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Grantchester (US broadcast)

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princess garnet
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Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Fri January 23rd, 2015, 5:30 pm

Is anyone else watching "Grantchester" on PBS? It's based on the book Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie. It came on after "Downton Abbey" on my local PBS station. Check local listings for your area!
This new mystery series started US broadcast this past Sunday. Check out the video extras about the show.

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Postby fljustice » Fri January 23rd, 2015, 9:25 pm

"princess garnet" wrote:Is anyone else watching "Grantchester" on PBS? It's based on the book Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie. It came on after "Downton Abbey" on my local PBS station. Check local listings for your area!
This new mystery series started US broadcast this past Sunday. Check out the video extras about the show.


I watched the first episode this past weekend. It was OK and will watch a couple more to see if they hit a stride. The funny thing was that I had just watched Death Come to Pemberly (which I had DVR'd) and thought the main character in Grantchester looked a lot like a character in DCTP. The International Movie Data Base confirmed that the same actor played both roles. He looked a lot hotter in wet shirt in Grantchester than in a raggedy wig and baggy jacket in DCTP!
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Madeleine
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat January 24th, 2015, 5:07 pm

Have you seen him in Happy Valley yet? I don't remember him in DCTP at all, but you'll never forget his character in Happy Valley :eek:
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan & "The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories"

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Postby fljustice » Fri January 30th, 2015, 6:03 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Have you seen him in Happy Valley yet? I don't remember him in DCTP at all, but you'll never forget his character in Happy Valley :eek:


He played Alveston, the lawyer in love with Georgiana Darcy. I'll check out Happy Valley--didn't realize it was a Netflix original. They have a good track record with me.
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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Fri January 30th, 2015, 6:07 pm

I saw the first episode, and liked it. Which day is it on again?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Madeleine
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri January 30th, 2015, 8:12 pm

"fljustice" wrote:He played Alveston, the lawyer in love with Georgiana Darcy. I'll check out Happy Valley--didn't realize it was a Netflix original. They have a good track record with me.


It's not a Netflix original - it's made by the BBC.
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan & "The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories"

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Postby fljustice » Sun February 1st, 2015, 5:49 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:It's not a Netflix original - it's made by the BBC.


I have to admit, I thought it was a BBC production, but Netflix must have bought it or IMDB got it wrong because the picture for Happy Valley clearly labels it "Netflix Original"-- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3428912/

Maybe Netflix bankrolled the production?
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan & The Christmas Card Crime and other stories
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Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun February 1st, 2015, 5:59 pm

Definitely BBC, it says so if you scroll down past the castlist.
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan & "The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories"

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Postby donroc » Mon February 2nd, 2015, 6:04 pm

Enjoying the series in Winter Haven.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Re: Grantchester (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Tue April 19th, 2016, 4:09 pm

*Bumping up an old thread*

I came across this news bit about "Grantchester" earlier--there'll be a third season sometime in 2017!

At the moment, season 2 is running on PBS Sunday evenings here in the US. Lotta stuff going on!


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