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Blondeshavemorefun Sat 02-Mar-13 12:31:11

sexy david tennant 'blonde drools' plays a police officer who investigate a childs body found on the beach sad

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 02-Mar-13 16:36:16

Thank you for this, looking forward to it, there is also something on BBC1 at the same time I think all week which looks good.

KurriKurri Sat 02-Mar-13 21:59:51

This looks good I think, - so does the five day thing on BBC smile <buys in chocolates and wine>

BOF Sat 02-Mar-13 22:01:42

Ooh, great. What's the five day BBC thing?

AmandaPayne Sat 02-Mar-13 22:07:36

Lots filmed on location in Clevedon apparently, for any MNers from the south west to play 'spot the backdrop'

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BOF Sat 02-Mar-13 22:13:10

I adore Olivia Coleman. Brilliant actress.

KurriKurri Sat 02-Mar-13 22:17:08

BOF its called MayDay - starts tomorrow night on BBC1 (9p.m I think), its a thriller about a girl who goes missing.

KurriKurri Sat 02-Mar-13 22:17:34

sorry - starts tomorrow and is on every following night

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BOF Sat 02-Mar-13 22:19:06

Thanks smile

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 02-Mar-13 22:27:27

Mayday bof. Did a thread for both

Blondes likes tv dramas smile

Both about missing people

AmandaPayne Sat 02-Mar-13 22:33:42

I thought I was the only one! I adore Olivia Coleman. I will literally watch anything just because she is in it. She is always amazing. I have considered writing her a fan letter but stopped myself <needs to get a life>

I'm really looking forward to this. Glass of wine in hand, I'll be there!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 04-Mar-13 16:53:25

Me too bear well minus the wine as working lol

Just hope my blonde brain can cope with 3rd mystery/thriller in one week grin

I know Blondes, three is a lot to concentrate on in a week. I bet I will be confused!

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 17:18:32

I can't wait one. BAD bruzzenbear, you made me think of wine! I'll have to get some now <sigh>

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 17:20:16

Hmm, not sure why I put a stray 'one' in there. I am reading too many things at once and talking. My multiskilling is clearly slipping.

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 21:13:57

God, I've gone blurry-eyed already seeing his mum running to him on the beach.

Great schoolrun dress though grin

KnockMeDown Mon 04-Mar-13 21:18:40

This has had me shaking and I can't actually carry on watching, much as I love David Tennant sad

Dp has just turned it off in disgust after one too many slo-mo bits.

Ok, I have it on pause, any gut feelings as to whether it's suitable for a 13yo yet?

Sorry to use the power of MN to maje my parenting decisions.


AnyFucker Mon 04-Mar-13 21:28:54

My 13yo is currently watching it with me

hockeysticks Mon 04-Mar-13 21:30:18

Fuck me I'm in pieces already.

Why am I watching? Why? Why? Why?


<<presses play>>

Thanks, AF.

Oof. It really smacks you in the parent muscle. The Dad is supposed to have us narrowing our eyes, but I think he's just in shock.

GerardWay Mon 04-Mar-13 21:36:07

Bloody hell, your child is dead and you can't touch them. I sobbed sad

LottieJenkins Mon 04-Mar-13 21:38:42

I am already thinking Dad is involved or girls bf??

AnyFucker Mon 04-Mar-13 21:42:30

nah, too obvious

Slainte Mon 04-Mar-13 21:46:03

I'm sobbing here too, good wording Chickens the parent-muscle.

It looks like its going to be worth following.

NoelHeadbands Mon 04-Mar-13 21:50:04

Do we think the mum lied about checking on him at 9pm? That's the only bit that didn't ring true for me. Not in any sinister way, just perhaps she didn't want to admit that they hadn't seen him.

My imagination is working overtime lol

makingdoo Mon 04-Mar-13 21:56:03

Oh this is gripping viewing. My stomach is in knots

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 21:57:25

Why has the little boy deleted everything? Brilliant acting.

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 21:58:37

When his mum asked if Danny had been alright, the boy shook his head almost imperceptibly before he answered yes. So clever.

AnyFucker Mon 04-Mar-13 21:58:40

I don't normally like the ferret-faced one. But he is ok in this.

Slainte Mon 04-Mar-13 22:00:28

We've to wait til next week for more?! I thought it was on tomorrow, it's gripping stuff.

hockeysticks Mon 04-Mar-13 22:01:34

I noticed that too BOF.

I can't believe I have to wait until next week!

NoelHeadbands Mon 04-Mar-13 22:02:13

I saw that too BOF

hockeysticks Mon 04-Mar-13 22:04:43

How many episodes is it?

Is it a Killing-esque marathon or short one?

Why portray journos as criminals? It's a criminal offence to take the soft toy.


And the scene with the 'editor' saying jazz up the copy about the dead boy as it was too expensive to send a reporter?


Fucking ridiculous. angry

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 22:04:58

Shall I change that to 'perceptibly' then? Or will we tell ourselves we are super-observant? grin

Can't wait for next week, that was great.

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 22:05:51

8 episodes, hockey.

lookingforbaubles Mon 04-Mar-13 22:06:08

google says there are 8 episodes, it cant be 8 weeks on this one story??

LottieJenkins Mon 04-Mar-13 22:06:22

Very interestingly a lot of the actors arent listed on the IMDB page. Neither Pauline Quirke, Simon Rouse David Bradley or Carolyn Pickles are listed nor on their own IMDB pages either!!

AnyFucker Mon 04-Mar-13 22:06:37

Off to watch a couple of episodes of Homeland now. Am in the mood to watch telly (rare for me)

Oh and the female Head of news smoking in the newsroom? Simply would not happen.

Haggard old female breaking the law by smoking over her young reporter in the actual newsroom?

Gimme a break. [boring]

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Mon 04-Mar-13 22:07:00

Sorry, less than impressed with it. Will probably give it a miss in future

RedPencils Mon 04-Mar-13 22:08:55

I thought it was in every night this week?

Ledkr Mon 04-Mar-13 22:09:21

It was really good I thought. I will look in on dd before we go to bed.

NoelHeadbands Mon 04-Mar-13 22:09:41

I don't think it was a real cigarette. At least I presumed it wasn't grin

hockeysticks Mon 04-Mar-13 22:13:28

Well The Killing was 20 hours on one murder and I think that's the kind if vibe they're going for so 8 sounds about right.

RedPencils Mon 04-Mar-13 22:14:04

Why did the journo take the toy?

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 22:15:45

The toy thing made no sense to me either.

It's the BBC one that's on nightly, not this one.

hockeysticks Mon 04-Mar-13 22:27:00

Do you reckon it's a 'Kate McCann' thing. Trying to get a token media symbol of crime which is actually nonsense?

mumfordanddaughters Mon 04-Mar-13 22:29:14

I thought that was a pretty good start. Gripping and enough people lurking suspiciously and behaving oddly to do a killing smile

Jux Mon 04-Mar-13 22:48:44

Olivia Coleman is on a par with Juliet Stephenson who, imo, is one of the best ever Brit actresses - including all those Dames.

BOF Mon 04-Mar-13 22:58:05

Yes- Coleman for Dame!

purpleprudence Mon 04-Mar-13 23:07:18

Good grief , I've just watched it on itv+ 1 . Wow it's slow , or were they hoping the slo mo made it atmospheric - no it just made it boring . I was looking forward to it as it's filmed locally but please get a move on with the plot . And don't even get me started on the mummerset accents - firstly a Dorset accent is nothing like that and secondly most people living in Dorset have moved there from elsewhere and do not have a Dorset accent . I'll give it one more go and hope it improves but the off button beckons .

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 04-Mar-13 23:17:09

Seemed a tad slow - cant believe can get 8hrs out of this story

Think mayday was better - but will watch next week and see what happens

youfhearted Mon 04-Mar-13 23:19:53

got some names in it,
enjoyed this, always enjoy olivia coleman and Vicky Mcclure, and of course mostly enjoy david tennant.

out2lunch Mon 04-Mar-13 23:21:17

argh dull slow slow slow

RussiansOnTheSpree Mon 04-Mar-13 23:24:27

@purple didn't you think the bit where the mother ran from the fast road to the beach at west bay was a bit ridiculous? That's miles! She was wearing shoes not trainers!! Also it was a bit unfortunate the place they chose to have the body. sad

Still, I thought it was good.

I thought it was good. Enjoyed it though sobbed terribly at a couple of bits. 'Parent muscle' well and truly twanged here.

It's interesting to compare the two - Mayday we don't even know if anything has happened to the missing girl, let alone who or why. Here we know exactly what's happened but not who or why. I think the why will be particularly interesting as it's clearly not a sex crime. Hope not anyway, I would regard that as a massive cop out (no pun intended)

Does the reporter intend to do something with the monkey to get DI Tortured Tennant in to trouble? She seemed pissed off he was working after the case - which doubtless we will be hearing much, much more about.

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Tue 05-Mar-13 06:41:35

purple thanks for saying about the awful accents, I thought it was just me being picky.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 05-Mar-13 07:00:18

I really enjoyed it apart from the dire accents.

everlong Tue 05-Mar-13 07:22:58

A bit to close to home. But DH was out so I ' put myself through it ' idiot

I'm going to say it's the poliewomans DH.

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 07:57:49

He'd been doing something with the red diesel. So that's possibly relevant.

Everlong I think he's dodgy too. Doesn't sound like he's the older boys dad does it?

What do you reckon - diesal thieves that the boys were trailing and it went bad?

I think the accents are so emphasised to draw a distinct line between insiders and outsiders to the community.

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RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 08:10:58

Northern - given that DT is using his normal Scottish accent they didn't need to do the fake mummerset accents! grin

There's obviously Smething Going On. My first thought was a coven. But basically so long as it's not cannibalism (the writing/directing/production team did one particularly gruesome episode about cannibalism when they were all working on Torchwood) then I don't mind.

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 05-Mar-13 08:18:12

I enjoyed it, especially when Simon Rouse appeared briefly.
I tell you, I had nice thoughts in bed last night grin

MrsTomHardy Tue 05-Mar-13 08:22:38

The police woman's son has something to do with it....I'm sure of that!

LIZS Tue 05-Mar-13 08:25:52

Thought it struck an interesting balance between recent thriller and crime series, avoiding the macabre of Silent Witness by not focussing on the boy himself and that then made it less emotive. There are obviously more subplots to emerge - the other boy deleting texts and emails, the mutual distrust of the parents, Hardy's past, peripheral characters - but 8 episodes ?!

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 08:28:17

so the plumber must have been up to no good

but what about the 3.30 am power cut. are we evr going to hear about that?

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 08:33:31

It's all a bit Laura Palmer. And to be honest that's the reason I was able to watch it - child death normally completely off my TV menu. With this though, because the death happened during the opening music, and because the victim wasn't real to the viewer at all, it made it compartmentalisable. And the ridiculous long distance run before the mum saw his body took away the sting of that scene which otherwise would have been really upsetting, but as it was I was just 'but that's MILES! She can't have run that, not in those shoes, not in that dress' to DH and that made the sadness incidental. Obviously this may not have worked for people who don't know the area.

AnyFucker Tue 05-Mar-13 08:52:19

the power cut is a clue


everlong Tue 05-Mar-13 08:53:26

I thought the ' long distance run ' was very apt.
If you thought it was your son I think you would run and run.

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 08:59:25

Everlong yes I would. But the distance she ran was > 5 miles. In that dress and in those shoes - and she showed up at the beach looking not the slightest bit sweaty. It's just not credible.

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 09:01:08

AF - the power cut, the diesel, the wirecutters, the girl feeling sick in the morning, the mum oversleeping massively......

everlong Tue 05-Mar-13 09:02:14

I think it was just trying to portray a mothers love, a mothers devastation.
She had to keep running until she knew.

I thought it was very fitting and that scene really made me cry.

But yes in reality it was a long way.

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 09:04:59

Everlong - are you actually familiar with the area? If you were you'd know why the epic run made me hmm grin

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 09:06:22

well most of us wouldnt be familiar with the area, or know it was 5 miles, how do you know? you are just picking holes wink

everlong Tue 05-Mar-13 09:07:15

No I'm not. But then most of the people watching wouldn't be either.
I think you've missed the point about the run if I'm honest.

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 09:11:54

I'm not just picking holes FFS. Some of my Dd1's schoolfriends live round there, we live a bit of a way away (opposite end of the school bus run, really) but we go there quite a lot being taxi service of mum and dad. I pointed out that for me knowing the area the run was funny rather than upsetting which meant I didn't have to switch off. And then someone else was all 'if it was your child' and basically, no, the laws of the physical world wouldn't magically change if it was my child. hmm

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 05-Mar-13 09:13:12

Ever long no I haven't missed the point. You missed the point about my post saying why I'd been able to watch something I wouldn't normally even consider watching. I even said, in that post, that obviously for people who didn't live locally it would be different. But you missed that point and had a go at me instead.

AnyFucker Tue 05-Mar-13 09:14:38

I am not familiar with the area

I can suspend judgement to lose myself in the emotion of that moment. Isn't that what telly/film is all about ?

I don't watch telly much, so am probably easily fooled, however

I didn't pick up on the other "clues" either

Girl feeling sick, diesel, wirecutters.....missed 'em all smile

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 09:16:08

i dont think anyone had a go at you russian.

everlong Tue 05-Mar-13 09:16:09

Yes this isn't something I would normally watch either. But I did. And I stick to my point that the running scene wasn't supposed to be accurate, imo it was depicting the horror of what that mother knew had happened.

AnyFucker Tue 05-Mar-13 09:16:17

Hoi, no bunfights about a bloody telly programme ! grin

mumfordanddaughters Tue 05-Mar-13 09:16:47

We live in Chester and used to watch Hollyoaks: it was all people turning a corner and ending up the other side of town. That's telly, it doesn't matter, does it? She was worried about her son so she ran. It didn't look like 5 miles to me, not knowing the area, it looked like maybe half a mile. Quite credible.
Agree about the accents, it is to distinguish incomers from the proper locals. There will be a Divide, you mark my words smile

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 09:17:40

i did worry briefly about the mother leaving her car in the traffic, admittedly. and i was also cross with the policemen for manhandling the mother away. so i admit to not being properly immersed in the story.

everlong Tue 05-Mar-13 09:18:52

Hey no fighting here AF just discussing a point.

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 09:19:17

oh, plus i wondered briefly how olivia coleman would drive the dad home safely from the ? mortuary, due to her being in tears

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bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 10:14:42

At the beginning, the boy WAS at the top of the cliff, wasn't he?

guineapiglet Tue 05-Mar-13 10:28:02

Watched it and found it very upsetting -especially the mum's frantic run and the dad's grief when confronted with his son ( wished he could have kissed him goodbye) - it was moving, and like others on here, compared it to my feelings about May Day- and realised I didn't really care about the characters in May Day that much, found it all rather contrived - but will still watch to see how it resolves.

I have a 12 year old boy, and am not sure he would have reacted like the policewoman's son( crying, but then deleting texts and relevant stuff on computer, so obviously has some knowledge/involvement) - many boys of that age would have surely been overwhelmed and told their parents what was going on? Or am I being too soft?

I love that part of Dorset, it really is stunning, and for those of you who live there, very envious, get out on the beach for all of us who are miles from the sea ( well 15 - but still!). Lucky you!

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 05-Mar-13 10:28:19

He was on a cliff, but not the one he was found at the bottom of.

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 10:35:42

Ah, I see. I did miss a couple of minutes around that time because one of the kids came down for a drink. I was just a bit puzzled as to why they were later saying he never was on the cliff above where he was found when he obviously had been on a cliff at the beginning. Thanks Dione smile

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 10:36:07

guinea I thought that was the least realistic touch, the boy deleting texts and emails.

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 10:41:01

but the son of the policewoman had asked her specifically, will you, the police, question me, hence the deleting texts.
danny's mobile needs to be found.

poshme Tue 05-Mar-13 10:41:04

I enjoyed it but argh the accents. I live in dorset and I don't know anyone who talks like that!
Looking forward to next week.

Marne Tue 05-Mar-13 10:43:03

I enjoyed it but more for the location ( as we live near by) rather than the story line, I will be watching again next week.

Marne Tue 05-Mar-13 10:43:48

And the accents seemed to be more from Bristol than dorset.

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 10:46:24

I think he's obviouly met someone who killed him and his friend knew about it, in his childish 11 year old way he's thought he'll get into trouble so deleted without thinking the messages will still be on Danny's phone. I think it was just made to look more sinister than it was and perhaps a bit of a red herring.

DowntonTrout Tue 05-Mar-13 10:50:34

What was dripping off the boys fingers when he was stood at the top of the cliff at the beginning?

Do you know it was a different cliff than the one he was found at the bottom of because you are local? I mean, no one else would know that it was different so is it supposed to be the same one but you know it wasn't or is it indeed meant to be different?

I missed the red diesel.

Why did DT not notice the flashing alarm clock in the boys room? Surely the police would pick up on that and ask had there been a power cut?

I love David Tennant!!

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 10:56:07

i thought it was blood from the barbed wire, but that particular cliff had no barbed wire, but another cliff, near the tractor/diesal had barbed wire.

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 10:56:18

Trout it looked like blood, didn't it - but he was strangled.If he had cut the barbed wire to steal the farmer's diesel, wouldn't the pathologist have said look his fingers are all cut up? Oh no hang on, was it red diesel and not blood at all? And who was it who said OC's husband was involved in the diesel thing (or did I misunderstand that?) - how did you know?
I missed it being a different cliff too. Actually I thought it was just a dramatic opening sequence and hadn't really twigged it was part of the plot!
Agree that the police should have spotted the clocks all flashing!

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 11:04:23

I thought it was blood at first, I think we were meant to. But yup, the pathologist would have mentioned it. Mind you, wouldn't have have mentioned it if he had diesel on his hands? hmmm.

I wondered what the barbed wire was all about! gawd I'm slow sometimes.

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 11:06:24

Did he say he had cleaning products on his skin?

DowntonTrout Tue 05-Mar-13 11:06:55

Yes it looked like blood. But maybe was red diesel?

Think the different cliff may well be local knowledge over continuity. A bit like the mother running from the car.byou wer supposed to think she was just down the road from the beach but the locals on here know different.

Must admit I was concerned about what happened to her car though. And she didn't have her bag or anything in her hands, I sort of thought that's a bit silly!

is that bridport beach and is it sandy?
is it a nice place to visit, look very quant on tv

i think a clue must be something about he was found with cleaner fluid on him?
where could that have come from.

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 11:08:59

Ah yes, he did mention cleaning products. But those would be tested to find out exactly what they were wouldn't they? it wouldn't just be left as 'cleaning products'. Plus, diesel has a very distinctive smell surely? something like that wouldn't be overlooked in a murder investigation.

AnyFucker Tue 05-Mar-13 11:10:58

is "red diesel" actually red ?

I remember thinking when there was something red dripping from the boys fingers, it looks a bit too watery for blood

MortifiedAdams Tue 05-Mar-13 11:11:38

Yes, cleaning products found on the skin. I didnt like it at the end where tye parents were discussing it and the mum asks where the dad was - he replies 'on a job', yet the police said parents both in watching tv. Obviously not.on a 'through the books' job or doing something else?

It annoyed me the amount of leering onlookers strategically placed to make us think its them - pauline quirke, the shop keeper,

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 11:12:58

No, the police said mum and sister were watching TV, dad was called out to an emergency job and came home at 3.

AnyFucker Tue 05-Mar-13 11:14:16

that shop keeper looked like a bad'un grin < naive>

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 11:14:28

My son got diesel on his jacket once, he reeked of it and it took a good four or five washes to get the smell out of the jacket. So for that reason I don't think it was diesel. If he had it dripping from his hands the smell would have been overpowering and not gone unmentioned or referred to as just a cleaning product. It's the kind of smell you don't confuse with anything else.

DowntonTrout Tue 05-Mar-13 11:15:18

I presume the first thing the police would do would be to check everyone was where they said they were. And if the father was the only one out of the house they would be on that like a shot.

