Father Brown

Series 1 - 2. The Flying Stars

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

“This is ridiculous, Inspector Valentine, even for you!” splutters Father Brown (Mark Williams) as the policeman (Hugo Speer) jumps to a rather obvious conclusion about who might have murdered Anne-Marie Adams, a theatrical type with an alcohol problem. There are plenty of suspects, but It’s not until the family decide to stage Anne-Marie’s latest play in her memory that Father Brown unravels the mystery. The motive turns out to be related to money and a beautiful diamond necklace known as the Flying Stars.

Sorcha Cusack, Josephine Butler, Nancy Carroll and Julian Wadham guest-star.

About this programme

2/10. The priest becomes involved with a theatrical family when he discovers that a drowning initially thought to be a tragic accident was actually a murder. Drama, starring Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Josephine Butler and Julian Wadham.

Cast and crew


Fr Brown
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy
Sorcha Cusack
Anne-Marie Adams
Josephine Butler
Col Adams
Julian Wadham
Susie Jasinski
Kasia Koleczek
Ruby Adams
Amy Morgan
John Van Ert
Ryan Hawley
Lady Felicia
Nancy Carroll
Insp Valentine
Hugo Speer
Sid Carter
Alex Price
James Trewlove
Dan Fredenburgh


Ian Barber
Executive Producer
Will Trotter
Executive Producer
John Yorke
Ceri Meyrick
Series Producer
Sam Hill
Rachel Flowerday