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Episode #1.1 

After a mourner at a supposed-suicide's funeral confides her suspicions of murder to young vicar Sidney Chambers, he joins forces with Inspector Geordie Keating.


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James Runcie (based on the novel "Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death" by), Daisy Coulam (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
James Norton ... Sidney Chambers
Robson Green ... Geordie Keating
Morven Christie ... Amanda Kendall
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Mrs. Maguire
Pheline Roggan ... Hildegard Staunton
Kacey Ainsworth ... Cathy Keating
Rachel Shelley ... Pamela Morton
Andrew Woodall ... Clive Morton
Michelle Duncan ... Annabel Morrison
Eoin McCarthy Eoin McCarthy ... Stephen Staunton
Chris Bearne ... Mr. Brant
Sia Berkeley ... Annie
Skye Lucia Degruttola ... Esme Keating


After waving off his good friend Amanda, jazz-loving young vicar Sidney Chambers is just in time to officiate at the funeral of solicitor Stephen Staunton, who shot himself. Sidney comforts the widow Hildegard, who plans to return to her native Germany but is then approached by Pamela Morton, wife of Stephen's partner, who claims Stephen would not have killed himself as they were planning to run away together. Sidney informs inspector Geordie Keating, and between them they unmask the killer. Sidney's success is marred by the news that Amanda, whom he secretly loves, has got engaged to another man. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

18 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The policeman, Geordie Keating, says on meeting Sidney Chambers for the second time that England lost to Hungary 6-3 the previous evening. He is referring to the international football match on the 25th November 1953, allowing the events here to be dated to 26th November. See more »


When Pamela Morton is sitting with Sidney in a restaurant, she jumps up in anger and her chair tilts over backwards, as seen from the side camera angle; then the camera shows her from the front as she talks and sits down without ever righting her chair. See more »


Indian Summer
Written by Victor Herbert and Al Dubin
Performed by Sidney Bechet
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What the Dickens.
20 September 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I'm looking back at this series, having been a big fan for years. This first episode is a very good start, it has a feel of Father Brown for grown ups about it. The interfering religious centre piece, the clueless detective and fifties setting.

It's a very decent mystery, and you are kept on your toes as to who the real guilty party is.

What always strikes me about this series, is just how good Tessa Peake Jones is, so lovable as Raquel, so pious here. She's formidable. Morven Christie is captivating, she and Norton made this first series. 8/10

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