The BEST episodes of Grantchester

Every episode of Grantchester ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Grantchester!

Set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, the drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.

Last Updated: 2/3/2023Network:ITV1
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Episode 6
star
8.05
88 votes

#1 - Episode 6

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/15/2022

Geordie realises he may have sent the wrong man to prison for murder and that the real killer could still be at large.

Writer: John Jackson
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Episode 8
star
8.01
106 votes

#2 - Episode 8

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/22/2021

When a successful music producer is murdered, Geordie finds himself implicated in the investigation, and forced to consider whether his army buddy Johnny could be the killer.

Directors: Jermain Julien
Writer: John Jackson
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Episode 6
star
8.00
340 votes

#3 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/6/2016

When Sidney's old friend Reverend Sam Milburn visits the parish claiming to be seeking forgiveness for his crimes, the vicar is torn. Matters complicate further when Harding Redmond finds out he has returned and makes threats against his life, and Sam flees. With his friend now missing, Sidney fears the worst and must once again join forces with Geordie to investigate. Meanwhile, Leonard continues to wrestle with his feelings for Daniel Marlowe, and a visit from Mrs Maguire leads to Amanda having a heart-to-heart with Guy.

Directors: Edward Bennett
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 5
star
7.97
373 votes

#4 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/30/2016

Amanda promotes a petition to stop the hanging of Gary Bell while Sidney has to solve the death of a wife beater in a locked cell after being arrested by Geordie who knows the beaten wife who had refused to make a complaint. Evidence of a false arrest and bruising on Geordie's hand and Margaret's statement raise doubts in Sidney's mind as to his innocence. Dead rats at the dead husband's house provide another solution. Sidney, present at Bell's hanging, is distraught and the attitude of Geordie to justice taking it's course.

Directors: Edward Bennett
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 6
star
7.93
190 votes

#5 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2019

Will, reeling from his family tragedy and daunted by the choice he now faces, seeks distraction in Geordie’s world. A curious new case unfolds: the murder of a Teddy Boy at a dance hall, which Geordie concludes is proof that the country’s truly gone to the dogs.

Directors: Rob Evans
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Episode 3
star
7.88
100 votes

#6 - Episode 3

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/25/2022

A vagrant is found dead in the doorway of Leonard's cafe. Geordie can't shake the feeling that this murder could be connected to two previous unsolved cases.

Directors: Tom Brittney
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 5
star
7.85
107 votes

#7 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/1/2021

As the day of Leonard's trial dawns, Will and Geordie are called upon to investigate an audacious robbery from a bank security van in Cambridge, which has had tragic repercussions.

Directors: Jermain Julien
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 6
star
7.79
342 votes

#8 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/28/2017

On a Sunday morning in Grantchester, Sidney visits the Archdeacon to discuss his resignation. Sidney has lost his faith in a church that won't allow him to be married to the woman he loves. With a heavy heart the Archdeacon tells Sidney he must go away and write a resignation letter in order to make it official.

Directors: Rob Evans
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 5
star
7.77
315 votes

#9 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/2014

After Sidney takes Geordie to Johnny Johnson’s London jazz club, they’re supposed to be leaving their worries behind them in Grantchester. After Amanda shows up unexpectedly, the night takes a rather different turn. Johnny’s sister is murdered, leaving everybody devastated. Johnny and Claudette’s father calls in his friend DCI Jacob Williams to work on the case.

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 7
star
7.76
106 votes

#10 - Episode 7

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/15/2021

Leonard goes to Will and Geordie to ask for their help when someone he knows is suddenly accused of murder.

Directors: Jermain Julien
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 4
star
7.76
324 votes

#11 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/2014

A fire in the village leads Sidney to another investigation. Meanwhile, a family crisis causes Geordie to become distracted and detached from his job.

Directors: Jill Robertson
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 3
star
7.73
347 votes

#12 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/7/2017

Leonard gets caught up in an armed robbery at the village post office, and manages to identify the masked culprit. Geordie takes no chances when going to arrest the criminal, who has a record of similarly violent crimes - but is surprised to discover that the suspect has been murdered. Meanwhile, a second robbery occurs, carried out by a man and a woman who have adopted the dead robber's trademark of disguising himself with a gas mask. Back at the Vicarage, the atmosphere is tense between Sidney and Amanda.

Directors: Rebecca Gatward
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Episode 4
star
7.73
364 votes

#13 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/14/2017

A factory worker dies in what appears to be a drunken accident, but Geordie suspects foul play. However, secret forces are determined to shut down his investigation. Mrs Maguire is confronted by a face from the past, while Sidney wrestles with his conscience, as his feelings for Amanda clash with his sense of duty - leading to accusations of hypocrisy from Leonard.

