Grantchester (2014– )
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Episode #3.2 

The entire village cricket team is sick when someone poisons the beer. But everyone recovers except a young man who is found dead the next day.


Tim Fywell


James Runcie (based on novels "The Grantchester Mysteries" by), Daisy Coulam (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Norton ... Sidney Chambers
Robson Green ... Geordie Keating
Morven Christie ... Amanda Hopkins
Al Weaver ... Leonard Finch
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Mrs. Maguire
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ... Cathy Keating
Seline Hizli ... Margaret Ward
Lorne MacFadyen ... Phil Wilkinson
Nick Brimble ... Jack Chapman
Emily Bevan ... Hilary Franklin
Gary Beadle Gary Beadle ... Archdeacon Gabriel Atubo
Peter Davison ... Geoff Towler
Emma Davies ... Rosie Towler
Parth Thakerar Parth Thakerar ... Munir Ali
Dinesh Sundran Dinesh Sundran ... Zafar Ali


The entire village cricket team is sick when somebody poisons their beer but everybody recovers except young Pakistani Zafar Ali, who is found dead the next day. He was secretly in a relationship with Annie, the daughter of racist club secretary Geoffrey Towler, who took him tea on the night that he died and whom his distraught elder brother Munir accuses of killing him. However Annie suspects her father who found out about her and Zafir and had him beaten up. The discovery that Annie had a secret admirer who sent her gifts leads Sidney and Geordie of unmasking the killer though their private lives are not as tidy . Still under scrutiny from the archdeacon for his association with Amanda Sidney is accused of hypocrisy when he berates Geordie for having an affair with his considerably younger secretary, Margaret. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

30 April 2017 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Peter Davison guest stars in this episode. He is famous for playing the role of the fifth Doctor in Doctor Who from 1982-1984. In this episode of Grantchester he's seen wearing a uniform reminiscent of the cricketing uniform he famously sported when he played the role of The Doctor. See more »


At the start of this episode the score book isn't consistent with the cricket match. Geordie Keating and Sidney Chambers are batting, but the score book shows Keating batting with Simmonds with Chambers already out. Also the scoreboard showed that 8 wickets had fallen, but the score book only shows 5 men out. The scoreboard was correct; after Geordie was out, the last batsman came in. See more »


[at the cricket match, most of the members of the local team are suddenly taken ill with sickness and diarrhoea]
Sidney Chambers: How are you?
Geordie Keating: Well put it this way: we might not have scored many at the cricket but I certainly had the runs last night.
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All About Relationships
9 July 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Following a "friendly" cricket match, just about everyone becomes incredibly ill. There has also been a confrontation between a local big shot and a young man of Indian descent. Everyone recovers except for the aforementioned young man. He lives with his brother and apparently something happened during the night. It turns out there is serious prejudice against these young men (racism) and when it is discovered he had been having a relationship with a young woman. Her father is the big shot. Meanwhile, Sidney's connection to the woman who is divorcing her husband is beginning to cause all kinds of commotion. And, Geordie is also sewing wild oats with the pretty woman from his office. Sidney comes to realize that there are things that he must do himself to settle down the community. The case itself also produces some real surprises. This is a good series although at times Sidney pushes the envelope.

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