Genre: British Detective Series
First Transmission: 2013-2019
Father Brown is a British television period drama loosely based on the short stories by G. K. Chesterton.
The series is set during the early 1950s, in the fictional Cotswold village of Kembleford, where Father Brown, a priest at St Mary’s Catholic Church, solves murder cases. As usual, it contains a bumbling police inspector, who often arrests the wrong suspect, and gets mightily annoyed by Father Brown’s success.
Mark Williams: Father Brown
Sorcha Cusack: Mrs McCarthy
John Burton: Sergeant Goodfellow
Best Episode [ S5 Ep11 ]
The Sins of Others – Father Brown struggles to save Sid from himself when he vows vengeance on his former defence barrister.
13 January 2017
Worst Episode [ S7 Ep8 ]
The Blood of the Anarchists – A troupe of radical Anarchists come to Kebleford to do an outdoor play in the park and start getting murdered off one by one.
16 January 2019
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.
The Hammer of God (2013) –
A man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock and Father Brown must act quickly before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.
The Flying Stars (2013) –
Father Brown discovers that a drowning initially thought to be a tragic accident was actually a murder.
The Wrong Shape (2013) –
Father Brown realises that a man found hanging after a poetry recital could not have committed suicide.
The Man in the Tree (2013) –
Lady Felicia finds a man on a tree, fallen from a passing train on a nearby viaduct – then Sid is accused of the crime.
The Eye of Apollo (2013) –
When the wife of the leader of a cult is murdered, Father Brown investigates.
The Bride of Christ (2013) –
Two nuns die in unusual circumstances at St Agnes’ convent.
The Devil’s Dust (2013) –
A radioactive girl is missing and only Father Brown can find those responsible for her disappearance.
The Face of Death (2013) –
Father Brown investigates a murder at the Kembleford charity treasure hunt. Suspicion falls on a bereaved man, but Father Brown believes in his innocence.
The Mayor and the Magician (2013) –
The Mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete, and Father Brown suspects he was deliberately electrocuted.
The Blue Cross (2013) –
The priest’s priceless Blue Cross is targeted by the infamous criminal Flambeau.
The Ghost in the Machine (2014) –
A parishioner thinks that she’s being haunted by her sister who went missing years ago – then she too goes missing.
The Maddest of All (2014) –
Felix Underwood makes his way along the street in a hospital gown and says the word ‘murder’ to Inspector Sullivan and Mrs McCarthy before collapsing.
The Pride of the Prydes (2014) –
Father Brown pays a visit to Pryde Castle.
The Shadow of the Scaffold (2014) –
Father Brown hears a confession from the convicted killer Violet Fernsley.
The Mysteries of the Rosary (2014) –
Father Brown is chloroformed in his home.
The Daughters of Jerusalem (2014) –
Father Brown has to investigate the death of a member of Kembleford’s WI armed with only a telescope and his trusted deputies.
The Three Tools of Death (2014) –
Father Brown must solve a father’s inexplicable murder by one of three weapons.
The Prize of Colonel Gerard (2014) –
Father Brown is not convinced that a recently returned prisoner of war murdered his uncle.
The Grim Reaper (2014) –
A shocking death on a local farm is blamed on Dr Adam Crawford after some poison pen letters are sent.
The Laws of Motion (2014) –
Father Brown meddles when a driver is killed.
The Man in the Shadows (2015) –
Father Brown becomes involved with MI5.
The Curse of Amenhotep (2015) –
Sir Raleigh’s new bride wants to see his Egyptian mummy. Later, her dead body is discovered in a locked room.
The Invisible Man (2015) –
The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered.
The Sign of the Broken Sword (2015) –
Murder at the local army barracks using a legendary broken sword leads Father Brown to investigate another death at Dunkirk some 13 years ago.
The Last Man (2015) –
Kembleford’s new cricket captain is framed for murder.
The Upcott Fraternity (2015) –
After witnessing what appears to be a suicide, Father Brown suspects that it was actually a murder.
The Kembleford Boggart (2015) –
After a murder, tension mounts in the traveller’s camps as one of them faces the gallows.
The Lair of the Libertines (2015) –
Father Brown finds himself trapped in a hotel with friends. As they try to escape, people start to die.
The Truth in the Wine (2015) –
Father Brown has trouble when the suspects in a murder case are looking to reinvent themselves.
The Judgement of Man (2015) –
Father Brown’s old adversary is looking to settle scores.
The Time Machine (2015) –
Father Brown witnesses the apparent suicide of a troubled student at Upcott Seminary.
The Standing Stones (2015) –
A death occurs at a stone circle.
The Paradise of Thieves (2015) –
When a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault, Father Brown must save an innocent man from paying the ultimate price.
The Deadly Seal (2015) –
Father Brown is told, under the seal of confession, that Bishop Talbot will be assassinated tomorrow.
