The Skylark Scandal

Series 7 - Episode 9 The Skylark Scandal

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Review

Bad-tempered and trigger-happy Lord Hollingworth is murdered in a local youth hostel where the Kembleford Ramblers and Twitchers Association are staying in this episode from early 2019. But can his death really be down to a row about public access to footpaths across his lordship’s estate?

It’s always risky when a long-running drama takes its characters out of their familiar surroundings, but there’s something delightful about seeing Father Brown wearing tweedy knickerbockers rather than his normal clerical robes. This, plus the usual morass of intrigue and guest appearances by Shameless and EastEnders star Maggie O’Neill and The Durrells’ Callum Woodhouse, adds up to a very enjoyable outing.

Summary

The Kembleford Ramblers' annual outing takes a tragic turn when the local lord is found strangled, so the cleric gets his walking boots on to solve the crime. Murder mystery, starring Mark Williams.

Cast & Crew

Father Brown Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy Sorcha Cusack
Bunty Emer Kenny
Inspector Mallory Jack Deam
Sergeant Goodfellow John Burton
Lord Henry Hollingworth Jasper Jacob
Henrietta `Hetty' Hollingworth Miranda Hennessy
Cathy Fawlter Kelly Harrison
Norman Fawlter Mark Rice-Oxley
Randall Jones Callum Woodhouse
Mrs Kendall Maggie O'Neill
Director Christiana Ebohon-Green
Executive Producer Will Trotter
Producer Peter Bullock
Writer Rachel Smith
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