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 sixth episode of Season 6, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Friday 8th October 2021:
When the leader of a student CND group, Rachel Bromilow, falls to her death from a college building while staging a daring protest, Will and Geordie discover her death is not as accidental as it first appears – they must infiltrate the world of campus politics to find her killer.
Questioning her boyfriend, friends and fellow activists, a tangled web of ambition and jealousy begins to emerge among the students, but which of them had the most to gain from her death?
As the investigation progresses Will and Geordie increasingly find themselves on opposing sides of the CND debate, but can they agree long enough to catch Rachel’s killer?
Meanwhile, there’s an unexpected new arrival at the vicarage.
Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.