Broadchurch: How many episodes are there in season 3 and when is the last episode?

The third and final series of ITV crime drama Broadchurch is gripping the nation, but how long is left before we bid a final farewell to detectives Hardy and Miller?

There are eight episodes in season 3 of Broadchurch, the first of which aired on Monday February 27, 2017. There were also eight instalments in each of the two previous series’ of the hit crime drama. ITV screened the very first episode of Broadchurch in March 2013.

Chris Chibnall has once again written all eight episodes of the drama, which was filmed on location in Bridport, West Bay and Clevedon as well as Bristol's Bottleyard Studios.

[Read more: Where is Broadchurch filmed? Visit the locations of the crime drama]

Season 3 sees David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, this time investigating a serious sexual assault in the Dorset community.

The Shores (Dorset’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and Dorset Rape Crisis supported and advised Chibnall throughout the scriptwriting process.

[Read more: Meet the cast of Broadchurch series 3]

When is the final episode?

The last episode of series 3 is scheduled for Monday April 17, 2017. The current series will be the last ever.

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