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 Worst Episodes of Father Brown

Father Brown - S7E8

#1 - The Blood of the Anarchists

7.29

Season 7 - Episode 8

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

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Father Brown from 99 votes.

Father Brown - S1E1

#2 - The Hammer of God

7.33

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Father Brown from 310 votes.

Father Brown - S2E2

#3 - The Maddest of All

7.33

Season 2 - Episode 2

After Felix Underwood makes his way along the street in a hospital gown and says the word โ€˜murderโ€™ to Inspector Sullivan and Mrs McCarthy before collapsing, Father Brown investigates the place where he was a patient.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Father Brown from 160 votes.

Father Brown - S3E12

#4 - The Standing Stones

7.36

Season 3 - Episode 12

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.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Father Brown from 132 votes.

Father Brown - S8E7

#5 - The River Corrupted

7.38

Season 8 - Episode 7

Sid returns to Kembleford to ask his old family to help save his new one.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Father Brown from 87 votes.

Father Brown - S1E3

#6 - The Wrong Shape

7.38

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Father Brown from 191 votes.

Father Brown - S5E5

#7 - The Hand of Lucia

7.39

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 Worst episode of Father Brown from 187 votes.

Father Brown - S3E3

#8 - The Invisible Man

7.39

Season 3 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Father Brown from 132 votes.

Father Brown - S8E6

#9 - The Numbers of the Beast

7.40

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 #9 Worst episode of Father Brown from 85 votes.

Father Brown - S1E5

#10 - The Eye of Apollo

7.40

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Father Brown from 164 votes.

Father Brown - S8E4
#11 - The Wisdom of the Fool
7.44
Season 8 - Episode 4

Murder is no laughing matter when Father Brown visits a jester convention.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Father Brown from 81 votes.

Father Brown - S8E9
#12 - The Fall of the House of St Gardner
7.46
Season 8 - Episode 9

A gossip columnist is murdered after threatening to expose the secrets of a fashion house.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Father Brown from 76 votes.

Father Brown - S1E7
#13 - The Devil's Dust
7.46
Season 1 - Episode 7

The priest joins in the search for a girl believed to be radioactive, and investigates who is responsible for her overnight disappearance.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Father Brown from 169 votes.

Father Brown - S3E7
#14 - The Kembleford Boggart
7.47
Season 3 - Episode 7

After the murder of a father, tension mounts in the traveler's camps as one of them faces the gallows.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Father Brown from 137 votes.

#15 - The Passing Bell
7.48
Season 7 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Father Brown from 109 votes.

Father Brown - S8E3
#16 - The Scales of Justice
7.48
Season 8 - Episode 3

Father Brown races to save Bunty from the hangman's noose when she is tried for murder.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Father Brown from 85 votes.

Father Brown - S5E4
#17 - The Chedworth Cyclone
7.48
Season 5 - Episode 4

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

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Father Brown from 184 votes.

Father Brown - S4E9
#18 - The Sins of the Father
7.49
Season 4 - Episode 9

Lady Felicia loses her singing voice. Father Brown investigates the murder of a local aeronautics magnate.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Father Brown from 150 votes.

Father Brown - S3E13
#19 - The Paradise of Thieves
7.50
Season 3 - Episode 13

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.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Father Brown from 135 votes.

Father Brown - S3E10
#20 - The Judgement of Man
7.51
Season 3 - Episode 10

An old adversary is looking to settle old scores with Father Brown as he gets an art heist underway.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Father Brown from 132 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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