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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, France and Brazil, with a broadcast scheduled for Germany.

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.

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.

In May 2014 Broadchurch won a BAFTA for Drama Series, Olivia Colman won a BAFTA for Leading Lady and David Bradley won the Supporting Actor BAFTA.

A second series started filming in May 2014. The read-through was on Thursday 22nd May 2014.

David Tennant has reprised a similar role in the American remake of Broadchurch which filmed from January to May 2014. This ten part drama is called Gracepoint and this link has full details. It will be broadcast on Fox from Thursday 2nd October 2014 and in the UK soon afterwards.

Synopsis of each episode of Series One.

David Tennant interviews, appearances and videos for Series One.

Known filming dates and locations for Series Two
A proportion of filming of the drama will be out of the public eye but the known dates / locations are:
May 2014
Tues 27th & Wed 28th - Lavington Close, Clevedon (Latimers house). Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker on set. Filming outside Walton Park Hotel, Clevedon on Tuesday evening.
Thurs 29th - St Andrews Church, Clevedon. Filming involved David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Beaumonth, Joe Simm, Arthur Darvill and Charlotte Rampling.
Fri 30th - Lavington Close, Clevedon. Filming included David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

June 2014
Mon 2nd - St Andrew's Church in Clevedon. David Tennant on set.
Tues 3rd - Marshalls Field and then Hill Road, Clevedon. David Tennant on set in Hill Road.
Wed 4th - West Bay. Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker & Charlotte Beaumont inside a house on West Cliff and then driving around the town. Later David Tennant, Charlotte Rampling & Olivia Colman at a house on West Cliff including scene in the garden of the house.
Thurs 5th - West Bay. Charlotte Rampling at house on West Cliff & later crew filmed on cliffs.
Fri 6th - Charmouth, Dorset. Olivia Colman & Eve Myles filmed.
Tues 10th - David Tennant and Olivia Colman at West Bay harbour from about 6pm until 10pm.
Wed 11th - Bridport. David Tennant and Olivia Colman filming.
Thurs 12th - David Tennant and Olivia Colman filmed outside a hut by the sea in West Bay.
Fri 13th - Exeter in Devon. Universityís Forum building renamed Wessex Police Headquarters and David Tennant and Olivia Colman filmed.
Mon 16th & Tues 17th - Exeter University as Wessex Crown Court. David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Latimer family on set.
Mon 30th - Walton Park Hotel, Clevedon.

July 2014
Tues 1st - Marshall's Field, Clevedon and St Andrews Church. David Tennant and Andrew Buchan on set.
Wed 2nd - St Andrew's Church, Tennyson Avenue and St Andrews Road. David Tennant and Olivia Colman on set.
Thurs 3rd - Andrew Buchan known to film late in the day in Clevedon.
Tues 8th - Hilltop in West Bay, then nightclub and Esplanade in Weymouth. Olivia Colman on set.
Wed 9th - West Bay near the water.
Fri 11th - A field near Abbotsbury. David Tennant on set.
Mon 14th - Possibly at Marshalls Field, Clevedon.

July 2014
Get Reading has two photos of David Tennant and Olivia Colman filming yesterday and it was told that Broadchurch Series Two may air in January. Updated 25/7

Belfast Telegraph reports that David Tennant said he would be "shot in the head" if he revealed details about Broadchurch Series Two and he explains why he HAD to do Gracepoint. Updated 25/7

The Guardian asks if crime dramas (they specify Broadchurch) can still work if you know the outcome. Updated 23/7

Update on Broadchurch Series Two filming Monday 7th to Friday 18th July (two weeks). Updated 21/7

Yahoo! reports that The Rolling Stones are watching the Broadchurch box-set during their current tour. Updated 21/7

Unfortunately Broadchurch did not win at Television Critics Awards tonight as True Detective won Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials Award. Updated 19/7

At the Broadchurch panel at Harrogate International Festival today it was revealed that Broadchurch series Two is about halfway through filming, that they have filmed some dream sequences and that Olivia Colman knew who the killer was all along but that David Tennant didn't. Updated 19/7

Television Critics Awards are announced tonight. Broadchurch is nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials category. Updated 19/7

MediaWeek has reported that Skoda will sponsor mystery drama on ITV (including Broadchurch Series Two).
Let's hope there are no burning cars in the drama! Updated 17/7

