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The Daughter of Autolycus 

Father Brown must help Flambeau in stealing the Pope's gift to the Queen.


Paul Gibson


G.K. Chesterton (based on the character created by), Rachel Flowerday (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Gina Bramhill ... Marianne Delacroix
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Nero Hound
Mark Williams ... Father Brown
Colin McFarlane ... Cardinal Papillon
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Cardinal Bonipogio
Nancy Carroll ... Lady Felicia
Alex Price ... Sid Carter
Sorcha Cusack ... Mrs McCarthy
Jack Deam ... Inspector Mallory
Michael Pennington ... Bishop Reynard
John Light ... Hercule Flambeau
John Burton ... Sergeant Goodfellow


When Father Brown and his friends are invited to view a jewel-encrusted cross, a gift from the Pope to the newly-crowned queen Elizabeth, on display at Gloucester, the priest is convinced that Flambeau will try and steal it - and he is right. Flambeau's estranged daughter Marianne has been kidnapped by crooked Nero Hound and threatens to kill her unless Flambeau brings him the jewel. However, the cross disappears with security head Cardinal Papillon suspected of his theft. Aware of the true fate of the cross Father Brown must retrieve it as well as helping Flambeau to free Marianne Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

8 January 2016 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


In Greek mythology Autolycus is the son of Olympian God Hermes and is generally presented as a master of theft, trickery and mischief, not unlike Flambeau. See more »


The Roman Catholic Church did not have any black cardinals until 1960. See more »


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Father Brown has Flambeau and his daughter to contend with.
24 November 2017 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It comes to something when even the criminals are calling on the talents of Flambeau. The appearance of John Light always elevates an episode, so this should be a classic, right?....

Well, it could have been, and should have been, it boasts a really smart plot, one worthy of a Jonathan Creek episode, it is both smart and imaginative. It has some fantastic production values, and of course the return of the sublime John Light (Flambeau.) Unfortunately at times, it feels like they were sending it up, with dodgy accents, dodgy wigs and an appalling car scene, where Flambeau and Marianne are clearly at a green screen.

Roger Ashton Griffiths and Colin McFarlane, both actors I'm incredibly fond of just don't perform here. Let's hope Gina Bramhill returns as Marianne, there's a fine femme fatale in the making.

This episode is a bit of a misfire, for me it just doesn't work, it should have been a bit more serious, it's just a bit silly.

A mixed bag. 6/10

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