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Father Brown: Season 1

Father Brown: Season 1

$33.98
Don’t be fooled by the slightly crumpled, mild-mannered priest in the picture- perfect village of Kembleford. Father Brown’s compassion and understanding help him see into the hearts of people on both sides of the law, while his playful wit and razor-sharp mind surprise thieves and murderers who underestimate their gentle opponent. Join the Father and his good- hearted helpers as they combine forces to save an innocent woman from the gallows, foil a jewel thief, catch a poisoner and more. Mark Williams (Harry Potter films, Doctor Who) stars in the hit new BBC series, set in the 1950s and filmed on location in the beautiful Cotswolds. Ten entertaining episodes, inspired by the short stories of G.K. Chesterton.
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Don'’t be fooled by the slightly crumpled, mild-mannered priest in the picture- perfect village of Kembleford. Father Brown’s compassion and understanding help him see into the hearts of people on both sides of the law, while his playful wit and razor-sharp mind surprise thieves and murderers who underestimate their gentle opponent. Join the Father and his good- hearted helpers as they combine forces to save an innocent woman from the gallows, foil a jewel thief, catch a poisoner and more. Mark Williams (Harry Potter films, Doctor Who) stars in the hit new BBC series, set in the 1950s and filmed on location in the beautiful Cotswolds. Ten entertaining episodes, inspired by the short stories of G.K. Chesterton.

Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches.

Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.

Many years spent hearing his parishioners’ confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind. But the stories are not concerned with judgement – Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice.

Full of humour and compassion, but with a big dramatic twist each time, this series remains true to the period charm of the original character and setting while bringing a sharp contemporary edge to the storytelling.

Espisode List
The Hammer of God
The brother of the vicar of the village where Father Brown has his parish church is a cad and a wastrel. When he's found near the church tower with his head smashed by a very small hammer, the local blacksmith is the first suspect, but it's his wife who confesses the murder!

The Flying Stars
When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, although the police think it's an accident.

The Wrong Shape
A poet hangs himself in his locked conservatory. Father Brown thinks that it was not a suicide, but a murder.

The Man in the Tree
Lady Felicia finds in her park a man on a tree, fallen from a passing train on a nearby viaduct.The man has been stripped and tortured, and Sid is accused of the crime.

The Eye of Apollo
Susie is fallen under the spell of the charismatic leader of a sect. When his wife dies in a suspicious accident, Father Brown intervenes but the prophet has a cast- iron alibi.

The Bride of Christ
When two nuns are murdered, Father Brown investigates in the convent with the help of a young nun,very keen on detective fiction.

The Devil's Dust
A radioactive girl is missing and only Father Brown can find the responsible for her disappearance.

The Face of Death
When Clarence Clifton is murdered at a charity treasure hunt its organizer Professor Galloway believes he was the intended victim as they wore identical fancy dress. Daniel Walsh,whose father had recently been killed by a car driven by the professor's wife,Lady Margaret,is the chief suspect and disappears. Then Lady Margaret is killed,after sacking servant Thomas Dilcott,secret lover of her daughter Lucia. The villagers suspect Daniel but Father Brown looks closer to home for the solution.

The Mayor and the Magician
At a fete to raise funds for a Polish school unpleasant mayor William Knight is electrocuted by a microphone. Valentine arrests his long suffering wife Eleanor after a screwdriver is found in her handbag but there are plenty of other suspects,including his young daughter and the secretary he sacked after their affair was discovered, whilst he was also accused of bribery and corruption. As Father Brown solves the mystery a magician at the fete turns out to be the husband,presumed dead,of his housekeeper Mrs McCarthy,who walked out on her decades earlier. Now dying he ...

The Blue Cross
When the notorious thief Flambeau declares his intention to steal a valuable blue cross from the church Father Brown,against the advice of Valentine,decides to take it to safety to Newbury abbey by train. He meets a trio of fellow passengers,one of which he is sure is the thief but his efforts to flush him out lead to the theft of the cross. Facing dismissal for his rash action the father agrees to meet with Flambeau and do a deal to return the artefact.. Cast List

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Format: DVD
Show: Father Brown
Brand: Father Brown
Run Time: About 7.5 Hours
Region: Region 1
Special Features: Father Brown
Starring: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Kasia Koleczek, Hugo Speer
Cast: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Kasia Koleczek, Hugo Speer
Editorial Reviews: “Charming” - The Observer
“Nostalgia TV at it's best” - The Guardian
Episodes: 10
ISBN: 883929341870
Number of Discs: 4
Rating: 2.4 million viewers and 27.4% share
Written By: Rachel Flowerday;Tahsin Guner
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Father Brown
We ordered Father Brown after seeing it on PBS!

Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack & Nancy Carroll are very good with Mr. William's making an excellent Father Brown eclipsing his predecessor's by a fair bit. I find they've breathed more life into the series than the original novels had despite their popularity. At the very least I've enjoyed them significantly more than the books it's one of our favourite British Mystery Series.
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Review by Scrappy; Toronto, ON, Canada (Posted on 5/23/2016)
excellent
I love all British TV and this show hasn't disappointed me.
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Review by British TV; (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Father Brown
I have seasons 1,2,and 3 and enjoy Williams as Father Brown; can't say I like Cusack or her character but Williams and the scenery make up for her-the stories are interesting in this series with all the other quirky characters
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Review by BonnieM; Milroy, PA, United States (Posted on 10/6/2015)
Well written and played!
I love most everything Chesterton wrote and the first mystery series I ever read in grade school was Fr. Brown. I thought these stores and the characters follow the original format well. Both my wife and I enjoy watching them and would love to see more!
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Review by The Good Doctor; Cresco, PA, United States (Posted on 9/6/2015)
Thrilling Stories
I do like this series of Father Brown much more than the one I use to have with Kenneth More. I love watching it as much as Poirot with David Suchet, and Miss Marple with Geraldine McEwan. Wonderful Series collection!
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Review by Tinker; Pasadena, CA, United States (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Many thanks
My revised order has arrived promptly, and I look forward to many hours of enjoyment. Thank you.
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Review by madperson; Madison, WI, United States (Posted on 4/20/2015)
Father Brown
Purchase a week ago, excellent acting. Story plot gives indept thoughts. Sorry to see it not continued on Netflix. Thank you.
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Review by Rosalinda; Spokane, WA, United States (Posted on 12/17/2014)
Sells Itself
Will be sharing this little treasure with friends.
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Review by The Polish Princess; New Baltimore, MI, United States (Posted on 12/15/2014)
An excellent example of the 'cosy' crime genre
We have watched and thoroughly enjoyed several of the episodes. The series has been beautifully filmed and well acted. The story lines were a surprise however because the stories were only inspired by the original author G. K Chesterton.
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Review by BBCCrimeFan; Ottawa, ON, Canada (Posted on 10/15/2014)
Great series!
I just love Father Brown!! I would recommend this to any British tv fan!!
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Review by BBC tv fan; California (Posted on 9/23/2014)