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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.

4 Seasons, 47 Episodes
September 26, 1974
Crime, Drama
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Father Brown Full Episode Guide

  • Father Brown encounters a voodoo priest who is intent on winning back the woman he loves - no matter the cost.

  • Father Brown investigates when the son of a local aeronautics magnate is murdered, while Lady Felicia loses her singing voice.

  • Father Brown is determined to find out why the body of a young man was taken from his graveyard.

  • Father Brown deduces that the apparent suicide of a recently returned RAF pilot was actually murder.

  • Lady Felicia's reckless driving lands her in the next hospital bed to Mrs McCarthy - with a killer on the loose.

  • Flambeau enlists Father Brown's help to steal the Pope's coronation gift to the Queen of England.

  • Father Brown is trapped in a derelict building when a former music hall comedian swears revenge.

  • Father Brown investigates the poisoning of a former hangman, while romance is in the air for Mrs McCarthy.

  • Sid falls for the heiress to a local brewery, only for her to be arrested for the murder of her father.

  • Father Brown investigates the murder of a B-movie director when the production of Demon Brides comes to Kembleford.

  • 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.

  • Father Brown visits Jacob, who has a new invention - a time machine.

  • Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by Flambeau.

  • When a body is discovered in a vineyard, Father Brown must search for the murderer.

  • Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded at a hotel with a group of hedonists.

  • Father Brown must act fast to save a member of Kembleford's travelling community.

  • Father Brown witnesses the apparent suicide of a student but is convinced it is murder.

  • Father Brown investigates when Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder.

  • Father Brown investigates a murder at the local army barracks.

  • The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered.

  • After Sir Raleigh's new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy, she is found dead.

  • Father Brown gets involved with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position.

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