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.
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Here’s a plot recap for the fifth episode of Season 6, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Friday 1st October 2021:
As the day of Leonard’s trial dawns, Will and Geordie are called upon to investigate an audacious robbery from a bank security van in Cambridge, which has had tragic repercussions for an innocent bystander.
Questioning the apprehended suspect Malcy Smith and the bank security guard Wilson Black, Will and Geordie have a hunch that something about their account of events doesn’t quite add up.
And when both men suddenly change their stories, they begin to wonder is someone else pulling the strings behind the scenes?
The investigation leads Geordie to cross paths with old army buddy, Johnny Richards, now working as a solicitor.
But with his clients confessing to the crime there seems little Johnny can do to help, and it becomes increasingly likely that the true mastermind behind the robbery may evade justice.
Meanwhile, the Bishop warns Will that he cannot stand up in court and speak out on Leonard’s behalf – or else Will risks his standing in the church.
As Will weighs up his own fate against Leonard’s, it’s more uncertain than ever whether justice will be done in either case.
Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.