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Robson Green returns to Grantchester

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Robson Green returns to Grantchester

Grantchester returns for its eighth series on ITV1 and STV…

The hugely popular show produced by Kudos 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).

In tonight’s first episode the body of a 19 -year-old biker is found in a field, the day after a charity motorbike race organized by Will. Ron Weller, a mechanic who trains young bikers, his son Jimmy, and many others mourn the loss of a fellow rider. But as Geordie and Will begin to investigate, they realise that beneath the happy surface there are tensions and rivalries.

Geordie is surprised when DCI Wallace questions his longevity in his role. Is Wallace suggesting retirement? Will and Bonnie have settled into married life, They make a good team despite Bonnie’s lack of personal faith. They are expecting their first child together, however, parenting is a challenge and clashes over how to parent Ernie throw a spotlight on Will’s anxiety.

Grantchester, ITV1 and STV (Also ITVX and STV Player) tonight from 9 pm

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