Broadchurch best TV programme of the year

Dorset Echo: Broadchurch best TV programme of the year Broadchurch best TV programme of the year

WEST Dorset-set crime drama Broadchurch has been named the best television programme of the year.

The ITV show, which was filmed in West Bay and penned by Bridport writer Chris Chibnall, has been named the best TV show of 2013 by Radio Times critics.

Starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, the programme follows the story of a police investigation into the murder of a schoolboy in a small seaside town.

The series was the most talked-about drama of the year and a peak audience of 9.3 million tuned into the final episode which finally revealed who killed Danny Latimer.

Broadchurch has already won numerous awards. The series has been screened all over the world and a US version is planned, with David Tennant reprising his role as DI Alec Hardy.

The ‘Broadchurch effect’ brought visitors in their droves to West Bay and Bridport after the show featured the dramatic West Dorset coastline.

A second series is to be filmed in 2014.

Chris Chibnall, who is interviewed in Seven Days weekend magazine free with today's Dorset Echo, has hinted that cameras may return to West Bay for the second series.

Broadchurch tops the list of 40 programmes in the poll.

The drama beat French chiller The Returned, The Great British Bake Off, Jane Campion drama Top of the Lake, as well as Homeland, Toast of London – and US cult mega-hit Breaking Bad, the only show not to have been screened in full on British TV to make the top ten.

Tim Glanfield, editor of RadioTimes.com & digital products, said: “Broadchurch drew the nation into a collective hysteria every Monday night for eight weeks, as who killed Danny Latimer became the talking point in the press, pubs, front rooms and factories up and down the country.

“A brilliant piece of homegrown drama with an exquisite cast of actors, Broadchurch is a fantastic example of British TV at its very best.”

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5:57pm Sat 28 Dec 13

westbaywonder says...

Yet again this highlights the low mentality and shallow lives people have in this sad land!
Yet again this highlights the low mentality and shallow lives people have in this sad land! westbaywonder

7:59pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Hippyhooker says...

Just goes to proves how bad British Television is!
Just goes to proves how bad British Television is! Hippyhooker

9:10am Sun 29 Dec 13

westbaywonder says...

Hippyhooker wrote:
Just goes to proves how bad British Television is!
Here she is again,
Hippyhooters!
Jog on and do your housework love!!
[quote][p][bold]Hippyhooker[/bold] wrote: Just goes to proves how bad British Television is![/p][/quote]Here she is again, Hippyhooters! Jog on and do your housework love!! westbaywonder

11:08am Mon 30 Dec 13

elloello1980 says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Hippyhooker wrote: Just goes to proves how bad British Television is!
Here she is again, Hippyhooters! Jog on and do your housework love!!
LOL

Two of our greatest actors, a great story, and set in a beautiful part of the country. and people are suprised it was so well received? Well, only the whingy-type locals :)
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hippyhooker[/bold] wrote: Just goes to proves how bad British Television is![/p][/quote]Here she is again, Hippyhooters! Jog on and do your housework love!![/p][/quote]LOL Two of our greatest actors, a great story, and set in a beautiful part of the country. and people are suprised it was so well received? Well, only the whingy-type locals :) elloello1980

7:59pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Hippyhooker says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Hippyhooker wrote:
Just goes to proves how bad British Television is!
Here she is again,
Hippyhooters!
Jog on and do your housework love!!
Not only is your comment sexist but in such bad taste considering my long battle with breast cancer, you are a person who doesn't deserve a life that so many people in my situation crave!
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hippyhooker[/bold] wrote: Just goes to proves how bad British Television is![/p][/quote]Here she is again, Hippyhooters! Jog on and do your housework love!![/p][/quote]Not only is your comment sexist but in such bad taste considering my long battle with breast cancer, you are a person who doesn't deserve a life that so many people in my situation crave! Hippyhooker

8:37pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Hippyhooker says...

elloello1980 wrote:
westbaywonder wrote:
Hippyhooker wrote: Just goes to proves how bad British Television is!
Here she is again, Hippyhooters! Jog on and do your housework love!!
LOL

Two of our greatest actors, a great story, and set in a beautiful part of the country. and people are suprised it was so well received? Well, only the whingy-type locals :)
I find the fact that you find that idiots post funny, considering I didn't abuse him personally and he resorted to childish name calling and abuse, I must assume you agree with him and are also a moron, and for the record I found the program boring, slow in it's storyline, and very very predictable, and here's something to finally prove your post pathetic...I'm not a local.
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hippyhooker[/bold] wrote: Just goes to proves how bad British Television is![/p][/quote]Here she is again, Hippyhooters! Jog on and do your housework love!![/p][/quote]LOL Two of our greatest actors, a great story, and set in a beautiful part of the country. and people are suprised it was so well received? Well, only the whingy-type locals :)[/p][/quote]I find the fact that you find that idiots post funny, considering I didn't abuse him personally and he resorted to childish name calling and abuse, I must assume you agree with him and are also a moron, and for the record I found the program boring, slow in it's storyline, and very very predictable, and here's something to finally prove your post pathetic...I'm not a local. Hippyhooker

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