Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates (US): January 18, 2015 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Kacey Ainsworth, Tom Austen, Seline Hizli, Pip Torrens, Pheline Roggan, Fiona Button, Oliver Dimsdale, and Lorne MacFayden.
TV show description:
Set in the 1950s, in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, the Grantchester TV show is a British detective drama based on James Runcie’s Grantchester Mysteries. The story centers on sleuthing Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers (Norton) and his partner in crime-fighting, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Green).
Young, amiable, attractive, and appealing, Sidney loves warm beer, hot jazz, and his black Labrador, Dickens. A modest and diligent man, Sidney works hard at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Mary. His parishioners appreciate his moral observations and dry wit.
Although he is a romantic, and an optimist who thinks the best of people, Sidney has a keen intuition and knows how to follow it. Having served in the Scots Guard during the war, he is haunted by nightmares and even flashbacks.
Sidney becomes fast friends with Geordie, a gruff, blunt, over-worked police detective. His deliberative, disciplined, analytical approach to cases balances well with the vicar’s instinctive style. Geordie is married to Cathy (Ainsworth) a busy mother of their growing family.
Amanda Kendall (Christie) is a beautiful heiress and the object of Sidney’s affection. Although she returns his feelings, these would-be lovers seem perpetually star-crossed, as Amanda’s father does not want her to marry beneath her station.
Leonard Finch (Weaver) is Sidney’s curate at the church. This naïve young man is gay, in an intolerant time and place.
Strong-willed and not above being bossy, Mrs. Maguire (Peake-Jones) is Sidney’s housekeeper. She rules the roost at the vicarage and does her best to keep Sidney in line.
The heart of this TV series is the deep friendship between Sidney and Geordie. Whether they are solving crimes, or dealing with personal problems, they always come through for one another.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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