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 third episode of Season 6, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Friday 17th September 2021:
Will and Geordie are drawn into the cut and thrust world of local politics when the death of Councillor Derek McArthur prompts an election in Grantchester.
Following her husband Derek’s tragic suicide, liberal reformist Reeny McArthur is running for her late-husband’s seat, with a little help from her old friend and local author, Robert Waterhouse.
But they are pitted against the entrepreneurial and ambitious Maurice St Martin, who has the backing of his cousin and local businessman Phillip St Martin.
When Reeny receives evidence that her husband’s death wasn’t suicide, she confides in Will – Reeny is convinced Derek was murdered. But can
Will prove it and convince Geordie to take the case?
Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.