The BEST episodes of Father Brown (2013)

Every episode of Father Brown (2013) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Father Brown (2013)!

Based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton, this period drama features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.

Last Updated: 4/9/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Continuing
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The Theatre of the Invisible
star
7.97
181 votes

#1 - The Theatre of the Invisible

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/16/2017

When radio quiz Up To You comes to Kembleford, Father Brown suspects that one of the cast are responsible for their landlady’s murder.

Directors: Bob Tomson
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The Blue Cross
star
7.96
268 votes

#2 - The Blue Cross

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/25/2013

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?

Directors: Ian Barber
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The Penitent Man
star
7.95
188 votes

#3 - The Penitent Man

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/19/2017

Father Brown suspects an ulterior motive is at play when his old adversary Flambeau is incarcerated for murder.

Directors: Paul Gibson
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The Serpent Within
star
7.94
71 votes

#4 - The Serpent Within

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/10/2023

Sullivan’s dream of leaving Kembleford is scuppered when he is arrested for receiving stolen goods.

Writer: Dan Muirden
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The Prize of Colonel Gerard
star
7.93
215 votes

#5 - The Prize of Colonel Gerard

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/15/2014

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...

Directors: Ian Barber
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The Great Train Robbery
star
7.92
186 votes

#6 - The Great Train Robbery

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2019

Lady Felicia and Mrs McCarthy are taken hostage when a midnight train robbery goes awry.

Directors: Paul Gibson
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The Kembleford Dragon
star
7.91
173 votes

#7 - The Kembleford Dragon

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/3/2018

Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails when the local stationmaster is murdered.

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The Laws of Motion
star
7.91
211 votes

#8 - The Laws of Motion

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/17/2014

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.

Directors: Paul Gibson
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The Owl of Minerva
star
7.90
176 votes

#9 - The Owl of Minerva

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/23/2015

Father Brown is stunned to learn that Inspector Sullivan is wanted for murder.

Directors: Matt Carter
Writer: Jude Tindall
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The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau
star
7.90
150 votes

#10 - The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/2018

Following reports of Flambeau's death, Father Brown races to protect a crown that contains a nail from the crucifixion of Christ.

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The Scars of War
star
7.89
27 votes

#11 - The Scars of War

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/8/2024

Sullivan asks for Father Brown’s help when Mrs Devine’s son Eddie is framed for murder.

Directors: Carys Lewis
Writer: Dan Muirden
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The Sins of Others
star
7.87
189 votes

#12 - The Sins of Others

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/13/2017

Father Brown struggles to save Sid from himself when he vows vengeance on his former defence barrister.

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The Hermit of Hazelnut Cottage
star
7.86
43 votes

#13 - The Hermit of Hazelnut Cottage

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/19/2024

Brenda faces ghosts from her past and becomes embroiled in a local dispute that ends in murder.

Writer: David Semple
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The Flying Stars
star
7.85
383 votes

#14 - The Flying Stars

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2013

Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually murder.

Directors: Ian Barber
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The Honourable Thief
star
7.85
182 votes

#15 - The Honourable Thief

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/18/2019

When Lady Felicia's home comes under threat, Father Brown is forced to seek help from an unlikely ally.

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The Daughters of Jerusalem
star
7.83
228 votes

#16 - The Daughters of Jerusalem

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/13/2014

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?

Directors: Matt Carter
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The Star of Jacob
star
7.81
245 votes

#17 - The Star of Jacob

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/23/2016

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.

Directors: Paul Gibson
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The Mysteries of the Rosary
star
7.81
222 votes

#18 - The Mysteries of the Rosary

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/10/2014

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?

Directors: Ian Barber
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The Rod of Asclepius
star
7.80
181 votes

#19 - The Rod of Asclepius

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/11/2016

Lady Felicia winds up in hospital after some reckless driving.

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The Final Devotion
star
7.80
85 votes

#20 - The Final Devotion

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/7/2022

Father Brown joins forces with Flambeau to search for a lost treasure in a 15th-century castle.

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The Shadow of the Scaffold
star
7.79
226 votes

#21 - The Shadow of the Scaffold

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/9/2014

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?

Directors: Paul Gibson
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The Man in the Tree
star
7.79
320 votes

#22 - The Man in the Tree

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/17/2013

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?

Directors: Dominic Keavey
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The Forensic Nun
star
7.78
58 votes

#23 - The Forensic Nun

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/12/2024

Father Brown investigates when his old friend Sister Boniface is implicated in the murder of a renowned artist.

Directors: Ian Barber
Writer: Neil Irvine
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The Tower of Lost Souls
star
7.77
123 votes

#24 - The Tower of Lost Souls

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/17/2020

Father Brown joins forces with Chief Inspector Valentine to uncover a dark secret at Helmsley House.

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The Word of the Condemned
star
7.77
43 votes

#25 - The Word of the Condemned

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/16/2024

Lady Felicia asks Father Brown to help prove a convicted serial killer didn’t murder her beloved goddaughter.

Directors: Michael Lacey
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