The new season of Father Brown will feature the return of some familiar favourites.
Set in the Cotswolds in the early 1950s and based on the stories by GK Chesterton, the BBC’s daytime period drama series was recently renewed for another two seasons.
Ten new episodes will begin filming very soon for broadcast in 2020.
Harry Potter actor Mark Williams is back as the show’s titular crime-busting Roman Catholic priest, alongside returning regulars Sorcha Cusack, Emer Kenny, Jack Deam and John Burton.
Joining them will be Alex Price (Penny Dreadful) and Nancy Carroll (Prime Suspect 1973) as Sid Carter and Lady Felicia, respectively.
John Light is also reprising his role as as Hercule Flambeau, as is Alan Williams as Blind ‘Arry and Tom Chambers as Chief Inspector Sullivan.
Most exciting, however, is the news that The Musketeers star Hugo Speer will be back as Chief Inspector Valentine.
The London Kills actor was last seen in Father Brown way back in the first episode of Season 2 in 2014.
Father Brown has become one of the BBC’s biggest global successes over the past few years, airing in over 200 countries around the world.
Storylines in the upcoming eighth season will feature Father Brown investigating the murder of an eccentric beekeeper, stepping in when Mrs McCarthy’s family reunion is threatened by a fortune-teller’s predictions, and racing against time to save Bunty from the hangman’s noose when she is tried for murder.
Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.