OVERVIEW | EPISODE GUIDE

Season 1, Episode 1
The Hammer of God
Aired: 14.January.2013

When an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.


Season 1, Episode 2
The Flying Stars
Aired: 15.January.2013

Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually murder.


Season 1, Episode 3
The Wrong Shape
Aired: 16.January.2013

Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realises that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.


Season 1, Episode 4
The Man in the Tree
Aired: 17.January.2013

When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time?


Season 1, Episode 5
The Eye of Apollo
Aired: 18.January.2013

When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon's wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever.


Season 1, Episode 6
The Bride of Christ
Aired: 21.January.2013

When two nuns die in mysterious circumstances at St Agnes convent, Father Brown investigates with the aid of Sister Boniface, an eager young fan of detective novels.


Season 1, Episode 7
The Devil's Dust
Aired: 22.January.2013

Father Brown joins the search when a girl who is believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight. But just who is responsible for her disappearance?


Season 1, Episode 8
The Face of Death
Aired: 23.January.2013

After a murder at the Kembleford charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man who wants revenge. However, Father Brown is determined to prove the man's innocence.


Season 1, Episode 9
The Mayor and the Magician
Aired: 24.January.2013

When the mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete, Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted. Meanwhile, Mrs McCarthy's past comes back to haunt her.


Season 1, Episode 10
The Blue Cross
Aired: 25.January.2013

When his priceless Blue Cross is targeted by the infamous criminal Flambeau, Father Brown takes the initiative to try and save his soul. But is he walking into a trap?


Season 2, Episode 1
The Ghost in the Machine
Aired: 06.January.2014

Father Brown is sceptical when a parishioner believes she's being haunted by her sister who went missing years ago. However, when she herself vanishes, he must investigate both disappearances.


Season 2, Episode 2
The Maddest of All
Aired: 07.January.2014

When an ex-serviceman drops dead in the street, Father Brown investigates the facility where he was a patient. Could something sinister lie beneath the surface at Danvers Retreat?


Season 2, Episode 3
The Pride of the Prydes
Aired: 08.January.2014

The grand opening of Pryde Castle ends in disaster when a guide is struck by an arrow. Contrary to Inspector Sullivan, Father Brown becomes convinced that the motive lies buried in the family's past.


Season 2, Episode 4
The Shadow of the Scaffold
Aired: 09.January.2014

When convicted killer Violet is given a temporary reprieve from the gallows, she begs Father Brown to prove her innocence. With only three days in hand, can he find the real culprit before it's too late?


Season 2, Episode 5
The Mysteries of the Rosary
Aired: 10.January.2014

The mysterious disappearance of an old friend sends Father Brown and Sid on a quest to find the mythical Lannington Rosary. However can an old adversary, back from the dead, be trusted to help?


Season 2, Episode 6
The Daughters of Jerusalem
Aired: 13.January.2014

Father Brown finds himself immobilised with a broken leg when a member of Kembleford's WI dies in mysterious circumstances. Can he crack the case armed only with a telescope and the gang to help?


Season 2, Episode 7
The Three Tools of Death
Aired: 14.January.2014

When a troubled young woman's father is killed just weeks after her mother's death, Father Brown must help her deal with her grief, while solving the father's inexplicable murder by one of three weapons.


Season 2, Episode 8
The Prize of Colonel Gerard
Aired: 15.January.2014

Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently returned prisoner of war is suspected of the killing of his tyrannical uncle. And it seems that someone will stop at nothing to keep the priest from the truth...


Season 2, Episode 9
The Grim Reaper
Aired: 16.January.2014

Through a series of poison pen letters, a gruesome death on a local farm is blamed on the Kembleford physician. Father Brown must figure out who sent them in order to save his friend from the gallows.


Season 2, Episode 10
The Laws of Motion
Aired: 17.January.2014

A day out at a local hill climb track ends with one of the drivers killed in a car crash. When Father Brown will not stop investigating, an infuriated Sullivan resolves to put an end to his meddling for good.


Season 3, Episode 1
The Man in the Shadows
Aired: 05.January.2015

Father Brown finds himself embroiled with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position. To protect secrets in her own past, will she betray her friend?


