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Don't be fooled by the slightly crumpled, mild-mannered priest in the picture- perfect village of Kembleford. Father Browns 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.
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
|Run Time:||About 7.5 Hours|
|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
|Number of Discs:||4|
|Rating:||2.4 million viewers and 27.4% share|
|Written By:||Rachel Flowerday;Tahsin Guner|