‘Father Brown’ Season 8 Episode 9 recap: What happened in ‘The Fall of the House of St Gardner’?

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 ninth episode, ‘The Fall of the House of St Gardner’, which aired at 2.15pm on Thursday 16th January 2020 on BBC One:

When fashion designer Lady Vivien St Gardner-Verde (Rosalie Craig) heeds Bunty’s (Emer Kenny) warnings not to let gossip columnist Barbara Farrell (Amanda Lawrence) attend her new fashion show, Barbara promises revenge on the House of St Gardner.

But when the fashion show venue falls through, Vivien decides to stage the event in Kembleford instead, along with the help of Sir Ralph Verde (Nick Waring), Harvey St Gardner (Ben Lamb), and model Camille Hogan (Ingvild Lakou).

However, when they arrive, they discover Barbara has tracked them down to Kembleford and is just as vicious as ever. Father Brown (Mark Williams) implores Barbara to choose a righteous path; but she ignores him.

Soon after, Barbara is found dead in her lodgings – her head bashed in with a typewriter.

Was she planning to publish a secret that would bring the St Gardner house down?

Meanwhile Bunty, who is romantically involved with Harvey, is left wondering if he could be Barbara’s killer…

Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.