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Series 1 - Episode 2
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“Trouble seeks you out, doesn’t it?” says Geordie to Sidney, and he’s got a point, as another suspicious death washes up on our country vicar’s doorstep. Sidney’s sister calls by to persuade him to come to Amanda’s engagement party – Amanda being the woman Sidney fell in the canal with in episode one. They clearly have an undeclared mutual passion that all Sidney’s sad half-smiles and tensing of jaw muscles can’t conceal.
So the fact Amanda has got engaged to a bore called Guy makes for a rather brittle party at her father’s country pile, attended by her old schoolfriends and their other halves. Then the engagement ring goes missing, accusations start to fly – and things get dramatically worse.
It’s a sort of country-house murder mystery, or a light pencil sketch of one anyway, with reflections on marriage, prejudice and fruitcake. And for Sidney, the arrival of a curate to lighten his load.
Poor Sidney. His sister Jen bullies him into attending Amanda's engagement dinner - seeing the love of his life celebrate her betrothal to another man is the last thing the village vicar wants. He sinks a few too many drinks in a bid to make the evening more palatable, but it doesn't work - in fact, nobody at the event seems happy. Tensions rise between Amanda and Jen's old school friends, and then matters erupt when Jen's boyfriend Johnny (Ukweli Roach, Starlings) is accused of stealing Amanda's engagement ring. Later, the unfortunate chap is accused of murdering one of his fellow guests, and evidence at the scene of the crime seems to back up the theory. But Sidney isn't convinced - can he unmask the real killer?
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Full Episode Guide
James Norton got to meet the real vicar of Grantchester ahead of series 3
Sidney Chambers' real-life counterpart was delighted to make his acquaintance
Meet the cast of Grantchester series three
Grantchester series three recap: Sidney Chambers rocks back into action but how long can his romantic bliss last?
James Norton gets a massive back tattoo to celebrate the end of Grantchester series 3...
Yes, that is Doctor Who's Peter Davison in Grantchester
Grantchester series 3 episode 2: Sidney calls time on his affair with Amanda but Geordie can't resist temptation
Grantchester series 3 episode 3 recap: Sidney and Amanda give into temptation as Geordie's sins come back to haunt him
Grantchester series 3 episode 4 recap: Sidney leaves his church as Cathy learns the truth and Leonard’s world crumbles
Did you spot James Norton's mum and dad in Grantchester series 3 episode 4?
Grantchester series 3 episode 5 recap: Sidney's solo manhunt forces Amanda to deliver an ultimatum
Grantchester series 3 finale recap: Love's just not enough for Sidney Chambers
No sign of a silent night for Sidney and Amanda in Grantchester's Christmas Special