I need to watch the first 10 mins again as I was distracted a few times and realise from reading this thread that I've missed a lot of info/clues.

Regarding everyone mentioning the accents - I feel your pain as at the other end of the country, Coronation St is really bad for it. DP is from Manchester and there's only 3 members of the Coronation st cast with accents from round there - the rest are a right mishmash of everything else vaguely 'Northern'.

It really annoys me as the Manchester accent is quite distinctive and you'd think actors would try to learn the correct accent for the area their character is meant to be from!

Back to the programme being discussed though. I hardly ever watch this kind of series but the trailers made it look interesting. By the time the mother got to the beach there were tears rolling down my face and again when the dad was at the mortuary.

Oh and did they say the mother and father were 15 and 17 at the time they had their daughter? I did think the mother looked very young to have a 15 year old.

MortifiedAdams Tue 05-Mar-13 11:18:02

Yes mother 15 when she had 15yo. Sorry misunderstood the dad being out. Totally checkable though!

i wonder if the father was having an affair?

wasnt the father late for work the next day?

MortifiedAdams Tue 05-Mar-13 11:19:23

The fathers lift was late.

I had a premonition in the hospital scene that Dannys dad and Coleman will start an affair at some.point in the next few episodes.

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 11:20:39

I thought the father's lift was late but I missed what they said to each other - something bantery about, um, something. DH was i/c remote control and wouldn't rewind for me to listen again smile

shock how did i miss this thread last night? guess i found the really slow invisible one instead confused

i was hooked by the first add break. am very happy to see dt in this kind of role... have always wanted to see him as a detective.

i found it quite hard to watch and i dont even have children yet. i think the dad is a red herring and he just doesnt know how to react. and when is someone going to notice the electric? im assuming it was only their house was affected? im guessing its because whoever it was didnt want the family to wake up so early? and notice their son was missing? ooh so many questions! cant believe we have to wait a week for the next episode

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 11:22:08

didn't want the family to wake up...or the burglar alarm to go off, perhaps?

DowntonTrout Tue 05-Mar-13 11:22:35

Re accents.

The mother, Jodie Whittaker, is from Huddersfield. She was on tv talking about the show and about how she'd had to learn the accent/ have coaching.

I think this is one of those dramas where they are trying to be very clever but end up overdoing it and not everything is believable. You have to suspend your disbelief.

I am very bad at that and so I hope it all comes together a bit better as I really want to like it.

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 11:22:42

I think I'd make a great detective ;)

i'm going to watch this again, and study it for clues

MortifiedAdams Tue 05-Mar-13 11:31:17

I reckon Quirke is Dannys mums mum.

I think the sister is or will be soon pg.

I reckon the lady reporter is the one who exposed DT in whatever he did wrong last time and is going to attempt to discredit him or screw uo his case.

RedToothBrush Tue 05-Mar-13 11:36:43

So far my money is on:

The policewoman's son has to have secretly met Danny on the night of the murder. I think they must have been up to something together; probably not so innocent hence the deleting of message. Probably likely to be somehow connected to the tractor at the start since they didn't take proper evidence and were dismissive of the case (thus making David TenInch look incompetant). It will also compromise Olivia Coleman and her position on the case in some way.

HOWEVER her son wasn't involved in the death and doesn't know who is. The killer is known to the family; so its got to be one of people suggested so far and met Danny after he left his friend. Probably offered a lift home or something, got into an argument about what he'd been up to and it went from there. The local weird loner Pauline Quirk, will be vilified in the press and face vigilantie abuse. Then the father will become the main suspect - I bet he was somewhere he wasn't supposed to be that night - most likely with another woman, but it will turn out not to be him but someone else. Meanwhile David TenInch gets all mean and moody as he plays the part of the troubled flawed, but good hearted copper on a mission to redeem himself from the ghosts of the past and the mother weeps uncontrollably for 8 episodes and pulls at the heart strings of the viewer until we are all blubbering messes.

Not expecting too many 'twists' or much in the way of 'I didn't see that coming' in this one, if I'm honest.

ShowOfHands Tue 05-Mar-13 11:41:55

In rl dh is Olivia Colman's character and spent last night moaning about the inaccuracies of the police stuff. I'm locking him in a cupboard next week so I can enjoy it without the moaning.

NB dh is a specialist detective working in this area. He's not a woman with curly hair.

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 11:43:42

I am hoping it will twist and turn like the killing, so we think we know whodunnit at the end of every episode, and are wrong every time smile

RustyBear Tue 05-Mar-13 11:44:40

"am very happy to see dt in this kind of role... have always wanted to see him as a detective."
Have you never seen Blackpool InLoveWithDavidTennant? You really should...

I have a friend in Cardiff who says that in Doctor Who they are always running down a corridor at the Milennium Centre, turn a corner and they're in the council offices or at the university...

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 11:51:02

No, I can't see Quirke being the kid's grandmother. Even if she's totaly estranged from them there'd have been a bit more emtion than standing around watching proceedings with one eye closed like she did. Was the grandmother who lived close the dad's mum then?

I think she knows something but again if it was her grandson she wouldn't be keeping it to herself. I think what she knows would destroy the family even further which is why she's obv reluctant to get involved. Mybe she knows about the daughter and her secret boyfriend? or knows the father is having an affair?

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 11:52:29

but what about the vicar, he's a wrong un.

and where is the shop keepers cat?

youfhearted Tue 05-Mar-13 11:54:13

gosh olivia coleman's son is friends with danny so if she finds more stuff going on, such as what she saw on CCTV it will be her son involved as well. actually i dont think she shoudl be on the case because of that, they shoudl bring in londoners <<ruin the programme though>>

RedToothBrush Tue 05-Mar-13 12:00:06

Vicar will just be peace maker trying to bring the divided family and community that is tearing itself apart, back together. I sincerely doubt hes a suspect.

Notquite Tue 05-Mar-13 12:03:14

Years of watching Morse & Lewis driving out of a pedestrianised street in the city centre onto a residential road 3 miles away has taught Oxford residents all about TV geography and Oxford wasn't even cast in the role of a fictional town.

The road 5 miles from the beach will have been playing the part of one a few hundred yards from the beach - a beach crime scene wouldn't cause traffic to back up miles away, surely?

Broadchurch is OK, esp. Olivia Colman, but it's one of those thrillers where an anomaly could equally be a clue or a plot hole.

Vicar is played by Arthur Darvill though - they wouldn't get him in except for something 'meaty' grin

RedToothBrush Tue 05-Mar-13 13:37:05

Ok, its not the father having an affair.

Rory The Vicar is shagging the mother at the time of the murder; hence why the mother never bothered to check on Danny, as her husband got back as she kicked the vicar out the bedroom window and then acted all innocent to husband.

She eventually confesses to the husband, and to save face he pretends he doesn't know about the affair thus dropping himself in it as his ability turns out to be a pile of shit.

scampadoodle Tue 05-Mar-13 14:11:10

I haven't read the thread as I recorded it last night & not watched yet but is it suitable for someone who loathes David Tennant (my buttocks literally clench whenever I have to watch him in something)?

I wouldn't say it would be ideal in that case grin.

But if your only other option was Dr Who, then yes go for it!

theliverpoolone Tue 05-Mar-13 14:14:16

Pauline Quirke isn't Danny's grandmother. After reading this thread and realising I'd missed loads of 'clues' in the beginning blush I just watched the opening sequence again on iPlayer. When the dad was walking through town he greeted loads of people by name, but he brushed against Pauline Quirke and they didn't acknowledge each other at all.

see, 'istory there if ever there was one ;-)

scampadoodle Tue 05-Mar-13 14:19:13

No, it's not just Doctor Who (tho I hated him in that). I don't think he's very good actor & he comes across as being so smug all the time. Sometimes certain actors simply annoy one, and for me he is one of them.

I might give it a miss then, especially as I'm not good with dead children in dramas.

rusty and the stadium. its so true. im in cardiff too and its amazing how the can go from one side of the city to the other in seconds grin

i havent seen blackpool (shocking i know!). will have to go and rent it from the library one day... or find it cheap on ebay. im working on getting the full tennant collection... just need them all to be in my price range

RafflesWay Tue 05-Mar-13 14:41:25

Sorry but lost interest after 30 mins. To me they are dragging out a story over 8 weeks which you could probably cover in 2.

Hurry back Silent Witness!

FirstTimeForEverything Tue 05-Mar-13 14:59:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EllieArroway Tue 05-Mar-13 15:13:21

When his mum asked if Danny had been alright, the boy shook his head almost imperceptibly before he answered yes. So clever

But I thought she asked: "Is there anything you want to tell me now? Was Danny alright?" and he shook his head at the first bit.

AmandaPayne Tue 05-Mar-13 16:00:01

Totally agree with 'tv geography'. Oxford in Morse. Bristol in Casualty (though at least it was mean to be fictional Holby). Closely related to 'film geography', notable offenders being Bridget Jones' very compact London and anything involving Richard Curtis.

I found this hard to watch, but I was compelled to watch. Definitely made me cry. Arguments about distance aside, I think the Mother knew something was wrong and she was running to get to Danny, distance/her car didn't matter, she wasn't going to stop until she found her baby.

Yes, at the beginning I noticed the Father didn't acknowledge Pauline Quirke's character and she shot him a look.

Ellie's son had to have been with Danny, or known where he was that evening. They are both in some kind of bother, or just Danny was and he told Ellie's son about it.

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 16:44:52

Remember the passageway in Brookside close that took them through to the shops at the back? that was actually about 16 miles away. It must have been a magic tunnel, only explanation.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 05-Mar-13 17:21:10

After several comments I have re watched and obv missed bits blush

Thought quirke was a phychic or something like that

BOF Tue 05-Mar-13 17:31:52

Bottleofbeer, did you ever watch Good Cop? He bumped into his ex-girlfriend (who was on foot), and they arranged to meet in fifteen minutes in Maggie May's cafe on Bold Street for a chat. From Crosby Baths grin. They must have both had personal helicopters.

bottleofbeer Tue 05-Mar-13 18:08:30

Or else they ran dead fast along the beach? grin

Danny and Ellie's Tom are really too young to have been up to anything themselves that's desperate enough to get murdered over. Much more likely that they know something about somebody.

