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Daisy Coulam And Tom Brittney Wrap Up — And Look Ahead
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Six of the Seventh Season of Grantchester.
As the seventh season of Grantchester comes to a surprisingly satisfying close, fans can be assured that the eighth season of the series is just over the horizon. Series creator and head writer Daisy Coulam and series lead — and director! — Tom Brittney return to the podcast to wrap up and look ahead .
Tessa Peake-Jones Tackles A Tough Season
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Five of the Seventh Season of Grantchester.
The stubborn Mrs. C — Sylvia Chapman — is a centerpiece of the Grantchester family. Her unexpected medical troubles this seventh season leave her and the entire vicarage at a loss. Fortunately, Tessa Peake-Jones is more than able to find the emotional center of her character's difficult moments.
Casting Director Alex Irwin Makes Murderers Every Episode
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Four of the Seventh Season of Grantchester.
There's a rotating cast of murderers — and murder victims — on every episode of Grantchester. But where do the actors come from who populate the Cambridgeshire rogues’ gallery? Longtime series casting director Alex Irwin reveals how she casts a show.
Tom Brittney Heads Behind The Camera For A Change
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Three of the Seventh Season of.
Grantchester lead Tom Brittney already took a big leap in leading a series after a beloved main character left — and now, he takes on a new challenge in directing that show, too. The actor and director returns to the podcast for a very cinematic conversation about where he draws inspiration behind and in front of the camera.
Daisy Coulam Sees A Tonal Shift In ‘Grantchester’ Season Seven
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Two of the Seventh Season of Grantchester.
Maybe it’s the season, maybe it’s real-world changes, maybe it’s the tide — but Grantchester head writer and series creator Daisy Coulam feels a positive vibe in the seventh iteration of her character-driven murder mystery. True, there’s still murder — but things are looking up for Will, Geordie and their found families.
Sarah Solemani Seeds Modern Moments In Vintage Anti-Fascist Fable
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of Ridley Road.
Both sides of Sarah Solemani’s family have roots in the Ridley Road area of London, so when she read author Jo Bloom’s haunting novel, Ridley Road, she saw personal elements in the story. Still, the narrative on screen in her new miniseries — a young Jewish woman caught up in anti-fascist espionage — casts a wider and more thrilling net.
David Tennant is great
Love this show that came out around the world in 80 days and he plays a good part of it and can’t wait for the second the episode of this show and really cool
2 podcasts ago you talked about how dark everything is/would be for the characters; well Will is married & Jordy is back with his wife (& Mrs C is ok)…looking forward to season 8.
Enjoy guests and insights
I enjoy the guests and the insights into the various masterpiece series, but the host sounds like he’s reading off a paper and he sounds less than thrilled, even bored and detached while he’s interviewing. It’s uncomfortable to listen to, because all the enthusiasm for the topic is coming from the guests. Needs a host with conversational manner. I would say get a new host…