Father Brown

Series 2 - 9. The Grim Reaper

The Grim Reaper
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Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Alfred Tatton (Adam Long) is woken from a drunken slumber by his father John (David Troughton) shouting that the boy’s a disgrace, lazy with a streak of self-destruction reminiscent of his mother. Surprising them both, Alfred fights back and threatens his dad with some farm machinery. But it doesn’t end there as they later have a very public bust-up at the surgery of Dr Adam Crawford (James Fleet).

Some time later, Father Brown (Mark Williams) visits the farm to find it deserted and silent, except for the rhythmic sound of a choked threshing machine. What he discovers there could send one of his parishioners to the gallows.

About this programme

9/10. A death on a local farm is blamed on a Kembleford doctor through a series of poison pen letters, and Father Brown must try to find out who sent them to save his friend from the gallows. Fifties-set crime drama, starring Mark Williams and Sorcha Cusack.

Cast and crew


John Tatton
David Troughton
Alfred Tatton
Adam Long
Fr Brown
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy
Sorcha Cusack
Oona Crawford
Maureen O'Connell
Dr Adam Crawford
James Fleet
Sid Carter
Alex Price
Inspector Sullivan
Tom Chambers
Clerk of the Court
Charles Armstrong


Matt Carter
Executive Producer
Will Trotter
Jonathan Philips
Series Producer
Sam Hill
David Semple