Father Brown season 9 episode 8 cast: ‘The Wayward Girls’

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Father Brown has always livened up our dark winter days with its bright and breezy murder mysteries.

After being absent for much of series 9 so far, Bunty is set to make her long-awaited return in episode 8 as a dark secret is unearthed at the local girls’ borstal.

But just who is set to join the returning star alongside Father Brown in the cast of season 9, episode 8?

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Father Brown season 9 episode 7 release date and plot

Episode 8 of Father Brown series 9 arrives on BBC One and iPlayer at 1:45pm on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.

Titled The Wayward Girls, episode 8 sees Father Brown reunite with Bunty who had previously been missing from the current series.

However, Bunty and Father Brown’s happy reunion quickly turns serious as the pair must work together to uncover a dark secret that has been haunting the local girls’ borstal,

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Father Brown season 9 episode 8 cast

As ever in Father Brown, the priestly murder mystery welcomes back its main cast of characters while also introducing us to some new faces.

Starring in episode 8 of Father Brown season 9 are:

Main cast

Mark Williams as Father Brown
Emer Kenny as Bunty
John Burton as Sergeant Goodfellow

Guest stars

Ruby-May Martinwood as Brenda Palmer
Catherine Russell as Cecilia Watson
Paula Lane as Emily Harris
Laura Rollins as Helen Delaney
Alice Nokes as Kate Goodall
Makir Ahmed as Joe Randall
Clare Lawrence-Moody as Deborah Webb
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Guest star spotlight

Ruby-May Martinwood as Brenda Palmer

We begin our closer look at the cast with Ruby-May Martinwood who takes on the role of Brenda Palmer.

The actress only made her on-screen debut in 2017’s Taboo series and has since appeared in Doctors and the short films Round My Way and Mr Wrong’s Lullaby.

Catherine Russell as Cecilia Watson

With 36 acting roles to her name, Catherine Russell’s Cecilia Watson should be a familiar face to many.

The London-born actress made her debut back in the 1980s and will likely be best known for her roles in Holby City, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

Paula Lane as Emily Harris

Since making her first on-screen appearance in 2009, Paula Lane has only appeared in nine acting roles so she may be an unfamiliar face to many.

However, Coronation Street fans will know Paula from her stint as Kylie Platt between 2010 and 2016 while she also appeared in an episode of Call the Midwife in 2021.

Clare Lawrence-Moody as Deborah Webb

Clare Lawrence-Moody stars as the strict Deborah Webb in episode 8.

Since making her acting debut in Coronation Street back in 1980, Clare has also appeared in the likes of The Bill, EastEnders and another murder mystery in the form of Agatha Raisin.

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Laura Rollins as Helen Delaney

Laura Rollins is an actress who has been growing her CV considerably in recent years with roles coming in the likes of ITV’s Innocent, Silent Witness, the upcoming series of Miss Scarlet and the Duke and she also appeared in over 700 episodes of the BBC’s main daytime drama, Doctors.

Alice Nokes as Kate Goodall

Surrey-born Alice Nokes make only just be starting out on her acting career but she already has a number of huge projects on her CV.

As well as playing Kate Goodall in Father Brown, she has appeared in minor roles in Game of Thrones and Ted Lasso while she also featured more prominently in The Spanish Princess and Channel 5 murder mystery Dalgliesh.

Makir Ahmed as Joe Randall

And finally, we end our cast rundown with Makir Ahmed who takes on the role of Joe Randall.

The actor only made his debut in 2015 but has earned roles in Doctors, Casualty as well as the ITV murder mystery, Unforgotten.

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Father Brown season 9 continues on weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One until Friday, January 14th, 2022.

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