BAFTAs: Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker on What to Expect from BBC AMERICA’s ‘Broadchurch’

'Broadchurch' stars Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker at the BAFTA TV awards on May 12, 2013. (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

‘Broadchurch’ stars Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker at the BAFTA TV awards on May 12, 2013. (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

If you want to know what Brits were watching this past spring, the answer was Broadchurch, the critically acclaimed drama that made the fictional killer of a young boy in a sleepy seaside town the topic of national conversation. The cast, led by David Tennant and double BAFTA winner Olivia Colman as detectives investigating the murder, had to keep the series’ central secret under wraps until the explosive finale, which garnered huge ratings for British network ITV and became the most tweeted-about drama episode of the year.

Broadchurch will soon be coming to BBC AMERICA, and our Alan Moloney caught stars Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker on the rain-drenched red carpet of the BAFTA TV awards in London yesterday (May 12) to chat about what viewers here can expect from the first season. “A lot of tears,” says Whittaker. Watch our interview below:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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