Renewed: Sister Boniface Mysteries
Lorna Watson to return as TV’s favourite Vespa driving, crime solving Catholic nun (plus a subscription deal from BritBox).
UK period drama Sister Boniface Mysteries has been renewed for a third season, with a feature length Christmas special written by creator Jude Tindall and directed by Ian Barber.
Lorna Watson returns as TV’s favourite Vespa driving, crime solving Catholic nun with a guest cast including Rupert Vansittart (Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack), Siobhan Redmond (Queens of Mystery, Two Doors Down) and Timothy West (Last Tango in Halifax, Gentleman Jack).
Britain is in the grips of the ‘Big Freeze’ – the worst winter on record. Sister Boniface and her fellow travellers are stranded in a train after a frozen coupling snaps, leaving the last carriages stranded in snow. When The Star of the Orient, a precious jewel, is stolen from its safe and a passenger is discovered murdered, Sister Boniface must use her exceptional detection skills to decide who among the suspects is responsible. But with little signs of rescue and a failing generator, passengers must also contend with a more pressing issue –
freezing to death.
Elsewhere in the series a famous organist is murdered mid-tune in the chapel, Great Slaughter’s first sci-fi convention results in a mysterious kidnapping and a ‘dead cert’ at the screen tests for the new ‘Agent Best’ ends up, well… dead. To top it all, Felix has a challenge of his own when his fiancée Victoria arrives from Bermuda with an ultimatum which could change everything…
Neil Irvine, Executive Producer at BBC Studios says: “Over the last two series Sister Boniface Mysteries has developed an enthusiastic and dedicated following both in the UK and internationally so we’re delighted to be bringing her back for a third series. Lorna Watson will return with fan favourites DI Sam Gillespie (Max Brown), DS Felix Livingstone (Jerry Iwu) and WPC Peggy Button (Ami Metcalf) also starring. One thing’s for sure, if there’s evidence to be found, Sister Boniface will find it.”
Lorna Watson says: “Playing Sister Boniface is a dream, as is filming in the Cotswolds so I’m thrilled to be back for another series. I can’t wait to get the team back together, jump on the Vespa and see what crimes there are to solve in series three!”
Reemah Sakaan, CEO BritBox International, said: “Right from her first appearance on screen alongside Father Brown, the character of Sister Boniface has delighted fans, and Sister Boniface Mysteries has gone from strength to strength, building an international fanbase on BritBox in our markets, and being the gold standard for charming British crime drama. We and BBC Studios originally developed this series as a spin-off – and we are proud to see its continued success and growth.”
BritBox will premiere the series in Australia. The series also screens later on ABC.
BritBox is also offering a sub discount.
For 1-week only, you can secure a 12-month subscription for just $50.
Start: 26th June
End: 2nd July
Offer: 12 months for $50, more than 40% discount off the standard annual plan pricing
Redeem: online at https://www.britbox.com/au/