By Patrick Munn | June 5, 2021 - 9:36 pm | No Comments
Father Brown is back in production. The BBC daytime series has returned to filming for its ninth season after production was put on hold last year due to the COVID pandemic. Despite the interruption to the shooting schedule, the ninth season will still consist of ten episodes, including the series' 100th episode.
By Patrick Munn | January 14, 2020 - 7:36 pm | No Comments
Father Brown is getting a spin-off. Britbox has ordered The Sister Boniface Mysteries, a ten episode drama revolving around the character of Sister Boniface who originally appeared in the first season of Father Brown. Lorna Watson is on-board to reprise her role as the sleuthing nun. It's worth noting that this has only been commissioned for the U.S. arm of BritBox and at present there is no UK broadcaster attached to the project. It is not immediately clear if BBC One, who commission and air parent series Father Brown, will look to acquire the spin-off.
By Patrick Munn | September 9, 2019 - 8:33 pm | No Comments
After a five year break, Hugo Speer (The Musketeers) is returning to Father Brown. The actor, most recently seen on BBC One in U.S. acquisition London Kills, is set to reprise his role as Chief Inspector Valentine in the show's just announced eighth season. He last appeared in Father Brown's season two premiere back in 2014. Fan favourites Alex Price (Penny Dreadful) and Nancy Carroll (Prime Suspect 1973) are also returning for season eight and will be reprising their roles as Sid Carter and Lady Felicia, respectively.
By Patrick Munn | September 9, 2019 - 4:47 pm | No Comments
BBC One is sticking with two of its daytime dramas. The BBC's flagship channel has renewed Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators for an additional two seasons. Father Brown will return for an eighth and ninth season, while Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators will be back for a third and fourth season. Said seasons will each consist of ten episodes.
By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2018 - 3:43 pm | No Comments
No surprises here. BBC One has renewed hit daytime drama Father Brown for a seventh season, which is set to air in 2019. “Father Brown will be back in early 2019 solving crimes in the Cotswolds and viewers can prepare for an enticing new series on BBC Daytime and the BBC iPlayer”, said Dan McGolpin Controller of Programming and Daytime for the BBC.