Sister Boniface Mysteries is a 10-part crime series set in 1960s’ rural England. It follows the adventures of moped-riding Sister Boniface of St Vincent’s Convent, played by Lorna Watson, who was first seen in the role in the hit BBC1 sleuthing series Father Brown alongside Mark Williams as the crime-solving priest. The show has been created by Father Brown writer Jude Tindall.
Sister Boniface Mysteries has its premiere in the US on BritBox on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2002. It will be released in the UK on the UKTV Drama channel soon afterwards, possibly as early as March. We will update you on its British air date when we hear. There are 10 episodes which will each be 45 minutes long.
Lorna Watson plays sleuthing nun Sister Boniface who first showed up in season 1 of Father Brown on BBC1 in an episode called Bride of Christ. Lorna has also starred in Watson and Oliver and Shakespeare and Hathaway.
Series creator Jude Tindall says: “Since Lorna Watson as Sister Boniface bounced so joyfully into Season 1 of Father Brown, I always had a plan to bring her back. Now that plan has come to fruition, I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Max Brown plays Detective Inspector Sam Gillespie. Max previously played Richard Ellis in the 2019 Downton Abbey movie and starred as King Robert inThe Royals (2015-2018) and Dr Evan Marks in the TV series Beauty and the Beast (2012-2016).
Jerry Iwu, who played Oba in Netflix comedy Sex Education, is Detective Sergeant Felix Livingstone. Miranda Raison (MI-5) plays Ruth Penny, a hard-nosed investigative journalist and editor of the Albion Bugle and Ami Metcalf (Upstairs Downstairs) will play the role of Peggy Button, the young, unshakeable police constable.
The cast also includes Belinda Lang, Sarah Crowden, David Sterne, Virginia Fiol and Ivan Kaye.