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BBC Celebrates 100 episodes of Father Brown

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BBC daytime’s Father Brown celebrates 100 episodes with the 100th episode airing at 1.45pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer today.

The series, which is produced by BBC Studios, is based on the character by GK Chesterton about a crime-solving Roman Catholic priest played by Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show).

Father Brown, which first aired on BBC daytime in 2013, is now a global success:

It broadcasts in over 235 territories around the world, including on primetime in the USA.
It is the UK’s number 1 rating daytime drama of the last 5 years

The series has achieved above slot average performances in Canada, Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden, and Finland (also exceeding youth benchmarks in Finland, Australia and Germany)

It continues to be a hit with 2020 seeing the title rank as one of the top 20 imported titles in Finland, Norway, Estonia and Australia

A major hit in Australia, where the show exceeded the primetime average audience in a primetime slot

Series 9 of Father Brown began with its biggest ever audience in the UK, with 2.8 million viewers tuning in to watch episode 1 (based on 7 day consolidation).

Father Brown also stars cast members; Sorcha Cusack (Mrs McCarthy), Jack Deam (Inspector Mallory), John Burton (Sergeant Goodfellow), Alex Price (Sid Carter), Nancy Carroll (Lady Felicia Montague), Emer Kenny (Bunty Windermere) and John Light (Hercule Flambeau).

Father Brown is produced by the BBC Studios Daytime Drama Unit in Birmingham. The Script Producer is Neil Irvine, the Producer is David Lewis Richardson and the Executive Producer is Will Trotter.