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Welcome back to the world of Father Brown. This is England in the 1950s, a quintessentially English countryside dotted with small villages, rural parish churches and large country houses.
Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Once again, Father Brown is aided by his no-nonsense parish secretary Mrs. McCarthy, glamorous socialite Lady Felicia Montague and her chauffeur Sid Carter.
In this series the priest is asked to perform an exorcism when local woman Charlotte thinks she is being haunted by the ghost of her sister who mysteriously disappeared years before. When Charlotte also disappears, Father Brown thinks there are more sinister forces at work.
Following the promotion of Inspector Valentine, Father Brown finds himself pitted against Inspector Sullivan, a careerist detective from London who’s determined not to let the priest get the better of him. Yet as ever, when Father Brown solves crime he isn’t meting out justice. He’s trying to save souls.
Full of humour and compassion, but with a big dramatic twist each time, this series remains true to the period charm of the original character and setting while bringing a sharp contemporary edge to the storytelling.
The Ghost in the Machine
Father Brown is sceptical when a parishioner believes she’s being haunted by her sister who went missing years ago. However when she herself vanishes, he must investigate both disappearances.
Maddest of All
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 Pride of the Prydes
The grand opening of Pryde Castle ends in disaster when a guide is struck by an arrow. Contrary to Inspector Sullivan, Father Brown becomes convinced that the motive lies buried in the family’s past.
The Shadow of the Scaffold
When convicted killer Violet is given a temporary reprieve from the gallows, she begs Father Brown to prove her innocence. With only three days in hand, can he find the real culprit before it’s too late?
The Mysteries of the Rosary
The mysterious disappearance of an old friend sends Father Brown and Sid on a quest to find the mythical Lannington Rosary. However can an old adversary, back from the dead, be trusted to help?
The Daughters of Jerusalem
Father Brown finds himself immobilised with a broken leg when a member of Kembleford’s Women’s Institute dies in mysterious circumstances. Can he crack the case armed only with a telescope and the gang to help?
The Three Tools of Death
When a troubled young woman’s father is killed just weeks after her mother’s death, Father Brown must help her deal with her grief while solving the father’s inexplicable murder by one of three weapons.
The Prize of Colonel Gerard
Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently returned prisoner of war is suspected of the killing of his tyrannical uncle. And it seems that someone will stop at nothing to keep the priest from the truth...
The Mayor and the Magician
When the mayor drops dead during his speech at the village fete, Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted. Meanwhile, Mrs McCarthy’s past comes back to haunt her.
The Grim Reaper
A gruesome death on a local farm is blamed on the Kembleford physician through a series of poison pen letters. Father Brown must figure out who sent them in order to save his friend from the gallows.