The BEST Episodes of Broadchurch

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Network: ITV

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

Episode 8

#1 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 22, 2013

Shock, rather than relief, takes hold of Broadchurch as Hardy finally discovers who murdered Danny Latimer.

star 8.33
2,513 votes
Directors: James Strong
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 17, 2017

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

star 8.20
1,943 votes
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 23, 2015

The fate of Danny's murderer is decided. Alec and Ellie close the Sandbrook murder case.

star 8.00
1,494 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 7

#4 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 15, 2013

Hardy knows his time is running out to solve Danny's murder - will the discovery of a vital clue finally unlock the case?

star 7.96
2,529 votes
Directors: James Strong
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 7

#5 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 10, 2017

Important pieces of evidence come to light against all the key suspects in the case.

star 7.89
2,130 votes
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 2015

When Danny Latimer's killer pleads not guilty, the town of Broadchurch have to prepare for a full trial. Meanwhile, a woman called Claire, from the Sandbrook case, relies on Alec for protection.

star 7.84
1,848 votes
Directors: James Strong
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2013

As Hardy and Ellie come under fire, the people of Broadchurch start to turn against each other.

star 7.83
2,658 votes
Directors: Euros Lyn
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2017

Ellie and Hardy bring in Ed Burnett for questioning. In a search of his premises, Ellie finds devastating new evidence linking him to the crime.

star 7.82
2,065 votes
Episode 7

#9 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 16, 2015

The final arguments are made in Joe Miller's trial. Hardy and Ellie follow-up on new evidence. Another one of Claire's secrets comes to light.

star 7.80
1,443 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 1

#10 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 4, 2013

Detective Ellie Miller returns from holiday to find that her promotion to inspector was given to an outsider, named Alec Hardy, and that the son of her close friend has supposedly committed suicide.

star 7.79
3,104 votes
Directors: James Strong
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 27, 2017

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

star 7.76
2,424 votes
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 11, 2013

As the mystery around Danny's death deepens, DI Hardy and DS Miller must work fast to identify the key suspects.

star 7.75
2,663 votes
Directors: James Strong
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 25, 2013

The aftershocks of Danny's murder continue to ripple through the town, as friends and neighbors' lives come under scrutiny.

star 7.72
2,475 votes
Directors: Euros Lyn
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 5

#14 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 27, 2017

A new witness turns Trish's case upside down. Katie discovers a new link between the case and a key suspect. Beth tells her supervisor about Trish's case.

star 7.69
2,064 votes
Episode 2

#15 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 6, 2017

Ellie and Hardy realize that the location of the attack and all the surrounding circumstances are going to make this a difficult investigation.

star 7.68
2,214 votes
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 3

#16 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 18, 2013

The discovery of the murder scene leads Hardy and Miller to arrest a startling suspect in Danny's murder.

star 7.68
2,675 votes
Directors: Euros Lyn
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 4

#17 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2015

Hardy is annoyed when being questioned about Ashworth's return. Claire disobeys Hardy's instructions not to see Ashworth. A former Broadchurch resident returns.

star 7.68
1,484 votes
Directors: Jessica Hobbs
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 6

#18 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 9, 2015

Tom takes the stand. Jocelyn receives double bad news. Hardy and Ellie find evidence to connect Pippa to Ashworth and Claire.

star 7.65
1,485 votes
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 3

#19 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2017

Ellie and Hardy appeal to Trish to be more open with them. Trish receives an unnerving gift from an anonymous sender.

star 7.64
2,135 votes
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 4

#20 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 20, 2017

DC Harford discovers a new suspect who doesn't have an alibi. Cath reveals new information about the night of her party. Hardy and Ellie get a match on the male DNA found on Trish.

star 7.64
2,112 votes
Directors: Daniel Nettheim
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 6

#21 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 8, 2013

The town of Broadchurch comes together to mourn. In doing so, a new suspect in the murder of Danny Latimer comes to light.

star 7.62
2,441 votes
Directors: James Strong
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 5

#22 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2015

Miller's son wants to give evidence at his father's trial. Miller helps Alec with his old unsolved murder case.

star 7.54
1,430 votes
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 3

#23 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 2015

Miller and Hardy try to take control of the events of Claire and Lee's arranged meeting. Meanwhile, the court case continues and begins to question Alec and Millers whereabouts after the murder.

star 7.53
1,524 votes
Directors: Jessica Hobbs
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Episode 2

#24 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 12, 2015

A new development in Joe Miller's trial surprises the court. Alec and Ellie set up a meeting between Claire and Lee Ashworth, with consequences to everyone involved.

star 7.47
1,591 votes
Directors: James Strong
Writers: Chris Chibnall