ITV announced today (24 September) that the first episode will be shown at 9pm, Monday 6 October.
Earlier this year, Kings Parade and areas of Grantchester village were transformed into a vision of the 1950s as ITV films scenes for the show, which will be set in Cambridge, London and Grantchester.
James Norton (pictured; Death Comes to Pemberley, Rush, Happy Valley) will play the role of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.
Robson Green (Reckless, Wire In The Blood) will join him as plain speaking, over-worked Police Inspector, Geordie Keating.
Set in 1953 in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, Sidney’s unlikely partnership with gruff, down to earth Geordie is central to Grantchester. Geordie’s methodical approach to policing complements Sidney’s more intuitive techniques of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects.
Morven Christie (Hunted, Twenty Twelve) will play beautiful heiress Amanda Kendall, whose love for Sidney, although reciprocated, doesn’t have a future. Tessa Peake-Jones (Marchlands and of course Raquel in Only Fools and Horses) will play Sidney’s housekeeper, the indomitable Mrs Maguire who keeps him in check and does her best to keep his chaotic vicarage presentable and respectable.
Sidney also has gorgeous black Labrador puppy, Dickens, for company.
Tune in at 9pm, 6 October, ITV.
:: Pick up the October copy of Cambridge Edition for an interview with leading man, James Norton.