256 votes


ITV 2014

Set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, the drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Grantchester

Grantchester - S2E6

#1 - Episode 6


Season 2 - Episode 6

When Sidney's old friend Reverend Sam Milburn visits the parish claiming to be seeking forgiveness for his crimes, the vicar is torn. Matters complicate further when Harding Redmond finds out he has returned and makes threats against his life, and Sam flees. With his friend now missing, Sidney fears the worst and must once again join forces with Geordie to investigate. Meanwhile, Leonard continues to wrestle with his feelings for Daniel Marlowe, and a visit from Mrs Maguire leads to Amanda having a heart-to-heart with Guy.

The episode was rated from 335 votes.

Grantchester - S2E5

#2 - Episode 5


Season 2 - Episode 5

Amanda promotes a petition to stop the hanging of Gary Bell while Sidney has to solve the death of a wife beater in a locked cell after being arrested by Geordie who knows the beaten wife who had refused to make a complaint. Evidence of a false arrest and bruising on Geordie's hand and Margaret's statement raise doubts in Sidney's mind as to his innocence. Dead rats at the dead husband's house provide another solution. Sidney, present at Bell's hanging, is distraught and the attitude of Geordie to justice taking it's course.

The episode was rated from 310 votes.

Grantchester - S4E6

#3 - Episode 6


Season 4 - Episode 6

Will, reeling from his family tragedy and daunted by the choice he now faces, seeks distraction in Geordie’s world. A curious new case unfolds: the murder of a Teddy Boy at a dance hall, which Geordie concludes is proof that the country’s truly gone to the dogs.

The episode was rated from 135 votes.

Grantchester - S3E4

#4 - Episode 4


Season 3 - Episode 4

A factory worker dies in what appears to be a drunken accident, but Geordie suspects foul play. However, secret forces are determined to shut down his investigation. Mrs Maguire is confronted by a face from the past, while Sidney wrestles with his conscience, as his feelings for Amanda clash with his sense of duty - leading to accusations of hypocrisy from Leonard.

The episode was rated from 347 votes.

Grantchester - S3E3

#5 - Episode 3


Season 3 - Episode 3

Leonard gets caught up in an armed robbery at the village post office, and manages to identify the masked culprit. Geordie takes no chances when going to arrest the criminal, who has a record of similarly violent crimes - but is surprised to discover that the suspect has been murdered. Meanwhile, a second robbery occurs, carried out by a man and a woman who have adopted the dead robber's trademark of disguising himself with a gas mask. Back at the Vicarage, the atmosphere is tense between Sidney and Amanda.

The episode was rated from 338 votes.

Grantchester - S3E6
#6 - Episode 6
Season 3 - Episode 6

On a Sunday morning in Grantchester, Sidney visits the Archdeacon to discuss his resignation. Sidney has lost his faith in a church that won't allow him to be married to the woman he loves. With a heavy heart the Archdeacon tells Sidney he must go away and write a resignation letter in order to make it official.

The episode was rated from 332 votes.
Grantchester - S5E6
#7 - Episode 6
Season 5 - Episode 6

When a woman is found dead, laid out in the shape of a crucifix on Jesus Green, Will and Geordie discover the ring on her finger proves she was married to God.

The episode was rated from 99 votes.
Grantchester - S3E1
#8 - Episode 1
Season 3 - Episode 1

Sidney receives a series of anonymous phone calls, which he realises may be linked to a series of murders in which the victims were all important community figures killed by someone who leaves dead birds as a grisly calling card. The threat forces Sidney to question whether he can reconcile his relationship with Amanda and his calling as a vicar. Leonard bonds with Hilary as she cares for her dying father, while Geordie's investigation of the killings leads him to a mysterious home for people with disabilities.

The episode was rated from 390 votes.
Grantchester - S2E4
#9 - Episode 4
Season 2 - Episode 4

As the trial of local teen Gary Bell approaches, Sidney and Geordie find themselves at loggerheads regarding his guilt – not even building a go-kart together can get them to see eye to eye. Sidney's mind is taken off these matters when he finds the anxious Reggie Lawson at the graveside of his dead wife, Anna. Convinced that she still haunts his home and stable yards following her suicide he implores Sidney to come to his estate, Kingsbrook and perform an exorcism for him.

The episode was rated from 301 votes.
Grantchester - S2E2
#10 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2

Geordie and Cathy are on a mission to find Sidney a girlfriend – but nobody seems to be good enough for the choosy vicar. Geordie's plans are further thwarted when Sidney's old flame, Amanda Hopkins arrives in Grantchester while Guy is away on business.

The episode was rated from 312 votes.

Last updated: apr 25, 2021



Why the need to make up an extra story about cottaging? ITV can't seem to stop gratuitously inserting gay characters into period drama, and I say that as gay myself . . .


Although I watched the three seasons I always came away feeling somewhat disappointed, nay, frustrated by James Norton's wishy-washy insubstantial character compared to Robson Green's but at the same time felt a sense of loss when Norton left the show and wondered if the show would continue without him. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode without James Norton and must admit I didn't miss him at all. I look forward to seeing how Tom Brittney will fill the role and have no doubt he will bring his own thing to the show.


This is now one of my favorite shows ♥️


This is now one of my favorite shows ♥️

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