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Father Brown 

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.
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Series cast summary:
Mark Williams ...  Father Brown 90 episodes, 2013-2020
Sorcha Cusack ...  Mrs McCarthy 90 episodes, 2013-2020
John Burton ...  Sergeant Goodfellow 72 episodes, 2014-2020
Jack Deam ...  Inspector Mallory 55 episodes, 2016-2020
Nancy Carroll ...  Lady Felicia 48 episodes, 2013-2020
Alex Price ...  Sid Carter 46 episodes, 2013-2020
Emer Kenny ...  Bunty 44 episodes, 2017-2020


Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

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Release Date:

14 January 2013 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


On Monday, 9th September 2019 the British Broadcasting Corporation announced that they have commissioned a 10-episode eighth series of the popular crime drama to be broadcast in 2020 and a 10-episode ninth series to be broadcast in 2021. See more »


In one of the episodes a revolver is shown with one empty chamber to demonstrate that one shot was fired. However the casing should still have been there since revolvers do not eject them. See more »


Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Father Brown S1-6 (2018) See more »

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Charm Abounds
22 March 2015 | by jacileblancSee all my reviews

I've been gorging on UK TV (can't believe what I've missed) testing out this mystery series and that and discovered that I LIKE A lot but my preference after watching different styles, is the lighter, quirky, fun series like Father Brown. Lots of charming characters, gorgeous scenery and a lovely village. BBC is the BOMB!

I've tears in my eyes thinking about sitcoms I forced myself to watch believing this is was good as it gets. I'm stunned at the difference in quality television. I don't know what else to say except I have a lot of catching up to do! Father Brown, Cadfael, Death in Paradise, A touch of Frost Midsomer murders. I've been living in a bubble. I just said to my husband, the British camera moves leisurely, soaking up the countryside. Wonderful shots of landscapes and gorgeous plants of all kinds (I love the English admiration and respect for the art of gardening and nature in general). The camera pauses and lets you hear the wind and sounds of nature as the cast goes about their business.It actually adds to the tension so beautifully...a prolonged creaking sound, a shot of leaves blowing on trees. Our eyes are treated to gorgeous old buildings,streets, shops and quirky guest stars with their fabulous character portrayals. We see unusual hobbies, situations, an array of real faces and all ages in all their imperfected glory.Actors aren't chosen for cookie cutter beauty or age but the character that shows on their faces and ability to act. How wonderful to see all ages!!! I find the older the more great fun it is! BBC TV doesn't hide them away! We see distinguished, frumpy, classy, nutty, prissy, scatterbrained, intellectual,funny flirtatious. ...... On American TV there's one actress to portray seniors, Betty White whom is limited to either childlike, cranky or a dirty old lady. The TV mysetry/detective shows I was used to viewing are noisy, cheap and gimmicky. Ugly buildings and constant shots of car doors slamming shut with generic 30 somethings getting in and out passing off their ability to stride self importantly as acting...boring botoxed faces with capped teeth... detectives with no depth or range of emotions,no wit or charm or style as they storm in and out of ugly buildings interrogating guest characters that are all boobs, hair and teeth between 20 and 30. Graphic unnecessary sex scenes for shock...never again. I'm a convert. Father Brown is relaxing, highly enjoyable and plain old FUN!!!

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