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 32 episodes, 2014-2021
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Maguire / ... 32 episodes, 2014-2021
Al Weaver ...  Leonard Finch 31 episodes, 2014-2021
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ...  Cathy Keating 28 episodes, 2014-2021
Skye Lucia Degruttola ...  Esme Keating / ... 22 episodes, 2014-2021
James Norton ...  Sidney Chambers 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Morven Christie ...  Amanda Hopkins / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Nick Brimble ...  Jack Chapman 18 episodes, 2014-2021
Oliver Dimsdale ...  Daniel Marlowe / ... 15 episodes, 2016-2021
Seline Hizli ...  Margaret Ward 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Tom Brittney ...  Will Davenport 13 episodes, 2019-2021


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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Series 2 is the first to have a series long "B-story" beginning with the first episode and ending with the series finale. See more »


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 »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Moody Mystery Series
21 November 2014 | by candidcamelSee all my reviews

Just happened upon this new mystery series. I have a life long love affair with UK Mystery Series. I adore the new Father Brown Series with Mark Williams of *Harry Potter & more fame* (Adore Alex Price as SID) and... At first glance you may think this a similar series, however this is not the case, quite the opposite. Father Brown is upbeat and moves quickly. Grantchester is moody, brooding and moralistic. Every episode delivers a heavy haunting message. I am fascinated with the ending sermonettes, recounting it's previous tale into a tasteful dose of morality via reality. For this and many more reasons, I think I am mesmerized. I think it will be easy for folkes to become enthralled with the lead character/priest, James Norton, whom may be my new secret love. Handsome, He truly is remarkable in this role. Truly believable and immediately relat'able as a person conflicted with strolling down a safe path vs racing a treacherous country road with lust and gusto. His face is intoxicating. This time piece is peacefully captured with vignettes of rich objects identifying a long gone world of wonderment and scenery serene to dye your soul. I discovered this series, having just re-watched every episode of Wire In The Blood with Robson Greene, I looked Robson up to find he is playing a DI in Grantchester...His character in this is quirky, yet very direct, leaving the conflicts with his soul at Wire In The Blood and to his newfound friend and cohort in crime. I hope this series runs forever, or a least a few more years.

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