The sixth season of Grantchester continued 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 second episode of Season 6, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Friday 10th September 2021:
When a baptism service is disrupted by a man claiming he’s the rightful father of the child, and not the smiling parents around the font, Will and Geordie find themselves drawn into a complicated family dispute which seems to be connected to the murder of Joan Beaumont, the head of a local adoption agency.
With both sets of parents having reasons to want Joan silenced, are any of them responsible for her death?
Meanwhile at the vicarage, a sinister blackmail letter arrives for Leonard, forcing Will to visit his own difficult family in the hopes of raising the money to pay the demand.
But when his newly-arrived-in-town step-sister, Tamara, jeopardises Will’s chances with step-dad St John, Leonard decides to take matters into his own hands – and face his blackmailer, alone…
Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.