Last night saw the premier of the exciting new ITV thriller, Broadchurch, starring former Doctor Who David Tennant, and if you are already hooked, as most of the country appears to be, then you can get the whole 8-part series on DVD!
Tennant, who held the position of BBC world saving Time Lord Doctor Who prior to its current leader Matt Smith, plays out-of-town Detective Inspector Alec Hardy investigating the mysterious death of an 11-year-old boy on a beach at the foot of a cliff at the seaside community of Broadchurch.
Hardy is aided by local girl Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Coleman), as the investigation takes in the boy’s parents and the residents of the town who come under the media spotlight.
And it would seem that the first instalment of this new series has gone down a treat, with fans and stars alike taking to social networking site, Twitter, to voice their opinions.
Emmerdale star, Natalie Anderson who plays Alicia Metcalfe, tweeted:
@AndersonNatalie: Well that was a brill first ep @ITV #Broadchurch I’m Soooo stressed!! Bedtime now. Night all! Xx
Whilst Hollyoaks star Steven Roberts , who plays George Smith, tweeted:
@stevenearoberts: right – if you didn’t watch it you need to catchup on #Broadchurch else we can’t be friends.
And finally exiting Coronation Street actress, Natalie Gumede who plays scheming Kirsty Soames added this:
@NatalieGumede: “Well here looks like one of the most exciting @ITV dramas in years #Broadchurch”
Broadchurch is written and created by Chris Chibnall, whose previous credits include Law and Order UK and Doctor Who, and boats an all-star cast, including another Doctor Who legend, Arthur Darvil (Rory Pond).
Joining him are the likes of Two Pints Of Lager star Will Mellor, This Is England ’86 star Vicky McClure, Emmerdale and Birds of a Feather actress Pauline Quirke, Marchlands’ Jodie Whittaker and Garrow’s Law star Andrew Buchan to name but a few!
The DVD release of Broadchurch is set to be released on 20 May 2013, and is due to continue at 9pm next Monday night on BBC1/BBC1 HD.
Watch a clip from last night’s episode below: