Father Brown

Father Brown

Season 1

DVD - 2013
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Celebrated author GK Chesterton's beloved character, Father Brown, is brilliantly brought to life in this charming ten-part BBC series starring Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Doctor Who). With the warmth of The Vicar of Dibley, the intellect of Miss Marple, the humour of Father Ted and the intrigue of Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is a fresh new take on a classic genre. Set in the 1950s in the heart of the English countryside, Father Brown is a kindly cleric with a particular talent for solving crimes. Many years spent hearing confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the workings of the criminal mind, and in each episode the enigmatic priest discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul, the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Worldwide, c2013
Edition: Widescreen edition
Characteristics: 4 videodisc (469 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 19, 2016

Wish I could give it negative stars. Chesterton is turning over in his grave at this bastardized version of his Father Brown tales. There's nothing of Chesterton here except the name of the lead character and the outfit he wears. This series is appalling! These rewritten stories are not even logically consistent. Avoid!

Oct 06, 2015

Father Brown is a mystery series that is almost always a picture of the inner workings of small British country towns. The characters aren't as nasty as those on Midsomer can be, but more like Miss Marple's village characters. Unfortunately, sometimes Father Brown does lie, other times he very carefully avoids the truth so as not to lie. The episodes are a little uneven, but don't depend on sensationalism and violence, which is a pleasant change. Some are quite clever and evocative of the 1950's in which it is set. Try them and see what you think.


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