The Time Machine

Series 3 - Episode 11 The Time Machine



Lady Felicia introduces Father Brown to the Francis family, some posh friends with troubles of “a delicate nature”. Jacob Francis is a young quantum physicist who has apparently created a time machine. Jolly handy for predicting the winner of the 12.05 at Newbury, but what Jacob really wants is to travel back in time to discover how his biologist father died a year earlier. He believes it was murder. Everyone else in the family thinks it was suicide and that Jacob is mad.

Father Brown’s investigations stray into Jonathan Creek territory when another suspicious death occurs in the top-floor laboratory – where the doors are locked from the inside.


The priest encounters a man who intends to solve his father's murder a year earlier with the use of his brand-new invention - a time machine. Fifties-set crime drama, starring Mark Williams.

Cast & Crew

Father Brown Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy Sorcha Cusack
Sid Carter Alex Price
Lady Felicia Nancy Carroll
Insp Sullivan Tom Chambers
Sgt Goodfellow John Burton
Georgina Francis Alexandra Gilbreath
Arnold Francis Mark Lewis Jones
Sarah Francis Gabrielle Dempsey
Angelica Francis Lucy Chappell
Jacob Francis Will Attenborough
Director Ian Barber
Executive Producer Will Trotter
Producer Ceri Meyrick
Series Producer Sam Hill
Writer Tahsin Guner
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