Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 04, 2013
Status
New Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre

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DI Alec Hardy Broadchurch (UK)

DI Alec Hardy

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David Tennant (born David John McDonald; April 18, 1971) in West Lothian, Scotland, to a father who was ...

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DI Alec Hardy Quotes

01x03 - Episode 3 Season 1 / Episode 3: - Episode 3

Dr. Martin Baxter: You're the last person I expected a phone call from.
DI Alec Hardy: You're the first friendly face I've seen in months.
Dr. Martin Baxter: Well, If I'm the friendly face, god knows what the rest of them are like.
DI Alec Hardy: Oh... you've no idea. It is another world.
Dr. Martin Baxter: It's a bit cloak and dagger Alec, meeting out here? What's wrong with the office?
DI Alec Hardy: Small town, everyone's eyes on ya. Don't like it.
Dr. Martin Baxter: I erm... went through all the results you sent me.
DI Alec Hardy: So?
Dr. Martin Baxter: It's not good Alec.
DI Alec Hardy: [Hardy sighs] No...
Dr. Martin Baxter: You've got to change all of this. No stress, no pressure, nothing that will cause unnecessary exertion.
DI Alec Hardy: I can't.
Dr. Martin Baxter: You have to. If you don't... you'll end up dead!
DI Alec Hardy: [He growls distastefully] Ahh. You bloody doctors! Always do as I say you'll end up dead.
Dr. Martin Baxter: I'm serious! Look... I'll make sure all the paperwork gets filled in, you can be invalided out.
DI Alec Hardy: Not till I'm done here.
Dr. Martin Baxter: You like it that much?
DI Alec Hardy: No I hate it! I hate the air. I hate the sand. I hate the stupid people. I hate the way they work. I hate their bloody smiley bloody faces. I hate the never ending sky!
Dr. Martin Baxter: Well, why be here at all?
DI Alec Hardy: [long pause] It's penance.
Dr. Martin Baxter: What? No, really?
DI Alec Hardy: Really.
01x03 - Episode 3 Season 1 / Episode 3: - Episode 3

DI Alec Hardy: [shouts from his office] Miller? [Leaving his office he walks over to Miller who remains seated at her desk] Reconstruction, Thursday night, one week on? Your boy Tom should do it.
DS Ellie Miller: What? No I don't want him to.
DI Alec Hardy: [Hardy interrupts] No. He's the best choice.
DS Ellie Miller: Did you not hear what I just said? He's just lost his best friend. That could traumatize him for life.
DI Alec Hardy: Well, maybe he should be allowed to decide.
DS Ellie Miller: No... I'm his mum... I decide!
DI Alec Hardy: Oh, so your commitment to this investigation stops outside these doors?
DS Ellie Miller: With respect sir, move away from me now, or I will piss in a cup and throw it at you!
DI Alec Hardy: [ignores comment] Talk to... [struggles to remember a name] [Miller looks at Hardy with disgust]
DI Alec Hardy: What's your husbands name? Joe? Talk to him about it, and Tom.
DS Ellie Miller: [Miller digresses] You're invited to dinner.
DI Alec Hardy: [Hardy looks confused] What?
DS Ellie Miller: Pick a night
DI Alec Hardy: In your house, why?
DS Ellie Miller: Do you know many people here?
DI Alec Hardy: No.
DS Ellie Miller: Are you living off hotel food?
DI Alec Hardy: It's not a good idea.
DS Ellie Miller: Please don't be an arsehole about it. Believe me, I don't really wanna do it either, but it's what people do.
DI Alec Hardy: Is it?
DS Ellie Miller: [Raises her voice] Yes! They have their bosses round. We don't have to talk about work.
DI Alec Hardy: What do we talk about?
DS Ellie Miller: I don't know, just say yes...
DI Alec Hardy: [Hardy mumbles] Yeah.
DS Ellie Miller: Thank you, bloody hell! [Hardy walks away and Millers attention returns to her computer as she insults him under her breath] Knob!

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