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Grantchester 

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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

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Series cast summary:
Robson Green ...  Geordie Keating 26 episodes, 2014-2020
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Maguire / ... 25 episodes, 2014-2019
Al Weaver ...  Leonard Finch 24 episodes, 2014-2019
James Norton ...  Sidney Chambers 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ...  Cathy Keating 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Morven Christie ...  Amanda Hopkins / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Skye Lucia Degruttola ...  Esme Keating 16 episodes, 2014-2019
Seline Hizli ...  Margaret Ward 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Nick Brimble ...  Jack Chapman 12 episodes, 2014-2019
Lorne MacFadyen ...  Phil Wilkinson 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Tom Austen ...  Guy Hopkins 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Oliver Dimsdale ...  Daniel Marlowe 11 episodes, 2016-2019
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It's 1953, and Sidney Chambers is vicar of Grantchester, a village just outside Cambridge. Sidney's life is a quiet life - right up until the moment that murder comes his way. Pushed into the dangerous world of lies, betrayal and murder, Sidney quickly finds that his insight into the human condition, and the natural trust that he engenders in people, means that he excels in his new position as 'detective'. Joining Sidney as he journeys into this dark world is the affable but world-weary Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, the naive, but well-meaning curate Leonard Finch, and his austere and constantly disapproving housekeeper Mrs Maguire. But crime isn't the only matter that occupies Sidney. He's smitten with the witty, beautiful, Amanda, but could high society Amanda ever be allowed to marry a lowly country vicar? Can you still see the best in people when the world of murder asks you to see the worst?

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Al Weaver and James Norton also star together in "Life in Squares". See more »

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As Chambers and Geordie arrive in London on the train there is a board showing the calling points. The first three are Cambridge, Shelford and Foxton. There are two lines between Cambridge and London. Shelford and Foxton are the first station out of Cambridge on different lines so a train cannot have called at both of them. See more »

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British producers just love that immediate postwar era
16 February 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Two extremely hot men (in my opinion), James Norton and Robson Green, star in "Grantchester," a series about a vicar (Norton) and the mysteries he solves with the help of a local police detective (Green).

Norton plays Sidney Chambers and Robson plays Geordie Keating. One of the better supporting roles belongs to Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Maguire, Chambers' mouthy housekeeper.

Chambers is troubled by his war experiences and views his parishioners with great compassion and a sense of forgiveness. As he says, "I'm in a profession where people tell me everything," to which Keating replies, "That's funny, because I'm in a profession where people don't tell me anything." Chambers becomes somewhat of an amateur detective. After a rocky start, he and Keating become friends and bounce ideas off of one another. Keating likes that Chambers is more human than vicar-ish, not above a night on the town. Keating is married with a family; Chambers is pining for his love, Amanda Kendall (Morven Christie) who is marrying someone else.

The setting is a small British village, Grantchester, immediately post-war. It is beautifully photographed, has many light moments and many dramatic moments.

Norton does a great job as a contemplative man grappling with his own thoughts and feelings as he tries to help others. This for me is a different kind of role for Robson Green. There was a time, back in his Reckless days, when he was where Norton is now - young and hunky. Now he's older but just as sexy. In this series he gets to show his talent for humor as well as pathos, playing a tired, sometimes grouchy, jaded man balancing a family of a wife and small children and his caseload. Once he asked Chambers if someone was honest. "Well," Chambers says, "he wants to be an MP." Keating says, "I'll take that as a no." Really good series, entertaining with lots of eye candy. And I like Chambers' sermons.


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