Father Brown

Series 1 - 6. The Bride of Christ

The Bride of Christ
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Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Father Brown acquires a surprising assistant in this episode. Sister Boniface (Lorna Watson) is an avid fan of Agatha Christie so when several nuns at the Convent of St Agnes are poisoned, she can’t help being secretly excited, although Father Brown does point out that real-life murder is quite unlike Mrs Christie’s novels.

A young nun about to receive her final vows is the first to die, swiftly followed by the formidable Sister Paul (Roberta Taylor) who has antagonised everyone in the convent with her strict and over-zealous ways. Suspicion falls on the gruff gardener Tom (Paddy Wallace) for the simple reason he’s a man.

About this programme

6/10. The clergyman is called in to investigate when two nuns die in unusual circumstances at St Agnes convent. However, the mystery attracts the attention of Sister Boniface, a would-be sleuth with a passion for detective novels. Crime drama remake, guest starring comedienne Lorna Watson.

Cast and crew


Fr Brown
Mark Williams
The Rev Mother Augustine
Penny Downie
Sister Paul
Roberta Taylor
Sister Gregory
Selina Cadell
Insp Valentine
Hugo Speer
Sgt Allbright
Keith Osborn
Tom Evans
Paddy Wallace
Sister Boniface
Lorna Watson
Joyce Evans
Joanna Horton
Mrs McCarthy
Sorcha Cusack
Sister Thomas
Jenny Galloway


Ian Barber
Executive Producer
Will Trotter
Executive Producer
John Yorke
Ceri Meyrick
Jude Tindall