A mahogany wardrobe stands in the corner of the churchyard.
There's a tree without a trunk in the middle of the road.
And overnight, a vine of wisteria has snaked its way across the front of the vicarage - on closer inspection the flowers turn out to be plastic.
There's something afoot in Grantchester near Cambridge, a mystery in the making.
The cast and crew of ITV's new drama 'Grantchester' are filming scenes in the village this week.
Locals have been cast as extras alongside the actors Robson Green, James Norton and Tessa Peake-Jones.
Pat Hall is in full 1950s costume. She wears a broad smile and a vintage grey felt hat as she explains she jumped at the chance to take part.
Adapted from the novel, ‘Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death’ by James Runcie, the drama is set in 1953.
It follows a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.
His partner in crime is over-worked Police Inspector, Geordie Keating, a man two inches shorter than he’d like to be, with scuffed shoes and hair not as familiar with a comb as it should be.
Executive Producer Diederick Santer said:
Filming continues in Grantchester, Cambridge and London until June. The six-part series with be shown on ITV this Autumn.
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