‘Trust no one’ was the motto of Broadchurch


The cast of Broadchurch, starring David Tennant, didn’t know the culprit until the last moments of filming.

Writer Chris Chibnall was so determined to keep the climax a surprise that he kept his cast and crew in the dark for the whole of the five-month filming schedule.

They had the kind of security you’d expect from a Hollywood blockbuster, Chibnall said. ‘All of the scripts on set were kept  in a safe, watermarked so they couldn’t be copied, and only five people knew the full story.

‘David Tennant grabbed hold of me and said he couldn’t believe I wasn’t going to tell him. But then he admitted he was actually glad.’

The actors were told on a ‘need-to-know’ basis a couple of days later in late-night phone calls just hours before they were due on set.

 Just adds to the mystery if you ask us… to read our own suspicions, click here