‘Grantchester’ return date confirmed for Season 3

ITV has confirmed that the new season of Grantchester will begin later this month.

Based on The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie, the drama series launched in October 2014 and a second season aired on ITV in spring 2016, followed by the show’s first Christmas special last December.

Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon here.

Buy Season 2 on DVD on Amazon here.

Season 3 begins at 9pm on Sunday 23 April on ITV.

James Norton and Robson Green are back as the unlikely 1950s crime fighting duo, Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie Keating, in six new episodes.

They are joined by Tessa Peake-Jones as Sidney’s sharp tongued housekeeper Mrs Maguire who keeps the vicar in check; Morven Christie as Sidney’s forbidden lover Amanda; Al Weaver as the timid curate Leonard Finch; Kacey Ainsworth as Geordie’s long suffering wife Cathy, Lorne MacFadyen as DC Phil Wilkinson and Seline Hizli as the feisty police secretary Margaret.

The opening episode of the third season sees local vicar Sidney Chambers meet with the new archdeacon, Gabriel Atubo. Acknowledging that Gabriel’s predecessor was dispatched under some controversy and embarrassment, Gabriel questions whether he can rely on Sidney to rebuild trust in the church and lead by example.

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