Directors: Rebecca Gatward
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 6
star
7.72
101 votes

#14 - Episode 6

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/8/2021

When the leader of a student group falls to her death during a protest, Will and Geordie are drawn into campus politics. The Bishop introduces a new face at the vicarage.

Directors: Jermain Julien
Writer: Tolula Dada
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Episode 4
star
7.71
313 votes

#15 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/23/2016

As the trial of local teen Gary Bell approaches, Sidney and Geordie find themselves at loggerheads regarding his guilt – not even building a go-kart together can get them to see eye to eye. Sidney's mind is taken off these matters when he finds the anxious Reggie Lawson at the graveside of his dead wife, Anna. Convinced that she still haunts his home and stable yards following her suicide he implores Sidney to come to his estate, Kingsbrook and perform an exorcism for him.

Directors: David O'Neill
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Episode 1
star
7.70
107 votes

#16 - Episode 1

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/11/2022

The summer of 1959 finds the wedding season in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. Among the Reverend Will Davenport's many brides-to-be is Adele Fitzgerald, who lives on the once-splendid, but now declining Fitzgerald Estate with her green-fingered spinster sister Maude. The body of a dead man is found in the grounds and is quickly identified as the sisters' errant brother Lord Edmund Fitzgerald, who has been living an itinerant life travelling the world since the war. Will and DI Geordie Keating find themselves at odds with Geordie's new boss DCI Elliot Wallace and DC Larry Peters in viewing the death as a murder. As Will and Geordie investigate the Fitzgerald family history, they find themselves looking into Edmund's own romantic past.

Directors: Tim Fywell
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Episode 2
star
7.69
97 votes

#17 - Episode 2

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/18/2022

Lester Carmichael, part of the husband-and-wife team who own the Carmichael's cleaning goods brand, is found dead with a rather unusual neck wound. Will and Geordie's investigation leads them to look into Lester's private life, which, they discover, is much less spotless than the carefully curated image he and his wife Melanie like to present to the public. Robson Green stars

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 6
star
7.68
313 votes

#18 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2014

Amanda and Guy’s wedding is fast approaching, and Sidney's betrayal of Hildegard is still in his mind. Those closest to Sidney find it hard to get through to him. The murder of a local policeman doesn’t improve things, as Sidney allows himself to be pulled into another investigation rather than putting his house in order.

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 1
star
7.67
356 votes

#19 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/2/2016

Drama series set in the 1950s. When Grantchester vicar Sidney Chambers is accused of a terrible crime, unmasking the real culprit sends shockwaves through the community.

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 1
star
7.67
577 votes

#20 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2014

It is 1953 and just outside the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, local vicar Sidney Chambers has lost track of time, having spent a lovely morning with his friend, and with whom he is secretly in love with, Amanda Kendall. He races to the church, Sidney arrives just in time to minister the funeral of a local solicitor. Sidney does his best to comfort a young German widow Hildegard Staunton but he is soon called away from his duties when Pamela Morton asks to draw Sidney into confidence. She reveals that she was having an affair with the late solicitor. She believes did not commit suicide but was in fact murdered.

Directors: Harry Bradbeer
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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Episode 2
star
7.67
333 votes

#21 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/9/2016

Geordie and Cathy are on a mission to find Sidney a girlfriend – but nobody seems to be good enough for the choosy vicar. Geordie's plans are further thwarted when Sidney's old flame, Amanda Hopkins arrives in Grantchester while Guy is away on business.

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: John Jackson
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Episode 4
star
7.67
105 votes

#22 - Episode 4

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/1/2022

A member of Will's own congregation is found murdered just before a church fundraising event. It becomes clear that the victim, Neil Hughes, was not quite the upstanding member of the community Will believed him to have been. And secrets emerge that make Will question how well he really knows any of his parishioners.

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Episode 2
star
7.66
93 votes

#23 - Episode 2

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/10/2021

Will and Geordie negotiate a complex family dispute that may be connected to the murder of the head of a local adoption agency. Meanwhile, a sinister letter arrives for Leonard.

Directors: Rob Evans
Writer: John Jackson
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Episode 4
star
7.66
200 votes

#24 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2019

As Will is preparing to be installed as the new vicar Geordie persuades him to involve himself in a case involving a young uncommunicative boy with blood on his hands.

Directors: Stewart Svaasand
Writer: Rachael New
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Episode 3
star
7.65
383 votes

#25 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2014

Guy and Amanda ask Sidney to perform their wedding ceremony and the upset vicar hits the bottle. After Mrs Maguire points out he is failing in his duties he decides to take a break from drinking and assisting in criminal investigations. Sidney helps Leonard as he moves into the vicarage, and assists parishioner Isabel as she gets ready for her upcoming wedding to new man in town called Arthur. After Daisy is found dead, her mother calls in Geordie to investigate. Sidney ends up being reluctantly being dragged into the investigation.

Directors: Jill Robertson
Writer: Daisy Coulam
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