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 31 episodes, 2014-2020
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Maguire / ... 31 episodes, 2014-2020
Al Weaver ...  Leonard Finch 30 episodes, 2014-2020
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ...  Cathy Keating 27 episodes, 2014-2020
James Norton ...  Sidney Chambers 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Skye Lucia Degruttola ...  Esme Keating 21 episodes, 2014-2020
Morven Christie ...  Amanda Hopkins / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Nick Brimble ...  Jack Chapman 17 episodes, 2014-2020
Oliver Dimsdale ...  Daniel Marlowe 14 episodes, 2016-2020
Seline Hizli ...  Margaret Ward 13 episodes, 2016-2017


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 »


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Not the 1950s
13 May 2017 | by jackd0604See all my reviews

I like Grantchester for the period costumes and the Cambridgeshire setting, the plots are rather tame but what I do dislike about it is that the attitudes that it portrays are so anachronistic. The scriptwriters are becoming more determined to add in 21st century attitudes and to be politically correct, and this is completely out of place for a drama set in the 1950s. I had a rolling eyes moment when Chambers and Keating greeted each other with a hug - for heaven's sake, British men didn't even do that in the 1980s, let alone the 1950s! A handshake would have been a sign of affection but a hug - absolutely not. I really can't see a vicar that I would have known in my youth (in the 1970s) let himself go to that extent, I'm thinking in particular or the 'simulated sex on the dance floor scene' - even non-clergy wouldn't have behaved like that in the 1950s. People just didn't behave like that in public.

Another reviewer felt that Grantchester was better than Jeremy Brett's Sherlock; I think absolutely not. I know my British history in great depth and that version of Sherlock had an authentic feel of Victorian Britain. Grantchester viewers could be left thinking that the 1950s were not much different to today, just different clothes, and that certainly isn't true.

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