadchurch starts on ITV Encore tonight.

Broadchurch Series Two ratings

An infographic (above) was posted by BroadcastNow which confirms the Broadchurch Series Two ratings compared to the 2013 original series. Updated 6/3

Broadchurch Season Two DVD and Blu-ray is now available for pre-order in France. The release date is Wednesday 6th May. Updated 6/3

The Hollywood Reporter has a good review of the first few episodes of Broadchurch Season Two. Updated 5/3

Broadchurch Series Two episodes three and four are broadcast in Belgium on the station Vitaya. Updated 5/3

The reviewer from New York Times prefers Broadchurch Season Two to Season One. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch Series Two premieres on BBC America at 10pm tonight. Updated 4/3

Article by Chris Chibnall in The Guardian about the process and Broadchurch (it contains spoilers). Updated 4/3

Broadchurch Series Two starts being broadcast tonight in South Africa. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch Season Two review by The Boston Globe includes the phrase 'a promising continuation of season one.' Updated 3/3

David Tennant is one of Hypable's reasons to watch Broadchurch Season Two on BBC America tomorrow. Updated 3/3

Today Chris Chibnall tweeted that Broadchurch episode 8 was watched by a consolidated audience of 9.92 million (not including ITV Player).
He added that therefore the Broadchurch Series Two average was 9.2 million (a 30.5% share) which compared favourably to the Series One average of 9.37 million (31.4%).
This means that the Broadchurch Series Two average was only slightly less than the original series. Updated 3/3

Variety has a good review of Broadchurch Season Two which contains spoilers. Updated 2/3


BBC America have posted a video clip to Vine (above) promoting their broadcast of Broadchurch Series Two which starts on Wednesday 4th March at 10pm. Updated 1/3

Tonight the final episode (eight) of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 10pm on Showcase in Canada. Updated 1/3

A review of Broadchurch by The Guardian includes the phrase 'I quite loved every mesmerising minute.' Updated 1/3

Broadchurch episode three preview from Sydney Morning Herald receives 3.5 stars and includes 'starting to exert a bit of its old magic.' Updated 1/3

Episode three of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 8.40pm on ABC in Australia tonight. Updated 1/3

The final episode (eight) of Broadchurch Series Two premieres at 8.35pm tonight on TV1 in New Zealand. Updated 1/3


Broadchurch - January and February 2015

Broadchurch - May to December 2014

Broadchurch - January to April 2014

Broadchurch - May to August 2013

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Broadchurch - April 2013

Broadchurch - March 2013

Broadchurch - February 2013

Broadchurch - January 2013

Broadchurch - 2012

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