‘Grantchester’ preview: Season 5 begins on PBS soon!

PBS has provided some new details on the return of Grantchester.

Based on James Runcie’s novels, ITV’s 1950s-set period drama series returned in the UK earlier this year with six brand new episodes.

The fifth season of Grantchester begins on PBS Masterpiece next month.

Outlander actor Tom Brittney is back as clergyman Will Davenport, following his introduction in the fourth season last year, alongside Robson Green (Soldier Soldier) as DI Geordie Keating.

Watch a preview:


The official synopsis from PBS reads: “Fast forward: It’s 1957, and Will has finally settled into his role as the vicar of Grantchester, preaching to a packed and adoring congregation. His best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, has come to accept his wife Cathy’s commitment to her job – well, just about.

“Mrs C. happily (and deftly) juggles her roles as the vicarage housekeeper and as a well-to-do married woman. And after a trip to Marrakech, even Leonard has managed to carve out some happiness with Daniel, in secret.

“From a student’s misadventure at one of the local colleges, a hit-and-run that leads them to a secret garden, a murder in a cinema, a death at a controversial drug trial and more, crime never truly stops in Grantchester.

As the season goes on, Will’s faith and Geordie’s patience will be thoroughly tested as they are reminded once more that there’s always darkness lurking in their little corner of Cambridgeshire.”

Grantchester star Tom Brittney commented: “The main theme that goes through the season is this idea of ‘Eden’.”

He explained: “Harold Macmillan [British Prime Minister, 1957-1963] was saying at that time in the fifties that Britain had never had it so good. But in actual truth, underneath, there is always this dark side bubbling, and no more than in the village of Grantchester.”

Season 5 begins in the US at 9/8c on Sunday 14th June on Masterpiece on PBS.

A sixth season of Grantchester hasn’t yet been confirmed, but we expect to hear news on this fairly soon.

Grantchester is available on DVD on Amazon.