The BEST Episodes of Father Brown (2013)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 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
When his priceless Blue Cross is targeted by the infamous criminal Flambeau, Father Brown takes the initiative to try and save his soul. But is he walking into a trap?
#5 - The Laws of Motion
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 17, 2014
A day out at a local hill climb track ends with one of the drivers killed in a car crash. When Father Brown will not stop investigating, an infuriated Sullivan resolves to put an end to his meddling for good.
#6 - 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.
#7 - The Owl of Minerva
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 23, 2015
Father Brown is stunned to learn that Inspector Sullivan is wanted for murder.
#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
Father Brown is unconvinced when a recently returned prisoner of war is suspected of the killing of his tyrannical uncle. And it seems that someone will stop at nothing to keep the priest from the truth...
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - The Daughters of Jerusalem
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 13, 2014
Father Brown finds himself immobilised with a broken leg when a member of Kembleford's WI dies in mysterious circumstances. Can he crack the case armed only with a telescope and the gang to help?
#13 - The Flying Stars
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2013
Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually murder.
#14 - 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.
#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 Man in the Tree
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 17, 2013
When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time?
#17 - The Mysteries of the Rosary
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 10, 2014
The mysterious disappearance of an old friend sends Father Brown and Sid on a quest to find the mythical Lannington Rosary. However can an old adversary, back from the dead, be trusted to help?
#18 - The Rod of Asclepius
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 11, 2016
Lady Felicia winds up in hospital after some reckless driving.
#19 - 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.
#20 - The Shadow of the Scaffold
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 9, 2014
When convicted killer Violet is given a temporary reprieve from the gallows, she begs Father Brown to prove her innocence. With only three days in hand, can he find the real culprit before it's too late?
#21 - The Face of the Enemy
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 5, 2018
Father Brown spies trouble when Lady Felicia returns to Kembleford.
#22 - The Tree of Truth
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 18, 2017
A skeleton from a seven year old murder case is found buried in the woods and doubts are cast on the conviction of the confessed killer.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - The Paradise of Thieves
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2015
Father Brown investigates when a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault.