- Season 5
- 15 episodes
Drama based on the stories by GK Chesterton, about a crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.
Episode 1: Father Brown: The Star of Jacob: The Star of Jacob
A web of religious significance has been woven throughout this Christmas episode first shown in 2016. There’s a whiff of the Good Samaritan when a filthy – and flatulent – tramp (Dean Andrews) is found sleeping in the confessional, a nod to Moses over the mystery of a kidnapped baby, while the underlying theme is that miracles happen.
Kembleford has been instructed to improve its Christmas mass (last time, according to Canon Fox, they had five kings and a Lone Ranger which really isn’t on) because the Duke of Frome (Ray Coulthard), his wife and newborn son are attending. Father Brown is unperturbed, of course, but it throws Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) into a right tizzy.
It’s all very festively jolly (and nobody dies, either); Mark Williams is as delightful as ever as the canny Father Brown; there’s a lot of good will to all men and it even snows on cue.
How to Watch
|Mrs McCarthy||Sorcha Cusack|
|Canon Damian Fox||Roger May|
|Father Brown||Mark Williams|
|Lady Felicia||Nancy Carroll|
|John Langton||Raymond Coulthard|
|Diana Langton||Zannah Hodson|
|Amy Jones||Harriet Layhe|
|Nanny Langton||Isla Blair|
|George Parkin||Elliott Jordan|
|Michael Negal||Dean Andrews|
|Basil Urquhart||Christos Lawton|
|Insp Mallory||Jack Deam|
|Sgt Goodfellow||John Burton|
|Hannah Parkin||Maddy Hill|
|Executive Producer||Will Trotter|