Season 3, Episode 2
The Curse of Amenhotep
Aired: 06.January.2015

After Sir Raleigh's new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy, her dead body is found in a locked room. Father Brown investigates - has Amenhotep risen from the dead?


Season 3, Episode 3
The Invisible Man
Aired: 07.January.2015

The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered. Father Brown must determine who the killer is and why a parishioner has agreed to marry the sinister wizard Welkin.


Season 3, Episode 4
The Sign of the Broken Sword
Aired: 08.January.2015

A murder at the local army barracks using a legendary broken sword leads Father Brown to investigate another death at Dunkirk some 13 years ago.


Season 3, Episode 5
The Last Man
Aired: 09.January.2015

When Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder, Father Brown must prove his innocence to give his team any chance of beating neighbouring village Hambleston.


Season 3, Episode 6
The Upcott Fraternity
Aired: 12.January.2015

Father Brown witnesses the apparent suicide of a troubled student at Upcott Seminary. Convinced a murderer is at work, he persuades Sid to go undercover to flush out the killer.


Season 3, Episode 7
The Kembleford Boggart
Aired: 13.January.2015

When the father of a young writer is found dead, tension mounts against the Travellers in Kembleford. Father Brown must uncover the truth before one of them is sent to the gallows.


Season 3, Episode 8
The Lair of the Libertines
Aired: 14.January.2015

Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded with a group of hedonists. They soon become desperate to escape - for at Hotel Cuba, the dish of the day is death.


Season 3, Episode 9
The Truth in the Wine
Aired: 15.January.2015

When a body is discovered in a vineyard, Father Brown must search for the murderer amongst a group of suspects all seeking to reinvent themselves.


Season 3, Episode 10
The Judgement of Man
Aired: 16.January.2015

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary Flambeau, who intends to use the priest and his friends to help him settle an old score.


Season 3, Episode 11
The Time Machine
Aired: 19.January.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.


Season 3, Episode 12
The Standing Stones
Aired: 20.January.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.


Season 3, Episode 13
The Paradise of Thieves
Aired: 21.January.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.


Season 3, Episode 14
The Deadly Seal
Aired: 22.January.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.


Season 3, Episode 15
The Owl of Minerva
Aired: 23.January.2015

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.


Season 4, Episode 1
The Mask of the Demon
Aired: 04.January.2016

Father Brown investigates the murder of a B-movie director when the production of Demon Brides comes to Kembleford.


Season 4, Episode 2
The Brewer's Daughter
Aired: 05.January.2016

Sid falls for the heiress to a local brewery, only for her to be arrested for the murder of her father.


Season 4, Episode 3
The Hangman's Demise
Aired: 06.January.2016

Father Brown investigates the poisoning of a former hangman, while romance is in the air for Mrs McCarthy.


Season 4, Episode 4
The Crackpot of the Empire
Aired: 07.January.2016

Father Brown is trapped in a derelict building when a former music hall comedian swears revenge.


Season 4, Episode 5
The Daughter of Autolycus
Aired: 08.January.2016

Flambeau enlists Father Brown's help to steal the Pope's coronation gift to the Queen of England.


Season 4, Episode 6
The Rod of Asclepius
Aired: 11.January.2016

Lady Felicia's reckless driving lands her in the next hospital bed to Mrs McCarthy - with a killer on the loose.


Season 4, Episode 7
The Missing Man
Aired: 12.January.2016

Father Brown deduces that the apparent suicide of a recently returned RAF pilot was actually murder.


Season 4, Episode 8
The Resurrectionists
Aired: 13.January.2016

Father Brown is determined to find out why the body of a young man was taken from his graveyard.


Season 4, Episode 9
The Sins of the Father
Aired: 14.January.2016

Father Brown investigates when the son of a local aeronautics magnate is murdered, while Lady Felicia loses her singing voice.


Season 4, Episode 10
The Wrath of Baron Samdi
Aired: 15.January.2016

Father Brown encounters a voodoo priest who is intent on winning back the woman he loves - no matter the cost.


Season 5, Episode 1
The Star of Jacob
Aired: 23.December.2016

Father Brown investigates when the son of a duke is abducted from Lady Felicia's Yuletide ball. Can he find the child in time for Christmas?


