Friday, December 15, 2023


I always enjoy the Christmas detective specials, and I was happy to see that Sister Boniface has one. Sister Boniface, about an investigating nun, is a Father Brown spin-off. It has had two successful seasons. It's light detective entertainment and fun for a palette-cleanser amongst the gritty British detective shows I watch.  I found this Sister Boniface Christmas Special especially delightful with its references to Agatha Christie, Roald Dahl, and others. 

The Sister Boniface Mysteries Christmas special 2023 plot has Sister Boniface, played by Lorna Watson, stranded on a snowbound train investigating the theft of a precious gemstone and a murder! It's Christmastime and Great Britain is in the grips of the worst storm on record. The crime-solving nun on a snow-bound train uncovers murder, ancient curses, and dark family secrets. 

 Read an interview with Lorna Watson about the Christmas special plot here. 

Available on BritBox in the U.S.


Pattie said...

I’m glad to hear that you liked it. I’m saving it for Christmas Day because I’ll be alone. Not to worry, I will be hosting Christmas Eve, and Boxing Day, so I appreciate the time off. :-)

Janet Rudolph said...

Happy Holidays, Pattie, I hope you enjoy it. It's light fare, but I thought quite fun. Call the Midwife (non-mystery) also has its Christmas special on 12/25. I will be watching.