Over three series, James Runcie’s Grantchester has become a bit of hole-filler – in recent years the cosy crime sub-genre has somewhat disappeared (although you could argue that Midsomer Murders and Death In Paradise are updated versions, and then there’s Endeavour… actually, scrap what I said about cosy crime) and Grantchester has filled things in nicely. It helps having some good acting talent to bring the seemingly innocuous tale of a vicar (James Norton) and a blunt copper (robson Green) doing the rounds in 1950s bucolic Cambridgeshire to life. Anyway, it’s back and series three is just around the corner.
The good news is that all the main players are back – Norton, Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Morven Christie, Kacey Ainsworth, Lorne MacFadyen and black lab Dickens – and there will be plenty of good-looking countryside and shots of Cambridge in the offing.
There’s an embargo on episodic information, so you’ll have to wait for that, but here’s the transmission date:
Grantchester: Sunday 23d April, 9pm, ITV