Grantchester

Series 5 - Episode 4

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Review

Goodness, this show is gloomy. Week after week, the characters’ unhappiness and guilt stack up like hymnbooks on a pew. Also, the fact their woes play out against such a lovely backdrop of country lanes and college lawns makes it slightly worse.

At the vicarage, Leonard tries to persuade a glum Mrs C that God would want her to cheer up, but she’s not so sure: “Where in the Bible does it say He wants us to be happy?” she demands.

Meanwhile, vicar Will can’t get over his hang-ups about his relationship with Ellie – and chooses an odd way out of his quandary. And in the murder case of the week, a tormented student dies after taking LSD – or, as his professor calls it, “God in a bottle”.

Summary

When a young man is found dead and stark naked out on the Fens, Will and Geordie discover ties to a Cambridge research project experimenting with mind-altering drugs. Its arrogant professor is a proponent of the drug LSD in his psychotherapy sessions, but Will and Geordie start wondering whether there is more going on. As the case proceeds, Will's feelings of guilt about his father's death and his conflicted feelings about Ellie start to take their toll. Elsewhere, the Keatings suffer an awkward dinner party and the Chapman feud shows no sign of relenting. Robson Green and Tom Brittney star.

Cast & Crew

Geordie Keating Robson Green
Will Davenport Tom Brittney
Leonard Finch Al Weaver
Mrs Chapman Tessa Peake-Jones
Cathy Keating Kacey Ainsworth
Ellie Harding Lauren Carse
Diana Paula Wilcox
Judy Munroe Stella Gonet
Martin Adler Simon Kunz
Helen Feldman Sophie Walter
Remi Adeyemi Jyuddah Jaymes
Peter Soosai Akshay Sharan
Chris Hartley Jack Barton
Mr Hartley Russell Wilcox
Douglas Munroe Andrew Bridgmont
Vic Morgan Ross Boatman
Larry Peters Bradley Hall
Esme Keating Skye Lucia Degruttola
Professor Evans Theo Fraser Steele
Keating child 1 Rubie-Rose Fearfield
Keating child 2 Rose Allen
Keating child 3 Mason Chalke
Keating child 4 Harley Chalke
Adapted By Daisy Coulam
Director Christiana Ebohon-Green
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer Daisy Coulam
Executive Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Producer Richard Cookson
Writer Joshua St Johnston
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