Season 5, Episode 2
The Labyrinth of the Minotaur
Aired: 02.January.2017

Father Brown is asked to look after Lady Felicia's wayward niece Bunty, who soon finds herself suspected of murder.


Season 5, Episode 3
The Eve of St John
Aired: 03.January.2017

Father Brown struggles to promote understanding when a group of pagans are suspected of killing one of their own.


Season 5, Episode 4
The Chedworth Cyclone
Aired: 04.January.2017

Father Brown is drawn into the shady world of boxing when a local fighter is found dead in suspicious circumstances.


Season 5, Episode 5
The Hand of Lucia
Aired: 05.January.2017

When a local writer is murdered, Father Brown must delve into her infamous novel Lulu and Lucia for inspiration.


Season 5, Episode 6
The Eagle and the Daw
Aired: 06.January.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.


Season 5, Episode 7
The Smallest of Things
Aired: 09.January.2017

Father Brown (Mark Williams) arrives at a police event and runs into Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) who clashes with his former boss DCI Webb (Colin Mace). Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) is shocked to see dioramas of murder scenes – what sick mind comes up with something like this? Wilber Lesser (David Yelland) says his daughter Agnes (Mariah Gale) does, as a teaching tool in the art of crime detection, they're remarkable. Later Agnes takes Father Brown to her workshop and shows him a diorama depicting the death of her mother, who fell down the stairs. When Agnes displays it for all to see, Wilbur loses his temper. As everyone files away DCI Webb, who was the original investigating officer, spots something in the diorama and takes it. Soon after he's found dead, a carpenter's awl stabbed into his chest. With blood found on his coat, the prime suspect is Inspector Mallory himself, who is arrested for murder…


Season 5, Episode 8
The Crimson Feather
Aired: 10.January.2017

When Mrs McCarthy's god-daughter goes missing, Father Brown follows her trail to a risque gentlemen's club.


Season 5, Episode 9
The Lepidopterist's Companion
Aired: 11.January.2017

Drama series based on the novels of GK Chesterton. When Mrs McCarthy takes over the running of the mobile library, Father Brown discovers a shocking secret lurking among the bookshelves.


Season 5, Episode 10
The Alchemist's Secret
Aired: 12.January.2017

Professor Ambrose (James Laurenson) goes to see his old friend Father Brown (Mark Williams) to ask for help - he's been followed ever since he came into possession of the diary of the university's architect. It claims that the location of the alchemist's secret is hidden in a riddle – the key to the lock to the door. Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and Bunty (Emer Kenny) accompany them to Gloucester University where Principal Malcolm (Danny Webb) allows student Timothy (Richard Southgate) to borrow a ceremonial key. When the absent minded Professor goes missing, Father Brown sees if he's with Timothy. He's saddened to find Timothy's body in his bedroom, his head bashed in with a polo mallet. When the key that Timothy took turns up in the Professor's room, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) arrests him for murder, leaving Father Brown determined to prove his innocence.


Season 5, Episode 11
The Sins of Others
Aired: 13.January.2017

Recently released from prison, Sid buys a gun outside his caravan. The next day Father Brown reunites Sid with Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), who insists on cooking him a hot meal. When Sid leaves suddenly, Father Brown follows him to a function where Edward Reece (Simon Shepherd) is honouring his latest judicial appointee Giles (David Reed). Sid confronts Giles, his former defence barrister, accusing him of burying a witness statement which suggests that his supposed victim of assault was coerced into incriminating Sid. Edward sees the commotion and orders Sid and Father Brown off the property. But Sid runs back and as Father Brown follows a scream is heard. Giles has been killed, a broken champagne glass in his throat. When Edward's son Randolph (Alex Felton) tells Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) that Sid did it, Sid is quickly arrested. Can Father Brown clear his name this time?


Season 5, Episode 12
The Theatre of the Invisible
Aired: 16.January.2017

When radio quiz Up to You comes to Kembleford, Father Brown suspects that one of the cast is responsible for their landlady's murder.


Season 5, Episode 13
The Tanganyika Green
Aired: 17.January.2017

Father Brown investigates the murder of a Colonial Postal Service officer when the fair comes to Kembleford.


Season 5, Episode 14
The Fire in the Sky
Aired: 18.January.2017

Father Brown's divine inspiration is called upon when Kembleford comes under threat of an alien invasion.


