The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

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Chris Chibnall
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David Tennant ...  Alec Hardy / ... 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Olivia Colman ...  Ellie Miller / ... 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Jodie Whittaker ...  Beth Latimer 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Andrew Buchan ...  Mark Latimer 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Carolyn Pickles ...  Maggie Radcliffe 23 episodes, 2013-2017
Arthur Darvill ...  Rev. Paul Coates 23 episodes, 2013-2017
Charlotte Beaumont ...  Chloe Latimer 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Adam Wilson ...  Tom Miller 19 episodes, 2013-2017
Matthew Gravelle ...  Joe Miller 18 episodes, 2013-2017
Jonathan Bailey ...  Olly Stevens 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Joe Sims ...  Nige Carter 16 episodes, 2013-2017
Simone McAullay ...  Becca Fisher 13 episodes, 2013-2015
Tanya Franks ...  Lucy Stevens 12 episodes, 2013-2015
Pauline Quirke ...  Susan Wright 10 episodes, 2013-2015
Steve Bennett Steve Bennett ...  PC Bob Daniels / ... 10 episodes, 2013-2017
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A seemingly calm and friendly seaside town becomes a town wrapped in secrets when the death of an eleven year old boy sparks an unwanted media frenzy. As the town's locals start to open up about what they do and don't know, it falls upon the police to catch the supposed killer.

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A town wrapped in secrets. (season 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Wessex Crown Court building is actually Exeter University. See more »

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Under UK court procedures a witness would not be allowed to view proceedings until they have given evidence. Throughout the trial characters are in the public gallery prior to being called to give evidence. See more »

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DS Ellie Miller: You don't eat fish and chips? What kind of Scot are you?
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Referenced in Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

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Excellent drama, penetrating insights into the human condition.
5 September 2013 | by barmstrong-782-631970See all my reviews

The only reason why I'm not giving it a 10/10 is because I have to leave a little room for humbleness. However, without a doubt, one of the best TV dramas that I have ever seen. It blends human frailty, melodramatic egos among professionals, frigid and temperamental relationships among small town residents, child anxieties, and mistrust, in a very artful way. It also shows the very real side of how people are often confused and blameworthy against everyone especially with the most flimsy of evidence.

I probably could come up with more adjectives, and penetrating analysis, but perhaps it is better for those who haven't seen, to see. It left me in tears at the end. I think about my own children, my own family, and it left me with a strange feeling of uncertainty and doubt. It will take me a long time to shake that.

Very good story-telling!


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7 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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