‘Father Brown’ adds two ‘Doctor Who’ stars as guests in Season 11

We’ve got some more details on the new season of Father Brown!

An eleventh run of the 1950s crime drama began filming in the Cotswolds earlier this year.

Based on the stories by GK ChestertonFather Brown has been a daytime hit on BBC One for over a decade.

Season 10 finally premiered in the US this summer on BritBox and you can catch up with a free 7-day trial here!

Ten brand new episodes will see Harry Potter actor Mark Williams reprise his role as the titular crime-busting priest.

“It’s an honour to be returning to Father Brown for an eleventh series of warmth, drama and humour, as well as sleuthing with my partners in crime solving,” he commented.

We can now also reveal some of Season 11’s upcoming guest stars, including former Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy!

The 80-year-old Scot played the time-travelling Doctor for three years in the late 1980s, and is also well known for playing Radagast in the Hobbit movies.

He’ll play a character called McClurgy in Father Brown.

McCoy isn’t the only Doctor Who star joining Season 11, with comedian Ingrid Oliver also appearing.

As well as playing UNIT scientist Osgood in Doctor Who, she’ll be familiar from her roles in Silent Witness, Beyond Paradise, and Twenty Twelve.

Other guest cast will include Ian Gelder from Game of Thrones and His Dark Materials, and John Light (Around the World in 80 Days, Murder in Provence) is returning as Flambeau!

“After the warm reception and huge success of our tenth anniversary, we’re delighted to begin filming series eleven of Father Brown,” shared executive producer Neil Irvine.

“This series we welcome another high calibre of guest cast in Sylvester McCoy, Ingrid Oliver, Ian Gelder and John Light,” he said.

Season 11 is set to premiere in the UK on BBC One and streaming on BBC iPlayer in early 2024.

Over in the US, it’ll be on BritBox again.

Sister Boniface Mysteries fans will be pleased to hear that a third season of the Father Brown spin-off series is also currently in production.

Father Brown is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.