It was the surprise daytime drama hit that drew an average audience of 2.1 million viewers.
So it is unsurprising that the BBC has ordered a second season of crime series Father Brown.
Based on the stories by GK Chesterton, Mark Williams plays the eponymous Roman Catholic priest who will return for a new season of 10×45′ episodes for BBC One. Shooting will begin in May.
Father Brown is made by BBC Birmingham Drama Village, who also make daily soap Doctors and the forthcoming period cop drama WPC 56. It is produced by Jonathan Phillips and series producer Sam Hill.
BBC Worldwide coproduces the series and also holds distribution rights.