Visit Dorset has posted a study into the economic impact of Broadchurch in West Dorset which says that 77% of businesses in the tourist industry reported an increase between April and October 2013. Updated 16/7

Terrafemina reports that Broadchurch has been voted the second most popular series in 2014 in France. Updated 16/7

Stuff (in New Zealand) has a 5 star review of the Broadchurch DVD. Updated 14/7

Based on photos (but no new ones of David Tennant) Daily Mail ponders what Broadchurch Series Two may be about. Updated 13/7

Visit Dorset has a competition to win a copy of Broadchurch novel which has been signed by Erin Kelly. Updated 12/7

The Independent reports that Andrew Buchan has said that Broadchurch Series Two will be "nothing like Midsomer Murders." Updated 12/7

The German version of the Broadchurch novel (with the title Der MŲrder unter uns) will be released on Thursday 21st August in Kindle, paperback and audio book (read by Peter Lontzek). Updated 11/7

In the US the Broadchurch book is delayed two weeks to 16th September, plus it has a different cover. Updated 10/7

At the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour today BBC America announced that it will broadcast the second series of Broadchurch in early 2015. Updated 9/7

A photo of David Tennant with a fan on the Broadchurch set has been posted on Tumblr (the posting is not dated). Updated 8/7

A lovely new photo by Vicky Hatch of David Tennant filming Broadchurch on 12th June has been added to Twitter. Updated 8/7

Update on Broadchurch filming Monday 23rd June to Friday 4th July (two weeks). Updated 8/7

Dorset Echo reports that local traders have again received a boost as Broadchurch returns to the area. Updated 8/7

All 8 episodes of the first series of Broadchurch will be broadcast in Japan on the station WOWOW on Sunday 21st September. Updated 6/7

Arthur Darvill says filming on Broadchurch Series Two is "going really well" in an interview on The Iris.
Arthur also says "Itís all very surprising and itís nice to be back with everyone actually. Itís such a huge cast and itís kind of odd because we all film our little bits and then we donít really see each other, weíre in these little groups at the moment. Itís good, itís really good." Updated 4/7

'ITV's strong new dramas canít quite hit Broadchurchís highs' says Broadcast Now after viewing figures for the first half of 2014 are announced. Updated 3/7

Andrew Buchan said that filming on Broadchurch Series Two is scheduled for four months in an interview today on BBC Radio Four. Updated 3/7

New Zealand Herald has an interview with Joe Sims about Broadchurch and how it was revealed to the cast the identity of the killer. Updated 3/7

Broadchurch will be broadcast in Germany on the station Sat1 which is one of the bigger channels in the country. Updated 02/7

A new photo of David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill filming Broadchurch Series Two has been posted to Twitter. Updated 02/7

The Guardian has an interview with Andrew Buchan in which he talks about Broadchurch and playing difficult scenes. Updated 02/7

Broadchurch is released on DVD today in New Zealand. Updated 02/7

North Somerset District Council writes about Broadchurch Series Two filming in the area. Updated 01/7

June 2014
New Zealand Herald has the great quote 'The best of Broadchurch was some of the best television I've watched in recent years.' Updated 30/6

New Zealand Herald also reports that the finale of Broadchurch on Sunday could reach half a million viewers despite it airing so long after the initial broadcast in the UK. Updated 27/6

A critic from New Zealand Herald explains why he is looking forward to the finale of Broadchurch on Sunday. Updated 27/6

Kasterborous reports that both The Day Of The Doctor and Broadchurch appear in Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Best TV Scenes list. Updated 27/6

The finale of Broadchurch on Sunday in New Zealand is a Top 5 TV Pick for Stuff. Updated 26/6

Update on Broadchurch Series Two filming for Monday 16th to Friday 20th June 2014. Updated 22/6

An interview with Chris Chibnall in Liverpool Echo includes him talking about the amazement from David Tennant and Olivia Colman about the success of Broadchurch. Updated 20/6

Update on Broadchurch Series Two filming Monday 9th to Friday 13th June 2014. Updated 16/6

A lovely picture of David Tennant with two fans during a break in filming on Broadchurch Series Two today in Exeter University has been posted to Twitter. Updated 16/6

Broadchurch will be broadcast on the station WOWOW in Japan in September. Updated 16/6

The Guardian uses Broadchurch as an example of the quality of drama ITV should aim for in the future. Updated 16/6

