ITV’s hit drama Grantchester has returned to the Cambridge village, sparking excitement among fans, tourists and locals. Grantchester’s return to the screen was confirmed late last year, but fans were disappointed to learn that James Norton would leave his role as the crime-fighting vicar after this series. The film crew arrived early last Friday (June 29) to cover the vicarage in wisteria, before setting up lights around the church. It wasn’t long before word spread, prompting people to travel from far and wide to catch an early glimpse of Norton’s final performances in the iconic church.
We’ve been keeping up with the developments on set. Scroll down to see how the drama unfolds…
Day one of set-up and vans arrive full of wisteria.
The scaffolding goes up and the wisteria’s unpacked.
Voilà! The vicarage, newly adorned with wisteria.
Spotlights are erected outside of Grantchester Church.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Grantchester residents are extremely excited to get a sneaky peak at the new ITV drama that’s set to hit our screens in early October, before anyone else as they get the exclusive world premiere of the show.
Today, at a venue and time that has been kept under wraps following strict instructions from the producers of the show, locals in the village will get to watch the world premiere of the first episode of the show. Locals have been anxiously awaiting for the show to start since filming began in the village back in April.
The Grantchester series has been described as Grantchester’s answer to Oxford’s ‘Inspector Morse’! Well known actor Robson Green plays Inspector Geordie Keating, whilst Tessa Peake-Jones, most well known for her role as Raquel in the BBC sitcom ‘Only Fools and Horses’, will play the housekeeper.
Read the full story on the Cambridge News to find out more.