At Flickfeast we do not normally give much time to T.V. (we’re not being snobby… there is just so much to cover already in film). However we were so taken with thriller Broadchurch that we thought its DVD release was worth mentioning.
Broadchurch IS the sharp and powerful thriller from ITV featuring a stellar all-star cast of British talent led by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, which had a nation of TV viewers gripped.
This enthralling eight-part drama written and created by Chris Chibnall (Law and Order UK, Doctor Who), explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a police investigation. It recently aired on ITV and it comes to DVD on 20 May 2013 and features a fantastic ensemble cast including Andrew Buchan (Garrow’s Law), Jodie Whittaker (Marchlands), Pauline Quirke (Emmerdale), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), Vicky McClure (This Is England ’86), Will Mellor (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), and Joe Sims (Casualty).
It’s the start of the tourist season in Broadchurch, Dorset and an 11-year old boy disappears. His mother, Beth, frantically searches for him while her best friend, Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), a local police officer, arrives at work to discover that she’s been passed over for the promotion she’d been expecting for an outsider with a reputation for failure, D.I. Alec Hardy (David Tennant).
When the young boy’s body is found beneath the picturesque cliffs that dominate the town opposites collide. Both Miller and Hardy are determined to solve the mystery of Danny’s murder, Ellie perhaps too sensitive to the people in her community; Alec as efficient as he is blunt. When news of the crime spreads through the town, a chain reaction begins which will put Broadchurch under a national spotlight, pulling the town, its residents and its secrets, apart.
Broadchurch is British drama at its best and will have you gripped until the very last moment.
Broadchurch is out on DVD now. If you didn’t catch it on the box then be sure to get yourself a copy now.