Father Brown

Continuing Daily / 2:10pm BBC One 50 min.
Based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton, this period drama features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime solving Roman Catholic priest.

Season 6

10 Episodes

Following reports of Flambeau's death, Father Brown races to protect a crown that contains a nail from the crucifixion of Christ.
Jan 12 2018
Local feathers are ruffled when an ostentatious American opens up a golf club near Kembleford and a body is discovered in the reeds...
Jan 11 2018
Father Brown investigates when a girl is found left for dead at a boys' school fete.
Jan 10 2018
Father Brown uncovers a dark secret when a contestant is murdered at a ballroom dancing competition.
Jan 09 2018
Mallory is forced to turn to Father Brown for help when a VIP policeman is murdered at a bowls match.
Jan 08 2018
Father Brown spies trouble when Lady Felicia returns to Kembleford.
Jan 05 2018
Father Brown senses that something sinister is afoot when Mrs. McCarthy’s gravely ill friend Freda dies in her sleep.
Jan 04 2018
Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails when the local stationmaster is murdered.
Jan 03 2018
Father Brown struggles to protect those closest to him when an old foe is unexpectedly released from prison.
Jan 02 2018
A skeleton from a seven year old murder case is found buried in the woods and doubts are cast on the conviction of the confessed killer.
Dec 18 2017

Season 5

15 Episodes

Father Brown suspects an ulterior motive is at play when his old adversary Flambeau is incarcerated for murder.
Jan 19 2017
Father Brown’s divine inspiration is called upon when Kembleford comes under threat of an alien invasion.
Jan 18 2017
Father Brown investigates the murder of a Colonial Postal Service officer when the fair comes to Kembleford.
Jan 17 2017
When radio quiz Up To You comes to Kembleford, Father Brown suspects that one of the cast are responsible for their landlady’s murder.
Jan 16 2017
Father Brown struggles to save Sid from himself when he vows vengeance on his former defence barrister.
Jan 13 2017
Father Brown must investigate a 300 year old secret hidden in a University in order to save an old friend.
Jan 12 2017
When Mrs McCarthy takes over the running of the mobile library, Father Brown discovers a shocking secret lurking among the bookshelves.
Jan 11 2017
When Mrs McCarthy's god-daughter goes missing, Father Brown follows her trail to a risque gentlemen's club.
Jan 10 2017
Past and present collide when Father Brown investigates the macabre world of dollhouse crime scenes.
Jan 09 2017
When an old foe tells him that she has arranged the death of her former lover, Father Brown soon finds himself blamed for the murder.
Jan 06 2017
When a local writer is murdered, Father Brown must delve into her infamous novel Lulu and Lucia for inspiration.
Jan 05 2017
Father Brown is drawn into the shady world of boxing when a local fighter is found dead in suspicious circumstances.
Jan 04 2017
Father Brown struggles to promote understanding when a group of pagans are suspected of killing one of their own.
Jan 03 2017
Father Brown is asked to look after Lady Felicia's wayward niece Bunty, who soon finds herself suspected of murder.
Jan 02 2017
A mysterious stranger, a missing donkey, an outbreak of laryngitis in the church choir and a kidnapped baby threaten to spoil Kembleford's Christmas festivities.
Dec 23 2016

Season 4

10 Episodes

Father Brown runs into a voodoo priest who will do anything to get the woman he loves back.
Jan 15 2016
Lady Felicia loses her singing voice. Father Brown investigates the murder of a local aeronautics magnate.
Jan 14 2016
Father Brown tries to find out why the body of a man has been taken from his grave.
Jan 13 2016
Father Brown realises that an apparent suicide of a pilot is in fact murder.
Jan 12 2016
Lady Felicia winds up in hospital after some reckless driving.
Jan 11 2016
Flambeau needs Father Brown's help in stealing the Pope's coronation gift to the Queen of England.
Jan 08 2016
A former music hall comedian swears revenge and traps Father Brown in a derelict building.
Jan 07 2016
Father Brown is called in to investigate the poisoning of a former hangman.
Jan 06 2016
Sid falls for the heiress of a local brewery, just before she is arrested on suspicion of murdering her father.
Jan 05 2016
When the production of Demon Brides comes to Kembleford and the director of the film is murdered, Father Brown investigates.
Jan 04 2016

