Returning: Grantchester

James Norton returns to Grantchester for his final appearance next month on ABC.

Season 4 of Grantchester begins on ABC in October.

Robson Green, James Norton return but Norton will also make his final appearance during the season.

Clergyman Will Davenport, played by Tom Brittney, becomes DI Geordie Keating’s new crime-solving partner.

This aired in the UK in January.

It’s 1956 – a year since Amanda left and Mrs Maguire (now Mrs Chapman) married Jack. Change truly is in the Grantchester air… The post-war rulebook is being torn up – it’s the birth of the teenager, the era of Elvis. Teddy Boys are on the streets of Cambridge. Even science fiction’s becoming reality with a new ‘computer’ up and running at the university.

There’s change at the vicarage too. Sidney Chambers is feeling adrift, a man without a cause – until American civil rights activist Violet Todd arrives and fires up his need for social justice. But with a cause this dangerous, Sidney might not be around forever… And soon there’s a new Vicar of Grantchester, firebrand Will Davenport, stepping up to take his place at the pulpit.

Idealistic and energetic, Will is a man of the people. As he grapples with his new role he’ll embrace the change that’s sweeping the nation and make the parish his own. He’ll find himself drawn into Geordie’s world; of murderous plots and crimes of passion, that’ll stir his soul and unearth his own troubled past…

And whilst Will embraces the future, Inspector Geordie Keating’s left entirely baffled by it. Navigating a world without Sidney, where does he fit? Cathy’s suddenly cold and distant, the boys at the new police station all think he’s a throwback, and unfortunately Leonard’s just no good at backgammon…

8:30pm Friday October 18 on ABC.

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