Broadchurch pair are back on cop form
There was some positive news at the opening episode of the third and final series of ITV’S Broadchurch last night. There were no courtroom scenes. This will no doubt have delighted everyone who complained about them ruining the second series. To be honest, I never thought it was as bad as some people made out. That said, I’m still glad the action has shifted back to Broadchurch’s top detective duo, Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), doing what they do best – detectiving, bantering and bickering. The pair were called in to investigate after local woman Trish (played brilliantly by former Corrie star and future Bafta winner Julie Hesmondhalgh, right) was raped at a party at a creepy country mansion out in the Dorset sticks. As with the murder of Danny Latimer in series one, it looks like the crime will send shockwaves through the tight-knit community. Even though Trish said her attacker was a man, we’ve all seen enough of Broadchurch to know things won’t be that simple. Sarah Parish’s character Cath looks like a wrong ‘un for a start. One thing I’m not too sure about is where original cast members like Mark and Beth Latimer and Reverend Paul Coates fit into all of this. Hopefully, we won’t get too bogged down catching up with their lives, because Broadchurch is at its strongest when it revolves around Miller and Hardy. Speaking of Hardy, I’d love to know how he managed to hear the sound of that tiny waterfall from so far away on a windy day. Fancy coming round my house on Sunday night, Hardy? I’m planning on watching SS-GB again and I could really use your ears.