‘Grantchester’ recap: What happened in Season 5 Episode 3?

The fifth season of Grantchester continued in the UK tonight.

ITV’s popular period drama series is based on James Runcie’s novels.

Tom Brittney and Robson Green are back as clergyman Will Davenport and DI Geordie Keating to solve more crimes in 1950s England.

Here’s a plot recap for Season 5‘s third episode, which aired at 9pm on Friday 24th January 2020 on ITV:

After a bumpy start to their relationship, Will and journalist Ellie go on their first date with a trip to the ‘flicks’.

But a scream from the projection booth cuts the romance short as they discover a brutal murder has taken place within the cinema.

Geordie arrives to investigate and discovers movie star connections, oddball employees and Cambridge’s own answer to Marilyn Monroe.

All that, plus a link to the Asian subcontinent – because just like in any good film-noir, a shadowy figure emerges from Jack Chapman’s past, and refuses to retreat without causing a stir.

But as Mrs C is drawn into the murder investigation, is she ready to hear the truth about her husband?

Cathy’s mum Diana takes the kids out for the day, which ends up worrying Cathy far more than it should.

Will also has his hands full with Matthew, the boy from the boxing gym who he’s trying to set back on the straight and narrow.

But Matthew is proving a tricky convert to the side of the angels, and even disrupts Will and Ellie’s first romantic moments at the cinema.

Is this one relationship that’s going to end up on the cutting room floor?

Grantchester is available on DVD on Amazon.