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Grantchester 

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

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Series cast summary:
James Norton ...  Sidney Chambers 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Robson Green ...  Geordie Keating 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Morven Christie ...  Amanda Hopkins / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Mrs. Maguire / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Al Weaver ...  Leonard Finch 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Kacey Ainsworth ...  Cathy Keating 15 episodes, 2014-2017
Seline Hizli ...  Margaret Ward 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Skye Lucia Degruttola ...  Esme Keating 12 episodes, 2014-2017
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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18 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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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 »

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In the last episode of season one, Geordie is shot badly in the abdomen. In the fist show of season two, he goes swimming with Sydney while wearing a normal swimsuit that reveals his abdomen, but there is no trace of his serious injury. Not even a small scar. Such trackless surgery would not be available with the medical technology of the 1950s. See more »

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Two veterans of World War II combine forces in English country village
24 February 2015 | by barryrdSee all my reviews

I have just finished viewing the sixth episode of Granchester and am pleased to see that the series is being continued for another season. After viewing the sixth show, I detect a dramatic shift in the characters who have now become very close friends. The show has also matured into a somewhat dark, psychological drama where the pain and the character flaws of the two men are as much a part of the show as the murder mysteries they solve together.

At the start of the series, the police officer, Geordie Keating, played by Robson Green, was suspicious of the idealistic vicar, Sidney Chambers, played by James Norton, whose life was so different than his own. After a few months, Sidney wins Geordie's friendship by using his intuitive skills to help him solve the ongoing murders that plague the village. Geordie is a no nonsense police officer with a wife and four children who is made to appear almost as a "Columbo" figure (from the U.S. television show in the 1970's and 80's) with his worn-out raincoat and hunched figure. He is a drinker and a World War II veteran. Chambers also likes to imbibe, a bit too much, and has had a series of ill-fated affairs, going against the grain for an Anglican vicar. Chambers is well aware of his shortcomings but he has a huge heart which not only endears him to women but enables him to see the best in the people of his village.

Chambers also helps Geordie through a serious crisis in his family when one of his children becomes seriously ill and Geordie is unable to be with his family and share the pain that his wife Cathy is feeling; he has been trained in both war and peace to keep emotions in check. Chambers has a great heart but he is no fool and when there is a murder, he jumps right into the action, giving the overworked Geordie the benefit of his insights. We see a number of sub-plots in the series, with some comic relief from the vicar's housekeeper, Mrs. McGuire, who treats her boss like a wayward son, finding the empty whiskey bottles and watching his liaisons with the women in his life. Then there is Sidney's curate, who is unwise to the world and full of false dreams about his idyllic life as a country priest. His naive nature soon takes a beating under the patient and watchful eye of Sidney, who has much more experience to draw upon.

Sidney must also navigate around the impending marriage of his former lover who he stills sees socially from time to time. It is clear that the two still care deeply for one another. The show has some dramatic flashbacks for Sidney that haunt him long after the war. Geordie has also been through the ordeal of war and knows the moral ambiguities that Sidney faces. The personal sides of the two men have become more pronounced as the show moved through subsequent episodes. I am looking forward to seeing the next season.


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