Broadchurch to return for a second series – Daily TV round-up

New mystery will begin filming next year, it has been confirmed

Warning: This article contains spoilers so if you haven't seen the final episode of the first series yet, look away now!

Hit ITV whodunnit 'Broadchurch' is to get a second series, it's been confirmed.

The drama, which wound up its first series in a thrilling finale, will go into production once again next year.

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A peak audience of 9.3 million viewers tuned in to see the killer of 11-year-old Danny Latimer revealed as Joe Miller, the husband of Olivia Coleman's character Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller.

Yahoo! TV users had correctly chosen Miller as the killer in our poll, while he was also favourite with bookmakers who were giving odds of just 4/5.

Only 29 people in the country knew the identity of the murderer - comprising a handful of cast and crew members and ITV boss Peter Fincham - to ensure that there were no leaks from inside the production.

Actor Matthew Grevelle, who played Miller, was only told he was the murderer days before the show's pivotal final scenes were shot.

The show, which starred Coleman alongside David Tennant as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, and followed the story of a boy found strangled at the foot of a cliff in seaside town in Dorset, has been a huge hit for the channel.

It regularly received audiences of over nine million over its eight episode run. [Metro]

Also in today's press

Ofcom is to launch two inquiries into broadcasts on the BBC. The first will be to find whether the corporation broke rules with its Archbishop of Canterbury sketch, which went out during Comic Relief. More than 2,200 people complained about the skit, which featured Rowan Atkinson as the Arch Bishop, who said that 'praying doesn't work'. [Metro]

A second inquiry will be launched over the broadcast of swearing during the BBC's coverage of the boat race. Oskar Zorrilla, the cox of the Cambridge team, was heard using the expletive 'f*ck' several times, with 200 people contacting the BBC to complain. Though there was an apology for the language, Zorrilla's microphone remained on. [The Guardian]

Challenge TV has bought the rights for classic CITV show 'Knightmare'. It will repeat the first two series of the show, which starred actor Hugo Myatt as dungeon master Treguard, from May 10 at 10.30pm. [Digital Spy]