Broadchurch's last episode: a very Bridport affair
Surely not? And then the programme went on, with twists and turns, including the unexpected and the entirely predictable.
Anyone would think the popular television drama, Broadchurch, was for real. Well, for those of us who live here, where the show was made, it does feel a part of everyday life.
The writer lives in Bridport and the actors are now frequent visitors to the town and its harbour, West Bay. The series' backdrop is as familiar to us as the backs of our hands, although the magic of television splices the geographical areas of North Somerset and West Dorset with surgical precision, so that the dramatic East Cliff of West Bay on the south coast suddenly looms on the distant skyline beyond Clevedon and the Bristol Channel.
In Bridport last night, the charming Electric Palace Theatre played host to the haunting, atmospheric music of Ólafur Arnalds, the composer for the series. He and his band filled the quirky venue with loops and refrains, seemingly simple piano and ethereal violins.
It was the sort of thing Bridport does very well.
As the end credits rolled, there were cheers when it was announced Broadchurch would be back for a third series.
It is such great publicity for this part of Dorset.
That's about it.
Love Maddie x