Exeter Express and Echo has an article about Broadchurch (including David Tennant) filming at Exeter University yesterday. Updated 14/6

Radio Times examines the previously unseen Broadchurch footage which was shown on ITV Encore last night. Updated 13/6

The broadcast of the final episode of Broadchurch on the new channel ITV Encore tonight includes 15 minutes of deleted and extended scenes. Updated 12/6

SocialLiteLife has posted a new photo of David Tennant on set at Broadchurch yesterday. Updated 11/6

ITV Encoreís 9pm showing of Broadchurch last night was its best on launch day. The drama drew 120,600 viewers which was 0.6% of the people watching television at that time. Updated 10/6

Update on Broadchurch Series Two filming Monday 2nd to Friday 6th June 2014. Updated 9/6

The full Broadchurch interview with producer Richard Stokes from the ITV Encore Press Pack has been posted to WordPress. Updated 9/6

A photo of David Tennant filming Broadchurch is featured in the French Magazine Voici. Updated 9/6

The moment the murderer in Broadchurch was revealed has been voted as the Most Memorable ITV Drama Moment. Updated 9/6

The broadcast of the final episode of Broadchurch on the new channel ITV Encore will include 15 minutes of deleted and extended scenes on Thursday evening. Updated 9/6

WalesOnline has an article where they have asked various people why viewers should watch Broadchurch on ITV Encore. Updated 9/6

Screening of first episode of Broadchurch followed by a Q&A with scriptwriter Sam Hoyle in London to celebrate the launch of ITV Encore channel tonight. Updated 9/6

Tonight ITV Encore channel launches with Broadchurch as its centrepiece for the first week's schedule. There will be two episodes each evening (Monday to Thursday) from 9pm. Updated 9/6

Daily Mail reports that Broadchurch has been criticised for filming near a cliff edge. Updated 8/6

Dorset Echo has details about Charlotte Rampling and Marianne Jean-Baptiste filming Broadchurch in West Bay yesterday. Updated 6/6

Broadchurch won Best In Show Award at the Televisual Bulldog Awards last night. Updated 5/6

A photo of David Tennant is on the front cover of Bridport News today about Broadchurch filming in West Bay yesterday. Updated 5/6

Today filming on Broadchurch series Two moved to West Bay and Dorset Echo posted a series of posts about the filming as it happened. Updated 4/6

OnTheBox has an interview with Richard Stokes about Broadchurch (plus Gracepoint is briefly mentioned. Updated 4/6

A close-up of the artwork by Richard Davies i for ITV Encore's Broadchurch campaign has been posted to Twitter. Updated 3/6

A photo of David Tennant with someone whose house they filmed Broadchurch in has been posted to Twitter. Updated 3/6

There is a David Tennant article and he is on the front cover of My Weekly magazine. The article mentions Broadchurch, Postman Pat, Doctor Who, Hamlet, The Politician's Husband, Gracepoint and our Twitter account! Updated 3/6

Several publications today have posted photos of David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker and Eve Myles filming Broadchurch Series Two in Clevedon yesterday. Updated 3/6

Update on Broadchurch Series Two filming Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th May 2014. Updated 1/6

May 2014
Daily Mail has more photos of Broadchurch filming yesterday (again with possible spoilers). Updated 30/5

Metro has photos of David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill etc. filming Broadchurch Series Two in Clevedon yesterday (with possible spoilers). Updated 30/5

The first photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman filming Broadchurch Series Two has been posted to Twitter. Updated 29/5

Bristol Post has an article about the start of Broadchurch Series Two filming in Clevedon. Updated 29/5

There are currently adverts on ITV for Broadchurch (first series) which starts being repeated on Encore channel on 9th June. Updated 28/5

Deadline reports that Broadchurch has been nominated for a Television Critics Award in the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials category.
The winners will be announced on Saturday 19th July. Updated 27/5

It has been confirmed that filming on Broadchurch Series Two has started! Updated 27/5

Simone McAullay is confirmed for Broadchurch Series Two and she says some lovely things about David Tennant in an interview in Stuff (New Zealand). Updated 26/5

The Mirror reports that David Tennant and all the Broadchurch cast and production crew have signed NDAs for the plot as filming is expected to start this week. Updated 26/5

The BBC looks at ITV's dramatic future after the triple BAFTA success of Broadchurch and describes it as 'nothing short of a major coup.' Updated 24/5

