Grantchester (2014– )
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Episode #2.1 

Sydney is arrested and released accused of sexual assault by the father of 15 year old schoolgirl Abigail Redmond citing the evidence of her unseen diary.


Tim Fywell


James Runcie (based on novels "The Grantchester Mysteries" by), Daisy Coulam (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Norton ... Sidney Chambers
Robson Green ... Geordie Keating
Morven Christie ... Amanda Hopkins
Al Weaver ... Leonard Finch
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Mrs. Maguire
Kacey Ainsworth ... Cathy Keating
David Troughton ... Chief Inspector Benson
Neil Morrissey ... Harding Redmond
Andrew Knott ... Sam Milburn
Claudie Blakley ... Agatha Redmond
Seline Hizli ... Margaret Ward
Oliver Dimsdale ... Daniel Marlowe
Lorne MacFadyen ... Phil Wilkinson
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ... Archdeacon (as Geoff McGivern)
Sam Frenchum Sam Frenchum ... Gary Bell


After a day out with Geordie's family Sidney is arrested, following allegations in 15 year old Abigail Redmond's diary that she had sex with him. Later Abigail is found dead at the studio of photographer Daniel Marlowe, who took revealing shots of her and who has now disappeared. Young mechanic Gary Bell is also named in Abigail's diary, which nobody can find, but Gary suggests that Abigail's father Harding had a less than proper relationship with her. Then Sidney discovers that Abigail had a secret, which unlocks the mystery of how she died. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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27 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


During a small family outing, Geordie and Sidney strip down to just their underwear and take a dip in a stream. At the end of the previous season, Geordie was shot in the abdomen, required surgery, and spent some time in the hospital. Whether this picnic took place weeks or months later, there should be fresh scars on Geordie's body, but there are none. See more »

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Drinking to oblivion
1 June 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Grantchester returns for a second series and the producers have livened up the colour palette from the more dreary tones from the first series.

In the opening episode Reverend Sidney Chambers is accused of sexual assault by the father of 15 year old Abigail Redmond.

After being released Geordie and Sidney find her dead body at a photographer's studio where it looks like she posed for racy pictures.

There are a whole host of suspects including the photographer, her school friends and her angry father who accused Sidney based on her accounts in her diary. The possible motive for her death was that she was pregnant.

Viewers would like the atmospheric, 1950s setting although I tend to admire the more lower budget Father Brown on BBC1. The trouble with the episode was that all the clues of the culprit is in the diary that Sidney reads which allows him to guess the culprit. Which means all the police had to do was ready the diary and figure it out.

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