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Broadchurch

The Complete First Season

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Broadchurch
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Two strong yet compassionate detectives are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
ISBN: 1417241136
9781417241132
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama BROADCHUR
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (370 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in

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Two strong yet compassionate detectives are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer. Great acting ensemble, including David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Arthur Darvi... Read More »

A new crime series centering around the death of an 11 year old boy and the investigation by two detectives in a small town on the Dorset coast of England. David Tennant plays Alex Hardy, a tormented and mentally unbalanced detective brought in because of his experience with crimes against childr... Read More »


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Jan 18, 2015
  • KateHillier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I tried my very best to savour this one but I ended up marathoning the vast majority of it in one day. If there's one thing that the Brits are famous for it's their mysteries and this one does not disappoint.

Broadchurch is a quiet seaside town where everyone knows everyone else and things are quite predictable. Things fall apart one morning when a child's body is found on the beach - eleven year old Danny Latimer to be precise and he has been strangled. It's also DS Ellie Miller's first day back from leave and she's been expecting to be promoted to DI - except while she was on leave they have hired Alec Hardy for this job, a man who is infamous for the mishandling of another child murder case.

Everyone's got their secrets but Danny's death is the catalyst that brings a lot of them out as outside DI Hardy is relentless in not having old mistakes repeat themselves while Ellie is a little more shocked and troubled about how the murderer could be anyone in town.

This is a gripping, well thought out, character driven mystery and the ending will leave you reeling. I happened to guess the murderer early on but the ending still killed me. If you love your British mysteries, this is required viewing.

Jan 08, 2015
  • bibliovore rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

British mystery at its best! If you love slow-building, character-driven mysteries, you'll love Broadchurch. Can't imagine how they'll continue the series, but I can't wait!

Jan 02, 2015
  • charlie2911 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this very much and had comments planned - but Reynold Nugter said it all . I agree with everything he wrote.

Dec 20, 2014
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow. This is an outstanding BBC production! We are officially hooked.

Nov 21, 2014
  • Adelheid rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Acting was good, story was soso, a bit long winded at times but overall OK

Totally brilliant, superb acting by David Tennant. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Oct 15, 2014
  • boylston1105 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Three discs - very drawn out and back ground music can get on the nerves after first disc. A catch up highlight is played before each episode. So for a shorter version watch the last espsode on each disc.

Oct 09, 2014
  • juggler_2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My husband and I both watched this and it is excellent. Well written and the cast is wonderful. I had no trouble understanding the Scottish accents but we did have to be attentive, which wasn't hard as it is riveting. I'm glad there is a 2nd season in the works. I am skeptical about the U.S. version being of this quality but I'm hopeful.

Sep 27, 2014
  • InvernessS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Thanks to SPL for having this series. David Tenant can be hard to understand at times & the great mystery as to what happened to him before his move North is finally revealed. Can't imagine the US take on this series could compare...It was on PBS 2013-14 season.

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Jul 17, 2014
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