Broadchurch

18 Jun 2018

Rape Crisis is proud to have worked alongside Broadchurch (ITV) to ensure viewers of its third and final series, which centred around Trish, a survivor of rape, had access to specialist sexual violence support services. 

Rape Crisis was lucky enough to interview Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Trish. You can watch the interview here:

Julie Hesmondhalgh who plays a rape survivor in the latest series of Broadchurch speaks with Rebecca Hitchen from Rape Crisis England & Wales.

Find a transcript of this video here - Transcript kindly provided by Transcript Divas Transcription Services.

The Sunday Mirror carried an exclusive of this interview here.

With the support of Broadchurch, the national Rape Crisis helpline was open for 14 hours every day during the 8 weeks the show was on air. 

Broadchurch has been incredibly supportive of the specialist services provided by Rape Crisis. As part of this campaign we worked with a number of partners to raise awareness of how vital the work we do across our Rape Crisis network is. 

We were delighted at the positive coverage - we have compiled some of our favourite pieces below:

Rebecca Hitchen in Huffington Post UK - TV Like Broadchurch Can Help Rape Survivors Find Their Voice

Laura Bates in The Guardian - Broadchurch Shows How Rape is Not Just a Gratuitous Plot Device

Rowan Miller in The Guardian - Dramas Like Broadchurch Have Helped Survivors Speak Out. But Survivors Need Funds

Katie Russell in The Telegraph - Broadchurch's powerful sexual assault plot has changed the face of rape on TV