OutsideOverThere Tue 05-Mar-13 19:09:02

It's frustrating me that they didn't find the blood on the top of the cliff. You know, the bit where he was standing there at the start with his eyes closed and something dripped from his hand.

OutsideOverThere Tue 05-Mar-13 19:10:50

Is the shopkeeper the chap who plays filch in Harry Potter?

OutsideOverThere Tue 05-Mar-13 19:12:18

<reads thread> Oh it was diesel then. Hmm.

bigbadbarry Tue 05-Mar-13 19:12:23

outside we thought earlier that might have been diesel from a tractor rather than blood. ESP as he was strangled not stabbed. And yes, that is filch smile

RustyBear Tue 05-Mar-13 19:36:36

OutsideOverThere - yes; he was also the guy protesting outside the casino in Blackpool.

Pixel Tue 05-Mar-13 19:46:46

Just catching up now! I notice everyone is saying "how could she run in those shoes?" I know they weren't trainers but they were very flat and sensible. I said to dh when we were watching that it was lucky she was wearing her 'mums' race shoes' (don't forget they were at school sports day) and her dress was also very loose and comfy looking for running in.

Not that it's all that important, but you know, has to be said grin.

I think this is much better than the Mayday thing on BBC1, I've already given up on that as I find I don't really care about any of the thoroughly nasty characters. Even the ex-policewoman was destroying evidence!
Anyway, Broadchurch much better, I'm looking forward to the next one.

I can't believe I missed this sad

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 05-Mar-13 20:00:05

plucker watch here

diddl Tue 05-Mar-13 21:06:36

Well if he snuck out on his skateboard, you'd think that it would be to meet someone, wouldn't you?

Ellie's son,I guess.

Wonder if the fact that the clocks were wrong due to powercut(?) is significant?

giraffesCantDateDucks Tue 05-Mar-13 22:04:39

Responding to mid thread but haven't read the rest - just watched it. I loved it, brilliant I was utterly gripped. Some of it was very very close to the bone.

The running thing - Broadchurch isn;t a real place is it? It is filmed in whatever place it is filmed but if you were to see a map of the fictional place Boradchurch then the distance could be run-able by an adrenaline fueled Mum.

There is a cbeebies programme - Granny Murray or something and it switches between lots of different places but I think it is meant to seem like the same place.

Iwishitwouldgetwarmer Wed 06-Mar-13 09:38:03

i was hooked by the first add break. am very happy to see dt in this kind of role... have always wanted to see him as a detective.

InLoveWithDavidTennant - he was a detective in Blackpool. And he sings as well!

Iwishitwouldgetwarmer Wed 06-Mar-13 09:45:05

Oops just realised that Blackpool has already been mentioned.

CalamityKate Wed 06-Mar-13 10:23:09

I liked it. Olivia Coleman is SUCH a good actress.

Blimey - I must have watched this with my head in a bucket - I missed so much! blush

I thought the opening sequence, with him standing on the clifftop, was the mum dreaming?

I promise I will pay more attention to the next episode.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 06-Mar-13 12:10:22

and the mum did run with flat shoes and flappy dress, as was going to do sports day

surprised school didnt ring the mum when wasnt there for register

bigbadbarry Wed 06-Mar-13 14:22:17

I don't think I'd be too impressed if my child's teacher casually mentioned when she happened to see me that my child wasnt in school!

tiredemma Wed 06-Mar-13 18:36:05

Agree about Olivia Coleman being a fantastic actress. The final scene in one of the episodes of The Accused (bbc) between her and Anne Marie Duff is without doubt one of the best scenes on tv I have ever seen. Really rate her.

Arcadie Wed 06-Mar-13 22:20:33

Anyone else slightly worried how closely this seems to resemble the plot of "Hot Fuzz"...? Kind of expecting some large vacant chap to start "yarp"ing soon. That said, am loving it. Watched today with DS2 (nearly 3) popping in and out. "Why's the dressy lady crying?", "Why's the little boy sleeping on the beach","Where's the dressy lady running?", "Can I have an icecream?" and my favourite "Why did that lady take the cuddly monkey?" . Apparently HE didn't pick up on the red diesel though....

OutsideOverThere Thu 07-Mar-13 07:29:20

But why did she take the cuddly monkey? <bit dim>

diddl Thu 07-Mar-13 07:36:43

Yes-why did she take the monkey??

Clawdy Thu 07-Mar-13 22:07:54

Would Danny really have had a paper round at his age? I thought you had to be thirteen?

scampadoodle Fri 08-Mar-13 16:50:38

I did watch in the end, due to DH hogging the tv watching football & Broadchurch being the only thing I could watch on ipayer. And DT didn't annoy me at all - he's toned his schtick right down, and the beard hides his annoying, pointy little chin.

I worried about the mother's car too.

And I completely missed the power cut & the diesel.

scampadoodle Fri 08-Mar-13 16:52:03

The London journalist: what has that actress been in recently???

Delatron Fri 08-Mar-13 19:12:24

She was 'Lol' in This is England. She's a fab actress, not sure how she will come across in this though.

guineapiglet Fri 08-Mar-13 19:54:41

I was thinking about her too - she's very good. She recently played a detective with very short hair, in that drama about the corrupt police superintendent, it had Gina McKee in it and that brilliant black guy whose name I have forgotten ( sorry blame hormones) - he was the corrupt cop. The whole series was really good and I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.......sad

Delatron Fri 08-Mar-13 21:34:37

Oh yes she was in that too....Line of Duty.

lrichmondgabber Sat 09-Mar-13 12:06:17

Better than MAYDAY Thank goodness

scampadoodle Sat 09-Mar-13 14:45:58

Line of Duty - yes of course. That was a waste of a few hours of my life...

MrsSalvoMontalbano Sat 09-Mar-13 20:04:27

just watched on itvplayer after seeing review in the paper, and am hooked. I rely on MN to se the clues as I am useless. And love scampadoodle 's (great name!!) comment re the beard hiding the 'annoying pointy looking chin' grin And I bet any of us would run miles in pumps if our DC was missing sad

Pagwatch Sat 09-Mar-13 20:20:50

The geography moaning is nonsense. It's tv drama. They fuck about with stuff.
Spooks had MI5 based in offices in the building actually belonging to an insurance company in the city. And from there they can be in any part of greater London in about three minutes.

BOF Mon 11-Mar-13 21:15:55

Ooh, drugs- could he have been a drop off boy with his paper round?

Ebb Mon 11-Mar-13 21:20:46

The road running scene was filmed on the road to nowhere and the petrol station scene was filmed in Yate too.

I think the police womans husband has something to do with it.

BOF Mon 11-Mar-13 21:29:15

Severe attack of the Yarps in that supermarket scene...

AnyFucker Mon 11-Mar-13 21:35:09

Yarps ?

Ebb Mon 11-Mar-13 22:10:56

Mark Latimer is too obvious. Looking forward to a few twists next week.

difficultpickle Mon 11-Mar-13 22:21:13

Surely the drugs and money are from Chloe Latimer's boyfriend? (watching on ITV+1)

MrsTomHardy Mon 11-Mar-13 22:22:05

The dad is too obvious IMO.

BOF Mon 11-Mar-13 22:26:32

Up thread, Anyfucker ^

Yarps- a tendency to remind you of slack-jawed yokels in the manner if Hot Fuzz.

difficultpickle Mon 11-Mar-13 22:43:53

What is Pauline Quirke doing with what looks like Danny's skateboard?

Yes, it will be like the The Killing, where you think you've worked it out, and then haven't.

With that in mind, my roulette money's on 'vicar'

MrsTomHardy Mon 11-Mar-13 22:53:29

I reckon police woman's son knows more than he's letting on but don't think he killed him....hotel woman is dodgy too but again don't think it's her......

youfhearted Tue 12-Mar-13 08:13:09

really enjoyed it last night.
love david tennant in his wanker mode and oliva coleman putting him in his place.

BooToYouToo Tue 12-Mar-13 09:17:14

MrsTomHardy - when she slumped on her son's bed I thought she might check under it in case he was hiding something there like Danny did.

If Pauline Quirke cleaned the hut she could've found the skateboard and taken it, assuming a holidaymaker left it behind.

Newpencilcase - agree, it will be one of the "nicer" townsfolk what did it rather than the sinister villains such as Pauline Quirke.

youfhearted Tue 12-Mar-13 09:21:11

who is the mum pregnant by?

KurriKurri Tue 12-Mar-13 09:31:50

Loving David Tennant and Olivia Coleman, - I hope there isn't going to be a supernatural element though, I'd be very cross if psychic man turns out to be 'real'.

KurriKurri Tue 12-Mar-13 09:33:05

Oh - also loving Rory-from-Dr-Who as the vicar.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Tue 12-Mar-13 09:40:51

Which mum, youf ? I missed that!

AnyFucker Tue 12-Mar-13 09:43:03

the vicar dun it

KurriKurri Tue 12-Mar-13 09:48:26

The murber victim's mum *returnofthesmartarse' - she told the vicar she was pregnant.
AF - do you mean the vicar dun the upduffing <likely> or the murder <noooooooooo, not lovely Rory> ?

KurriKurri Tue 12-Mar-13 09:48:49

I often use the word murber instead of murder these days blush

AnyFucker Tue 12-Mar-13 09:51:11

the vicar dun everything smile

youfhearted Tue 12-Mar-13 10:00:24

pauline quirke needs to be arrested just for being bolshy

I think that the dad was using the hut on the beach for some sort of illicit liaison, and his son found out. That would explain both lots of prints in the hut. But I don't think he killed Danny - that seems too obvious to me, and there are still 6 episodes left to go, I think.

Maybe it was whoever Danny's dad was bonking? <<statement of the bleedin' obvious>>

TomArchersSausage Tue 12-Mar-13 12:32:49

Really enjoying this. I like the way it's not rushing through to the finish in 3 nights, more of a slow burner.

