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Photo Credit:  Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions
  • Premiered: 
    October 6, 2014
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  • Network: ITV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the series of books (The Grantchester Mysteries) by James Runcie 
  • Subject Matter: Mystery
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the acclaimed mystery novels by James Runcie, a charismatic young clergyman, Rev. Sidney Chambers, and a down-to-earth cop, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, team up to fight crime in the beautiful hamlet of Grantchester in 1953. When one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances, Sidney turns investigative vicar, partnering with Keating, a man two inches shorter than he'd like to be, with scuffed shoes and hair not as familiar with a comb as it should be. Troubled by nightmares and recurring flashbacks to the time he served in the Scot's Guards, Sidney is the moral compass of the drama with a desire to put right the wrongs of the past. He conscientiously undertakes his parish duties at the church of St Andrew and St Mary's, and has the ear of his congregation who respect his unique moral insights and dry humor. Sidney's housekeeper, Mrs. Maguire, keeps him in check and does her best to keep his chaotic vicarage presentable and respectable, while his gorgeous black Labrador puppy, Dickens, keeps him company. Plus, Amanda Kendall, whose love for Sidney, although reciprocated, doesn't have a future, as her father wants her to marry an aristocratic beau. PBS aired the U.S. premiere of GRANTCHESTER on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 10pm (check local listings).

PBS aired the U.S. premiere of Season 2 of GRANTCHESTER on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9pm (check local listings), as Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating return for another round of mysteries. Together, the sensitive vicar and the hard-bitten cop make perfect crime-solving partners. Still unresolved from last season is Sidney's love life. Handsome, worldly-wise, and virtuous, he should be an ideal catch. And at least one very promising female companion turns up in the new series. But will Sidney scare her away with his unconventional taste for jazz, blood-spattered crime scenes, and a married woman? The new season's cases include a shocking charge of sexual assault that turns into a homicide investigation implicating a pillar of the community; an apparent suicide from the college spire that takes on Cold War overtones; a confession to murder in which the alleged victim is still very much alive; a haunted stable with links to the Holocaust; and more. In the season opener, Sidney is suspected of murder -- but so are a fellow priest, photographer and classmate of the victim.

On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 9pm (check local listings), PBS premiered the third season of GRANTCHESTER. GRANTCHESTER returns after last season's cliffhanger ending for Reverend Sidney Chambers and the woman he loves, Amanda. What sort of future can there be for a vicar and married woman carrying her husband's child? Robson Green also returns as Sidney's best friend Inspector Geordie Keating in seven new episodes following the improbable crime-fighting duo. Season 3 opens the week before Christmas, 1954. Vicar Sidney Chambers is engrossed with holiday duties, but distracted by an impossible situation -- how can a vicar and a woman carrying her estranged husband's baby ever make it work? If that isn't enough to keep him busy, there's a new case to solve. 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

Season 5 of GRANTCHESTER had its U.S. premiere on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). It's 1957, amd Will Davenport has settled into his role as the vicar of Grantchester, preaching to a packed church. His best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, has come to accept his wife Cathy's commitment to her job -- just about. Mrs C. happily juggles her roles as the vicarage housekeeper and being a well-to-do married woman, and after a trip to Marrakech, even Leonard has managed to carve out some happiness with Daniel. But Will's faith will be thoroughly tested as he and Geordie are reminded once more that there's darkness lurking in their little corner of Cambridgeshire.

PBS aired the U.S. debut of GRANTCHESTER's sixth season on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9pm (check local listings). It's 1958 and trouble is brewing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. Reverend Will Davenport relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, willing to rock the boat and challenge conventions to help people. But the very role he loves puts him at odds with his own ideals when his kind-hearted curate, Leonard Finch is caught up in a scandal. Will's best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, finds his principles shaken, housekeeper Mrs. Chapman is distraught, and Geordie's wife Cathy is defiant. With new crimes around every corner, and morality and legality at odds, it's going to take all of Will's skill and empathy to navigate these choppy waters and help the ones he loves. In the season opener, a much-needed summer break at a vacation resort takes an unexpected turn for Will and Geordie when the camp owner is found dead in suspicious circumstances.

The seventh season of GRANTCHESTER made its U.S. debut on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). Season 7 picks up in the long hot summer of 1959 with wedding season in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. In the season opener, a dead body is found on a local estate. Will and Geordie find themselves investigating stories of lost love and familial inheritance in an attempt to uncover the killer.
On Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 9pm (check local listings), PBS premiered the Season 7 finale of GRANTCHESTER. Another homeless man is found dead and killed in the same manner as the previous victims. Geordie and Will realize that they may have sent the wrong man to prison, and the real killer may still be at large.

GRANTCHESTER has been renewed for an eighth season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Lovely Day Productions
  • Produced by MASTERPIECE


  • - Grantchester UK