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Ok - summarise Broadchurch for me please before it starts

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Torrorosso Mon 22-Apr-13 20:14:32

Dd has been watching it avidly, dh and I haven't seen any of it - but we're all going to watch it tonight and have promised dd not to ask inane questions. No time to catch up via internet.

I know Danny has been killed, and everyone else is a suspect - who are the other characters and tell me a bit about them please.

Finally, who do you think dunnit?

Thank you!

montage Mon 22-Apr-13 20:25:38

Danny's mum - not really a suspect

Danny's dad - does have time unaccounted for on night on murder but was having affair with Becca, local aussie hotel owner, now found out (she is his alibi)

Danny has sister and grandmother and sister has boyfriend - not really suspects

Ellie, policewoman, lovely. Last week ominous rumbles that something going on with her son she doesnt know about - to do with his computer. He and Danny were close friends or fell out.

David Tennant, lead detective. Has heart problems. Just found out in cliffhanger what was on Danny's computer. We don't know what!

Ollie, reporter, seems lovely, Ellie's nephew.

Nige, strange friend and apprentice of Danny's Dad - was suspected, seems cleared but not definite

Pauline Quirke, turned out to be his birth mother, claims she saw him dump Danny's body!

Jack, newsagent, killed self (we think) after implicated in Danny's death

montage Mon 22-Apr-13 20:27:37

Odds are its Ellie's husband Joe (who looks like Nige in the dark) - and/or her son Tom

I suspect Ollie.

But Ellie's son definately got a big secret!

Oh - also Vicar, Rory from Dr Who. Attends AA meetings. Teaches IT to the boys

montage Mon 22-Apr-13 20:28:37

The one thing we know about tonight is that the EE actress who plays Ellie's sister/Ollie's mum and claimed to know something (but was not believed) will turn out to know something after all.

ShowOfHands Mon 22-Apr-13 20:31:02

Best actress in it is Olivia Colman, followed by Pauline Quirke's rl dog.

The accents are occasionally v creative.

It's brill!

ShowOfHands Mon 22-Apr-13 20:33:56

Look out for Ollie too. He's the young, wet behind the ears journalist who keeps looking doe-eyed at the Journalist Not From Around Here. He's a strange beast. Supposedly good looking, on paper v attractive but totally and utterly sexless. Quite a mean feat tbh.

montage Mon 22-Apr-13 20:34:50

Watching Olivia Colman act whatever hits Ellie tonight is what I'm really looking forward to.

BTW postmortem says Danny was strangled by a pair of large hands, thought to be male. He was then left on beach, and it's thought his body was brought there by boat.

Torrorosso Mon 22-Apr-13 22:54:47

Well done montage! Dh and I caught up quickly - I wish we'd seen the rest - somewhat grim though.

montage Tue 23-Apr-13 14:06:21

Glad you enjoyed it. The last episode was by far the most explicit and upsetting btw so series 2 might be worth a watch when it happens wink

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