Season 5, Episode 15
The Penitent Man
Aired: 19.January.2017

Father Brown suspects an ulterior motive when his old adversary Flambeau is incarcerated for murder.


Season 6, Episode 1
The Tree of Truth
Aired: 18.December.2017

Father Brown attempts to overturn a miscarriage of justice while rehearsing for the Kembleford Christmas pantomime.

It's December, and Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Bunty are visited by an old friend as they make mince pies and decorate the presbytery. Sid has returned for Christmas, bearing gifts from Lady Felicia. Meanwhile as locals walk through the woods, a dog uncovers a partially skeletonised hand in the cold ground. The body is identified as Scarlett Dreyfuss, a woman reported missing after the dress rehearsal of Red Riding Hood in 1946, throwing open a seven year-old case.


Season 6, Episode 2
The Jackdaw's Revenge
Aired: 02.January.2018

Father Brown struggles to protect those closest to him when an old foe is unexpectedly released from prison.


Season 6, Episode 3
The Kembleford Dragon
Aired: 03.January.2018

Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails when the local stationmaster is murdered..


Season 6, Episode 4
The Angel of Mercy
Aired: 04.January.2018

Father Brown senses something sinister afoot when Mrs McCarthy's friend is the latest villager to die in her sleep.


Season 6, Episode 5
The Face of the Enemy
Aired: 05.January.2018

Father Brown spies trouble when Lady Felicia returns to Kembleford.


Season 6, Episode 6
The Devil You Know
Aired: 08.January.2018

Mallory is forced to turn to Father Brown for help when a VIP policeman is murdered at a bowls match.


Season 6, Episode 7
The Dance of Death
Aired: 09.January.2018

Father Brown uncovers a dark secret when a contestant is murdered at a ballroom dancing competition.


Season 6, Episode 8
The Cat of Mastigatus
Aired: 10.January.2018

Father Brown investigates when a girl is found left for dead at a boys' school fete.


Season 6, Episode 9
The Flower of the Fairway
Aired: 11.January.2018

Local feathers are ruffled when an ostentatious American opens up a golf club near Kembleford and a body is discovered in the reeds...


Season 6, Episode 10
The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau
Aired: 12.January.2018

Following reports of Flambeau's death, Father Brown races to protect a crown that contains a nail from the crucifixion of Christ.


Season 7, Episode 1
The Great Train Robbery
Aired: 07.January.2019

Faced with the prospect of travelling in second class Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll) is delighted to run into opera legend Dame Bianca Norman (Cecilia Noble) who invites her and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) away from the riff-raff into her private pullman carriage.

Also on board is Bianca's fifth husband Piers Huntington (Matt Rawle) and adopted children Barbara (Olivia Hallinan) and Tony (Chris Lew Kum Hoi) who do not seem entirely happy with their life of luxury.

After midnight the train stops and the carriage is plunged into darkness, allowing local farmers Lenny (Darryl Clark) and Daryl Cudlip (Andrew Turner) to seize Bianca's jewels. In the scuffle Bianca is killed and the panicking brothers take Lady Felicia and Mrs McCarthy hostage.

Roused from their beds Father Brown (Mark Williams) and Bunty (Emer Kenny) visit the scene where Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) promises to do all he can to find Lady Felicia and Mrs McCarthy. Meanwhile the ladies manage to break free at the farm, encountering younger brother Tim Cudlip (Jack Carroll) before an angry Lenny and Daryl return. With no clues as to where his friends are and killers on the loose, can Father Brown find them before it's too late


Season 7, Episode 2
The Passing Bell
Aired: 08.January.2019

A new musical director for the bell-ringers of St Marys leads to discord, disharmony and the blood-curdling sound of murder.


Season 7, Episode 3
The Whistle In The Dark
Aired: 09.January.2019

Father Brown must intervene when it appears that a dark spirit has murderous intent.


Season 7, Episode 4
The Demise Of The Debutante
Aired: 10.January.2019

Father Brown uncovers secrets, hypocrisy and murder at a finishing school for young ladies.


Season 7, Episode 5
The Darkest Noon
Aired: 11.January.2019

When Father Brown and Mallory go missing, it's up to the gang to save them from a man hell-bent on revenge.