ITV Grantchester kicked off his fourth series tonight (11 January), but this latest run is about to shake things up while religious crimes solver Sidney Chambers (James Norton) is standing going.
Conveniently, there is a new vicar with a proactive attitude towards the wrongdoers (who will surely find ways to lose his clothes) to Will Davenport, played by Tom Brittney.
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Sidney did not come out in the episode tonight, so Will has not yet become Geordie Keating's partner (Robson Green) in the resolution of the crime, but viewers have yet seen enough of him to think it will become a worthy leader:
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The episode itself also dealt with heavy subjects, like an American preacher Black and his family came to see me A murder not only led to the mystery of those who committed the crime, but also exposed racism within the seemingly idyllic community.
Although a bit hard for a Friday night, viewers generally enjoyed the show by addressing the important topic:  A powerful return for #Grantchester . Things may have changed since the 1950s – as Violet suggested they would say in his speech – but racism is still present, with gratitude in an extraordinarily reduced strength.
– Phinbart (@Phinbart) 11 January 2019