James Norton and Robson Green return to Grantchester, the 1954 drama returning to ITV tonight (March 2), in the roles of local vicar Sidney Chambers and DI Geordie Keating respectively.

Best friends, the pair are enjoying a picnic just outside the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester with Keating's family, including grumpy housekeeper Mrs Maguire (Tessa Peake-Jones), and Sidney's shy curate, Leonard Finch (Al Weaver).

Enjoying a happy day and promising to find Sidney a woman after much persuasion, bliss is soon shattered as, when walking home, DC Phil Wilkinson (Lorne Macfadyen) arrests Sidney, charging him with sexual assault.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Harding Redmond (Neil Morrissey) is the man responsible for the accusations, after finding claims made in the diary of his teenage daughter Abigail (Gracie Brooke). Now missing along with the diary itself, a whole new mystery opens up in the neighbourhood.

Grilled by DCI Benson (David Troughton), Sidney sets out to prove he's innocent, but nothing can stop the Archdeacon (Geoff McGivern) from sending out Sidney's old friend, Reverend Sam Milburn (Andrew Knott) to check up on him.

Abigail's later found by Sidney and Geordie themselves, but now how either of them would have wanted.

You can watch the first episode of the new second series tonight, Wednesday March 2 on ITV at 9pm.

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