Based on the stories by GK Chesterton and starring Mark Williams (Doctor Who) as the eponymous crime solving Roman Catholic priest, Series 1 averaged an audience of 2.1 million and a 23.5 per cent share.
Series 2 will begin filming in the Cotswolds for 14 weeks in May and will comprise of ten new 45-minute episodes.
Executive producer Will Trotter commented: “Father Brown is a successful co-production between BBC Worldwide and BBC Drama Production which has delivered compulsive viewing for BBC One Daytime. The series features popular stories set in the Cotswold’s country houses which look sensational on screen and it’s great to attract actors of the calibre of Mark Williams and Sorcha Cusack back for a second series.”
Kate Harwood, Head of Drama, England, added: “Will Trotter’s Birmingham team created a little bit of sunlit magic during a wet English summer and we’re delighted that the show had such a warm response and a swift recommission. How wonderful that the brilliant Mark Williams will get to ride his bicycle into action yet again.”
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