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Broadchurch: Series 1, Episode 1

When Beth Latimer attends her son Danny's sports day and he is nowhere to be found, she starts panicking. After getting stuck in a traffic jam, the road she is trying to drive down has been closed off. Her 11 year old son, Danny's body has been found on the beach. New Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Beth's best friend Ellie Miller are put in charge of the case as it soon becomes apparent that Danny was in fact murdered.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Monday March 04th, 2013

Director: James Strong
Writer: Chris Chibnall

Alternate Airdates:

AU (aspire TV) Jul 12, 2013
US (BBC America) Aug 07, 2013
Netherlands Jan 03, 2014
DK (TV2) Apr 16, 2014

Guest Stars
Oskar McNamaraOskar McNamara
As Danny Latimer
Benji YappBenji Yapp
As Fred Miller
Simone McAullaySimone McAullay
As Becca Fisher
Steve BennettSteve Bennett
As PC Bob Daniels
Peter de JerseyPeter de Jersey
As SOCO Brian Young
Simon LuddersSimon Ludders
As Trevor Smith
Jacob AndersonJacob Anderson
As Dean Thomas
Alec NichollsAlec Nicholls
As Farmer
Nicole ArumugamNicole Arumugam
As Woman Driver
David SibleyDavid Sibley
As Dr James Lovegood
Alfred EnochAlfred Enoch
As Sam Taylor
Simon HouseSimon House
As Len Danvers
Main Cast
David TennantDavid Tennant
As D.I. Alec Hardy
Olivia ColmanOlivia Colman
As D.S. Ellie Miller
Andrew BuchanAndrew Buchan
As Mark Latimer
Jodie WhittakerJodie Whittaker
As Beth Latimer
Charlotte BeaumontCharlotte Beaumont
As Chloe Latimer
Arthur DarvillArthur Darvill
As Rev. Paul Coates
Joe SimsJoe Sims
As Nigel Carter
Susan Brown (1)Susan Brown (1)
As Liz Roper
Pauline QuirkePauline Quirke
As Susan Wright
Adam Wilson (2)Adam Wilson (2)
As Tom Miller
Vicky McClureVicky McClure
As Karen White
Jonathan BaileyJonathan Bailey
As Olly Stevens
Will MellorWill Mellor
As Steve Connolly
Carolyn PicklesCarolyn Pickles
As Maggie Radcliffe
Matthew GravelleMatthew Gravelle
As Joe Miller
Tracey ChildsTracey Childs
As S.C. Elaine Jenkinson
David BradleyDavid Bradley
As Jack Marshall


We see various shots of still images at nighttime, a police station, a childhood boy's bedroom door. The music builds as we see an alarm clock ticking. A young boy is seen looking over a pier as the title card appears over his head. The noise of the ocean builds and all of a sudden a woman wakes up...

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJane Featherstone  |  Chris Chibnall
ProducerRichard Stokes
Associate ProducerJames Strong
Production DesignerCatrin Meredydd
EditorMike Jones (4)
Line ProducerCatrin Lewis Defis
First Assistant DirectorTim Riddington
Second Assistant DirectorJudith Milne
MusicÓlafur Arnalds
Costume DesignerRay Holman
GripDave Rankin
Set DecoratorShonagh Smith
Location ManagerJoel Holmes
Script SupervisorBecky Morse
Production CoordinatorHelen Rater
Assistant EditorSerkan Nihat
Post Production SupervisorBea Arnold
GafferPaul Jarvis
On-Line EditorAdam Eddy
Director of PhotographyMatt Gray (1)
Stunt CoordinatorGary Connery
Production SecretaryAdam Knopf
Art DirectorNick Pallace
Post Production CoordinatorLiz Hill
Dubbing MixerHoward Bargroff
Sound RecordistDave Sansom
Third Assistant DirectorDaisy Caton-Jones
Costume SupervisorBobbie Peach
Production AccountantRachel Proudlove
Clapper LoaderJamie McInerney
Best BoyAndy Bell (1)
ElectricianSteve Walsh (3)  |  Adam Vernon  |  Dave Le Bon
Unit ManagerBobby Prince
Focus PullerMartin Payne
Casting DirectorKelly Valentine Hendry  |  Victor Jenkins
Sound Effects EditorLee Crichlow
Makeup ArtistAlana Campbell
Dialogue EditorBen Norrington
Standby Art DirectorAntonia Lowe
Standby PropsPhil Noall  |  Gary Leech
Camera TraineeBarney Coates
Assistant GripJoe Willis
Production RunnerCallum Devrell-cameron
Floor RunnerTom Horn
Created ByChris Chibnall
Head Of ProductionAlison Barnett
Assistant Script EditorStacey Lewis
Script ExecutiveSam Hoyle
ColouristPaul Staples
Standby CarpenterPaul Jones (1)
Police AdvisorJenny Craig
Art Department AssistantSamantha Cliff
Dressing PropsRoyston Humphries  |  Mark Goodhall
Picture PublicityPat Smith (1)
Prop MasterCraig Thomas (3)
Costume TraineeKarishma Harjani
Vocal Arrangement ByArnór Dan
Make-up & Hair DesignerJo Williams
Hair And Make-up SupervisorDerek Lloyd
Costume StandbyAsia Macey  |  Andie Mear
PublicitySarah Woonton  |  Lisa Vanoli
Petty Cash BuyerLisa Williams (4)
Standby RiggerKeith Freeman
Second Camera OperatorIan Clarke
First Boom OperatorAnthony Hurst
Second Boom OperatorAmy Stokes
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