A screening of the first episode of Broadchurch followed by a Q&A with scriptwriter Sam Hoyle in London has been announced to celebrate the launch of ITV Encore channel. Updated 23/5

Photos of David Tennant and Olivia Colman from Broadchurch are currently on electronic billboards in London to promote ITV Encore channel. Updated 22/5

David Tennant and the Broadchurch cast at the read-through

ITV Press Centre has released two photos of David Tennant and the Broadchurch cast at the read-through today. Updated 22/5

David Tennant will attend the read-through for the first few episodes of Series Two of Broadchurch today. Updated 22/5

Western Daily Press has a look at the Broadchurch filming locations in Clevedon. Updated 21/5

TVWise reports that Broadchurch views increased by 225% on Amazon UK after its BAFTA win. Updated 21/5

An ITV Press Release has announced that Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James DíArcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge have joined the cast of Broadchurch Series Two. It also confirms that they will film around West Bay, Bridport and Clevedon and that filming starts later this month. Updated 21/5

Radio Times talks briefly with Chris Chibnall about Broadchurch Series Two and Gracepoint. Updated 19/5

A video of Peter De Jersey about David Tennant, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary and Broadchurch Series Two has been posted to YouTube. Updated 19/5

The Independent has a great article about Broadchurch's wins at BAFTA tonight. Updated 18/5

David Tennant's productions (Broadchurch and The Day Of The Doctor) won four BAFTA Awards tonight.
David Bradley won Best Supporting Actor for Broadchurch.
Broadchurch won the BAFTA Television Award for Drama Series.
The Day Of The Doctor won Radio Times Audience Award at BAFTA.
Olivia Colman won Leading Actress Award for Broadchurch. Updated 18/5

BAFTA Television Awards are announced tonight. Broadchurch is nominated for Drama Series, Olivia Colman for Leading Actress, David Bradley in Broadchurch for the Supporting Actor plus both Broadchurch and The Day Of The Doctor for Radio Times Audience Award. The award ceremony is televised on BBC One from 8pm. Updated 18/5

According to Arthur Darvill today the read through for Broadchurch Series Two is on Thursday. Updated 17/5

New Zealand Herald has a review of Broadchurch by Greg Dixon titled 'A show with a clue.' Updated 16/5

Bridport News reports that West Bay businesses are happy at the news of the return of David Tennant to Broadchurch and that there will be filming in their area. Updated 15/5

Broadchurch to be centrepiece of the first week's schedule of ITV Encore channel. Updated 13/5

Radio Times compares Broadchurch with Gracepoint. Updated 13/5

Charlotte Rampling announced as a new cast member for Broadchurch Series Two. Updated 13/5

Both Doctor Who and Broadchurch are mentioned on the front page of Radio Times which is published today. Updated 13/5

Broadchurch has won some Bulldog Awards. Updated 13/5

There is a new official Twitter account for Broadchurch which is @_broadchurch. Updated 12/5

ITV press release about David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill returning in Broadchurch Series Two. Updated 12/5

Radio Times announces that David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill will all return for Broadchurch Series Two. Updated 12/5

Review by Stuff (New Zealand) of Broadchurch has the title 'Gripped by Broadchurch' and says 'David Tennant and Olivia Colman are outstanding.' Updated 12/5

Jodie Whittaker says lovely things about working with David Tennant (and Olivia Colman) in Broadchurch in an interview with Radio Times. Updated 11/5

TV One in New Zealand have posted an extended 2 minute trailer to Facebook which plays worldwide. Updated 11/5

New Zealand starts broadcasting Broadchurch tonight at 8.30pm on TV One. Updated 11/5

Radio Times article about both David Tennant and Olivia Colman working on two different BBC Films projects. In David's case it is What We Did On Our Holiday which he filmed last year. Updated 9/5

Italian newspaper VNews24 compares Broadchurch to Alfred Hitchcock's best suspense movies. Updated 8/5

Broadchurch is one of New Zealand Herald's TV Picks Of The Week. The preview includes the description 'It is a great series, easily the best British crime drama to hit our screens in an age.' Updated 8/5

A photo of the posters showing David Tennant for the BAFTA Radio Times Audience Award in Westfield Shopping Centre has been posted to Twitter. Updated 6/5

David Tennant (as Alec Hardy from Broadchurch) is shown in a new trailer for the ITV Encore channel. Updated 3/5


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Broadchurch Series One - Filming dates / locations

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