Bridport audiences are to get the first chance to see the star-studded new ITV drama, Broadchurch, filmed on location in West Bay, in advance of its UK broadcast. 
As a thank you to the local community for all their support during filming, the programme makers have arranged a special free preview screening of the opening episode: the first in the country.

The screening at Bridport Arts Centre will be followed by a question and answer panel with local resident, writer Chris Chibnall, as well as director James Strong and producer Richard Stokes.

“Broadchurch is a love letter to the scenery of the Jurassic Coast,” says Chris Chibnall, “which uses key West Dorset landmarks as part of its story. The welcome we received filming in West Bay was extraordinary. We want to repay all the cooperation and kindness from everyone in the area by giving people in West Bay and Bridport the first chance in the country to see a sneak preview of our opening episode.”

Broadchurch is a new eight part drama series by Kudos Film and Television for ITV1. The all-star cast includes David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Vicky McClure, Pauline Quirke and Arthur Darvill.

Broadchurch explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a police investigation, following the tragic and mysterious death of an eleven year old boy.

The screening is not suitable for children under 16.

Tickets are free, but must be booked through the Bridport Arts Centre box office in person or by calling 01308 424 204.