Written by: Nick Houser
Date: April 9, 2019

Mark Williams returns for a seventh season of Father Brown.

Mark Williams returns for a seventh season of Father Brown. Photo: BBC Studios/Gary Moyes

Welcome back to the world of Father Brown, set in English countryside dotted with small villages, rural parish churches and large country houses in the 1950s.

In this series Father Brown finds himself trapped with a murderer during a dark, stormy night. A civilised fundraiser at a finishing school puts Mrs McCarthy in the path of a rogue bullet. Inspector Mallory begrudgingly accepts a partnership with Father Brown when they are summoned to the site of a past murder.

During the season premiere, a daring train robbery sees Lady Felicia and Mrs McCarthy carried off in the dead of night. Can Father Brown find them before it’s too late?

Watch Saturdays at 9pm on WOSU TV.

Episode Guide

The Great Train Robbery | Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9pm
Faced with the prospect of traveling in second class Lady Felicia is delighted to run into opera legend Dame Bianca Norman who invites her and Mrs McCarthy away from the riff-raff into her private pullman carriage. Watch Preview.

The Passing Bell | Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 9pm
A new musical director for the bell-ringers of St Marys leads to discord, disharmony and the bloodcurdling sound of murder. Jamie Cheeseman arrives from London ready to modernise the musical offerings of St Mary’s.

The Whistle In The Dark | Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9pm
Father Brown accidentally attends a séance at the house of Professor Robert Wiseman who is showcasing the power of a magical artefact – a bone whistle – which is on sale to the highest bidder.

The Demise Of The Debutante | Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9pm
Father Brown uncovers secrets, hypocrisy and murder at a finishing school for young ladies. Much to the disapproval of Mrs McCarthy, Father Brown attempts to support newly-single mother Nell Winford – but is unable to find her anywhere to stay.

The Darkest Noon | Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9pm
The unexplained death of an unidentified man in St Mary’s graveyard calls for investigation, but both Father Brown and Inspector Mallory have disappeared without a trace.

The Sacrifice Of Tantalus | Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9pm
When Mallory’s pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit. Alan Tylett, suspected of killing a police officer, is seen near Kembleford – and Inspector Mallory is determined to catch him no matter the risk.

The House Of God | Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9pm
Suspicions are aroused when the holiest house in Kembleford is linked to the death of a wanton woman. Mrs McCarthy is spending a lot of time with charming and devout Patrick O’Leary and is thrilled when Patrick’s niece Maria Harley invites her to dinner.

The Blood Of The Anarchists | Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9pm
Tensions rise to deadly levels when a performance troupe of anarchists arrive in Kembleford. An anarchist troupe are performing at Clegg Farm intent on starting a revolution. Mrs McCarthy is not impressed, but Bunty is inspired.

The Skylark Scandal | Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9pm
The Kembleford Ramblers annual outing takes a tragic turn when the local Lord is found strangled. In the name of community togetherness Inspector Mallory and Sergeant Goodfellow are joining some local ramblers, as is Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy, and, much to her horror, Bunty.

The Honourable Thief | Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9pm
When Lady Felicia’s home comes under threat, Father Brown is forced to seek help from an unlikely ally. Lady Felicia is back from Northern Rhodesia to raise funds following a dreadful mining accident and is reluctantly selling a beloved necklace, otherwise she’ll lose her ancestral home, Montague.