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Series 1
Series 1
No. of Episodes 8 (+1 mini episode online)
Original run 4 March 2013 – 22 April 2013
Production Dates 2012-2013
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N/A Series 2

The first series of the detective crime series Broadchurch began on 4th March 2013. It takes place within the town of Broadchurch, which the series takes its name from. The series sees the investigation into the murder of Danny Latimer, and how the community is dealing with it.

It was widely said and believed that none of the cast knew who the killer was until hours before filming Episode 1.8, with cast members even taking bets on who the killer was going to be. [1] However, it was later revealed that this wasn't exactly true, as Olivia Colman had been given the name of the killer during her casting interview before being told an hour later that "they weren't going to be doing it like that". She kept the fact that she knew the killer a secret until long after filming had finished, with it being revealed that she had kept the secret so well, even joining in on the betting, that fellow cast members had no idea that she knew more than the rest of them. [2]


Episode Original airdate Director
Episode 1.1 4 March 2013 James Strong
Episode 1.2 11 March 2013 James Strong
Episode 1.3 18 March 2013 Euros Lyn
Episode 1.4 25 March 2013 Euros Lyn
Episode 1.5 1 April 2013 Euros Lyn
Episode 1.6 8 April 2013 James Strong
Episode 1.7 15 April 2013 James Strong
Episode 1.8 22 April 2013 James Strong
Episode 1.8.1 (mini episode) 22 April 2013


Character Actor
Beth Latimer Jodie Whittaker
Mark Latimer Andrew Buchan
Chloe Latimer Charlotte Beaumont
Joe Miller Matthew Gravelle
Tom Miller Adam Wilson
DS Ellie Miller Olivia Colman
Susan Wright Pauline Quirke
Rev Paul Coates Arthur Darvill
Olly Stevens Jonathan Bailey
Maggie Radcliffe Carolyn Pickles
DI Alec Hardy David Tennant
Liz Roper Susan Brown
Fred Miller Benji Yapp
Steve Connelly Will Mellor
Becca Fisher Simone McAullay
Nige Carter Joe Sims
Karen White Vicky McClure
PC Bob Daniels Steve Bennett
SOCO Brian Young Peter De Jersey
Trevor Smith Simon Ludders
Dean Thomas Jacob Anderson
Danny Latimer Oskar McNamara
Jack Marshall David Bradley
CS Elaine Jenkinson Tracey Childs
Pete Lawson Marcus Garvey
Nicky Smith Sanchia McCormack
Lucy Stevens Tanya Franks
Len Danvers Simon Rouse
Laurie Bill Fellows
Vince Bailey
Farmer Alec Nicholls
Teacher Farzana Dua Elahe
Woman Driver Nicole Arumugam
Dr James Lovegood David Sibley
Sam Taylor Alfred Enoch
Kevin Green Jack Ashton
Old Man Roger Heathcott
Dr Marvin Baxter Moray Hunter
Cate Gillespie Amanda Drew
Jonah Bishop Nakay Kpaka
Ultrasound Nurse Nadia Williams


Role Name
Created and Written by Chris Chibnall
Produced by Richard Stokes
Directed by James Strong
Associate Producer James Strong
First Assistant Director Tim Riddington
Second Assistant Director Judith Milne
Third Assistant Director Daisy Caton-Jones
Floor Runner Tom Horn
Stunt Co-ordinator Gary Connery
Production Co-ordinator Helen Bater
Script Supervisor Rebecca Morse
Assistant Script Editor Stacey Lewis
Production Secretary Adam Knopf
Production Runner Callum Devrell-Cameron
Art Director Nic Pallace
Stand-by Art Director Antonia Lowe
Petty Cash Buyer Lisa Williams
Prop Master Craig Thomas
Second Camera Operator Ian Clarke
Focus Puller Martin Payne
Clapper Loader Jaime McInerney
Grip Dave Rankin
Assistant Grip Joe Willis
Camera Trainee Barney Coates
Best Boy Andy Bell
Electricians Dave Le Bon
Adam Vernon
Steve Walsh
First Boom Operator Anthony Hurst
Second Boom Operator Amy Stokes
Set Decorator Shonagh Smith
Art Department Assistant Samantha Cliff
Dressing Props Mark Goodhall
Royston Humphries
Stand-by Props Gary Leech
Phil Noall
Stand-by Carpenter Paul Jones
Stand-by Rigger Keith Freeman
Unit Manager Bobby Prince
Costume Supervisor Bobbie Peach
Costume Stand-bys Andie Mear
Asia Macey
Costume Trainee Karishma Harjani
Hair and Make Up Supervisor Derek Lloyd
Make Up Artist Alana Campbell
Post Production Supervisor Bea Arnold
Post Production Co-ordinator Liz Hill
Assistant Editor Serkan Nihat
Colourist Paul Staples
Online Editor Adam Eddy
Dubbing Mixer Howard Bargoff
Sound FX Editor Lee Chichlow
Dialogue Editor Ben Norrington
Head of Production Alison Barnett
Publicity Lisa Vanoli
Sarah Woonton
Picture Publicity Pat Smith
Police Advisor Jenny Craig
Gaffer Paul Jarvis
Location Manager Joel Holmes
Production Accountant Rachel Proudlove
Costume Designer Ray Holman
Make Up and Hair Design Jo Williams
Sound Recordist Dave Samson
Production Designer Catrin Meredydd
Casting Directors Kelly Valentine Hendry CDG
Victor Jenkins CDG
Script Executive Sam Hoyle
Music Ólafur Arnalds
Vocals on 'So Close' Arnór Dan
Editor Mike Jones
Direcor of Photography Matt Gray BSC
Line Producer Catrin Lewis Defis
Executive Producers Jane Featherstone
Chris Chibnall