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Grantchester

James Norton stars as the handsome, jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, with Robson Green as his law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating, in Grantchester.


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James Norton stars as the handsome, jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, with Robson Green as his law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating, in Grantchester, a mystery series based on the acclaimed novels by James Runcie. Although Sidney lives the life of a clergyman, sometimes he can’t help but fall into more worldly habits as he solves murders in the bucolic village of Grantchester.

Episode Descriptions

Season 1

Episode 1

It looks like suicide, but Reverend Sidney Chambers suspects murder. His biggest challenge is to enlist police in the hunt for the killer.

Episode 2

Sidney’s former flame throws an engagement party that leads to murder. To crack the case, Sidney and Geordie must break a code of silence.

Episode 3

An old woman tells Sidney that someone wants her dead. Then she dies. Coincidence? The new curate delivers a surprising sermon. 

Episode 4

A shocking murder reveals the depths of homophobia in Cambridge. Geordie crosses swords with Sidney over conduct of the investigation.

Episode 5

On holiday in London, Sidney and Geordie happen upon a murder, allowing them to show Scotland Yard a thing or two

Episode 6

As Geordie's life hangs in the balance, Sidney has to defy police to stop a killing spree. Sidney's romantic life falls apart.

Season 2

Episode 1

Sidney is suspected of murder. But then, so are a fellow priest, a photographer and a classmate of the victim. Geordie makes up his mind about who will hang. 

Episode 2

A professor dies in a suspicious fall. A government agent warns Geordie to back off the case. Meanwhile, Sidney is warned off an old flame, but finds a new prospect. 

Episode 3

Sidney and Geordie answer a false alarm, which turns into a real murder investigation. Amanda gets into trouble. Things get more serious with Margaret.

Episode 4

An apparent suicide leads Sidney to perform an exorcism. Gary goes on trial. Leonard bets on a longshot. Margaret makes her move. Amanda confronts her lost love. 

Episode 5

Will Gary go to the gallows? Will Geordie go to prison? Are Sidney and Geordie’s crime-fighting days over? The case of a suspicious death takes a surprising turn.

Episode 6

Sidney seeks oblivion. His friend Sam seeks forgiveness. A dead girl’s parents seek revenge. Amanda seeks Sidney. Leonard finally takes a stand. 

Season 3

Part One

See why an impossible situation distracts Sidney from his Christmas duties. Then, when a would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth, Geordie is horrified: These are the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.

Part Two

Follow Sidney and Geordie as a mysterious death and the unsettling appearance of a dead bird at the vicarage lead them down a dark path. Leonard forges a bond with a woman close to the case. Amanda and Sidney are in love—but can it continue?

Part Three

When several villagers become ill at the local cricket match, Geordie and Sidney must determine if it was an accident or something more sinister. Sidney and Amanda learn that their secret isn’t so secret after all.

Part Four

Sidney and Geordie must determine the connection between a murder and a number of post office robberies. Leonard becomes the village hero. Sidney, Geordie and Leonard all find themselves at crossroads in their personal lives.

Part Five

A young woman’s death is covered up, and Sidney and Geordie try to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Someone from Mrs. Maguire’s past turns up. Geordie, Leonard and Sidney are forced to face the difficult truths in their lives.

Part Six

Sidney tries to right a wrong; so does Geordie. Mrs. Maguire has some of her questions answered and turns a new leaf. Amanda gives Sidney an ultimatum.

Part Seven

A boy goes missing and the entire village heads out in search of him. Sidney, Geordie, Leonard and Mrs. Maguire all take steps in a new direction.