UKTV announces that Drama will exclusively broadcast Sister Boniface Mysteries (10x60'). Lorna Watson, Max Brown, Jerry Iwu, Miranda Raison, and Ami Metcalf are set to star as the leads of the light-hearted murder mysteries series.
Set in 1960s rural England, this entertaining detective drama follows the investigations of Sister Boniface of St Vincent's Convent - nun, moped rider, wine maker and part-time forensic scientist.
The popular character, brought to life by Lorna Watson, first appeared on screens in the Father Brown episode "The Bride of Christ". Created by Jude Tindall (Father Brown) and produced by BBC Studios Drama Productions, the ten-episode series will also see a special appearance from Mark Williams (Father Brown).
Sister Boniface Mysteries dives into the endearing world of Great Slaughter and its secret weapon in its fight against crime, Sister Boniface. At a time when police forensics is rudimentary, Boniface's I.Q. of 156, her PHD in forensic science, plus an addiction to popular detective fiction and a fully equipped crime laboratory make her an invaluable aid to Police investigations.
UKTV's Charlie Charalambous said: "Sister Boniface Mysteries is a hugely exciting new series and it's a real privilege to bring it to the UK as one of our key acquisitions for next year."
Emma Ayech, Drama channel director added: "We know our viewers love the best that British drama has to offer, so we're thrilled that we can offer them a brand new series from Jude Tindall that they won't find anywhere else on British television."
Sister Boniface Mysteries will air exclusively in the UK on UKTV's free-to-air channel Drama, and on-demand service UKTV Play in 2022.