‘Father Brown’ Season 8 Episode 3 recap: What happened in ‘The Scales of Justice’?

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 third episode, ‘The Scales of Justice’, which aired at 2.15pm on Wednesday 8th January 2020 on BBC One:

Things look bad for Bunty when she is charged with the murder of Teddy Neville-Crowley (Ziggy Heath) following an altercation at a Great Gatsby-themed party on his estate.

Mrs McCarthy is dumbfounded, but when Father Brown (Mark Williams) goes about trying to establish the facts he is met with resistance from Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam).

Father Brown questions the other attendees at the party, including Teddy’s brother Max (Rob Callender), and Max’s wife Margot (Alice Bailey Johnson), but draws a blank.

When the case goes to trial, Bunty’s fate lies in the hands of her defence barrister Bertie Quinton (Robert Portal) – but following a poor performance from Bertie, it looks like the jury and Judge Pickering (Julian Forsyth) may send Bunty to the gallows.

Can Father Brown find the evidence to prove Bunty’s innocence before it’s too late?

Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.