"As a priest, isn't everything our business? There's no part of the human heart which is not our responsibility"-Sidney Chambers
ITV has commissioned a six-part series, Grantchester, set in 1953 in the beautiful county of Cambridgeshire. The series is written for ITV by Daisy Coulam, who has previously scripted EastEnders and Casualty. Set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, the drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, 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. Troubled by nightmares and recurring flashbacks to the time he served in the Scot's Guards, Sidney is the moral compass of the drama with a desire to put right the wrongs of the past.
"We cannot erase our pasts however hard we try. Instead we must carry them with us into the future." (Taken from ITVMedia)
It was such a success that ITV has commissioned it for a second series! Those is the UK were able to start it on March 2nd, and those of us in North America have a date on March 27th.