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BBC Crime Drama Father Brown Renewed


The BBC One daytime drama Father Brown has been commissioned for a seventh season.

Based on the stories by GK Chesterton, Father Brown stars Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. The series, from BBC Studios, is set in the Cotswolds and filmed across several locations in the Midlands.

Father Brown returns to BBC One early next year.

Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC programming and daytime, said: “Father Brown will be back in early 2019 solving crimes in the Cotswolds and viewers can prepare for an enticing new series on BBC daytime and the BBC iPlayer.”

Will Trotter, head of daytime drama at BBC Studios, commented: “In this series, we see anarchists, ramblers and Morris Dancers all throwing up new adventures for Father Brown but as ever, he’s more concerned with saving souls than in just bringing the guilty to justice.

“This summer was spent filming in our favorite locations across the Midlands from Evesham to Warwick and showcasing the beautiful period Cotswolds villages.

Father Brown was the most watched drama on BBC One daytime, averaging over 2.3 million viewers and is a worldwide success with a global audience in over 150 countries. Series seven is set to be the best one yet.”

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