Grantchester

Series 3 - Episode 4

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Review

There’s a wind of sadness across the fens, and it blows through not-so-sleepy Grantchester with a vengeance. Each of our main characters has a crisis to face, and it’s a tribute to Daisy Coulam’s writing that she plaits all the storylines into a moving whole. If Grantchester wants a bit more notice from next year’s Bafta committees, this might be the episode to submit.

We begin with Sidney, who is more torn than ever between the church and his (increasingly carnal) love for Amanda. “There is a war raging inside us, a war between the spirit and the flesh… between our desires and our duties,” he preaches to his congregation, gazing at his soulmate with feeling. But it doesn’t stop there: pious Mrs Maguire, confused Geordie and closeted Leonard are each deeply troubled, too. We’re only halfway through the series, but where will it all end?

Summary

A factory worker dies in what appears to be a drunken accident, but Geordie suspects foul play. However, secret forces are determined to shut down his investigation. Mrs Maguire is confronted by a face from the past, while Sidney wrestles with his conscience, as his feelings for Amanda clash with his sense of duty - leading to accusations of hypocrisy from Leonard.

Cast & Crew

Sidney Chambers James Norton
Geordie Keating Robson Green
Amanda Hopkins Morven Christie
Leonard Finch Al Weaver
Mrs Maguire Tessa Peake-Jones
Cathy Keating Kacey Ainsworth
Phil Wilkinson Lorne MacFadyen
Margaret Ward Seline Hizli
Archdeacon Gabriel Atubo Gary Beadle
Hilary Franklin Emily Bevan
Daniel Marlowe Oliver Dimsdale
Esme Keating Skye Lucia Degruttola
Ronnie Maguire Charlie Higson
Ezra Garston Christopher Fulford
Supt John Baldwin Adrian Lukis
Maud Sutton Penny Layden
Ann Wilkinson Natalie Klamar
Gideon Garston Joe Jameson
Ricky Masters George Somner
Josephine Sutton Alix Ross
Director Rebecca Gatward
Executive Producer Daisy Coulam
Executive Producer Diederick Santer
Series Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Writer Daisy Coulam
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