Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester

2014 TV-14 5 seasons

Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester

2014 TV-14 5 seasons
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Adapted from book series by James Runcie; Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester. James Norton stars.
James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Tom Austen, Pheline Roggan
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2014) - 2 discs

Fond of whisky, jazz, and women, Reverend Sidney Chambers gives clergymen a fresh image. In Grandchester, a young vicar and a veteran cop join forces to solve baffling murders around a placid English village in 1953.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Grantchester is a mystery series set in an idyllic English village in the 1950s. A murder takes place and is solved on each episode, and dead, bloody bodies are often shown at length. Manners of death, including a (faked) suicide by gunshot, are discussed graphically. Characters initially presented as "good" turn out to be malevolent. Many scenes take place in pubs where characters drink whiskey and beer and smoke cigarettes frequently. Cursing includes profane phrases such as "son of a bitch!" and "bugger off." Infidelity plays a role in plots; characters are shown taking off their clothes and then thrusting in bed. For teens who like British murder mysteries of the dry variety, Grantchester could be their next binge-watch.

Sexual Content

Infidelity is depicted, with characters stripping and then panting/moaning/thrusting in bed. No nudity.


Guns are brandished and fired. A murder takes place on each episode. Dead, bloody bodies are shown at length, as are crime-scene stories.


Some cursing and rough language of the British variety: "bugger off sideways," "I didn't even recognize the old bastard," "son of a bitch!"

Social Behavior

Loyalty and love between friends and family members is stressed; crime and sleuthing is the real focus.


Based on a series of novels viewers may want to read after watching.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Many scenes take place in pubs where patrons drink whiskey and beer. Characters smoke cigarettes on-screen frequently.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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