After Sidney has rescued Marion Taylor from a house fire her husband Dominic accuses pub landlord Tobias Hall of arson and soon afterwards Dominic is murdered. Hall denies murder but admits to blackmailing Dominic, a closet homosexual, an act which indirectly caused the fire. Geordie investigates the murder though Sidney feels he should be at home with his sick baby. Another row erupts between the two men when Geordie arrests Dominic's young lover Ben and Sidney believes that he is motivated purely by homophobic prejudice. Fortunately Sidney works out who the real killer is and helps Geordie trap him before the detective returns to find his child has recovered and Sidney entertains Hildegard Stanton, who has returned from Germany.Written by
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First episode refers Hungary-England match where England got beat 6-3. That match happened in Nov 1953, and dates in the episode are April and May 1953. See more »
Sidney, the enlightened vicar takes on society.
Being gay was a crime during the setting for Grantchester, hard to imagine nowadays, but the incredibly human and empathetic Sidney of course sees the injustices. Meanwhile Geordie battles his own demons as his young son fights for his life.
I thought this was an exceptional episode, it was a very interesting story line, real life from the not too distant past, but more then that we got some real tension between Sidney and Geordie. Sidney showed true friendship as he stuck by his angry and upset friend. The pair had some wonderful scenes.
Favourite scene for me had to be the one where Hildagarde discussed her past life with Mrs Maguire, it was a wonderfully human scene. Leonard also, has become such an interesting character.
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