How to watch Father Brown season 11 online — episodes out now

Claudie Blakley, Mark Williams and Ruby-May Martinwood in Father Brown season 11
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Revolving around plots as madcap as deadly leafy greens, cut-throat dance contests, nuns in the frame, fake deaths, elaborate heists, attempted murder at a crime-writing festival, and even a full-scale vampire hunt, Father Brown (Mark Williams) will need to have his wits about him if he's to get through season 11 unscathed.

Read on below for how to watch Father Brown season 11 online for free. And should you find yourself away from home, you can stream the series from anywhere with a VPN.

Father Brown season 11: free streams, TV channel, start time

► U.K. date and time: Father Brown season 11 airs on BBC One at 1:45 p.m. GMT on Fridays
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The daytime TV juggernaut has pulled out all the stops for season 11, which welcomes Sylvester McCoy, Ingrid Oliver, Ian Gelder and John Light to Kembleford as guest stars. Some are more welcome than others.

If you thought that Father Brown's sparring partner, the light-fingered art aficionado Hercule Flambeau, was scheming, wait until you meet his estranged father Gabriel Hawksworth, the man who taught him everything he knows. 

And while it's wonderful to see Sister Boniface (Lorna Watson) back at St Mary's and allied with her old friend, it isn't long before she wishes she'd never set foot out of Great Slaughter.

Read our guide below for how to watch Father Brown season 11 online and from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch Father Brown season 11 online and FREE with BBC iPlayer

Friday, January 51:45 p.m. GMTBBC One

Father Brown season 11 premiered Friday, January 5 at 1:45 p.m. GMT on BBC One. Subsequent instalments of the 10-episode season are airing at the same time each Friday.

Father Brown season 11 is also available to stream in full through the FREE on-demand service BBC iPlayer (with a TV licence), right now.

Traveling outside the U.K.? Don't worry — as we explain below, you can watch it live or on-demand with the help of a VPN.

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How to watch Father Brown season 11 online from anywhere with a VPN

Currently traveling in a country where BBC iPlayer isn’t available? With the right VPN (Virtual private network), you can continue to access your usual platforms and watch your favorite shows online no matter where in the world you are.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more down to a minimum of $6.67).


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the show. Head to BBC iPlayer and stream new episodes of Father Brown season 11 online.

How to watch Father Brown season 11 in the U.S.

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Father Brown season 11 premiered with a double-header on Tuesday, January 23, on BritBox. Subsequent episodes are dropping each Tuesday.

A BritBox subscription will set you back $8.99 a month, or you can sign up for an annual subscription for $89.99 per year. Whichever, you choose, if you're new to the service you'll get a 7-day FREE trial.

Traveling outside the U.S.? Don't worry — as we explain below, you can watch Father Brown live or on-demand from anywhere if you download a safe, secure VPN.

How to watch Father Brown season 11 in Australia

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Father Brown fans in Australia can watch season 11 of the show weekly, once again on BritBox

A BritBox subscription costs AU$8.99 per month or AU$89.99 a year after a 7-day FREE trial.

Remember: if you're based in Australia but aren't there at the moment, you could still connect to BritBox and stream Father Brown season 11. All you need is a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Can you watch Father Brown season 11 in Canada?

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At the time of publication, there's no word on when viewers in Canada will be able to watch Father Brown season 11. 

Abroad and unable to access BBC iPlayer? As mentioned above, a VPN will let you stream Father Brown season 11 online no matter where you are.

Father Brown season 11 cast

  • Mark Williams as Father Brown
  • Lorna Watson as Sister Boniface
  • Tom Chambers as Chief Inspector Sullivan 
  • Claudie Blakley as Mrs Isabel Devine
  • Ruby-May Martinwood as Brenda Palmer
  • John Burton as Sergeant Goodfellow
  • John Light as Hercule Flambeau
  • Sylvester McCoy as Dr McClurgy
  • Ian Gelder as Gabriel Hawksworth
  • Ingrid Oliver as Gaynor Garfield

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