BBC orders second series of ‘Father Brown’

‘Father Brown’ set for more cases.

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BBC One has announced it has recommissioned successful daytime crime drama, ‘Father Brown’, for a second 10×45 minute series.

With an average audience of 2.1 million (23.5% share), the drama stars Mark Williams as the eponymous crime solving Roman Catholic priest based on the stories by GK Chesterton.

The show is made by BBC Birmingham Drama Village behind other daytime succeses Land Girls, Doctors and the soon to be screened cop drama WPC 56, set in Birmingham in the 1950s.

Executive producer Will Trotter said: “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, said: “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.”

The series is produced by Jonathan Phillips, the script producer is Neil Irvine and the series producer Sam Hill.

‘Father Brown’ will commence filming in the Cotswolds for 14 weeks from Monday 27 May 2013.