2013, 5 seasons to date
Crime / Drama / Mystery
By Tahsin Guner
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A poet hangs himself in his locked conservatory. Father Brown thinks that it was not a suicide, but a murder.
Lady Felicia finds in her park a man on a tree,fallen from a passing train on a nearby viaduct.The man has been stripped and tortured, and Sid is accused of the crime.
Impoverished aristocrat Sir St John Pryde plans to sell estate land, which antagonizes his tenants led by left-wing Alan Archer. On the day Pryde castle is opened to the public tour guide Audrey Diggle is murdered after claiming that she has evidence to state that the Prydes are not the lawful heirs to the title though St John's nephew Jago believes his uncle was the intended victim and St John's daughter Bunty is secretly in love with Archer. After an attempt to kill Jago Father Brown unmasks the murderer, in the process demonstrating that a supposed family curse has...
Violet Fernsley is due to hang for killing her violent husband Ivan but Father Brown believes in her innocence. The Fernsley family close ranks but the priest is puzzled by the fact that Polish farm-hand Piotr Symanski disappeared around the time of the murder and also seems to have been slain. Ivan's brothers' squabbling over possession of his farm seems to incriminate one or both whilst Sullivan is suspicious of the fact that prison warder Charlie Denham is Violet's lover. Father Brown naturally deduces that the real murderer is the least likely suspect.
When the circus comes to the village newly wealthy clown Reggie Smythe reminds waitress Laura Hope, engaged to young Nicholas, that she once promised to marry either him or circus hypnotist Arthur Welkin, whichever made his fortune first. Laura is quick to point out that she was only joking, but then Reggie is found stabbed to death after being threatened by Arthur Welkin--though Welkin has an alibi. Laura amazes everybody by agreeing to marry the hypnotist, so Father Brown announces that he will conduct the ceremony - and so uncover the truth.
Father Brown and Lady Felicia visit the local barracks for the unveiling of the Dunkirk war memorial for which they have helped raise funds. The hero of Dunkirk was Colonel St Clare, who allegedly killed several Nazis with his broken sword but at dinner drunken Major Rawlings accuses St Clare of cowardice and is later found slain with the sword. St Clare is the obvious suspect but Father Brown, believing him to be innocent, discovers another person who remembers what happened at Dunkirk and has waited fifteen years before taking action.
Father Brown investigates the murder of a former hangman.
Father brown gets involved in the revenge of a crazy comedian.
Father Brown investigates the death of a local boxer.
Bunty Lady Felicia's niece is suspected of murder while being looked after by Father Brown.