Belfast Telegraph

Tennant links with fellow Who star

David Tennant goes from Doctor Who to Detective Inspector in a new drama featuring another of the stars of the sci-fi show.

Arthur Darvill, who plays current Doctor Who Matt Smith's sidekick Rory, appears as a priest in Broadchurch, an eight-part series which looks at the lives of people living in a small town after the body of a young boy is found on a beach.

The ITV1 show, which also stars Olivia Colman and Vicky McClure, was written by Chris Chibnall who has also worked on Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood.

He said: "Broadchurch focuses on a small British community which finds itself at the eye of a storm. In the wake of one boy's death, the residents of Broadchurch come under scrutiny and suspicion.

"It's a story of scale and intimacy, as the lives of the characters are laid bare."

David plays DI Alec Hardy, an out-of-town detective, who clashes with a local officer played by Rev star Olivia during the investigation into what happened.

The show will be filmed on location in Portishead near Bristol and Dorset later this year.


From Belfast Telegraph