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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English

Release Date:

18 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Гранчестер 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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Just One Problem
18 June 2017 | by michaeljayallenSee all my reviews

Another generally awesome series: England in the postwar period (like about a million other British shows, set in their favorite time after they kept calm and carried on and beat down the Nazi's along with us). Murders. Super cute intellectual and troubled vicar. Nerdy gay assistant vicar. Copish working class cop detective who lets the vicar team up with him. Landladyish meddling church lady housekeeper. English village. Beer drinking in charming pubs.

Only one problem: the casting of Morven Christie as the vicar's friend and one true love who marries some upper class toff because a vicar is just too common. It's just impossible (for me and friends) to see anything all that great about her. She spurned her obvious life mate because her parents demanded that she marry into the gentry, a pretty high hurdle to jump and still seem sympathetic. Christie did not manage this. She projects nothing that makes her anyone special to care about. She even looks older than Sidney. The totally adorable Sidney Chambers deserves far better. There are dozens of good British female actors in the right age range that would have made it work.

But worth watching anyway.


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