When Mrs McCarthy's goddaughter goes missing, Father Brown follows her trail to a risque gentlemen's club.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Oscar Bergeres
Letty Butler ...
Verity Persby
Peter Stark ...
Janek Lasocki
William Travis ...
Maurice Cranage
Fifi Caviara
Eva Feiler ...
Joselyn O'Donnell


Mrs McCarthy is shocked to find her god-daughter Joselyn working as a burlesque dancer in a seedy club the Crimson Feather but when Father Brown goes to the club he finds another dancer, the unpopular Verity, has been murdered with adoring doorman Jarek bending over her body . Bunty and Mrs McCarthy go undercover as a dancer and cleaner to help the father prove Janek's innocence and discover not only that Verity was pregnant but was also a blackmailer. Pianist Sam and Maurice, the club owner who is also running a call-girl racket are prime suspects and with help from his insiders Father Brown once more shows Mallory that he has arrested the wrong man. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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10 January 2017 (UK)  »

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16:9 HD
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The Crimson Feather
11 January 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cor Blimey I wish the BBC gave me a warning before the show started that Bunty would be appearing dressed as a showgirl. My blood pressure shot through the roof.

Just a few weeks after the Grantchester Christmas special where the vicar was seen at a strip club now it is Father Brown's turn as Mrs McCarthy discovers her god-daughter Joselyn working as a burlesque dancer at the Crimson Feather club which also has some girls offering extras.

When Father Brown goes to the club he finds the dead body of another dancer, Verity and the doorman Jarek bending over her body. He is arrested for murder. Bunty goes undercover as a burlesque dancer to help Father Brown prove Jarek his innocence and they discover Verity was far from popular.

A rather racy episode for the afternoon with some added forbidden love, Mrs McCarthy provides the laughs as she also goes undercover in the club as a cleaner.

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