[Season 1]

DVD - 2015
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It's 1953 and Sidney Chambers is vicar of Grantchester, a village just outside Cambridge, England. Sidney's is a quiet life. He tends to his flock, keeps up with his jazz collection, and does his best to contain his passion for beautiful heiress Amanda Kendall. But when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances, Sidney quickly finds that people confide things in a parish priest that they would never tell police.


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May 22, 2019

Good series so far, looking forward to more.

Feb 04, 2019

This series is a delight to watch. The story lines are well developed as are the characters, including the friendship between the inspector and vicar. I really appreciate that the Vancouver Public Library is carrying this series, thank you.

Sep 05, 2017

I am hook, line and sinker taken by this series. I love the rich tapestry of character development that keeps me on the edge of my seat. 5 stars

Jun 12, 2017

Excellent series that shows 1953 was not as conformist as we commonly think it is. James Norton takes center stage as the sensitive, intelligent vicar growing sometimes painfully into not just adulthood, but a role as community leader. He stumbles into a real friendship with the local, heavy-drinking cynical detective. The stories are well-crafted; the flashbacks to war violence and its effects are integral, not gratuitous. He has two love interests, both very different from each other. The older actress who plays his grumbling housekeeper of course hides a heart of gold underneath. Hoping they produce more of this series.

May 28, 2017

Really enjoying this series! Great character development and wonderful costumes/settings. If you like 1950's era detective/murder set in a small British village then this one's the ticket! Season Two is equally as good.

Apr 10, 2017

Well done British series.

Mar 23, 2017

Absolutely hooked by this series set in a Cambridgeshire village in post-WWII Britain. The wholesomely handsome vicar's love of jazz, drink and love for a woman above his station gives his character a wonderfully human dimension that is genuine. The hard drinking copper Geordie is an excellent foil for Sidney. The PBS production is beautifully shot with careful attention to detail with in their choice of sets, costumes and great ensemble cast members. Can't wait for the next season.

Sep 18, 2016

Smarmy. Vicar/playboy Sidney Chambers's theology leads us to the later philosophy of the Beatles -- "All you need is love." Author originator James Runcie was born in 1959. I doubt that he is portraying a post-war Britain that he doesn't know. Series is careful not to offend the sensibilities of "liberal" 21st century viewers.

SFPL_danielay Jul 20, 2016

A charming but not saccharine mystery series set in post-WWII Britain. If you liked "Call the Midwife" or "Foyle's War" give this a try.

OhioToon Jun 05, 2016

I too enjoyed this series. I'm seem to rather enjoy English mysteries from pre WWII to present day. Great series to watch.

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Jun 12, 2017

Other: Racism, done in a veddy, veddy oblique English style.

Jun 12, 2017

Violence: War flashbacks (horrific death of younger friend) and untreated PTSD (suicides).

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