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Broadchurch Trivia

Broadchurch Ice Cream Scene

The Missing Ice Cream Scene

For Broadchurch series 1, episode 1, there were repeated takes of Superintendent Jenkinson buying ice creams for Detective Inspector Hardy and herself at 'Margaret's Kiosk on the Esplanade'. After each take, the ice creams were passed onto members of the film crew. Only when all the crew had an ice cream did they stop the takes. Yet the scene at the kiosk was never used. Crafty lot!

Broadchurch Burning Boat Scene

The Burning Boat Scene / Change Of Sponsorship

When Broadchurch series 1 was first broadcast in 2013 on UK TV, the main sponsor, Viking River Cruises, withdrew sponsorship after the showing of episode 3. This was because the episode concluded with the scene of a burning boat.

Harbour Lights at West Bay

Series Repeats And Schedule Clashes

Starting Monday, 20th April 2020 for Harbour Lights on CCXTV Freeview and Monday, 8th June 2020 for Broadchurch on ITV 1, both programmes were repeated on UK terrestrial TV. This was the first time, after 7 years, that Broadchurch had ever been repeated on UK terrestrial TV. It was also the first time, after 21 years, that Harbour Lights had ever been repeated on UK terrestrial TV. Ironically, they both clashed on Monday evening, showing at 9pm. CCXTV moved its schedule for Harbour Lights before the second episode of Broadchurch was aired.

Broadchurch at West Bay

Harbour Lights Series 3?

In September 2012, a large film crew arrived in West Bay and set up camp in the Station Yard car park. A number of people contacted us to ask if they were here to film a third series of Harbour Lights with Nick Berry. No, it was to be Broadchurch. At the time, the intention had been to film only one series.

Broadchurch was written by Chris Chibnall who also wrote Life on Mars, Torchwood, Law & Order UK, Born & Bred and Camelot (TV mini series). At the time of writing Broadchurch Series 2, Chris Chibnall lived in Bridport, Dorset.