Father Brown series 4


News has reached Past Offences that, fresh from their victory at the Royal Television Society Awards (Birmingham branch), the Father Brown team is airing series four beginning on the 4th of January.

The BBC episode guide only looks at the first five episodes so far.

  • The Mask of the Demon [4 January] B movies come to Kembleford.
  • The Brewer’s Daughter [5 January] sees shifty sidekick Sid receiving the answer ‘yes’ to the old question, ‘Does your dad own a brewery?’
  • The Hangman’s Demise [6 January] Brown investigates the poisoning of a former hangman, and apparently someone has designs on Mrs McCarthy’s strawberry scones.
  • The Crackpot of the Empire [7 January] sounds like a take-off of the Phantom of the Opera, with Brown trapped in a derelict building with a vengeful comedian.
  • The Daughter of Autolycus [8 January] sounds like it’s punching above its weight, frankly. ‘Flambeau enlists Father Brown’s help to steal the Pope’s coronation gift to the Queen of England.’

Now, going by the previous three series, there is *some* potential for theological and historical inaccuracy in the last episode, so be prepared for that. Putting such quibbles aside, I’m looking forward to more amiable entertainment.


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6 Responses to Father Brown series 4

  1. JJ says:

    I think I’ll always greet a new series of Father Brown with mixed feelings…but then I’ll always sit down and watch it, as much out of fascination as the fact that it is undemanding and they seem to be having a lot of fun. But, yeah, saying The Daughter of Autolycus is punching above the series’ weight is putting it mildly, isn’t it? Here’s hoping they pull it off…

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  2. Santosh Iyer says:

    How was episode 1 of Then There Were None ?


  3. Miranda says:

    I usually love Father Brown, but I must confess I am not enjoying series 4 so far. Any idea why inspector Sullivan is not in the show this series?


  4. Graham Harding says:

    I love the Father Brown series. It has little in common with the books, but it is a lovely period murder mystery series. Mark Williams just gets better and better, putting real emotion and feeling into the character.


  5. Theresa Herron says:

    I find this whimsical crime drama absolutely delightful to watch .It makes a welcome change from all the bad language and violence so often on our screens and for me provides an escape into a period which exudes charm and decadence.


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