CRIME DOESN’T PRAY
YES, it’s another idyllic English village where murders are so commonplace that one of its residents has a side-line in amateur sleuthing. In this case, the would-be detective is Sidney Chambers (James Norton, picutred), a rebellious young Anglican vicar. Sidney has become DI Geordie Keating’s (Robson Green) most trusted sidekick, regularly putting himself in harm’s way in his quest to track down each of the town’s many killers. In this instance, when US reverend Todd visits Grantchester, it sparks simmering racial tensions, from the end of his relationship with Amanda, Sidney quickly takes a shine to the reverend’s daughter, offering her a shoulder to cry on as well as some late-night hanky panky. With lead actor Norton leaving Grantchester at the end of this fourth series, it’s clear that the writers are already starting to introduce viewers to the man who will take his mantle as the town’s crime-fighting vicar in season five. That man is Tom Brittney as Will Davenport, yet another religious man who is anti-establishment.