The BEST Episodes of Father Brown
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Network: BBC One
Based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton, this period drama features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.
#1 - The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 12, 2018
Following reports of Flambeau's death, Father Brown races to protect a crown that contains a nail from the crucifixion of Christ.
#2 - The Great Train Robbery
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2019
Lady Felicia and Mrs McCarthy are taken hostage when a midnight train robbery goes awry.
#3 - The Penitent Man
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 19, 2017
Father Brown suspects an ulterior motive is at play when his old adversary Flambeau is incarcerated for murder.
#4 - The Blue Cross
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 25, 2013
The priest's priceless Blue Cross is targeted by infamous criminal Flambeau, so taking matters into his own hands Father Brown sets out to try to save his soul, but risks falling into a trap.
#5 - The Sins of Others
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 2017
Father Brown struggles to save Sid from himself when he vows vengeance on his former defence barrister.
#6 - The Owl of Minerva
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 23, 2015
A fugitive takes sanctuary in St Mary's and asks for help. Father Brown is stunned to realise that the man in the confessional is Inspector Sullivan... and he's wanted for murder.
#7 - The Laws of Motion
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 17, 2014
One of the drivers killed in a car crash at a local hill-climb track. Father Brown refuses to stop his investigations and a furious Inspector Sullivan is determined to put a stop to his meddling for good.
#8 - The Star of Jacob
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 23, 2016
A mysterious stranger, a missing donkey, an outbreak of laryngitis in the church choir and a kidnapped baby threaten to spoil Kembleford's Christmas festivities.
#9 - The Prize of Colonel Gerard
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 15, 2014
After a recently returned prisoner of war is suspected of killing his tyrannical uncle, Father Brown is not convinced that he commited the crime.
#10 - The Tanganyika Green
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 17, 2017
Father Brown investigates the murder of a Colonial Postal Service officer when the fair comes to Kembleford.
#11 - The Theatre of the Invisible
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 16, 2017
When radio quiz Up To You comes to Kembleford, Father Brown suspects that one of the cast are responsible for their landlady’s murder.
#12 - The Flying Stars
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2013
The priest becomes involved with a theatrical family when he discovers that a drowning initially thought to be a tragic accident was actually a murder.
#13 - The Daughters of Jerusalem
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 13, 2014
Father Brown invesitigates after a member of Kembleford’s WI dies in mysterious circumstances but as he is immobilised with a broken leg, he has to try and crack the case armed with only a telescope and his trusted deputies.
#14 - The Honourable Thief
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 18, 2019
When Lady Felicia's home comes under threat, Father Brown is forced to seek help from an unlikely ally. Last in the series.
#15 - The Kembleford Dragon
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 3, 2018
Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails when the local stationmaster is murdered.
#16 - The Mysteries of the Rosary
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 10, 2014
After Hilary Ambrose returns home from posting a parcel to Father Brown, he’s shocked to discover that his home has been ransacked. An intruder jumps out and holds a chloroformed handkerchief over his face and everything goes blank.
#17 - The Sacrifice of Tantalus
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 14, 2019
When Mallory's pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit.
#18 - The Man in the Tree
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 17, 2013
Lady Felicia is horrified to find an injured man stuck in a tree on her estate, apparently thrown there from a passing train on an overhead viaduct. When Sid is implicated as his tormentor, Father Brown is left to clear his name - but only if he is truly innocent.
#19 - The Mask of the Demon
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2016
When the production of Demon Brides comes to Kembleford and the director of the film is murdered, Father Brown investigates.
#20 - The Paradise of Thieves
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2015
When a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault, Father Brown must solve the mystery to save an innocent man from paying the ultimate price.
#21 - The Eagle and the Daw
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
When an old foe tells him that she has arranged the death of her former lover, Father Brown soon finds himself blamed for the murder.
#22 - The Labyrinth of the Minotaur
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 2, 2017
Father Brown is asked to look after Lady Felicia's wayward niece Bunty, who soon finds herself suspected of murder.
#23 - The Shadow of the Scaffold
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 9, 2014
Father Brown hears a confession from convicted killer Violet Fernsley. Prison Officer Charlie Denham the breaks the news that her appeal has been refused.
#24 - The Rod of Asclepius
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 11, 2016
Lady Felicia winds up in hospital after some reckless driving.
#25 - The Last Man
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 9, 2015
After Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder, Father Brown has to try and prove his innocence.