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The first series of the British crime dramaoriginally aired on thebroadcast network in the United Kingdom from 4 March 2013 to 22 April 2013. The eight-episode series began with the murder of an 11-year-old boy in the fictional, close-knit coastal town of Broadchurch in,. The series depicted the impact that suspicion and media attention have on the community.
ThoughBroadchurchwas first conceived of in 2003, creator and writerfirst began fleshing out the story and writing scripts for the first episodes in 2011. He approached ITV in autumn 2011 with the series, and the network quickly approved it for production. The role of Reverend Paul Coates was written for, and leadsandwere the first cast. Other roles were cast using auditions. Principal photography began on 13 August 2012 in Dorset. Most scenes were shot on location, with the majority of filming in and aroundand. Soundstages were used for some interior scenes. Dialogue rarely departed from the scripts, but other aspects of the performances were improvised. A documentary visual style and an emphasis on firstwere used to heighten the realism of the series and acting. Few of the crew and none of the actors knew the identity of the murderer when filming began. A number of steps were taken to maintain this secret. Only those cast and crew with an absolute need to know were told the identity of the murderer once filming began on the final three episodes.
Broadchurchseries one received widespread critical acclaim and high viewership ratings. Music byhelped to inspire the series’ mood and tone. Arnalds composed the series’ soundtrack, which won a. Among the many honours received by cast and crew, Olivia Colman won afor Best Actress andfor Best Supporting Actor, and the series was named Best Drama.