It’s 1956 and with Amanda long gone, Sidney’s life now revolves around the church services and the interminable meetings of the Parochial Council and their plans for a village fete.

In need of spiritual sustenance, Sidney and Leonard go to hear inspirational civil rights activist Reverend Nathaniel Todd talk in Cambridge as part of a fundraising tour. Todd is accompanied by his son Charles, daughter Violet, and fellow activist Robert DeVeaux.

Professor Barkley and his wife Madhia host their stay, and while at their house, Leonard introduces Sidney to an old friend, Will Davenport. Will is the current Chaplain at Corpus Christi, following in Sidney’s footsteps. Sidney strikes up a conversation with beautiful, vibrant Violet Todd and sparks soon fly…

Earache’s super talented Tom Brittney takes over as new Clergyman Will Davenport to become DI Geordie Keating’s new crime-solving partner in 1950′s Grantchester.

See Tom, AND the wonderful Diarmaid Murtagh, in “Grantchester” from Friday 11th January, 9pm, ITV1