The Owl of Minerva (2015) –
Father Brown is stunned to learn that Inspector Sullivan is wanted for murder.
The Mask of the Demon (2016) –
Father Brown investigates the murder of a B movie director.
The Brewer’s Daughter (2016) –
Sid falls for the heiress of a local brewery, but then she is arrested on suspicion of murdering her father.
The Hangman’s Demise (2016) –
Father Brown investigates the murder of an ex-hangman.
The Crackpot of the Empire (2016) –
A former music hall comedian seeking vengeance, traps Father Brown in a derelict building.
The Daughter of Autolycus (2016) –
Father Brown must help Flambeau to steal the Pope’s gift to the Queen.
The Rod of Asclepius (2016) –
Lady Felicia’s driving lands her in the hospital bed nest to Mrs McCarthy.
The Missing Man (2016) –
A pilot’s apparent suicide is not all it seems.
The Resurrectionists (2016) –
Why has a man’s body been taken from his grave?
The Sins of the Father (2016) –
Father Brown investigates the murder of a local aeronautics magnate.
The Wrath of Baron Samdi (2016) –
Father Brown has a run-in with a voodoo priest.
The Star of Jacob (2016) –
A multitude of problems threatens to spoil Kembleford’s Christmas festivities.
The Labyrinth of the Minotaur (2017) –
Lady Felicia’s wayward niece Bunty finds herself suspected of murder.
The Eve of St John (2017) –
A group of pagans is suspected of killing one of their own.
The Chedworth Cyclone (2017) –
Father Brown is drawn into the shady world of boxing.
The Hand of Lucia (2017) –
When a local writer is murdered, Father Brown has to delve into her infamous novel for enlightenment.
The Eagle and the Daw (2017) –
Father Brown finds himself blamed a murder.
The Smallest of Things (2017) –
Father Brown investigates the macabre world of dollhouse crime scenes.
The Crimson Feather (2017) –
Mrs McCarthy’s goddaughter goes missing.
The Lepidopterist’s Companion (2017) –
Father Brown discovers a shocking secret lurking among the bookshelves of the mobile library.
The Alchemist’s Secret (2017) –
Father Brown investigates a 300-year-old secret hidden in a University to save an old friend.
The Sins of Others (2017) –
Sid vows vengeance on his former defence barrister.
The Theatre of the Invisible (2017) –
When a radio quiz comes to Kembleford, Father Brown suspects that one of the cast is responsible for their landlady’s murder.
The Tanganyika Green (2017) –
Father Brown investigates the murder of a Colonial Postal Service officer.
The Fire in the Sky (2017) –
Kembleford comes under the threat of an alien invasion.
The Penitent Man (2017) –
Father Brown’s old adversary, Flambeau, is incarcerated for murder.
The Tree of Truth (2017) –
Doubts are cast on the conviction of the confessed killer of a seven-year-old murder.
The Jackdaw’s Revenge (2018) –
An old foe of Father Brown is unexpectedly released from prison.
The Kembleford Dragon (2018) –
A local stationmaster is murdered.
The Angel of Mercy (2018) –
Father Brown senses foul play when Mrs McCarthy’s gravely ill friend Freda dies in her sleep.
The Face of the Enemy (2018) –
Lady Felicia returns to Kembleford.
The Devil You Know (2018) –
A VIP policeman is murdered at a bowls match.
The Dance of Death (2018) –
Father Brown unearths a dark secret when a contestant is murdered at a ballroom dancing competition.
The Cat of Mastigatus (2018) –
A girl is found left for dead at a school fete.
The Flower of the Fairway (2018) –
Local feathers are ruffled when an ostentatious American opens up a golf club near Kembleford and a body is discovered in the reeds.
The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau (2018) –
After reports of Flambeau’s death, Father Brown races to protect a crown that contains a nail from the crucifixion of Christ.
The Great Train Robbery (2019) –
Mrs McCarthy and Lady Felicia are held hostage by an incompetent pair of train robbers.
The Passing Bell (2019) –
A disliked bell ringer is found murdered in the belfry.
The Whistle in the Dark (2019) –
Father Brown must act when it appears that a dark spirit has murderous intent.
The Demise of the Debutante (2019) –
Three murders occur at a finishing school, so Father Brown sends in Bunty to investigate.
The Darkest Noon (2019) –
Father Brown and Mallory go missing.
The Sacrifice of Tantalus (2019) –
When Mallory’s pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit.
The House of God (2019) –
Suspicions are aroused when the holiest house in Kembleford is linked to the death of a wanton woman.
The Blood of the Anarchists (2019) –
Tensions rise when a performance troupe of anarchists arrives in Kembleford.
The Skylark Scandal (2019) –
A bird-watching group gets on the wrong side of the Lord. Later, the Lord turns up dead.
The Honourable Thief (2019) –