Grantchester (2014– )
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The entire village cricket team is sick when someone poisons the beer. But everyone recovers except a young man who is found dead the next day.


Tim Fywell


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




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 Kacey Ainsworth ... Cathy Keating
Seline Hizli ... Margaret Ward
Lorne MacFadyen ... Phil Wilkinson
Nick Brimble ... Jack Chapman
Emily Bevan ... Hilary Franklin
Gary Beadle ... Archdeacon Gabriel Atubo
Peter Davison ... Geoff Towler
Emma Davies ... Rosie Towler
Parth Thakerar ... Munir Ali
Dinesh Sundran Dinesh Sundran ... Zafar Ali


The entire village cricket team is sick when somebody poisons their beer but everybody recovers except young Pakistani Zafar Ali, who is found dead the next day. He was secretly in a relationship with Annie, the daughter of racist club secretary Geoffrey Towler, who took him tea on the night that he died and whom his distraught elder brother Munir accuses of killing him. However Annie suspects her father who found out about her and Zafir and had him beaten up. The discovery that Annie had a secret admirer who sent her gifts leads Sidney and Geordie of unmasking the killer though their private lives are not as tidy . Still under scrutiny from the archdeacon for his association with Amanda Sidney is accused of hypocrisy when he berates Geordie for having an affair with his considerably younger secretary, Margaret. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery



Did You Know?


Peter Davison guest stars in this episode. He is famous for playing the role of the fifth Doctor in Doctor Who from 1982-1984. In this episode of Grantchester he's seen wearing a uniform reminiscent of the cricketing uniform he famously sported when he played the role of The Doctor. See more »


At the start of this episode the score book isn't consistent with the cricket match. Geordie Keating and Sidney Chambers are batting, but the score book shows Keating batting with Simmonds with Chambers already out. Also the scoreboard showed that 8 wickets had fallen, but the score book only shows 5 men out. The scoreboard was correct; after Geordie was out, the last batsman came in. See more »


[at the cricket match, most of the members of the local team are suddenly taken ill with sickness and diarrhoea]
Sidney Chambers: How are you?
Geordie Keating: Well put it this way: we might not have scored many at the cricket but I certainly had the runs last night.
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Everyone's love lives are getting them in trouble
3 July 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

During a cricket match, everyone, including the vicar's dog, becomes violently ill. Apparently the culprit is the beer (some was spilled so the dog had some sips). The next day, one of the people who became ill, Zafar Ali, a Pakistani, is found dead. It turns out he had more poison in his system than anyone else.

Zafar was carrying on a secret affair with the daughter of the club secretary, Geoffrey Towler (Peter Davison), a racist. Zafar's older brother Munir believes he killed Zafar. Annie thinks her father did it too. And then there's Annie's secret admirer.

As far as Sidney and Geordie, they're both having difficulties. Geordie (Robson Green) has resumed his affair with Margaret, his secretary. Sidney confronts him about it, only to have his relationship with Amanda thrown back in his face. The archdeacon is making noises about it, too.

Excellent episode with a good mystery, and an episode which leaves us wondering what's going to happen to both Geordie's and Sidney's relationships. Robson not so long ago was a hunk like Norton (he still is as far as I'm concerned) so it's nice to see him in the clinch, and Norton is really showing his romantic side (and his bare chest). Loving it.

If you're not familiar with the younger Robson Green, I suggest "Reckless," the series "Wire and the Blood," and the TV movie "Me and Mrs. Jones."

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