As this wonderful series approaches its climax next week, the questions are mounting. Will DI Hardy (David Tennant) be in any sort of shape to complete the investigation? What was in the texts deleted by Ellie’s (Olivia Colman) son? What does Nige Carter get up to with his crossbow? And, of course, whodunit? Pauline Quirke’s aggressively shifty outsider is surely too obvious; likewise suspiciously defensive vicar Arthur Darvill.
Our money’s on Ellie’s husband, just for the dramatic meat that this would serve up for the brilliant Colman. The initial comparisons with the first series of ‘The Killing’ and its leisurely analysis of a grieving family haven’t proved to be too wide of the mark. Creator Chris Chibnall has balanced crimebusting thrills with moving, intimate drama, helped along by a note-perfect cast and a leading pair whose every shared scene has been pure magic. If ITV somehow tops this in 2013, we’ll move to Dorset and become Scout leaders.
A seafood restaurant and bar at Broadgate Circle. Crab is, of course, a focus but it's not all about crustaceans here – steaks, spatchcock chickens, burgers and fish get a fair crack of the whip, too. But the menu goes biggest on things with claws. Crabs come whole, in cakes, as burgers, in caesar salad and in a variety of rolls. Half and whole lobsters cooked on the grill are also available, and feature in a couple of shellfish platters, too. Bar bites include crab croquettes, sliders, fried whitebait and black-peppered squid. Cocktails also feature, with options such as a crabtini (vodka, lavender syrup, rhubarb and violet), a lobster trap (Hendrick's gin and lavender syrup) and a tavern fizz (gin, rhubarb syrup and elderflower).
Venue says: “Any two courses from our set menu £17, three courses £20. Available Mon - Fri.”