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Maybe a few of you have watched this PBS series that ended in June, now on Netflix -- James Norton as the oh-so-human vicar of a British village, solving crimes with his detective friend in the early 1950’s. I guess part of the reason Norton is so convincing is that he excelled in theology at the University of Cambridge.  And the show was based on mysteries by James Runcie, son of the former archbishop of Canterbury.  It will be hard to find another series that offers as much as this one.

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I have watched Grantchester, and have mixed feelings about it. Would like to read the books to see how they compare. I liked this piece from Christ & Pop Culture comparing two BBC TV priests, Father Brown & Father Chambers.

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The distance between Father Brown’s Kembleford and Grantchester’s setting in the outskirts of Cambridgeshire is barely over 100 miles. Remarkably, both shows take place in the 1950s, so I expected them to be very similar in scope and substance. I was surprised to find, however, the differences to be stark.

 

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