The critically acclaimed award-winning drama Broadchurch returns for a third and final series tonight (27 February) on ITV1.
Olivia Colman and David Tennant reprise their roles as DS Ellie Miller and DI Alec Hardy, this time investigating a serious sexual assault in the Dorset community. Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan return to play Beth and Mark Latimer, along with Arthur Darvill as local vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and Adam Wilson as Ellie’s son Tom. They are joined by National Television Award winner Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays the assault victim; Sir Lenny Henry taking on a dramatic role as a farm shop manager; Bafta-winner Georgina Campbell as the new police officer on the force, as well as Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley. Watch the trailer above.
The first series saw the murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer rock the small Dorset town of Broadchurch, as DI Alec Hardy – still haunted by the collapse of a previous murder case he worked on – was put in charge of the case, much to the chagrin of local officer DS Ellie Miller. In series two, the town faced the trauma of a trial when after pleading not guilty, the murderer found another lawyer to fight his case, a lawyer so strong, that the Latimers were terrified they may not win. For a recap of both series, click here.
Broadchurch returns tonight 9pm on ITV1.