Not Just A Sleepy Seaside Town
Braodchurch, the ITV hit series, is the brainchild of Bridport local Chris Chibnall a long established playwright, writer and producer. Chris has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood and Law & Order along with other successful series.
Chris loves the Jurassic Coast and wanted this to be the setting for his latest creation Broadchurch and location photography started in August 2011. Much of the footage was shot in here in West Bay and in the local area. The first series was shown in 2013 and immediately ITV had a sensation on their hands with viewers eagerly anticipating a second season.
In March 2014 rumours about series two were confirmed and at the beginning of May location vehicles started rolling into the bay. Once again West Bay became Broadchurch, old and new cast members appeared and filming began.
The George became home to cast and crew during the four months of filming. We were delighted to have them with us and to be able to provide them with a peaceful haven after long hours of filming. Even the wrap party was hosted here!
Here at The George we are all looking forward to welcoming everyone back for series three.