Father Brown

Father Brown

Season Three : Part One

DVD - 2015
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Hop on your bicycle and travel back to the 1950's to join the priestly gumshoe Father Brown (Mark Williams, Harry Potter, Doctor Who) for another compelling series of mysteries based on the novels of G. K. Chesterton. Quiet lanes and country houses hold daunting secrets that only Father Brown, using his intuition and skill, will be able to work out much to the chagrin of Inspector Sullivan (Tom Chambers, Waterloo Road). Joined by his gang of dedicated helpers: the excitable parish secretary Mrs. McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack, Merlin, Silent Witness), the glamorous Lady Felicia Montague (Nancy Carroll, Call the Midwife, Inspector Lewis) and her resourceful chauffeur (and mostly former small-time crook) Sid Carter (Alex Price, Being Human, Merlin), Father Brown faces some of his most daunting cases yet.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: FATH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 356 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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swyckl
Apr 23, 2018

I like this DVD series. Father Brown (FB) is a crime solving Roman Catholic priest in rural England. The crime solving part being much to the chagrin of the local detective inspector. FB has a soft subtle supportive approach which breaks down barriers the police would have. FB is the personification of living life with good morals. The sex is very subtle. It is not overly violent. It is okay for all ages. Often, the person murdered is a nasty person with many people who dislike them for a valid reason. Sleuthing FB must get past all these obstacles to find out who committed the murder. FB is perspicacious. The detective is hapless. The original script was based on the Victorian Age around 1912. They decided to produce this series based on the 1950's. Mrs. M is the secretary for the church. Sid is the driver of the rich civilian. Sid and Mrs. M both help FB with his investigation. They are all friends. M is a busy body who knows if someone has an alibi or motivations. Sid is a second set of eyes who can ask the servants about hidden truths. FB catches the clues left that the police detectives miss. FB has a keen understanding of the human condition. FB is very good at finding the motive for the actions of others. FB finds and reveals the hidden truths. FB is a kindly, cassocked effective crime-solver. About the author, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (GKC): GKC converted to Christianity as an adult. In 1922 GKC confirmed his Catholic beliefs. GKC was born May 29, 1874 in Kensington, London, England. GKC died June 14, 1936 from natural causes. GKC wrote 80 novels, some plays and poetry, 200 short stories, 4,000 essays. He was well known while he was alive. The 48 FB series was part of the 200 short stories.

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LadySade
Nov 15, 2017

Episodes therein were empty and lackluster. How quickly they ran out of ideas on how to best 'adapt' Chesterson's original stories. Typical and burdensome to watch. It is questionable as to whether I will continue this series further.

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Philippians48
Sep 26, 2017

Sorry about the perfectionism, but I would like to comment on the summary- the series is based on the character, not the novels written by Chesterton.

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ilovewhippets
Sep 02, 2016

Superbly acted and filmed! Fun mystery series! Fascinating stories! Great English scenery! I highly recommend it!

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maipenrai
Aug 02, 2016

This Father Brown series is quite fun and has excellent characters. Recommended as a fun mystery experience. bookwoman & AbbyTabby

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21221018293347
Jun 29, 2016

A very English good detective series based on the stores of Chesterton. Lovable characters, good plots.

OhioToon Apr 26, 2016

This is a great series to watch.

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