The Lovely Day Productions Team

The Grantchester Mysteries (now just “Grantchester”).

Murder makes its way to Cambridge… Lovely Day are adapting James Runcie’s crime series The Grantchester Mysteries for the small screen. In the meantime, they visited Spring Lane for a spirited game of cricket on June 26th. No one was murdered and the proverbial good time was had by all!


It’s 1953, and Sidney Chambers (James Norton) is vicar of Grantchester, a small village just outside Cambridge. Sidney is a terrific parish priest – never narrow-minded or judgemental, he’s a curious, fun-loving man with plenty of time for other people. While he might have the odd pint too many, be too fond of jazz music, and sometimes fall for the wrong women, Sidney’s is a quiet life. Or at least, it has been quiet – right up until the moment that murder comes his way…

Teaming up with Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green), Sidney finds his life as a parish priest side-lined as he pushed into the dangerous world of lies, betrayal and murder.

But crime isn’t the only worldly matter that occupies Sidney’s heart. Smitten with the witty, beautiful, Amanda (Morven Christie), Sidney’s hopes of ever winning her heart have been dashed ever since he became a clergyman – why would the daughter of a wealthy diplomat ever be interested in a lowly vicar like him? Indeed, he wonders whether perhaps marriage is really for him – at least until he strikes up a friendship with Hildegard Staunton (Pheline Roggan), a stunning German widow…

Also joining Sidney as he journeys into the dark world of murder is the naive, but well-meaning curate Leonard Finch (Al Weaver), and his austere and constantly disapproving housekeeper Mrs Maguire (Tessa Peake-Jones).

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