‘Father Brown’ Season 8 Episode 7 recap: What happened in ‘The River Corrupted’?

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 seventh episode, ‘The River Corrupted’, which aired at 2.15pm on Tuesday 14th January 2020 on BBC One:

After Maeve Lochlin’s (Bronte Terrell) father Pat (Ian Puleston-Davies) is accused of murdering Roger Barford (Andrew Whipp), Maeve and her boyfriend Sid Carter (Alex Price) travel to Kembleford to ask Father Brown (Mark Williams) to help them clear his name.

Father Brown promises to do all he can and pays a visit to Blind ‘Arry’s (Alan Williams) where Pat is laying low.

Things don’t look good for Pat when it is revealed that he and Roger had an argument about money on the night Roger was killed.

Roger’s widow Georgina Barford (Hannah Yelland) is convinced that Pat is guilty, but Father Brown’s suspicions turn towards barmaid Polly Beavington (Gabrielle Creevy), who used to work for Roger at his textile factory.

Were the two having an affair? And did Roger finish it?

When Pat is arrested for murder, it’s down to Father Brown to prove his innocence before it’s too late.

Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.