'Broadchurch': David Tennant plays detective, not 'Doctor'

At 3:20 a.m. on a moonlit night, 11-year-old Danny Latimer (Oskar McNamara) stands shivering at the edge of a sheer cliff high above a beach. As he stares numbly at the pounding surf below, blood drips from the fingers of his right hand.In just a few minutes, Danny is going to be dead, the victim of a murder that's about to rock his tiny hometown to its very foundations -- a town called Broadchurch, also the title of the electrifying eight-part British mystery series premiering Wednesday, Aug. 7, on BBC America.Just a few hours before Danny's lifeless body is found lying on the beach, Detective Sgt.Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), a Latimer family friend, has returned from a holiday to discover that a promotion she was all but promised has been given instead to an outsider: Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant), a frosty gentleman whose terse style clashes violently with hometown girl Ellie's gentler touch....



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