Season 3

15 Episodes

A fugitive takes sanctuary in St Mary's and asks for help. Father Brown is stunned to realise that the man in the confessional is Inspector Sullivan... and he's wanted for murder.
Jan 23 2015
Father Brown finds himself in an impossible situation when he is told, under the seal of confession, that Bishop Talbot will be assassinated tomorrow.
Jan 22 2015
When a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault, Father Brown must solve the mystery to save an innocent man from paying the ultimate price.
Jan 21 2015
A death at the stone circle of a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to conclude that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent.
Jan 20 2015
Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that a member of his family killed his father a year ago by using his new invention - a time machine.
Jan 19 2015
An old adversary is looking to settle old scores with Father Brown as he gets an art heist underway.
Jan 16 2015
Father Brown has trouble when the suspects in a murder case are looking to reinvent themselves.
Jan 15 2015
Father Brown finds himself along with friends trapped in a hotel as they try to escape as people start to die.
Jan 14 2015
After the murder of a father, tension mounts in the traveler's camps as one of them faces the gallows.
Jan 13 2015
After witnessing what appears to be a suicide, Father Brown suspects that it was actually a murder.
Jan 12 2015
After Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder, Father Brown has to try and prove his innocence.
Jan 09 2015
A Major is murdered on an army base by a legendary broken sword; during commemorations of the men killed during the evacuation of Dunkirk. The sword belonged to the regiment's Colonel who used the sword to charge an enemy position with his men. Father Brown has to uncover the secret of two murders; being kept to uphold the honour of the regiment.
Jan 08 2015
The circus returns to Kembleford and local waitress, Laura, is held to her promise given in jest the year before to marry the clown or hypnotist. The clown is murdered naming the hypnotist; Laura's boyfriend, the clown's girlfriend, and his fellow clown are all suspected and Laura's willingness to marry the hypnotist puzzles Father Brown even though he agrees to marry the couple.
Jan 07 2015
When Sir Raleigh's new bride wants to see his Egyptian mummy, her dead body is later discovered in a locked room.
Jan 06 2015
Father Brown becomes involved with MI5, which sees Lady Felicia left in a compromising position.
Jan 05 2015

Season 2

10 Episodes

One of the drivers killed in a car crash at a local hill-climb track. Father Brown refuses to stop his investigations and a furious Inspector Sullivan is determined to put a stop to his meddling for good.
Jan 17 2014
A shocking death on a local farm is blamed on Dr Adam Crawford after some poison pen letters are sent. Father Brown needs to work out who sent them so that he can save his good friend from being sent to the gallows.
Jan 16 2014
After a recently returned prisoner of war is suspected of killing his tyrannical uncle, Father Brown is not convinced that he commited the crime.
Jan 15 2014
After a troubled woman’s father is killed just a few weeks after her mother’s death in a shooting accident, Father Brown needs to help her deal with her grief while also attempting to solve her father’s murder by one of three weapons.
Jan 14 2014
Father Brown invesitigates after a member of Kembleford’s WI dies in mysterious circumstances but as he is immobilised with a broken leg, he has to try and crack the case armed with only a telescope and his trusted deputies.
Jan 13 2014
After Hilary Ambrose returns home from posting a parcel to Father Brown, he’s shocked to discover that his home has been ransacked. An intruder jumps out and holds a chloroformed handkerchief over his face and everything goes blank.
Jan 10 2014
Father Brown hears a confession from convicted killer Violet Fernsley. Prison Officer Charlie Denham the breaks the news that her appeal has been refused.
Jan 09 2014
Father Brown pays a visit to Pryde Castle where he learns about a trail of mystery, intrigue and betrayal which involves the Pryde family and provides a motive for murder.
Jan 08 2014
After Felix Underwood makes his way along the street in a hospital gown and says the word ‘murder’ to Inspector Sullivan and Mrs McCarthy before collapsing, Father Brown investigates the place where he was a patient.
Jan 07 2014
Father Brown feels sceptical after a parishioner thinks that she’s being haunted by her sister who went missing years ago. After she herself vanishes though, he must investigate both of their disappearances.
Jan 06 2014

Season 1

10 Episodes

The priest's priceless Blue Cross is targeted by infamous criminal Flambeau, so taking matters into his own hands Father Brown sets out to try to save his soul, but risks falling into a trap.
Jan 25 2013
The Mayor startles locals when he drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete, and Father Brown suspects he was deliberately electrocuted. Meanwhile, Mrs McCarthy's past comes back to haunt her.
Jan 24 2013
The priest investigates a murder at the Kembleford charity treasure hunt. General suspicion falls on a bereaved man who wants revenge, but Father Brown is determined to prove he is innocent.
Jan 23 2013
The priest joins in the search for a girl believed to be radioactive, and investigates who is responsible for her overnight disappearance.
Jan 22 2013
The clergyman sleuth is called in to investigate when two nuns die in unusual circumstances at St Agnes' convent. However, the mystery attracts the attention of Sister Boniface, a would-be crime-solver with a passion for detective novels.
Jan 21 2013
The Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford and Susie is immediately drawn to Kalon, its charismatic leader. After his wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her for ever.
Jan 18 2013
Lady Felicia is horrified to find an injured man stuck in a tree on her estate, apparently thrown there from a passing train on an overhead viaduct. When Sid is implicated as his tormentor, Father Brown is left to clear his name - but only if he is truly innocent.
Jan 17 2013
After a man is found hanging in the conservatory following a poetry recital, the priest soon realises he could not have committed suicide, and the search for a murderer begins.
Jan 16 2013
The priest becomes involved with a theatrical family when he discovers that a drowning initially thought to be a tragic accident was actually a murder.
Jan 15 2013
Father Brown investigates when a man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock. He must act quickly before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows
Jan 14 2013