Father Brown Series 7 Premiere Details

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Father Brown Series 7 is on the way

Fans of Father Brown got some great news this week. As of June 14th, we have official confirmation that there will be a Series 7 of the popular Cotswold mystery. There's also nothing in the announcement to suggest it will be the last series, so that's encouraging for the future of the show.

Where to Catch Up on Father Brown, Series 1-6

If you're not familiar with Father Brown, it's a lovely cozy mystery about a Catholic priest (Mark Williams) who solves crimes. The series is set in the early 1950s in the fictional village of Kembleford, and it's based on the short stories of GK Chesterton. In real life, the bulk of the filming takes place in Blockley, Gloucestershire, a village in the northern part of The Cotswolds. Moreton-in-Marsh is about 3 miles away and has train access, so it's a great place to stay if you wish to visit the area.

Given Father Brown's position in the community, solving mysteries creates some interesting moral dilemmas – the least of which is whether he should spend his time solving murders or doing the more mundane bits of his parish duties. He wants to see justice done,  but he also opposes capital punishment (which was legal until 1965). He values the confessional, but he understands the weight and importance of some of what he hears. He does his best to practice what he preaches, though, and he's never afraid to get help from the people around him.

If you haven't yet watched this delightful mystery series, you can catch up in either of the following places:

Old Father Brown

Hard-core British TV fans will already know about this, but many fans of the modern version don't realize there was another Father Brown TV series back in the 1970s. In that series, Kenneth More played the clever priest for 13 episodes. It's a bit dated, but still an pleasure to watch. You can watch the old Father Brown at the link below.

When Will Series 7 of Father Brown Premiere?

Series 7 of Father Brown will begin airing in the UK in January 2019. While there's no official North American release date yet, we saw Series 6 arrive on Netflix on March 31st of 2018. It wouldn't be too crazy to imagine it becoming available around that time in 2019.

While we don't know too much about the upcoming series, we do know that Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam), and Bunty Windermere (Emer Kenny) will all return in Series 7. Nancy Carroll will again appear as Lady Felicia, back from Northern Rhodesia in need of assistance.

Father Brown in Book Form

If you've never read the original Father Brown stories by GK Chesterton, I highly recommend doing so. With 70 episodes in the modern TV series, the modern Father Brown TV series has outgrown the original 53 short stories in both number and depth. However, the stories have a slightly different flavor, given that they were written between 1910 and 1936 (while the show is set in the 50s).

Who's Going to Watch Father Brown Series 7?

Are you as excited about this news as we are? Let us know in the comments if you'll be watching – and feel free to share your best recommendations for other shows to help pass the time until we all return to Kembleford.


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  1. Love the show, but can’t stand Mallory, and Mrs McCarthy is just too nosy at times, they need to tone her down a little and find a man for her.

  2. Very enjoyable but bring back Sid! He adds spark to it with his zany personality. Don’t change anyone. Great show!

  3. Have watched through all 6 series twice now. I’m sure series 7 will last me a weekend, but that’s okay. I agree with other commenters; bring Sid back – Alex Price’s career hasn’t exactly been on fire since he left.

    • Alex Price is currently on Broadway in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which recently won a slew of Tony Awards. So he seems to be doing fine! (I do hope he returns to Kembleford though!)

  4. Our favorite! So happy Father Brown is returning – we are looking forward to Season 7. We love the town and all the characters, and especially, of course, Father Brown. Also like the addition of Bunty as a regular character. They all make us smile and feel good after we watch an episode.

  5. Can’t remember which streamer I was watching, but Shetland was about to show the murderer and it happened to be last episode of that series…. still waiting to see who it is/was

  6. I absolutely love this show. I feel like they are family after having binge watched 70 shows. When is the next season coming to?

  7. Love Father Brown and looking forward to season 7. I would like to see a different police inspector. Mrs McCarthy should stay nosy as it adds to the series. Would like to see Sid back in the show.

  8. I absolutely love Father Brown. Father Brown, Mrs. McCarthy, Lady Felicia, Bunty, Inspector Mallory and Srh. Goodfelloe… but please. Please tell mms that Sid will be back, I can’t imagine father Brown without the prospect of Sid coming back.

  9. Come on Series 7, can’t wait!! Would be happy to see Sid and Lady Felicia return, and have enjoyed the addition of Bunty. Of course, Father Brown and Mrs. McCarthy play off of each other wonderfully. All of the Inspectors have been great, can’t forget Goodfellow. Costumes, scenery, gardens, churches, love all of it!!
    Can’t get enough.

  10. I am so looking forward to Series 7! It will come here to the United States later than in Britain, but I am glad that we can watch Father Brown here. This is truly one of my favorite “classic” shows; I love them! And I very much enjoy watching British television !!

  11. Love the dynamic between Mrs. McCarthy and Bunty. They pick at each other, but they are becoming closer friends. And Father Brown has come to depend on Bunty’s intelligence, courage, and loyalty. She is a great addition to the cast. Bunty rocks! Counting the days til Series 7.

  12. Love, love the show!!! It would be great if Sid could come back AND Lady Felicia even for a couple of shows!! Love them All! Love Binty and Mrs. McCarthy AND Father Brown of course!!

  13. I would love to see more episodes and an ongoing continuation of this series as it is a rare jewel among television shows. As I get older (last of the baby boomers), I appreciate being transported to a simpler time when things made more sense. What’s more, it is sort of like visiting with old friends. I am with everybody else on bringing back the missing cast of characters. Sid and Lady Felicia added a lot to the series. But happy to see Father Brown, Mrs. McCarthy, Bunty, and all of the other characters just the same. They are able to stand on their own but I really miss the nice flavor the others added.

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