The new season of Grantchester (S5) returns to PBS’ Drama Sunday beginning June 14. It seems like an eternity since Sidney Chambers (James Norton) left the friendly confines of the 1950s Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. You might remember that early on in series 4, the Anglican vicar fell in love with a black woman involved in the Civil Rights Movement who would soon return to America. A future with her appears impossible until Sidney chooses the impossible and plans to emigrate.
Enter Tom Brittney as the Reverend Will Davenport. Davenport picks up right where Chambers left off by immediately forging yet another unlikely partnership solving crimes with the decidedly overworked Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, played by Robson Green.
As you can imagine, a lot has happened in the past year so we thought it best for everyone to take a brief look and where we left off and where we are headed in S5.
It goes without saying that with each new season comes new characters and new relationships. Hey, Grantchester is a small village….
The plot of the first episode of the series 5 centers around the students of two colleges at the University of Cambridge: a ‘prestigious all-female college’ (the real life women’s college Newnham College, Cambridge) and a fictional men’s college (filmed at St John’s College, Cambridge).
Thankfully, once again, DCI Keating’s methodical approach to policing meshes perfectly with the coaxing ways of the former inner-city chaplain, Davenport, in order to make the streets of Grantchester safe for residents to move about safely for another year. Before we go, how about a little peek at a DVD extra for Grantchester S5.
Behind the scenes of Grantchester S5….
Grantchester S5 premieres Sunday, June 14 at 8p on PBS