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It's the day that many people will head back to work after Christmas.

So you'd expect Monday, January 5 to be a depressing one - but the second series of harrowing drama Broadchurch willl also start that night.

The trailer for series two of the critically-acclaimed award-winning series has been released.

The programme starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Skelmanthorpe actress Jodie Whittaker promises to be just as gripping as the first run.

As you can see from the trailer above it's set in the same town and Jodie and Andrew Buchan will also reprise their roles as Danny’s grieving parents and Arthur Darvill is back on board as local vicar Paul Coates.


Goodness Gracious Me star Meera Syal will also appear in the new series in a "pivotal" role.

The comedian joins fellow newcomers Charlotte Rampling, James D’Arcy and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

The star-studded cast will once again be led by Tennant and Colman, whose detective characters spearheaded the investigation into the murder of schoolboy Danny Latimer in series one.

* Broadchurch returns Monday 5 January at 9pm on ITV