Episode 3.1
Air date 27 February 2017
Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Paul Andrew Williams
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Episode 3.1 was the first episode of Series 3 of Broadchurch. Set on May 30-31, 2016, 3 years after the events of the previous series, it introduces the story of the rape of Trish Winterman.


Trish Winterman turns up at a police station after being sexually assaulted. DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are assigned to the case and start collecting evidence. It is revealed that the rape happened at the 50th birthday party of Cath Atwood two days previously, an event with dozens of potential suspects.

Meanwhile, the Latimer family are moving on with their lives. Mark Latimer has written down the story of Danny's death in a book with Maggie Radcliffe, while Beth Latimer has started working at a rape crisis centre. Beth is assigned to look after Trish after the police put her in touch with the centre.

Ellie is also having troubles. Her father is staying with her following the death of Ellie's mum, and her son Tom Miller has been suspended from school for sharing pornography links and files with other students.



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