Sleuthing vicar in 1953 Britain

January 15, 2015 4:42 PM

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"Grantchester," premiering Sunday on PBS, seems on the surface to be rather typical "Masterpiece Mystery" fare: Set in 1953 in a quaint village near Cambridge University, a young vicar solves murders that seem to pile up, "Midsomer"-style, every week.

In fact, the first of the series' six episodes fits that description almost too well, but pay attention to the details and you'll find more than enough reason to keep watching.

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