7.9
234 votes
Father Brown

Father Brown

BBC One 2013

Based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton, this period drama features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Father Brown

Father Brown - S6E10

#1 - The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau

8.10

Season 6 - Episode 10

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

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Father Brown from 121 votes.

Father Brown - S5E15

#2 - The Penitent Man

8.02

Season 5 - Episode 15

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

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Father Brown from 180 votes.

Father Brown - S3E15

#3 - The Owl of Minerva

7.95

Season 3 - Episode 15

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.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Father Brown from 129 votes.

Father Brown - S5E11

#4 - The Sins of Others

7.93

Season 5 - Episode 11

Father Brown struggles to save Sid from himself when he vows vengeance on his former defence barrister.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Father Brown from 174 votes.

Father Brown - S5E1

#5 - The Star of Jacob

7.91

Season 5 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Father Brown from 236 votes.

Father Brown - S5E13

#6 - The Tanganyika Green

7.89

Season 5 - Episode 13

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

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Father Brown from 160 votes.

Father Brown - S5E12

#7 - The Theatre of the Invisible

7.85

Season 5 - Episode 12

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

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Father Brown from 158 votes.

Father Brown - S7E1

#8 - The Great Train Robbery

7.83

Season 7 - Episode 1

Lady Felicia and Mrs McCarthy are taken hostage when a midnight train robbery goes awry.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Father Brown from 112 votes.

Father Brown - S7E10

#9 - The Honourable Thief

7.82

Season 7 - Episode 10

When Lady Felicia's home comes under threat, Father Brown is forced to seek help from an unlikely ally. Last in the series.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Father Brown from 114 votes.

Father Brown - S2E6

#10 - The Daughters of Jerusalem

7.81

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Father Brown from 153 votes.

Father Brown - S4E1
#11 - The Mask of the Demon
7.81
Season 4 - Episode 1

When the production of Demon Brides comes to Kembleford and the director of the film is murdered, Father Brown investigates.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Father Brown from 179 votes.

Father Brown - S5E6
#12 - The Eagle and the Daw
7.80
Season 5 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Father Brown from 177 votes.

Father Brown - S5E2
#13 - The Labyrinth of the Minotaur
7.80
Season 5 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Father Brown from 226 votes.

Father Brown - S6E3
#14 - The Kembleford Dragon
7.79
Season 6 - Episode 3

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

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Father Brown from 144 votes.

Father Brown - S4E6
#15 - The Rod of Asclepius
7.78
Season 4 - Episode 6

Lady Felicia winds up in hospital after some reckless driving.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Father Brown from 157 votes.

Father Brown - S6E1
#16 - The Tree of Truth
7.78
Season 6 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Father Brown from 177 votes.

Father Brown - S6E5
#17 - The Face of the Enemy
7.78
Season 6 - Episode 5

Father Brown spies trouble when Lady Felicia returns to Kembleford.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Father Brown from 135 votes.

Father Brown - S6E2
#18 - The Jackdaw's Revenge
7.77
Season 6 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Father Brown from 142 votes.

Father Brown - S3E5
#19 - The Last Man
7.77
Season 3 - Episode 5

After Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder, Father Brown has to try and prove his innocence.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Father Brown from 146 votes.

#20 - The Sacrifice of Tantalus
7.77
Season 7 - Episode 6

When Mallory's pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Father Brown from 101 votes.

Last updated: feb 25, 2021

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The sum total of the ten episodes: The Fluff of crime-solving genre. First, don't go watching it for puzzles. They are obvious in the first five minutes after happening. Clues are obvious. Everything is pretty obvious to a casual lover of detective shows, the plots are not the attraction here to anyone with some spare brain cells. The screenwriters, apparently, placed their faith with the characters. If you find yourself liking them - by all means, go ahead and watch. The characters are pretty universally kind, gentle, family-friendly in every way. As I've noticed almost instantly, not one opinion of a character we are rooting for is questionable. It's as if every one was supposed to be likeable. Acting is okay, interplay is funny and believable for the most part, inevitable moral lessons notwithstanding. Production is picture-book-like, as clean and pastoral as the rest of it. I'll freely admit that for the first couple of eps I wondered why I should care about the stories any, but then the warm-up to the chars happened and I found myself looking forward to the rest of the series, in a "tea-and-blanket-and-TV-on-winter-evening" way. What I wish they could have done differently: Since we have a priest here, a community-facing person, and since they had set out to rewrite the Chesterton source material completely anyway (and they did), they could've gone up a more social-controversy-puzzles route. Alternately, a more puzzling-puzzles route. But then, we'd get Maigret/Poirot respectively, and this show would have no reason to exist.

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