'Father Brown' Season 9 — release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know

Father Brown season 9 Mark Williams as Father Brown
(Image credit: BBC Studios/Stuart Wood)

Father Brown season 9 will include a special programme to mark the 100th episode, which is set on New Year’s Eve. The special milestone episode will air on Friday, Jan. 14.

The daytime drama has been well received by viewers and will see Mark Williams reprising his role as the titular character. Speaking about season 9, he said: “We love telling our stories as much as the world loves watching them. A modest, warm daytime drama that achieves one hundred episodes and global success. Who’d have thought it?”

Here's what we know about season 9 so far...

'Father Brown' season 9 release date

Father Brown season 9 started on BBC1 on Monday, Jan. 3 at 1.25pm in the UK. Episodes are also available on BBCiPlayer.

Meanwhile, Father Bown season 9 is available on BritBox in the US from Tuesday 18 January. 

What should we expect from the new season?

This new season is special for Father Brown, as it marks the milestone of 100 episodes. The big episode, which is called The Red Death, will be the final episode in series 9.

The special episode will see Lady Felicia and her husband Monty host a lavish masked ball counting down to 1954. However, their plans are ruined when the Minster of Defence, Sir Charles Hakeworth is murdered by a masked figure. With the estate locked down and a killer in the midst, Father Brown and the gang must find the real perpetrator before the clock strikes midnight. 

Meanwhile, Lady Felicia is forced to confront problems in her marriage when a letter offers an exciting prospect in America. But all is not as it seems... 

Who stars in 'Father Brown' season 9?

As well as lead actor Mark Williams, there are plenty of familiar faces returning to their roles for Father Brown season 9. Here's who's confirmed in the cast...

  • Sorcha Cusack (Mrs McCarthy)
  • Jack Deam (Inspector Mallory) 
  • John Burton (Sergeant Goodfellow)
  • Alex Price (Sid Carter)
  • Nancy Carroll (Lady Felicia)
  • Emer Kenny (Bunty Windermere) 
  • John Light (Hercule Flambeau)

Is there a trailer?

Not yet. We'll keep you updated is one is released!

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