The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are called to investigate a serious sexual assault.
Shockwaves reverberate through Broadchurch as news of the attack spreads.
Hardy and Ellie appeal to Trish to be more open. The officers of Broadchurch CID start to uncover inconsistencies and lies.
Trish returns to the scene of the crime in the hope it will prompt her to remember something more about the attack, while DC Katie Harford thinks she has a strong lead when she discovers a new suspect who doesn't have an alibi. Cath reveals interesting new information about the night of her party, while a match is made for the male DNA found on Trish. An unknown woman walks into the police station.
The crime drama continues. New information forces Hardy and Ellie to re-evaluate the case.
Ed comes under scrutiny, and Mark makes a decision.
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...
Hardy and Ellie uncover the truth behind the rape of Trish Winterman, and lives in Broadchurch are changed forever. Series Finale.