Father Brown S1-8 are currently on Britbox in the US and S1-7 are available to purchase via Amazon Prime in the UK.
Father Brown Season 9 is coming to BBC1 in early 2022
Rachel co-developed (with Tahsin Guner) the worldwide hit BBC1 series starring Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Alex Price, Nancy Carroll, Tom Chambers and Hugo Speer – one of the BBC’s most successful exports. Together they broadly adapted GK Chesterton’s Father Brown stories, co-creating format, precinct and supporting characters. The show is currently shooting its ninth series and 100th episode in the Cotswolds.
Father Brown is now one of the most successful shows the BBC has ever syndicated. It has now sold to over 230 territories globally, and is the only UK drama with 90% carriage (reaching over 100 million homes) in primetime Stateside. The show transmits in weekend primetime in territories including Australia (where it was the top-rating Saturday night drama) and the US. In 2014, Father Brown was the subject of a PBS ‘making-of’ documentary.
Read Rachel and Tahsin’s blog about the process on the BBC Writersroom website.
Read Rachel’s ‘The Making of Father Brown” blog here.
Go to the Past Offences ‘classic crime fiction’ blog for an interview with Rachel and Tahsin.
Find an interview with S1 producer Ceri Meyrick on the Script Consultant website.
The scripts for the two opening episodes are available for download from the BBC Writersroom website.
Praise for Father Brown includes:
Sunday Times Pick of the Week
Telegraph Review Must See This Week
“A joyous alternative to endless tired Marples” (Observer)
“A feast of unpretentious but effective drama” (Radio Times)
“Nostalgia TV at its best” (Mark Lawson for The Guardian)
“Quality period drama with a subtle dash of mystery… With its Cotswold settings, witty scripts and undercurrents of religious philosophy, Father Brown is crying out for a Sunday evening berth” (Christopher Stevens, The Daily Mail)
Royal Television Society Midlands Best Drama Award, 2013, 2014 and 2016
Nominated: Best Daytime Programme, Broadcast Awards 2014 and 2015
Nominated: Best Daytime Programme, National Television Awards 2014, 2015 and 2016