A new witness tells Hardy and Ellie their story. This information turns Ellie and Hardy's understanding of Trish's case upside down. Katie discovers a crucial new link between the case and a key suspect. Ellie and Hardy investigate the suspect's alibi more closely and find worrying inconsistencies. Beth tells her supervisor about Trish's case. Their discussion leads them to come forward to Ellie and Hardy with new revelations. Lucas reveals what he saw on the night of the party. Jim reacts violently, telling him to keep his mouth shut. A call from the owner at Axehampton forces Ellie and Hardy to hurry back to the grounds of the house once more.
Aided by local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller, the newly arrived, out-of-town Detective Inspector Alec Hardy investigates the mysterious death of an 11-year-old boy on a beach at the foot of a cliff at the seaside community of Broadchurch. The investigation takes in the boy's parents and the residents of the town who come under the media spotlight - threatening to reveal secrets and betrayals. The seaside town of Broadchurch becomes the centre of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.
Broadchurch - Series 3, Episode 5 Synopsis and Schedule