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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 2: Grantchester

Summary

When a baptism service is disrupted by a man claiming he's the rightful father of the child, and not the smiling parents around the font, Will and Geordie find themselves drawn into a complicated family dispute which seems to be connected to the murder of Joan Beaumont, the head of a local adoption agency. With both sets of parents having reasons to want Joan silenced, are any of them responsible for her death? Meanwhile at the vicarage, a sinister blackmail letter arrives for Leonard, forcing Will to visit his own difficult family in the hopes of raising the money to pay the demand. But when his newly-arrived-in-town step-sister Tamara jeopardises Will's chances with step-dad St John, Leonard decides to take matters into his own hands

Review

You’ll often find weddings being crashed mid-service in dramas but rarely has a TV baptism been disrupted by an angry intruder. This, though, is what happens here just as vicar Will has assembled two beaming parents (guest stars Miles Jupp and Polly Frame) and a very well-behaved newborn around the church font. The interruption comes from an angry young man who claims that he’s the child’s rightful father, but no sooner have Will and Geordie started investigating than a local adoption agent is murdered. 

What follows is an affecting exploration of shame and stigma in a case that exposes not only some dark family secrets, but also the often narrow-minded attitudes of the era.

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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
Amelia Gurney-CliffordJemma Redgrave
St John Gurney-CliffordDominic Mafham
Bryan StanfordMichael Abubakar
Larry PetersBradley Hall
Tamara Gurney-CliffordEmily Patrick
Marcus AsperMiles Jupp
Penny AsperPolly Frame
Davy ConnorEddie-Joe Robinson
Nicola HartRebecca Stone
Joan BeaumontChristina Cole
Molly LowdenMadison Clare
Archdeacon Gabriel AtuboGary Beadle
Miss ScottMelissa Johns

Crew

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WriterJohn Jackson
DirectorRob Evans
ProducerRichard Cookson
EditorTom Chapman
Executive producerDaisy Coulam
Executive producerEmma Kingsman-Lloyd
Executive producerRebecca Eaton

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  • Summary

    When a baptism service is disrupted by a man claiming he's the rightful father of the child, and not the smiling parents around the font, Will and Geordie find themselves drawn into a complicated family dispute which seems to be connected to the murder of Joan Beaumont, the head of a local adoption agency. With both sets of parents having reasons to want Joan silenced, are any of them responsible for her death? Meanwhile at the vicarage, a sinister blackmail letter arrives for Leonard, forcing Will to visit his own difficult family in the hopes of raising the money to pay the demand. But when his newly-arrived-in-town step-sister Tamara jeopardises Will's chances with step-dad St John, Leonard decides to take matters into his own hands

    Review

    You’ll often find weddings being crashed mid-service in dramas but rarely has a TV baptism been disrupted by an angry intruder. This, though, is what happens here just as vicar Will has assembled two beaming parents (guest stars Miles Jupp and Polly Frame) and a very well-behaved newborn around the church font. The interruption comes from an angry young man who claims that he’s the child’s rightful father, but no sooner have Will and Geordie started investigating than a local adoption agent is murdered. 

    What follows is an affecting exploration of shame and stigma in a case that exposes not only some dark family secrets, but also the often narrow-minded attitudes of the era.

    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

    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
    Amelia Gurney-CliffordJemma Redgrave
    St John Gurney-CliffordDominic Mafham
    Bryan StanfordMichael Abubakar
    Larry PetersBradley Hall
    Tamara Gurney-CliffordEmily Patrick
    Marcus AsperMiles Jupp
    Penny AsperPolly Frame
    Davy ConnorEddie-Joe Robinson
    Nicola HartRebecca Stone
    Joan BeaumontChristina Cole
    Molly LowdenMadison Clare
    Archdeacon Gabriel AtuboGary Beadle
    Miss ScottMelissa Johns

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterJohn Jackson
    DirectorRob Evans
    ProducerRichard Cookson
    EditorTom Chapman
    Executive producerDaisy Coulam
    Executive producerEmma Kingsman-Lloyd
    Executive producerRebecca Eaton
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