Good acting too. Love Olivia Colman, she can do funny and serious equally well it seems. David Tennant brilliant.

TomArchersSausage Tue 12-Mar-13 12:38:09

Ooh interesting.. even the cast weren't told who did it until the very last minute. (That's a DM link for those bothered by DM links btw)

CalamityKate Tue 12-Mar-13 13:49:09

Olivia Coleman is BRILLIANT in "I Give It A Year" smile

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Tue 12-Mar-13 13:59:58

Thanks, Kurri . How did I miss that?!

So Pauline Quirke looks after the keys for the beach hut and she cleans it too, or did I imagine that. Who owns it? So Danny's body was found two miles away from the hut on the beach so I think his body was dragged there in a boat, after what the psychic guy said.

I think Danny's dad is having an affair, but he isn't the murderer.

Chloe's boyfriend is a dealer, but he isn't the murderer.

We need to know who Danny was getting money from and what for, which Ellie's son blatantly knows. He is also frightened.

....or like someone else said, the vicar did it, just to pull the community back together and get the flocks back to church, or something. smile

KurriKurri Tue 12-Mar-13 14:07:33

Danny's dad almost certainly having a gay affair IMO <possibly with the vicar/David Tennant>

theliverpoolone Tue 12-Mar-13 14:10:07

Random thoughts.....

Danny's body (hands?) had cleaning fluid on them. The hut had been thoroughly cleaned. Had Danny been involved in cleaning the hut?

His blood was found by the door of the hut - but wasn't he strangled? There was no mention of injuries, or did I miss something? So where did his blood come from confused.

Wish it was on more than once a week - there's too much to forget in between episodes!

eminemmerdale Tue 12-Mar-13 14:16:39

What was all that about the pendant and DT's mini freak out in his hotel room then?

NellyBluth Tue 12-Mar-13 14:17:55

In the opening scene, when Danny was standing up on the cliff edge, he had blood dripping from his hand.

Obviously it's far too early for any real guesses whodunnit, but my theories so far are...

1) Danny's dad (Mark?) is having an affair

2) His wife suspects it, and that's why she thinks her pregnancy is complicated

3) Danny was delivering something dodgy for someone, possibly as part of his paper round. The postman knows about it, and they argued about something to do with that. As does Olivia Coleman's son. And that's where Danny's money came from.

Tennant and Coleman are both absolutely brilliant in this, and I'm loving how Coleman keeps having a pop at Tennant for his "moody bullshit", and when she told him he was either eating the chips or going hungry - there speaks a mum grin

When DT was in his hotel room there was a photo of a pretty girl in his wallet so it's probably who psychic guy was referring to and why DT is a moody git, but he is still sooooo attractive!

Slainte Tue 12-Mar-13 16:58:51

I think the dad is having an affair with the vicar.

LIZS Tue 12-Mar-13 17:04:43

I need to watch again as missed the middle part when nodded off ! I thought it was diesel dripping from Danny's hands confused

MrsSalvoMontalbano Tue 12-Mar-13 17:28:26

LizS - I need to watch again as I nodded off at the end! grin tried to get on itvplayer this morning, but it wasn't up yet...

diddl Tue 12-Mar-13 18:07:49

It's so slow!

Not sure if it can hold my interest for another6eps.

Chipstick10 Tue 12-Mar-13 19:25:11

I defo think the dad is having a gay affair.

Goodtalkingtoo Tue 12-Mar-13 19:32:07

I think Danny's dad is having affair with the postman that Danny was arguing with. Danny suspected it, had argument with postman. Postman gave him money to keep quiet.
Then on night of murder followed his dad and postie to hut. Caught them, had a scuffle, cut his hand and ran out. Postie and dad fled.
Pauline heard commotion, went to hut, seen mess, thought Danny had vandalised it, lost the rag, strangled him, dragged him away from hut onto beach make it look like he fell.
The mother is pregnant to the priest.
Danny's pal deleted messages regarding the gay affair and what they were going to spend money on.
The daughters boyfriend is a dealer with the postie and the money will be linked there somewhere

You've really thought this through! wine

MrsTomHardy Tue 12-Mar-13 20:33:07

I totally agree with all that grin

difficultpickle Tue 12-Mar-13 20:41:53

DT fucked up previous murder case so I assume the pendant is something to do with that.

bonzoed Tue 12-Mar-13 20:55:17

What did I miss? Why do you think the dad is having a gay affair?

bonzoed Tue 12-Mar-13 20:56:18

and who owns the hut?

Goodtalkingtoo Tue 12-Mar-13 21:20:24

I think dt daughter was murdered and the case was never solved. That's why he is so obsessed with trusting no one and takes pills for anxiety attacks. The pendant is to do with the daughter, not sure what yet.

MortifiedAdams Tue 12-Mar-13 21:26:25

Anyone else shocked to see Will Mellor in it - only ever seen him in comedies before, time will tell I suppose.

RedPencils Tue 12-Mar-13 21:27:38

The dad's too obvious at this stage so it can't be him. I'm not getting gay vibes though. Pauline is too shifty, so it can't be her. Love Rory the vicar.
My money is on Will Mellor, mainly because I can't stand him in anything he's ever been in.

Olivia Colemans DH is fit so it can't be him.

MortifiedAdams Tue 12-Mar-13 21:31:04

The dad has such a weird mouth - it seems to be constantly curved in a smile - im finding it very off putting.

RedPencils Tue 12-Mar-13 21:32:27

Know what you mean, he looks like he's always smirking.

Goodtalkingtoo Tue 12-Mar-13 21:35:02

The police woman's son knows something and is terrified he is next,

Clawdy Tue 12-Mar-13 22:56:13

Like it but flaws creeping in - would holidaymakers ask the hotel owner to fix them up with cocaine? Would even a fifteen-year old be taken in by the falsely smiling reporter?? And as already said,how could the eleven-year old Danny have had a paper round at all? let alone for 18 months as the papershop guy said? You need to be thirteen to do a paper round.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 13-Mar-13 00:28:32

Diddl - me too

Thinking I may have fallen asleep watching 2nd episode

What did I miss? Fingerprint? Gay dad? Pregnancy? Drugs ?

giraffesCantDateDucks Wed 13-Mar-13 05:13:59

Oh it is brilliant I love it!

Drugs found in Chloes room blondes - something to do with her boyfriend.

Fiderer Wed 13-Mar-13 09:14:52

I wondered if the dad was involved in the diesel thefts along with Pauline Quirke and was using the hut as a stash.

Danny was blackmailing someone - the postman? Who's delivering drugs along with the Broadchurch Echo. He might have been out sleuthing that night and got up in the diesel scam.

<twirls Poirot moustache>

Fiderer Wed 13-Mar-13 12:40:36

Anyone else get a grin when DT said "murrrrrrduurrr scene"?

Although when I try it I sound like I'm saying "Mordor" and about to start chanting about rings.

grin at trying to pronounce 'murrrrrrderrrrr' coming out as 'mordor'. Me too. I really shouldn't attempt accents.

LIZS Wed 13-Mar-13 13:28:49

Will Mellor did an Agatha Chistie - Nemesis.

nipersvest Wed 13-Mar-13 13:29:58

will mellor's character was creepy, didn't recognise him at first

KurriKurri Wed 13-Mar-13 14:07:14

Who is Will Mellor playing then? - I missed him completely.

There's no point in Pauline Quirke being in it really unless she's the murderer, - what with her having lost so much weight and all that jazz. She'd hardly turn up just to play grumpy caravan woman.

Slainte Wed 13-Mar-13 14:15:11

Mellor was the telephone fixing psychic.

Kurri, chicken, he was the psychic IT guy working in the police station.

PQ didn't do it, but knows sonething, I reckon.

[no shit, sherlock]

diddl Wed 13-Mar-13 14:18:36

When the newspaper guy said about Danny arguing with the postman-was it established that it was the postman-or someone up earlyin a hi vis jacket?

KurriKurri Wed 13-Mar-13 14:19:27

OH blush - I didn't recognise him, - I was too busy shouting 'oh no not a bloody psychic' at the telly grin

PQ has a stolen skateboard in her cupboard Chaos, - would you let your children play round her house? of course it could be a coincidence, maybe she is secret skateboarder - that would explain the weight loss.

KurriKurri Wed 13-Mar-13 14:20:55

diddl - I think an imposter in high vis jacket (possibly Pauline)

LIZS Wed 13-Mar-13 14:34:25

Am watching on itv player , anyone else find the relentless beat on the music annoying ?

Jux Wed 13-Mar-13 14:45:58

Clawdy, yes holiday makers would ask where they could get drugs. Not quite as obviously as "where can I score some decent cocaine round here?" but there's asking and then there's asking.

In small towns where everyone knows everyone, blind eyes are turned to the actual age of paperboys etc. until the eyes are forced open. Often, things are dressed up a bit as helping out a friend of the family and so on.

Clawdy Wed 13-Mar-13 16:47:18

Still think nine and a half might have been considered a bit young!! (The papershop guy said he'd been doing it for 18 months.) Thought the police may have commented on it during the investigation at least. Doesn't ring true to me.

LIZS Wed 13-Mar-13 16:51:21

Why was the picture in the newspaper shop window of Danny with an egg and spoon as if taken on sports day , ie the day after he went missing ? I didn't notice he'd done the paper round that long , thought it was the sea cadets he'd attended "on and off" for that time which is more logical if he were almost 12.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 13-Mar-13 17:54:54

Missed part one, saw part two, now going to watch first! Kept thinking I know that vicar! Rory of course.

Thought they did the mum at the supermarket sequence very well, other people goggling but trying not to. sad.

Always like Olivia Colman and Pauline Quirke. Like DT as an actor but never quite got the whole 'isn't he sexy' thing, like him better more dishevelled in this.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Wed 13-Mar-13 19:37:14

*RedPencils& grin at Rory the vicar!

cornypony Wed 13-Mar-13 19:41:50

What has the dad been in before? It's really annoying me.

KurriKurri Wed 13-Mar-13 19:50:56

two words corny - Garrow's Law

BOF Wed 13-Mar-13 19:56:51

Really? I could have sworn he wallpapered my mum's hall, stairs and landing.

cornypony Wed 13-Mar-13 20:33:49

I've never seen Garrow's law...he just looks so familiar!

