Series 3 - Episode 5



The characters are cut loose from their usual moorings tonight. Sidney has gone walkabout, hitching across the countryside to track down Mrs McGuire’s wayward husband (Charlie Higson) – although we get the strong feeling he’s trying to find himself more than anything else – and escape his nagging Doubts.

He fetches up at a Romany settlement (though I’m pretty sure nobody in the 1950s ever referred to “the Romany community”, as one character daintily does here) and makes himself at home. It’s a curious, untethered episode but with sharp moments – and a chance for Mrs Maguire to show her unique authority with dogs.


Sidney tries to put his life in Grantchester behind him by going in search of the man who stole Mrs Maguire's life savings, and ends up finding a new home in a travellers' community. However, he falls under suspicions when a murder rocks the camp. Geordie tracks his friend down and together they set out to solve the mystery - and hopefully give Sidney a sense of purpose in his life.

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
Ronnie Maguire Charlie Higson
Jack Chapman Nick Brimble
Margaret Ward Seline Hizli
Esme Keating Skye Lucia Degruttola
Cora Maguire Lorraine Ashbourne
Pal Adrian Bower
Luella Alexa Davies
Abraham Ewan Mitchell
Marcus Ruskin Simon Lennon
Freda Candis Nergaard
Director Rob Evans
Executive Producer Daisy Coulam
Executive Producer Diederick Santer
Series Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Writer Jess Williams
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