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Series 1 - Episode 3
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Poor, square-jawed Sidney. The woman he loves wants him to marry her – to her boyfriend Guy. Yes, not content with making eyes at him, having flirty picnics and so on, Amanda now wants Sidney to conduct her wedding service for her. She’s not making it easy on him.
No wonder our handsome rev (James Norton) has grown a little too fond of the Chivas Regal bottle. He forswears it long enough to help Geordie (Robson Green) tackle the case of a parishioner who dies shortly after having insisted to Sidney that her would-be son-in-law wants to do her in.
It’s not the most fully formed murder mystery – these cases feel lightly sketched rather than coloured in – but Sidney and Geordie are developing into a very watchable double act. Norton and Green have something no amount of clever scripting can buy: chemistry.
A heartbroken Sidney agrees to help parishioner Isabel prepare for her wedding to Arthur, the new man in town, but the bride's stubborn mother, Daisy, proves to be a big impediment to the occasion as she believes the groom is out to kill her. When Daisy is then found dead, Mrs Maguire calls in Geordie to investigate, and Sidney finds himself dragged into the case - despite vowing to leave police business behind. While the victim seems to have died of natural causes, Arthur and Isabel are pushing for a fast cremation, suggesting the couple have something to hide. Jean Marsh and Isla Blair guest star.
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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