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Father Brown
(Image credit: BBC Studios/Gary Moyes)

Mark Williams returns with a new series of the crime drama, Father Brown, with Lady Felicia and Mrs McCarthy taken hostage when a train robbery goes awry

A kidnapping and murder await the sleuthing priest, Father Brown

Mark Williams is back as the padre with a talent for solving crime for a new daytime 10-part series.

This first mystery sees Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll) taken hostage by a pair of armed robbers.

Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) is taken hostage in Father Brown

Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) is taken hostage

The pair were on a train with a famous opera singer, whose jewels the robbers were after. In all the confusion the opera singer is shot dead, and Mrs M and Lady Felicia are bundled into the back of a van.

But these are no ordinary hostages!

They quickly escape, tidy up, make a lovely lunch and discover the real reason the robbers held up the train.

A great mystery with strong characters and performances, it’s followed by a new case tomorrow.

Father Brown: The Great Train Robbery

Artist, Lady Felicia (Nancy Carroll) is also taken hostage

TV Times rating: ****