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Father Brown is a one-hour program broadcast on the BBC in the United Kingdom and on select PBS stations in the United States. The program is based on the Father Brown series of mysteries written by the British novelist and theologian G.K. Chesterton. The Father Brown television series is set in the 1950s in a fictional town in Britain. Father Brown serves as the village's Catholic priest. In most episodes, a murder is committed early on in the program. Inspector Valentine of the local police is called in to investigate. He usually makes a quick arrest, and it seems as if the case is solved.

Father Brown almost always disagrees with Inspector Valentine's assessment of a case. Father Brown then begins his own investigation into the crime. By using his skill in being able to get people to talk to him freely, the father is able to uncover the true culprit.

Veteran actor Mark Williams plays the title role in the series. Mr. Williams has appeared in many motion pictures and British comedies.

3 Seasons, 37 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
September 26, 1974
Crime, Drama
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Father Brown Full Episode Guide

  • Father Brown is stunned to learn that Inspector Sullivan is wanted for murder.

  • Father Brown is told that Bishop Talbot will be assassinated.

  • Father Brown investigates when a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault.

  • A death at a stone circle leads Father Brown to conclude that dark forces are at work.

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