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Broadchurch winner at TV BAFTAS

Broadchurch was filmed in West Bay in Dorset and Clevedon in North Somerset Credit: ITV

ITV's hit drama Broadchurch has had tremendous success at the TV BAFTAS.

Broadchurch, which was filmed in West Bay in Dorset and Clevedon in North Somerset, won three awards at last night's ceremony.

Olivia Colman was named best leading actress, David Bradley best supporting actor and the show won best drama series.

David Tennant and Olivia Coleman return to west country for new series of Broadchurch

David Tennant and Olivia Coleman return to west country Credit: Broadchruch

David Tennant and Olivia Coleman will be returning to the west country for a new series of Broadchurch. The ITV drama which was watched by 9 million people last year is filmed in and around West Bay in Dorset and in Clevedon in North Somerset.

The second series has been penned by Chris Chibnall, who created and wrote the first series. He has previously said that the new run will be "completely different".

ITV's director of drama Steve November said: "We're delighted Broadchurch is back in production, but we're remaining tight-lipped about how the story develops.

"Suffice to say Chris has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series."

Executive producer Jane Featherstone said: "The reaction to Broadchurch from UK viewers has been incredible. So we'd like viewers to enjoy the new series knowing as little as possible about what's to come and for the story to unfold in real time."

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Broadchurch voted as best TV programme of the year

Broadchurch voted as best TV programme of the year Credit: ITV News West Country

Critics have voted an ITV drama filmed in North Somerset as the best TV programme of the year. "Broadchurch" is set on the Dorset coast, but many of the scenes were filmed in Clevedon.

The murder-mystery stars David Tennant and Olivia Coleman and put the town centre-stage boosting the number of visitors. It was voted best of 2013 by a panel of critics from the Radio Times.

Broadchurch gets the US treatment

Broadchurch gets the US treatment Credit: ITV

ITV's Broadchurch is going to get the US treatment with a remake planed for American audiences.

The programme which was filmed in West Bay, Dorset and Clevedon and starred David Tennant and Olivia Colman was a huge hit with viewers - pulling in up to nine million viewers.

The show's creator Chris Chibnall will be working on the US version.

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Pauline Quirke visits Bristol to celebrate Academy

Actress Pauline Quirke celebrates her school's move Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Actress Pauline Quirke is in Bristol today [Saturday]. She's here to celebrate her performing arts academy, which has moved to a new premises at Cotham School.

Pauline is currently appearing in the ITV drama Broadchurch, and is also touring with the Birds of a Feather stage show.

Dorset town's sneak preview of new ITV drama

David Tennant stars in new ITV drama Broadchurch. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

A Dorset town has been treated to a special screening of a new ITV drama.

Broadchurch, which stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman, was mostly shot in Bridport's West Bay.

There was a question and answer session afterwards with the writer, local author Chris Chibnall.

The series is due to be broadcast in a few weeks.