The ninth series kicks off with Vera and Aiden (Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty) on the case of Joanne Caswell, a newly qualified HMP forensic psychologist from Newcastle, whose body is found on a landfill site. A great guest cast includes former Doctor Who star Peter Davison, Downton
Abbey’s Robert James-Collier and Corrie’s Natalie Gumede.
Mrs McCarthy falls for a seemingly perfect gentleman, who’s not all he appears to be…
Father Brown is caught up in a rather awkward situation this week when he investigates
Mrs McCarthy’s new love interest!
Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) has taken a shine to devout churchgoer Patrick O’Leary (Mr Selfridge’s Sean Campion) and is delighted when his niece invites her to dinner.
But Father Brown becomes suspicious about Patrick when a woman dies just before she’s about to reveal a devastating secret…
‘Patrick does seem the perfect gentleman,’ explains Father Brown actor Mark Williams about Mrs McCarthy’s Prince Charming, who appears in Tuesday’s episode.
‘When things begin to go wrong, Father Brown can’t quite work out what’s going on until he suddenly gets it – but has he got time?’
As the seventh series comes to an end this week, Mark says he’s amazed by the show’s worldwide following.
‘It’s really popular,’ he says. ‘People say, “Oh, you’re Father Brown,” And I go, “Yes, I am,” in whatever language is appropriate!’
Colleague… Peter Davison plays Matthew Wells, who worked with victim JoanneNew case… Vera and Aiden investigate a body dumped at a landfill site
Concerned… Father Brown looks out for Mrs McCarthyWhat’s he hiding..? Patrick