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Grantchester

  • 2021
  • Season 6
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective

Summary

Drama series set in the 1950s, in the Cambridgeshire village named Grantchester.

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Episode 3: Grantchester

Summary

Will and Geordie are drawn into the cut-and-thrust world of local politics when the apparent suicide of Councillor Derek McArthur prompts an election. When the man's widow Reeny receives evidence that her husband did not take his own life, she confides in Will as she is convinced that Derek was murdered

Review

It’s always said that affairs of church and state should remain at a distance, but the village is buzzing with by-election gossip and vicar Will can’t help but get fired up. It’s entrepreneurial candidate Maurice St Martin (played with a cocky strut by Ian Hislop’s son Will) who’s earned his ire, with one husting getting particularly heated.

Moral compasses are also being scrutinised at the police station, where an accusation of “gross indecency” has been made against Leonard. The resulting debate about whether homosexuality should be decriminalised is a little on the nose, but the sight of our poor church verger being so affected by the fallout is sure to leave right-minded viewers feeling angry. 

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Details

Released on
2021-09-17
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Geordie KeatingRobson Green
Will DavenportTom Brittney
Leonard FinchAl Weaver
Mrs ChapmanTessa Peake-Jones
Cathy KeatingKacey Ainsworth
Daniel MarloweOliver Dimsdale
Archdeacon Gabriel AtuboGary Beadle
Reeny McArthurRebecca Front
Robert WaterhouseJonathan Aris
Maurice St MartinWill Hislop
Phillip St MartinOrlando Wells
Larry PetersBradley Hall
Miss ScottMelissa Johns
Glory CarpenterMitra Djalili

Crew

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WriterRichard Cookson
ProducerRichard Cookson
DirectorRob Evans
Executive producerDaisy Coulam
Executive producerEmma Kingsman-Lloyd
Executive producerRebecca Eaton

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  • Summary

    Will and Geordie are drawn into the cut-and-thrust world of local politics when the apparent suicide of Councillor Derek McArthur prompts an election. When the man's widow Reeny receives evidence that her husband did not take his own life, she confides in Will as she is convinced that Derek was murdered

    Review

    It’s always said that affairs of church and state should remain at a distance, but the village is buzzing with by-election gossip and vicar Will can’t help but get fired up. It’s entrepreneurial candidate Maurice St Martin (played with a cocky strut by Ian Hislop’s son Will) who’s earned his ire, with one husting getting particularly heated.

    Moral compasses are also being scrutinised at the police station, where an accusation of “gross indecency” has been made against Leonard. The resulting debate about whether homosexuality should be decriminalised is a little on the nose, but the sight of our poor church verger being so affected by the fallout is sure to leave right-minded viewers feeling angry. 

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2021-09-17
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Geordie KeatingRobson Green
    Will DavenportTom Brittney
    Leonard FinchAl Weaver
    Mrs ChapmanTessa Peake-Jones
    Cathy KeatingKacey Ainsworth
    Daniel MarloweOliver Dimsdale
    Archdeacon Gabriel AtuboGary Beadle
    Reeny McArthurRebecca Front
    Robert WaterhouseJonathan Aris
    Maurice St MartinWill Hislop
    Phillip St MartinOrlando Wells
    Larry PetersBradley Hall
    Miss ScottMelissa Johns
    Glory CarpenterMitra Djalili

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterRichard Cookson
    ProducerRichard Cookson
    DirectorRob Evans
    Executive producerDaisy Coulam
    Executive producerEmma Kingsman-Lloyd
    Executive producerRebecca Eaton
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