ITV’s new crime drama Broadchurch continues on Monday 11 March at 9pm on ITV, and ahead of it, we have a spoiler clip for you, which you can see after the jump.
In episode two, as the mystery around Danny Latimer’s (Oskar McNamara) death deepens, DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) must work fast to identify the key suspects, particularly as the location of Danny’s murder is still a mystery…
However, Miller discovers some suspicious items taped under the victim’s bed and in his sister Chloe’s Charlotte Beaumont) room, which could help the team get closer to the truth…
Meanwhile, as Hardy locates an isolated cliff top hut that arouses his interest, the Latimers struggle to cope with their grief. Also in this episode, the Rev Paul Coates (Arthur Darvill) decides to address the local media.
The series was written and created by Chris Chibnall – whose previous credits include Law and Order: UK and Doctor Who – and will explore what happens to a small community in Dorset when it suddenly becomes the focus of a police investigation, following the tragic and mysterious death of an eleven year old boy under the glare of the media spotlight.
In case you missed the first episode – which you can watch on ITV Player by clicking here – here’s a summary of events so far…
Bloodied and dirty, Danny Latimer has been found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where he may have fallen. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque seaside town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.
The sadness of losing a child consumes the family, Beth and Mark Latimer (Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker), their daughter 15-year-old Chloe and Beth’s mum Liz (Susan Brown) as they attempt to cope with their grief, everyday normal life and the abruptness of the unwarranted attention heaped upon them.
Devastated by their loss, it’s the most stressful and emotional time in their lives as they struggle to relate to their friends, neighbours, the church, the press, and the police.
David Tennant takes the role of DI Alec Hardy; an out-of-town, newly promoted police detective who takes the job local girl DS Ellie Miller believes should have been hers.
Ellie has to find reserves of patience and toughness to negotiate a professional relationship with the difficult and unyielding Hardy. Yet as the drama progresses, Hardy’s own secrets are laid bare.
Ellie is also emotionally involved with this case. Ellie’s son Tom (Adam Wilson) was the dead boy’s best friend and she’s known Danny all his young life. How could she not be drawn in? But Hardy’s clinical methods force Ellie to see the community she grew up in through a different prism.
The series also stars Vicky McClure who plays a national journalist with a special interest in the case and Pauline Quirke takes on the role of Susan Wright – a mysterious woman with secrets of her own.
Here’s the clip of episode two…