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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Norton ...  Sidney Chambers 20 episodes, 2014-2019
Robson Green ...  Geordie Keating 20 episodes, 2014-2019
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Maguire / ... 20 episodes, 2014-2019
Morven Christie ...  Amanda Hopkins / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Al Weaver ...  Leonard Finch 19 episodes, 2014-2019
Kacey Ainsworth ...  Cathy Keating 16 episodes, 2014-2019
Seline Hizli ...  Margaret Ward 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Skye Lucia Degruttola ...  Esme Keating 13 episodes, 2014-2019
Lorne MacFadyen ...  Phil Wilkinson 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Tom Austen ...  Guy Hopkins 11 episodes, 2014-2017
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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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

18 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Гранчестер See more »

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Lovely Day See more »
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Trivia

Both Tom Austen (Guy) and Morven Christie (Amanda) made guest appearances in Poirot. Austen had a minor role, while Christie's was more substantial. See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.4 (2016) See more »

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Loses something in Season 3
3 July 2017 | by mitya_ilxSee all my reviews

I very much enjoyed seasons 1 and 2 - another "cozy" mystery series, gorgeously filmed and well-acted. The mysteries themselves are self-contained from episode to episode, while character development story arcs take place in the background to tie things together. As other reviewers have noted, the writers have made hero Sidney Chambers remarkably liberal and modern in his views. Perhaps in 1953 there were small-town vicars with such attitudes, but after a while it feels unrealistic.

For whatever reason, season 3 fell flat for me, to the extent I thought they might have changed writers. Perhaps it's the peaking of a couple of those story arcs in season 2, but I found that I no longer cared very much about the characters, while the mysteries began to feel secondary to the characters' stories. I'm unlikely to come back for season 4.


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