And so we come to the very final episode of Broadchurch airing on Monday 17 April at 9.00pm on ITV and as DI Alec Hardy says, the vice is tightening. Hardy and Miller are faced with some tough choices. They’ve gone from having no serious suspects to having too many.
As the episode opens the duo arrest taxi driver Clive Lucas having discovered a disturbing cache of material, some of it belonging to Trish, in his garage. Clive’s story is all over the place and both Miller and Lucas think he is the guilty man.
The team have already brought in Ed Burnett (who admits to be obsessed with Trish and spending huge amounts of time in the street outside her house in order to protect her) as well as mechanic Jim Atwood who slept with Trish on the morning of the night she was attacked.
Meanwhile new CCTV footage has emerged that shows someone dumping incriminating evidence, including the twine that used in the attack on Trish, in the grounds of Ed’s supermarket. Miller is able to track the person dumping the evidence across other CCTV cameras….
It’s been another excellent season, less intense than what has gone before but brilliantly made and at times achingly sad, especially Mark Latimer’s breakdown and attempted suicide.
Fittingly though there is a real sense of closure for many of the characters we’ve got to know over the last three seasons.
UK / ITV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 17 April 2017 at 9.00pm
Writer: Chris Chibnal
Series: Broadchurch Season 3 Episode 8
Jodie Whittaker as Beth Latimer
Charlotte Beaumont as Chloe Latimer
David Tennant as D.I. Alec Hardy
Olivia Colman as D.S. Ellie Miller
Lenny Henry as Ed Burnett
Andrew Buchan as Mark Latimer
Emily Allison as Lizzie Latimer
Mark Bazeley as Jim Atwood
Josette Simon as Chief Superintendent Clark
Hannah Rae as Daisy Hardy
Carolyn Pickles as Maggie Radcliffe
Mariah Gale as Caroline Hughes
Kelly Gough as Laura Benson
Jasper Meehan as Daniel
Aaron May as Charlie
Deon Lee-Williams as Michael Lucas
Sarah Parish as Cath Atwood
Julie Hesmondhalgh as Trish Winterman
Hannah Millward as Leah Winterman
Steve Bennett as Uniform Bob
Charlie Higson as Ian Winterman
Arthur Darvill as Rev. Paul Coates
Georgina Campbell as D.C. Katie Harford
Becky Brunning as Lindsay Lucas
Sebastian Armesto as Clive Lucas
Simone Ashley as Dana
Chris Mason as Leo Humphries