BBC One officially renewed Father Brown for series 5 to premiere in Early 2017

The release date for Father Brown series 5 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Father Brown Series 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in Early 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

Series info and plot

Father Brown is a British period drama / detective television series airing on BBC One. Father Brown`s character is based on an eponymous character from G.K.Chesterton`s stories, but the storylines are primarily original and written specifically for the series. The series is developed by Rachel Flowerday and Tahsin Guner, executive produced by Will Trotter and John Yorke and produced by BBC Productions.

Father Brown (Mark Williams) is a mild-mannered priest with a razor-sharp mind who investigates crimes and saves souls. The exasperated local police Inspector Valentine (Hugo Speer) often takes the investigation in the wrong direction, and could not have done his job without the priest`s insights. Sometimes Valentine is frustrated with Father Brown`s moral choices, as the latter serves what he perceives as justice, and not the letter of the law. He loves people and understands them, which helps him have a more humanistic approach than a police inspector can afford to have. Herein, however, lies his charm for the audience. Father Brown is set in the 1950s in the British countryside, while the original Chesterton stories took place in the 1910s London.

Reviews and possible renewal

The series is a well-loved one, with a classic plot structure, but some witty twists nonetheless. The bucolic setting and the charming characters of Father Brown make it perfect for plain old fun and relaxed viewing. A 7.4 on IMDb and an over 2.5 million viewer average – seems like a renewal should be in place for this popular series.

Latest news

Updated February 27, 2016: With the title of the most popular daytime drama series throughout its run, and a consolidated viewer average of 2.1 million, who would have doubted the future of this series? Father Brown is indeed renewed for a fifth season by BBC, set to air in early 2017, Controller BBC Daytime Dan McGolpin announced. The series has been broadcast in 162 territories and enjoys international, as well as domestic acclaim.

UPDATED December 4, 2016: BBC One`s fan-favorite period detective drama Father Brown will air a Christmas special this holiday season. On Friday, December 23, 2016 at 1:45pm a one-hour episode will be packed with events, festive and not so festive at all. A baby is kidnapped, and a frantic police search is on, when Father Brown there`s more to the case than meets the eye, and starts an investigation of his own. Sign up for our automatic reminders and don`t miss this heartwarming 1950s-set Christmas special.

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