KurriKurri Wed 13-Mar-13 20:39:41

Oh confused - eight words then - he wallpapered BOF's Mum's hall stairs and landing. grin

RustyBear Wed 13-Mar-13 21:34:14
Jux Wed 13-Mar-13 22:22:39

Much more fanciable in GL! Must have been the wig and the fire of righteous indignation in his eyes grin

giraffesCantDateDucks Wed 13-Mar-13 22:22:49

is it Monday yet?

squeakytoy Wed 13-Mar-13 22:41:40

Olivia Colemans accent is dreadful, it keeps slipping in and out of the local dialect (which isnt particularly local for that area anyway!).

Other than that, it is very gripping.

LittlePushka Wed 13-Mar-13 22:52:07

I find the acting by the childs mother so incredibly good that when I see see her I am moved to silently weep for a boy I have never met, whose voice I have never heard who is not even her real son and who is not actually dead.

Now that IS seriously good acting i'd say !!

Arcadie Wed 13-Mar-13 23:01:19

Ooooh Rusty that IMDB link notes that he's in episodes 1-5 NOT 6 & 7 and then back in ep8! What insight does THAT give us then people?

cornypony Thu 14-Mar-13 02:51:10

ah so he was Joseph in the Nativity thingy. <penny drops> knew I'd seen him before. Thanks Rusty you've put my mind at rest!

According to wiki he was a labourer, so that's probably when he wallpapered BOF'S Mum's house then.

cornypony Thu 14-Mar-13 02:52:11

Yes I end up quietly sobbing when the boy's mother is on screen as well - she's amazing.

MortifiedAdams Thu 14-Mar-13 07:53:07

I think a major aspect of the show will be the revelation that everyone in Ellies life osnt quite as perfect as they seem. She spends a lot of time saying "theyre not that type of person/family" when its begeinning to reveal that they are. She us going to be utterly shocked.

LIZS Thu 14-Mar-13 08:17:07

What sort of a place is Broadchurch though ? I know DT was told many people hadn't ever travelled more than 50 miles away but are we really supposed to accept that a local hack (who must have trained elsewhere) and a ds are so parochial and naïve as to be shocked by the thought of this happening ? What of the interlopers (hotel owner, vicar) is there suspicion just because they are not local ?

LittlePushka Thu 14-Mar-13 08:33:27

MortifiedAdams - do you thinkshe is the one having the affair with Danny's dad?

Fiderer Thu 14-Mar-13 08:37:21

Don't think the hack was shocked, v clinically seeing it as a way to further his career. Ellie knew Danny, bound to make her more shocked at his death.

I agree about Ellie getting a shock re the family. I'm a bit suspicious of Danny's mum. Whether or not it's guilt at the pg or because she thinks/knows that something she did was partly to blame for his death, there's something there.

MortifiedAdams Thu 14-Mar-13 08:42:41

No...I think she is a genuinely innocent and too nic person, whos opinion and outlook on the village is about to be shattered.

I wouldnt be surprised if her dh was cheating though, just to add more trauna to her life.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 14-Mar-13 08:57:44

A police officer knows about crime but hard not to feel shocked when something this serious happens (a) on your patch and (b) to someone you know. Especially if you have a son the same age and best friend of the victim?

If the perp is the most unlikely character we've met it'll be the sunny hotel manager .

Wonder what DT's last case (Sandbrook?) was about? Why does the out of town reporter track him?

Jux Thu 14-Mar-13 09:34:35

I thought the local reporter was the son/some sort of relative of the newspaper owner/editor, and they are relatives of Danny's family. I assumed he got the job by nepotism, and quite possibly neither he nor the editor were formally trained in journalism.

The out of town journo is tracking DT because she had messed up her career on Sandbrook too. Well, that's what I think anyway!

diddl Thu 14-Mar-13 09:42:29

The reporter is Ellie's nephew, I think.

The reporter is most definitely ( the local one) Ellie's nephew.

tiredemma Thu 14-Mar-13 10:28:57

Love him in Garrows Law. I have all the DvD's and quite often salivate over him over in his robes and wig. lovely. not so alluring as a plumber though. sadly.

he is married to the redheaded one that used to be in Emmerdale.

qazxc Thu 14-Mar-13 10:56:58

I was a bit shock at the hotel woman. as if it perfectly normal to ask a fifteen year old to source class a drugs and then bitch she didn't come back with them fast enough. (i would also hope that most 15yr olds wouldn't know where to get them).

Why did the dad say "your god left my son for dead"? not something like "your god let my son die" or "your god allowed my son to be killed". I thought it was strange and that maybe the dad found son dying or knows someone who did before the body was moved?

That's not a postman. definately a man in a high vis - perhaps the dad, perhaps his colleague? Who we saw picking dad up late the morning the body was found and then later saw again watching the press conference...........

Virtuallyarts Thu 14-Mar-13 11:17:49

and didn't dad and colleague have a cryptic conversation when colleague picked him up that morning, along the lines of colleague; 'how did yesterday evening go?' dad; 'just drive'. I couldn't hear the exact words, but something like that.

gazxc, now you point it out those words are strange, that is very observant of you! - but Mark (ie dad) appeared so cheery on the morning, I can't believe he could have found his son dying the night before. still, I think he may have discovered something subsequently...

RooneyMara Thu 14-Mar-13 11:18:16

Bugger, I missed it on Monday assuming it'd be on ITV player but it isn't. Do you have to pay or something?

I can't stay up till 10.

KurriKurri Thu 14-Mar-13 11:24:03

Rooney - it is on ITV player now, - for some reason you have to put your postcode in, but it is free.

RooneyMara Thu 14-Mar-13 11:40:50

Thankyou so much Kurri. I found episode one and watched that last week but it didn't seem to let me watch episode two when I tried. Will have another look smile

LIZS Thu 14-Mar-13 15:42:58

I watched it on itv player yesterday

MrsSalvoMontalbano Thu 14-Mar-13 17:31:11

qazxc very forensic of you re words - impressed!
I agree that the mum's acting is perfect - totally believable sad

montage Fri 15-Mar-13 19:54:20

I think that Danny and Ellie's son having virtually identical mobiles is going to figure at some point, especially as Danny's phone is missing.

If the vicar was a priest I would think that he knew a lot about what was going on but was "bound by the seal of the confessional" but that doesn't apply to vicars does it?

I agree about the dad's strange smirk - it's confusing and misleading but perhaps just how his face is in repose.

Fiderer Sat 16-Mar-13 08:58:04

Wonder if Pauline Quirk has the mobile. Hadn't noticed they were identical.

Who owns the hut?

Nancy66 Sat 16-Mar-13 10:09:04

I think Danny's dad is a drug dealer - with the daughter's boyfriend helping him.

Danny, and perhaps the female detective's son, are doing drops for them.

Fiderer Sat 16-Mar-13 11:12:48

That might explain why the bf always mentions the dad not knowing the sister is meeting him. I thought because of his age/reputation but if they're both dealing, that explains it better.

cornypony Sat 16-Mar-13 12:49:00

Yes I think Danny's Dad is suspect, but I don't know about Danny helping him - the messages on his social networking site suggested that they had a poor relationship.
Perhaps Danny 'got in' with another male father figure who had groomed him to deliver drugs to replace his Dad. Perhaps the BF.

LittlePushka Sun 17-Mar-13 07:58:11

cornypony what were the social networking messages about? i missed that bit

Nancy66 Sun 17-Mar-13 09:31:52

I've watched the next 3 episodes and the drugs haven't been mentioned since!

gazzalw Sun 17-Mar-13 09:35:20

How have you managed that Nancy66 - are you in the Business????

Nancy66 Sun 17-Mar-13 09:59:53

Yes, I work in the media.

I won't post spoilers, don't worry.

cornypony Sun 17-Mar-13 10:08:19

littlepushka - maybe I'm confused <probably> but I thought that Danny had sent messages to his dad along the lines of, 'Remember me - I'm the one you used to play with.'

difficultpickle Sun 17-Mar-13 11:26:45

Hope it isn't going to be one of those murder mysteries where everything is revealed in the last 15 minutes of the series and a very peripheral character is revealed as the murderer? I'd be quite cross after watching for 8 weeks if that happens.

gazzalw Sun 17-Mar-13 12:17:02

I reckon that Danny's Dad is having sleezy sex on the beach (and possibly in the super cleaned hut on the clifftop) with unknown people, hence him not being able to name whoever he was with on the beach on the night of Danny's murder. Less of a case of refusing to name them than that he couldn't name them... Might also explain his fingerprints inside the beach hut?

Like Mayday there are a lot of characters up to dodgy dealings - sure it's going to turn out that the newsagent has stuff to hide too. And again like Mayday it seems as if the actors were left in the dark about 'whodunnit' until the last possible minute too...

Would a detective, just as Olivia Colman, whose family are so closely involved with the murder victim and family, really be allowed to investigate? Particularly as it could be her son and husband involved.....

qazxc Mon 18-Mar-13 10:55:10

how did they know it was the postman he was arguing with. just seemed like a bloke in a high vis to me. Do i need to go to specsavers?

diddl Mon 18-Mar-13 12:00:17

I mentioned this a while ago.

There was a red van-did it have a RM logo?

Can't remember.

What do Danny's dad & friend do?-anything involving HV vests??

diddl Mon 18-Mar-13 12:00:55

Is it on tonight?

How many more are there-seems to be taking bloody ages!

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Mar-13 15:23:19

think there are 6 left diddl

i will try and not fall asleep in tonights episode ......

have given up with lightfields sad

LittlePushka Mon 18-Mar-13 17:55:20

Oh yes cornypony, thanks for the reminder!

Bisjo,...surely that only happens in Agatha Christie??!!

LIZS Mon 18-Mar-13 17:56:08

Was the van Danny's dad got into red ?

diddl Mon 18-Mar-13 18:13:45

I had a feeling it was a white van.

No idea tbh.

