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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


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 from 121 votes.

Father Brown - S5E15

#2 - The Penitent Man


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 from 180 votes.

Father Brown - S3E15

#3 - The Owl of Minerva


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 from 129 votes.

Father Brown - S5E11

#4 - The Sins of Others


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 from 174 votes.

Father Brown - S5E1

#5 - The Star of Jacob


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 from 236 votes.

Father Brown - S5E13
#6 - The Tanganyika Green
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 from 160 votes.
Father Brown - S5E12
#7 - The Theatre of the Invisible
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 from 158 votes.
#8 - The Great Train Robbery
Season 7 - Episode 1

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

The episode was rated from 112 votes.
#9 - The Honourable Thief
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 from 114 votes.
Father Brown - S2E6
#10 - The Daughters of Jerusalem
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 from 153 votes.

Last updated: sep 20, 2021



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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