10 Best Episodes of Broadchurch

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

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Broadchurch - S1E3

#15 - Episode 3 (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Crime scene fingerprints lead DI Hardy and DS Miller to a suspect in Danny's murder. Steve Connelly approaches Beth claiming to have a message from her dead son.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1477 votes.

Broadchurch - S3E1

#14 - Episode 1 (Season 3 - Episode 1)


DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are called to investigate a serious sexual assault.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 2205 votes.

Broadchurch - S1E2

#13 - Episode 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The Latimer family struggles to cope with their grief and the Rev. Paul Coates decides to speak to the local media.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 1547 votes.

Broadchurch - S1E1

#12 - Episode 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Out-of-town DI Alec Hardy investigates the death of an 11-year-old boy in a seaside community aided by local DS Ellie Miller. The child's parent and other residents of Broadchurch try to cope with the media frenzy surrounding the case.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 1804 votes.

Broadchurch - S1E4

#11 - Episode 4 (Season 1 - Episode 4)

A local journalist uncovers a new suspect. Beth and Mark try to get more national press coverage of their son's death.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 1447 votes.

Broadchurch - S2E1

#10 - Episode 1 (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Joe Miller's arraignment opens painful wounds for the community of Broadchurch. Detective Hardy is forced to confront ghosts from his past.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 1427 votes.

Broadchurch - S3E6

#9 - Episode 6 (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Ellie and Hardy bring a new suspect in for questioning. In a search of this suspect’s premises, Ellie finds devastating new evidence linking him to the crime. Back at the station, DC Katie Harford confronts Ellie and Hardy with an uncomfortable truth about her role in the investigation. Hardy and Ellie’s new suspect gives them his detailed version of events, but when they dig deeper they begin to doubt his story. Ellie and Hardy discover that Ian has taken a personal item of Trish’s without her knowledge. They seize it for examination. What can they learn from it?

The episode was rated 7.86 from 1886 votes.

Broadchurch - S1E6

#8 - Episode 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)


The case is stalling and morale is low. At the Broadchurch Echo, Maggie resolves to solve a mystery that has taken a very personal turn for her.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 1385 votes.

Broadchurch - S2E7

#7 - Episode 7 (Season 2 - Episode 7)

A trap is set, but it remains to be seen whether it will have the desired result. Paul steps in to help a figure in distress, and in a turn of events she could never have foreseen, Ellie finds herself exposed and alone.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 1201 votes.

Broadchurch - S3E7

#6 - Episode 7 (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Important pieces of evidence come to light against all the key suspects in the case – Ellie and Hardy can feel the vice tightening and know that soon, the case will crack open...

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1954 votes.

Broadchurch - S1E5

#5 - Episode 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Miller realises the evidence Jack handed over does not match with her knowledge of Danny's possessions. Jack, the news agent, gets unfair press treatment.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 1456 votes.

Broadchurch - S1E7

#4 - Episode 7 (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Following recent events, Miller is more isolated than ever before as she tries to find out what happened at the clifftop hut. Meanwhile, the police are circling Susan as Nige grows increasingly desperate for her to leave Broadchurch.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1414 votes.

Broadchurch - S2E8

#3 - Episode 8 (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Decisions are made, truths are revealed, and lives in Broadchurch are changed forever.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 1226 votes.

Broadchurch - S3E8

#2 - Episode 8 (Season 3 - Episode 8)


Hardy and Ellie uncover the truth behind the rape of Trish Winterman, and lives in Broadchurch are changed forever.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 1789 votes.

Broadchurch - S1E8

#1 - Episode 8 (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The final piece of the jigsaw finally begins to fall into place. DI Hardy and DS Miller attempt to name Danny Latimer’s killer.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 1487 votes.

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