Last weeks seem ages ago!

bigbadbarry Mon 18-Mar-13 19:10:31

I think Morse used to do that too - or was it Frost. Getting old, all those murders are merging into one. Hate it when somebody new is introduced and turns out to have done it right at the end!

LittlePushka Mon 18-Mar-13 20:47:49

Must have been Morse - Frost only ever had four characters, two of which were coppers and one of which was deceased - but to be fair to number four, she/he was always in it from the beginning!

Arcadie Mon 18-Mar-13 21:56:45

Move away from me or I will piss in a cup and throw it at you. Glorious line!!

smugmumofboys Mon 18-Mar-13 22:06:23

Kind of enjoying this. Have any other Saturday night Scandi fans noticed the Killing-esque music during the show and that the closing song is similar to the one at the end of the Bridge.

ApplesinmyPocket Mon 18-Mar-13 22:29:13

I'm enjoying Ellie's developing 'relationship' with Alec. Reluctantly, irritatedly, exasperatedly motherly. I hope he thaws a little with her.

Clawdy Mon 18-Mar-13 22:32:23

Arcadie didn't think she said that?? I need subtitles!

Slainte Mon 18-Mar-13 22:47:46

Agreed Arcadie that was the best line I've heard in a long time grin

HelgatheHairy Mon 18-Mar-13 22:48:41

I def heard the "piss in a cup" line as had to explain to DH why I burst out laughing! Also love how she asked him to dinner.

Her (Ellie?) son definately knows more than he's letting on.

That wasn't Marks boat on fire at the end was it?

shugfish Mon 18-Mar-13 22:52:02

Looked at my phone at the end at crucial moment. Did Danny's mum see her husband with the other women?

Slainte Mon 18-Mar-13 22:54:22

Yes she did shugfish

shugfish Mon 18-Mar-13 22:55:57

Mmmm, that will be an interesting conversation over breakfast tomorrow

Blu Mon 18-Mar-13 23:03:34

The business of the prints in the hut was not cleared up, i.e whether or not he did a job in the hut, nor did they check his story about the blood on the boat. The blood looked a lot less than 3 weeks old to me.

It all seems a bit patchy.

difficultpickle Mon 18-Mar-13 23:06:32

That's what the last 15 mins of week 8 is for grin

BOF Mon 18-Mar-13 23:08:33

And that was the boat on fire at the end?

PuffPants Tue 19-Mar-13 00:05:20

Really disappointed this week. Such mediocre, clunky writing. All a bit detection by numbers. The mother asks God for a sign her son's all right. Cue psychic on the doorstep with a message that he's all right. Eh?

It seems as though each scene gives directly into the next. The daughter texts someone saying "if you know where my dad was, tell the police" - immediately the recipient obeys.

Just finding it all a bit undramatic now. And the female detective is implausible. Even for a sleepy backwater, she seems dippy.

I imagine we will get to the end and think they could have told this story in half the time.

Fiderer Tue 19-Mar-13 04:12:10

That wasn't his boat, I think. It was woody, his was fibreglassy-plasticky <nautical term>

Loved the dinner invitation accompanied by the "piss in a cup" line. Apart from that, a slow burner episode. Apart from the burning boat grin

Young Master Selfridge was good.

JakeBullet Tue 19-Mar-13 06:26:43

Absolutely loving this ...watched to first two episodes via ITV Player and then episode three last night.

Apparently even the cast were kept in the dark about who did it until the last few days of filming.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 19-Mar-13 07:59:48

What was in the back of Mark's mate's van that he covered up quickly when that journalist and Olivia Colman's reporter-nephew arrived to talk to him?

He is apparently a hopeless liar re: giving Mark an alibi but why do they assume his mum is telling the truth when she gave different times for his whereabouts for the night in question, could he have been up to no good and be the murderer?

cornsilkcremeeggspotter Tue 19-Mar-13 08:21:41

it was a Daryl Dixon crossbow in the back of the van - looked well dodgy.

I don't think it was the Dad's boat on fire - it looked like a different shape

SoggySummer Tue 19-Mar-13 08:56:02

I am wondering who mum is pregnant by. Maybe it was not just Dad playing away. Perhaps his plumber mate??? or even female detectives partner (far fetched phaps) Not sure.

Also think there is more to come about the female detectives son. He is involved somehow and the squeaky clean image of the Dad/detectives DH/DP makes me wonder if he may even be involved somehow.

JakeBullet Tue 19-Mar-13 09:08:50

Ooh soggy, I have been wondering that it the vicar do you think.....or is he a relative. Can't quite get my head round the various relationships yet.

bigbadbarry Tue 19-Mar-13 09:44:28

I'm wondering if there was a body in the boat (have watched too many Agatha Christie's, too - there is never just one murder). Definitely not Mark's noat, apart from the plasticky fiibreglassy thing, wasn't his yellow? And the plumber's van is blue.
Love Olivia Colman. Loved her asking DT to dinner smile

bottleofbeer Tue 19-Mar-13 11:02:33

I suppose a couple of slow episodes in the middle is to be expected but something major has to happen to keep my interest for eight weeks. This all feels like padding now to draw it out. If last night's episode is anything to go by then I think this story could have been wrapped up in a lot less than eight hours of TV tbh.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 19-Mar-13 11:04:20

Thanks cornsilk couldn't make it out.

Don't think the vicar is the father of the mum's baby.

Pauline Q's character looked almost chirpy at the newsagent's. Being hostile to the police only gets their backs up, if she had something to hide wouldn't she be more approachable?

MortifiedAdams Tue 19-Mar-13 11:49:10

I think it needs to be slow. These things take time. I like the complexoty of it, constantly having to remember little clues or hints.

The mums acting is superb, along with Coleman.

Blu Tue 19-Mar-13 12:15:25

Pauline Quirk does have something to hide: she has Danny's skateboard in her closet.

Things we know;
Ellie's son deleted messages from his phone as soon as he knew Danny was dead
Drugs and money found in Danny's house
Danny's sister says the drugs came from the woman in the hotel
The woman in the hotel was shagging Mark
Danny's sister knew that - she texted her and told her to go and confirm the real alibi
Danny's skateboard is in the cleaner's caravan
Mark's prints are in the hut but not explained satisfactorily - cleaner denied his explanation
Blood in Mark's boat, but not yet tested, or Mark's explanation confirmed
Newsagent man saw Danny arguing with postman - allegedly
Cleaner saw Alec at the hut and diverted her route.

what else?

Manictigger Tue 19-Mar-13 12:29:48

Wasn't the burning boat the one next to Mark's in the marina (can't be arsed watching it again on ITV player) I vaguely remember them both being wooden and knackered?

And the forensic tents were still on the beach so how come no-one noticed a huge bonfire out at sea?

bigbadbarry Tue 19-Mar-13 12:53:39

What the hell are they still doing in those tents? Especially given how uninterested anybody was in the body itself "some cleaning fluid"!?

RooneyMara Tue 19-Mar-13 13:00:04

was it another boat - it looked different.?

They would know if D had a cut on his foot from the autopsy

Why was Mark comforting Danny at the start of this episode? Or did I get that wrong? You know, in the middle of the night.

RooneyMara Tue 19-Mar-13 13:01:20

Oh yes I LOVE the bit where she says 'say yes!' and he sort of grunts, and she says THANKYOU bloody hell. then 'Knob' grin

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 13:02:25

Loving broadchurch and so is DH which is a surprise because thought he wouldn't be interested!
Love love LOVE David tenant.. So much... <swoon>

bigbadbarry Tue 19-Mar-13 13:04:41

Mark comforting Danny was a dream, wasnt it, we saw him wake up in his bed afterwards?

RooneyMara Tue 19-Mar-13 13:05:01

I can't stand will mellor. blurhg

RooneyMara Tue 19-Mar-13 13:05:31

Oh thankyou Barry. That would make sense yes.

Sorry to sound stupid but my main beef is that the forensic tent things would have been washed away by the tide by now along with any evidence but it seems they are still there??

Also not sure the female detective would be allowed to be on the case considering how close she is to family.

And I want to slap the daughter, she has a heather McCartney face, how did she know where her dad was???

Oh I will be pissed of if the conclusion is crap, I spend hours watching things like this only to be disappointed in the final episode!

Garrow looks sort of like droopy the dog when his face gets all twisty too, very odd!

TomArchersSausage Tue 19-Mar-13 13:20:19

Danny might not have been arguing with the postman. The newsagent chap only saw it from a distance and assumed it was the postie. It could have been the creepy psychic phone engineer. They wear hi vis clothing too and he could have been there in the lane mending a phone line.

TomArchersSausage Tue 19-Mar-13 13:24:02

Also what's wrong with DT's character? He met that doctor on the quiet and it sounds like he's ill with something.

greenhill Tue 19-Mar-13 13:28:38

Why haven't they checked Pauline Quirk's key signing out book to confirm that Mark was at the cabin? Is DT's brain tumour (?) causing memory loss (or just a "funny turn" in the previous episode).

Can someone just confirm this, Danny went missing either in the night or very early morning, or was it on the way to his paper round? Or does no one know?

JakeBullet Tue 19-Mar-13 13:50:35

Nobody knows...Mum checked in on him at 9pm and he was reading. Dad got back at 3-4 am but didn't check on him...he never turned up for his paper round.

lilibet Tue 19-Mar-13 14:02:54

%Blu% - we know that there was theft of agricultural diesel, I think that is going to be connected in some way.

lilibet Tue 19-Mar-13 14:15:22

Blu - I have no idea where that % came from!

Manictigger Tue 19-Mar-13 15:00:14

Madame, yes the tents are starting to piss me off too. How many days are supposed to have passed since the murder?

Jux Tue 19-Mar-13 15:04:47

They are sifting sand in there. And playing Shadows. "Look! I'm a wolf now! What are you?"

BOF Tue 19-Mar-13 15:40:09

It's still less than a week since the murder. So even Mum is looking quite chipper, considering.

diddl Tue 19-Mar-13 21:10:26

So predictable that the dad was with another womanhmm

Although we've known that since the beginning, haven't we?

Slainte Tue 19-Mar-13 21:49:03

Jux grin

Thanks jake.

