Sister Boniface Mysteries is a new 10-part series starring Lorna Watson (Watson & Oliver) and Max Brown (Downton Abbey), and a special appearance from Mark Williams (Father Brown).
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". 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.
Mud, blood, stains, hairs and fibres. If there is evidence to be found Boniface will find it. Poisons, trace evidence, blood stains, etymology. She's more up to speed on the latest forensic techniques than the Police.
In her role as official Police Scientific Advisor, Boniface works alongside the dashing maverick Detective Inspector Sam Gillespie, played by Max Brown, and Detective Sergeant Felix Livingstone portrayed by Jerry Iwu. Felix was supposed to be on secondment to the Metropolitan Police but an administrative error lands him in Great Slaughter.
Sister Boniface Mysteries begins Friday 11th March on Drama.