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Leaked Grantchester Easter special reveals a surprise guest!

Get ready for a special Easter episode of Grantchester! Featuring the Pope, Peeps®!, and a debate about the future of organ music in worship, this episode seems hand-tailored to appeal to fans of the Episcopal Cafe.
Do you think it’s part of the regular continuity, or a silly one-off?

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Got an earworm from Grantchester?

Jazz plays an integral part in the Grantchester, as series Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd explains:

Sidney’s love of jazz is an important part of the book [on which Grantchester was based]. Author James Runcie created a man who likes ‘warm beer and hot jazz’. For the television series it was important to reflect Sidney’s love of jazz because it was—in 1953—a very modern, innovative music genre. It’s pre-rock-and-roll, but it reflects Sidney’s youth and vitality.


While recorded music was a well-established medium by this time, […]

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The vicar of Grantchester and the wrong whiskey

Fans of the PBS series Grantchester will have noticed that vicar-sleuth, Sidney Chambers, has a taste for whiskey and ale. But not sherry, which people assume must be the vicar’s drink of choice. He drinks to get drunk at upper-class dinner parties with Amanda and her set, and with the detective Geordie Keating at the pub. Alcohol plays a role in every episode. It’s not giving the plot away to say the murder in Episode 1 is solved when Sidney realizes it’s […]

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Production still from Grantchester showing the star

Grantchester reviews

Did you see the opening episode of Grantchester? It was reviewed favorably in a number of newspapers, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

From the Times review:

“Grantchester” will be breezy fun for fans of the form, though the more discerning will be put off by how rudimentary the actual murder mysteries are after being squeezed into 50 minutes (half the norm for this type of show). Others are liable to find it faintly ridiculous, more of a haiku than […]

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