XBenedict Tue 19-Mar-13 22:10:44

We saw Danny skating through town in the middle of the night/very early morning on CCTV didn't we?

XBenedict Tue 19-Mar-13 22:14:11

"with respect, sir, walk away from me now, or I will piss in a cup and throw it at you" is a phrase I am determined to use in the very near future!

Chippychop Tue 19-Mar-13 22:32:41

There must be a More to come.. There are lot big names to show their hand.... Pauline quirk,the newsagent ( can't remember his name), DT's illness, sooo many loose ends....

gazzalw Wed 20-Mar-13 07:08:44

Well the newsagent actor always plays rather seedy characters so although currently he comes across as being quite upstanding, he will probably be found to have some dark 'habit' too.

JakeBullet Wed 20-Mar-13 07:47:09

Newsagent is Argus Filch in Harry Potter.

gazzalw Wed 20-Mar-13 08:06:56

He was also in that drama about the elderly man with four/five daughters and a very camp son - the mother had gone off but one of the daughters thought the Dad had murdered her?

diddl Wed 20-Mar-13 09:16:18

Ellie's a bit odd as well thought.

She's really rude to DT-& then invite's him for dinner-because it's "what people do"!!??-er really?

Am I the only one who's never invited a boss for dinner-even if I liked them!!

gazzalw Wed 20-Mar-13 09:22:09

Yes her manner is decidedly 'brusque'. It also seems a bit strange, given that her son was best friends with Danny, that she seems rather lacking in curiosity that he might have been caught up in whatever Danny was doing??? Or maybe she's just fearful of opening that can of worms...

It would be funny if, following the Mayday drama, where the cop "dunnit", it was Ellie in this too???

I get the feeling this "whodunnit" might involve quite a few of the main characters - it's such a small tight community that one way or another they are all more involved than seems apparent...

diddl Wed 20-Mar-13 09:33:37

I had been thinking that if it's along the lines of The Killing it'll be the workmate!

And Chloe knew about her Dad's affair/one night stand as she texted her??!!

And of course he's released & the first thing he does is go to meet her-as you would!hmm

RooneyMara Wed 20-Mar-13 09:56:53

no I don't think it's Ellie. there's enough disingenuous weirdos around to choose from!

Iwishitwouldgetwarmer Wed 20-Mar-13 10:50:00

Can anyone tell me what DT said after the doctor asked him why he stayed? I couldn't make out what he said.

Thurlow Wed 20-Mar-13 11:07:52

He said he was staying for "penance". I'm now wondering if the reason he cocked up the case before was possibly medical.

Anyway, LOVE Ellie, and the "piss in a cup" line was brilliant. So determined to do the right, polite thing (dinner) even though she hates his guts. Also her appearing in a chirpy cagoul with a thermos of tea at the beginning, brilliant.

And good lord, but this has reawakened my DT lust with a vengenace blush. And he's a great actor to. The 'piss in a cup' scene was well done by both him and Coleman, but DT's starey, flustered response was hilarious, as was the "gnnff" he finally said at the end to agree.

youfhearted Wed 20-Mar-13 11:26:04

I think I read it was his psychiatrist he was seeing. but how would the case kill him? if it was a medical doctor, then may be.

diddl Wed 20-Mar-13 12:24:16

So he supposedly cocked up a murder of a child investigation, has had a nervous breakdown, yet here he is leading the investigation of a child's murder!

Wonder what he did so wrong??

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 20-Mar-13 16:19:06

LOL @ Jux Tue 19-Mar-13 15:04:47:
They are sifting sand in there. And playing Shadows. "Look! I'm a wolf now! What are you?"

Seriously though they probably are sifting sand.

Do we know for sure Chloe texted the hotel woman, might she have been texting someone else if she thinks her dad is tangled up with more than one extra-marital/outside-the-home activity?

LIZS Wed 20-Mar-13 17:00:19

Something went wrong with the previous investigation and journalist was close to the family. Presumably the case for prosecution was undermined in some way. Wonder if it had something to do with water the way he reacted on the boat. Does the liaison officer disappear at night only it seemed so easy for the dad and then mum to slip out unnoticed. If he were a suspect might they not be under surveillance ?

MrsSalvoMontalbano Wed 20-Mar-13 18:57:42

I am really enjoying this - I think the slow burn really works - hate the usual
'murder by numbers/case wrapped up in two hours' scenario. I think the acting is sublime, especially DT, the dad and mum. In the last scene where the mum had seen the dad with the hotel keeper and faced the wall - that was so real. And the scene in bed, where she asks him if he killed Danny - all of it chimes with how you can imagine, god forbid, this is how people would behave. And calling the pyschic, clutchng at straws, and the psychic evasive answerd - why would 'Danny' not have told the 'spirit guide' the name, not guessing games. sad

StrangerintheNight Wed 20-Mar-13 22:10:36

Donkeys, the hotel manager told the police that Chloe had texted her.

It's a very watchable program, but there are so many niggly elements that don't ring true, which I'd like to ignore but can't.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 20-Mar-13 23:28:29

Must watch it again it doesn't pay to nip out the room for a minute. Thanks Stranger!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 21-Mar-13 00:01:49

Blu - good pointers

I'm kinda lost. Stringing it out 8hrs is a bit much

The workmate is decidedly shifty and who is the father of Danny's Mum's baby as she hasn't mentioned it to her DH.....

Galaxymum Fri 22-Mar-13 14:22:33

I am wondering if I'm the only person who thought the "psychiatrist" talking to David Tennant's character was imaginary. We saw Alec alone and brooding at the start and also at the end then the psych appearing in the middle. I just felt it was filmed in an odd way and wondered if it was his conscience.

Or am I way off track into Lightfields territory!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 22-Mar-13 14:35:32

That thought hadn't occurred to me Galaxymum hmmm <strokes chin>.

TomArchersSausage Fri 22-Mar-13 14:39:36

Ooh.... I like that theory Galaxy!

This was written by the same writers that did Life on Mars so I'm hoping it'll deliver.

BartletForTeamGB Fri 22-Mar-13 15:01:25

A bit of a random aside but it is a nice wee story.

I have received a postcard from Chris Chibnall. I wrote to him on a random punt after he named a character "Dr MySurname" in a hospital scene in Torchwood. As a doctor with a very, very rare surname, it gave me a bit of a start! grin

He replied with a very nice postcard explaining that he'd named the character after an actress friend of his wife's. That friend happens to be a distant cousin of mine!

diddl Fri 22-Mar-13 15:14:29

Why do people think that the baby might not be Danny's dads?

Iwishitwouldgetwarmer Fri 22-Mar-13 19:23:36

Galaxy - I wonder if you're on to something. I thought it was odd that the psychiatrist was also Scottish (well had a Scottish accent). When he said that DT's character had called him I thought it would have taken him ages to get there from Scotland. Obviously it could be local a psychiatrist but a bit odd to have the character also Scottish.

BenjaminButton172 Fri 22-Mar-13 19:36:29

Diddl it is because when dannys mum was talking to the priest and he asked if she had told her husband she replied 'its complicated'.

Or thats my reason anyway

BartletForTeamGB Fri 22-Mar-13 19:46:45

iwishit, they do allow Scottish doctors to practise in England! wink If they don't, I had better check my GMC registration again!

diddl, I agree with benjamin. There was just a feeling that the baby wasn't his in that conversation. Could the baby belong to the vicar???

XBenedict Fri 22-Mar-13 20:21:16

Yes the "it's complicated" comment got me thinking too unless she had an inkling that he was having an affair and so wasn't sure how she felt about being pregnant.

Thurlow Fri 22-Mar-13 20:21:48

I think the baby is the husband's, but she's said that is is complicated because she has suspected for a while that he has been having an affair. We've got no proof at the moment that a) his daughter texted the hotel manager, there could be other women, and b) that it actually was his first time cheating.

I don't see how it could be the vicar's, the conversation they had in the car park just reads as weird if they'd been sleeping together.

I quite like the idea that the psychiatrist is a hallucination! That would fit with the line they are taking with the 'psychic' - you know, that what he said to the mum was pretty much bollocks ("a d... or an s...?") but what he said to DT seemed to hit a spot.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Fri 22-Mar-13 20:31:52

yes... as it by the life on mars writer - the hallucination thing could be spot on...

diddl Fri 22-Mar-13 21:23:15

Complicated could be that it wasn't planned though.

Or about to tell him & Danny died.

I mean he's seeing someone else-bit cliched to have them both having affairs!

bigbadbarry Sat 23-Mar-13 13:12:10

I didn't think she meant complicated to mean it was anybody else's. Maybe she suspected he was having an affair, or things have just been rocky, or she just doesn't want another baby!
I think we do know the daughter texted the hotel manager: when she arrived at the police station didn't she says Chloe told her to come in?

Thurlow Sat 23-Mar-13 13:19:23

We know Chloe texted someone, but she could have texted quite a few people. Little bit far-fetched and she probably did just text the manager, but we don't know for sure.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 23-Mar-13 13:28:10

Going back right to the start, pre victim Danny being found, diesel was being pinched, (now questions self about whether it was actually being stolen, fuzzy head from too long cooped up indoors) could that be what Mark's mate the plumber is up to, so nothing as bad as drugs?

Failing that is he having a fling with Mark's wife? Just feel that he is up to something and by offering a (duff) alibi for Mark he was somehow getting himself off the hook for something illicit?

Hope the police officer's husband is in the clear, I think their son knew something about Danny; was the murdered boy aware of sister Chloe's dodgy boyfriend and trying to either pin drugs dealing on him or trying to get in on it?

MNetBlackpoolLE Sat 23-Mar-13 15:56:57

Did anyone notice when Tom was deleting the texts from the his (?) phone, there was an opened message from Danny at 3.41am and two unopened messages from "Mum" at 3.39am.

Now I dont know about anyone here but I dont text my child at 3.39am in a morning....

difficultpickle Sat 23-Mar-13 16:38:51

I've been known to when I've been away and forgotten the time difference!

Well spotted. I thought last week's episode was so slow. I'm hoping this week's will be an improvement. If not I reckon they could have done it in 3 episodes rather than 8.