When does the new season of ‘Father Brown’ start?

Father Brown will return to BBC One next month.

The hit daytime drama series is back with a Christmas special in December, ahead of a full sixth season in January.

The Christmas episode sees a skeleton from a seven year old murder case found buried in the woods. Doubts are cast on the conviction of the confessed killer – a local gentle giant. Father Brown and friends investigate a miscarriage of justice at the same time as starring in the annual Christmas pantomime – Cinderella.

Coming up in the new season, Father Brown struggles to protect those closest to him when old foe Katherine Corven (Kate O’Flynn) is unexpectedly released from prison, thirsty for revenge.

Returning characters include Father Brown’s faithful parish secretary Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), wayward socialite Bunty Windermere (Emer Kenny) and long suffering Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam).

Father Brown is available to buy now on DVD.

Will Trotter, Head of Daytime Drama, Birmingham Drama Village commented: “This series really puts Father Brown to the test, battling old foes, using wit and guile to right some serious wrongs and all while tending to his parishioners in the quaint village of Kembleford.”

He added: “This summer was spent filming in our favourite locations across the Midlands from Redditch to Warwick and showcasing the beautiful period Cotswolds villages. Father Brown is the most watched drama on BBC One Daytime, averaging over 2.5 million viewers and is a world-wide success with a global audience in over 150 countries. Series six is a real treat for the fans, and they won’t be disappointed.”