‘Father Brown’ Season 8 Episode 5 recap: What happened in ‘The Folly of Jephthah’?

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 fifth episode, ‘The Folly of Jephthah’, which aired at 2.15pm on Friday 10th January 2020 on BBC One:

After a mysterious thief keeps stealing valuable treasures from under his nose, Hercule Flambeau (John Light) visits Kembleford to see if Father Brown (Mark Williams) can help him to eliminate the competition. Flambeau reveals that his new rival is in fact his estranged daughter Marianne Delacroix (Gina Bramhill).

Seeing the opportunity to save a soul, Father Brown (Mark Williams) agrees to help Flambeau find her.

The two set a trap at Gloucester Museum, but Marianne later surprises them by turning up at the presbytery.

Marianne proposes her and her father compete to determine who is the better thief, with the loser handing over all their stolen goods and giving up their life of crime.

The two agree, and the contest is on.

Can Father Brown help to convince either of these master criminals to keep their word and turn their back on crime for good?

Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.