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Grantchester season 4: Everything you need to know

Good Housekeeping UK logo Good Housekeeping UK 02/07/2018 Megan Sutton

We know that ITV’s Grantchester is coming back for a fourth season and while it will be James Norton’s last as Sidney Chambers, the series is set to be a must-watch.

Norton will return for series four, although his character won’t be fighting crime beyond then. Robson Green returns as Geordie Keating and new character reverend Will Davenport will be introduced, effectively becoming Sidney’s replacement once he leaves.

Speaking about his Grantchester exit, Norton said: "As excited as I am to be filming a new series of Grantchester, it’s also heartbreaking to be saying goodbye to Sidney Chambers. I’ve loved this experience, and particularly working with such an extraordinary cast and crew.”

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Robson Green and James Norton as Geordie and Sidney

Here’s everything you need to know about Grantchester season 4…

Grantchester season 4: Who’s in it?

ITV has announced Tom Brittney (Outlander, Call the Midwife, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) will join the cast of Grantchester as Reverend Will Davenport, crime-solving partner to Robson Green’s Geordie Keating.


“A man of the people, confident, caring and self-assured, Grantchester’s young, new parish priest Will Davenport channels his boundless energy into a quest for social justice,” according to ITV.

“As Geordie draws him into righting the wrongs of criminal Cambridge, Will’s own troubled past is unearthed.”

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Tom Brittney as Will Davenport

Speaking about his new role, Tom Brittney said: "I am beyond excited. From the moment I heard about the role of Will Davenport, it was something I wanted more than anything. It’s a real honour to be joining such a wonderful series, with such a loyal fan base."

Other returning cast include Al Weaver, Tessa Peake-Jones and Kacey Ainsworth.

Grantchester season 4: What’s going to happen?

In a PBS podcast, Grantchester creator revealed the next season takes place in 1956, a time of Elvis, change, and teddy boys.

“Our theme is evolve or die,” Coulam said. “You have to move with the times or you kind of fade away. Our characters are all sort of struggling with that, really. Geordie Keating will be facing a world without his best friend, but in good crime tradition, he will still have a new best friend to fight crime alongside.”

Speaking about Will Davenport, she said, “He’s much younger than Sidney, which instantly gives him a new characteristic because our new guy didn’t go through the war…he’s the sort of face of modern Britain.”


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Grantchester season 4: When will it be on TV?

Grantchester series four is currently in production in London, Cambridge, and Grantchester. It’s not yet known when it will air on ITV.

(Images: ITV)

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