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Series overview

Grantchester returns for its eighth series on ITV1 and ITVX.

The hugely popular show produced by Kudos (a Banijay UK company) stars Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport.

Will is the happiest he’s ever been but his world will be rocked by a terrible accident.

He’s always preached the word of a compassionate God – but how can he now, when his despair leads him on a dangerous downward spiral?

Geordie has found a new contentment in his relationship with Cathy, but when they are both confronted with shocking announcements at work their happiness is threatened. As Mrs C, Leonard, Jack and Daniel rally around, both Will and Geordie find themselves in unfamiliar, emotional waters and murder is always around the corner.

The eighth season of Grantchester will range from Speedway to spies, exploring the lives of invisible women and the very visible problems caused by Leonard’s new vocation which may, once again, find him battling the law.

Exploring faith, forgiveness, and redemption – this explosive series tests Will and Geordie to the limit.

Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts) returns as Bonnie, alongside Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman. Special guest actors for this series include Shaun Dingwall (Top Boy, Noughts & Crosses), Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Doc Martin) and Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger, The Girlfriend Experience).

The series is executive produced for Kudos (part of Banijay UK) by Emma Kingsman-Lloyd (SAS Rogue Heroes, Deadwater Fell), writer and series creator Daisy Coulam (Deadwater Fell, Humans), Robson Green and Tom Brittney. The Executive Producers for MASTERPIECE are Rebecca Eaton and Susanne Simpson at GBH Boston.

Adapted from the Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie, the series was developed for television by Daisy Coulam. Writers this series include Richard Cookson (episode one), Helen Black (episode three), Anita Vettesse (episode four) and Richard Cookson and Karla Williams (episode five). The series is directed by Rob Evans, Al Weaver (who makes his directing debut) and Martin Smith.

Grantchester is commissioned by PBS MASTERPIECE and PBSd for US audiences and is one of TV’s most popular returning series. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by GBH Boston.Banijay Rights will be responsible for international distribution.]

Episode 5

Two men are poisoned, one dies, but who was the intended target? Elliot hands the case to Larry while Geordie is placed on desk duty. He is forcing Geordie to retire.

Larry is baffled by the case, the victim turns out to be a blackmailer up to something which seems to involve Hungarians exiles or possibly Russians. He wisely calls on Miss Scott for help but in the end both turn to Geordie who helps them uncover the real story.

Geordie is painfully aware that something is very wrong with Will. He is really not himself, one minute depressed and moody, the next ‘back to his old self’ with redoubled energy.

Will attempts to help Leonard in his efforts to woo the neighbours, who are still campaigning for the half way house to close. But Will loses his cool and ends up abusing the very person who has come to help.

Geordie finally discovers what is really going on and confronts Will. Will realises that he has made a horrible mess of everything and, deeply ashamed, he runs.




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