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  • Episode: 

    4 of 6

  • Title: 

    Series 3
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 14 May 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 20 2017 : Sat 13 May - Fri 19 May
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Episode 4
After a guilt-induced sermon about desire and duty, Sidney questions himself about Amanda.  He wants to resist but soon finds himself in an embrace with her, which is spotted by Leonard who berates Sidney for being such a hypocrite.
Meanwhile, Mrs Maguire is shocked when she is met by a visitor on her morning walk – the face from the past leaves her rattled to the core and she enlists Sidney’s help in dealing with her emotions.  
Geordie and Phil head to a large Victorian factory to investigate the death of young employee, Josephine Sutton. Her limp body lies below an open hatch high in the wall - dressed for a night out with a bottle of gin nearby.   She appears to have fallen but Geordie is immediately suspicious – the scene looks staged.  Is someone trying to cover up a murder?
Hilary arranges for her and Leonard to have some engagement photos taken but Leonard is totally unprepared when the photographer arrives – his first love Daniel Marlowe.  The encounter leaves Leonard reeling.
Sidney and Geordie both have to put their personal lives to one side as they look into the factory murder, but the further they dig the more it becomes apparent - secret forces are attempting to derail their investigation.  Just who is out to get them?
Series overview
James Norton and Robson Green return as the unlikely 1950s crime fighting duo, Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie Keating, in the third series of Grantchester, produced by Kudos.  The six-part series is based on The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie. 
Tessa Peake-Jones is back as Sidney’s sharp tongued housekeeper Mrs Maguire who keeps the vicar in check; Morven Christie reprises her role as Sidney’s forbidden lover Amanda; Al Weaver returns as the timid curate Leonard Finch; Kacey Ainsworth is back as Geordie’s long suffering wife Cathy, Lorne MacFadyen puts his police helmet back on to play DC Phil Wilkinson and Seline Hizli returns as the feisty police secretary Margaret. And of course it wouldn’t be Grantchester without the return of the gorgeous black Labrador Dickens.