“IT’S about guilt and conflict. The conflict between love and duty.
“It is shocking and it is dark but in a slightly different more personal way.”
James Norton talking to me about series three of Grantchester which returns to ITV at 9pm this Sunday (April 23).
With challenges ahead for both vicar Sidney Chambers, played by James, and Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green).
The new series also seeing the return of Morven Christie as Amanda, Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs Maguire, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch and Lorne Macfadyen as Phil Wilson.
Plus the arrival of Gary Beadle as Archdeacon Gabriel Atubo.
“HOW do you live when you have done something in your past that you have to completely bury?
“How do you present this alternative face and personality that you then believe is real? You re-write your history.
“When something awful has happened, how do you live?”
Nicola Walker talking to me about new six-part puzzle Unforgotten.
It starts on ITV at 9pm this Thursday (October 8) and is one of the best dramas I have seen in 2015.
The first production from Mainstreet Pictures, the independent drama company set up by Sally Haynes and Laura Mackie.
Unforgotten stars Nicola as DCI Cassie Stuart and Sanjeev Bhaskar as DS Sunil Khan.
Investigating the murder of a young man dating back almost 40 years to 1976.
“IT’S very important that Sidney has seen death. That he knows death.
“I remember my father said to me once:
‘I don’t suppose you’ve buried many of your friends?’
“Which is a very shocking sentence.”
Author James Runcie, son of the late Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, talking about his creation Sidney Chambers.
Grantchester is a new six-part series starting on ITV at 9pm on Monday (October 6).
Starring James Norton as Sidney.
Totally transformed from his no doubt future award-winning role as psychopath Tommy Lee Royce in BBC1’s Happy Valley.