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The magnificent scenery of Dorset was recently seen on the small screen in the first episode of Broadchurch, a highly anticipated new drama for ITV which was broadcast this week. The very first scenes of the programme featured camera shots from the county's famed Jurassic Coast, a particularly beautiful setting for what is set to be one of the biggest dramas of 2013.

The eight-part series began this week and the opening episode received a great deal of praise from both critics and viewers alike. Chris Chibnall, author of the drama, spent many years enjoying Dorset cottage holidays, and when looking for a setting for a beautiful English coastal village, Dorset immediately sprang to mind as the perfect choice.