Father Brown

10 Worst Episodes of Father Brown

Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.

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#1 - The Wrong Shape (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 181 votes.

Father Brown - S7E8

#2 - The Blood of the Anarchists (Season 7 - Episode 8)


Tensions rise to deadly levels when a performance troupe of anarchists arrive in Kembleford.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 123 votes.

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#3 - The Hammer of God (Season 1 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 283 votes.

Father Brown - S3E12

#4 - The Standing Stones (Season 3 - Episode 12)


A death at a stone circle leads Father Brown to conclude that dark forces are at work.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 132 votes.

Father Brown - S8E6

#5 - The Numbers of the Beast (Season 8 - Episode 6)

Mrs McCarthy strikes it lucky at the church bingo with the help of a Romani fortune teller.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 112 votes.

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#6 - The Eye of Apollo (Season 1 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 149 votes.

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#7 - Maddest of All (Season 2 - Episode 2)

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?

The episode was rated 7.34 from 154 votes.

Father Brown - S5E5

#8 - The Hand of Lucia (Season 5 - Episode 5)


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

The episode was rated 7.35 from 173 votes.

Father Brown - S3E3

#9 - The Invisible Man (Season 3 - Episode 3)

The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 132 votes.

Father Brown - S7E3

#10 - The Whistle in the Dark (Season 7 - Episode 3)


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

The episode was rated 7.36 from 123 votes.

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