Grantchester returned for a sixth season in the UK tonight!
Based on the novels by James Runcie, the popular ’50s crime drama series stars Tom Brittney (Outlander) as clergyman Will Davenport, alongside Robson Green (Soldier Soldier) as DI Geordie Keating.
They’re joined by Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman.
It’s 1958 and trouble is brewing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester.
Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, willing to rock the boat and challenge conventions to help people. But the very role he loves put him at odds with his own ideals when his kind-hearted curate, Leonard Finch (Al Weaver) is caught up in a scandal.
Will’s best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green), finds his principles shaken, housekeeper Mrs Chapman (Tessa Peake-Jones) is distraught, and Geordie’s wife Cathy (Kacey Ainsworth) is defiant.
With new crimes around every corner, and morality and legality at loggerheads, it’s going to take all of Will’s skill and empathy to navigate these choppy waters and help the ones he loves.
Season 6 will arrive on American screens next month on PBS.
Watch the trailer:
Here’s a plot recap for the first episode of Season 6, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Friday 3rd September 2021:
It’s 1958 in Grantchester, and the vicarage family and the Keatings are on a much-needed summer break at Merries Holiday Camp – only for it to turn into something of a busman’s holiday for Will and Geordie, when the camp’s owner Roy Reeves is found dead in suspicious circumstances.
Between unhappily married guests, frustrated entertainment staff and Roy’s put upon wife, Will and Geordie discover almost everyone had a grudge against Roy.
Behind the smiles and jolly holiday façade of Merries lays a much less wholesome reality.
Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.