The Grim Reaper

Series 2 - Episode 9 The Grim Reaper



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.


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 & Crew

John Tatton David Troughton
Alfred Tatton Adam Long
Father 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
Director Matt Carter
Executive Producer Will Trotter
Producer Jonathan Philips
Series Producer Sam Hill
Writer David Semple
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