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The Daughter of Autolycus 

Father Brown must help Flambeau in stealing the Pope's gift to the Queen.



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Jo Stone-Fewings ...
Father Brown
Sid Carter
Mrs McCarthy
Inspector Mallory
Sgt Goodfellow


When Father Brown and his friends are invited to view a jewel-encrusted cross, a gift from the Pope to the newly-crowned queen Elizabeth, on display at Gloucester, the priest is convinced that Flambeau will try and steal it - and he is right. Flambeau's estranged daughter Marianne has been kidnapped by crooked Nero Hound and threatens to kill her unless Flambeau brings him the jewel. However, the cross disappears with security head Cardinal Papillon suspected of his theft. Aware of the true fate of the cross Father Brown must retrieve it as well as helping Flambeau to free Marianne Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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8 January 2016 (UK)  »

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Jo Stone-Fewings (Nero Hound) is the husband of Nancy Carroll (Lady Felicia) . See more »


When Marianne Delacroix (Flambeau's daughter) uses her broken glasses to start a fire, she is holding the glasses the wrong way (concave side toward the light source, convex side toward the kindling): The glasses would diffuse the light, not focus it. See more »


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written by Debbie Wiseman
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Daughter of Autolycus
6 February 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A young woman, Marianne studying in her room is abducted and later held for ransom. She is Flambeau's estranged daughter. The man who is holding her is Nero Hound, a former associate of Flambeau.

With Queen Elizabeth II about to be crowned, the Vatican has sent a jewel encrusted cross as a gift from the Pope and this cross will tour the country before being presented to the Queen.

Father Brown realises that this cross will attract the attentions of Flambeau and so it does, Flambeau needs to steal the cross in order to free his daughter. However the cross is closely guarded with two high up Cardinals vying for a senior position in the Vatican.

An episode featuring Flambeau in Father Brown is always special and here we see his vulnerable side as he needs to rescue a daughter he knows little about but who is also a chip off the old block.

It is just a shame there is some dodgy green screen work in this episode when it comes a certain car scene. Guest star Roger Ashton- Griffiths also showcases an Italian accent that is on the hammy side.

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