‘Who’ is this new ten­ant in Broad­church?

Sci-fi ac­tors trade di­alects for roles in eight part drama se­ries

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Arthur Darvill, who plays cur­rent Doc­tor Who Matt Smith’s side­kick Rory, ap­pears as a priest in Broad­church, an eight-part se­ries which looks at the lives of peo­ple liv­ing in a small town af­ter the body of a young boy is found on a beach.

The show, which also stars Olivia Col­man and Vicky McClure, was penned by Chris Chib­nall, who has also worked on Doc­tor Who and its spinoff Torch­wood.

He says: ‘‘ Broad­church fo­cuses on a small Bri­tish com­mu­nity which finds it­self at the eye of a storm. In the wake of one boy’s death, the res­i­dents of Broad­church come un­der scru­tiny and sus­pi­cion. It’s a story of scale and in­ti­macy, as the lives of the char­ac­ters are laid bare.’’

Ten­nant plays DI Alec Hardy, an out-of-town de­tec­tive, who clashes with a lo­cal of­fi­cer played by Rev star Col­man dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into what happened. The show will be filmed on lo­ca­tion in Por­tishead near Bris­tol and Dorset later this year.

star David Ten­nant. AVID Ten­nant goes from Doc­tor Who to De­tec­tive In­spec­tor in a new drama fea­tur­ing an­other of the stars of the sci-fi

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