‘Father Brown’ Season 8 Episode 2 recap: What happened in ‘The Queen Bee’?

The eighth season of Father Brown continued in the UK today.

Based on the stories by GK Chesterton, the popular daytime crime drama is back with ten brand new episodes.

Set in the Cotswolds during the early 1950s, Father Brown stars Mark Williams (Harry Potter) as the titular clerical sleuth.

Here’s a plot recap for Season 8’s second episode, ‘The Queen Bee’, which aired at 2.15pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020 on BBC One:

After a freak accident, eccentric beekeeper Beattie May decides that her adoptive son Shambu must be properly provided for, in case anything unexpected should happen to her.

Beattie invites her solicitor Ronnie Grunion (Nigel Planer) to make an addition to her will, consisting of a puzzle that will lead Shambu to a valuable jewel.

However, before Ronnie can amend the will, Beattie is found murdered in her bed.

Later, at the reading of her will, with Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), Bunty and former neighbours Miss Slither and her niece Hannah (Grace Molony) all in attendance, Shambu is arrested for Beattie’s murder by Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam).

Father Brown must work to discover whether Shambu really is guilty of his mother’s murder, or whether someone else is responsible.

Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.