Mondays at 9 PM on WKNO

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 judgment – Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice.

Full of humor 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 Sins of Others
Recently released from prison, Sid buys a gun outside his caravan. The next day Father Brown reunites Sid with Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs. McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), who insists on cooking him a hot meal. When Sid leaves suddenly, Father Brown follows him to a function where Edward Reece (Simon Shepherd) is honoring his latest judicial appointee Giles (David Reed). Sid confronts Giles, his former defense barrister, accusing him of burying a witness statement which suggests that his supposed victim of assault was coerced into incriminating Sid. Edward sees the commotion and orders Sid and Father Brown off the property. But Sid runs back and as Father Brown follows a scream is heard. Giles has been killed, a broken champagne glass in his throat. When Edward's son Randolph (Alex Felton) tells Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) that Sid did it, Sid is quickly arrested. Can Father Brown clear his name this time?

Mon, 11/6 at 9 PM
Tue, 11/7 at 12 AM

Tue, 11/7 at 9 PM

The Theatre of the Invisible
Father Brown (Mark Williams) accompanies Mrs. McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) to a heat for the BBC Radio Quiz 'Up To You' in the village hall. Producer Jeremy ushers them through, where Richie (Arthur Bostrom) is the announcer, Joyce (Jessica Turner) sings the theme tune and Barney (John Henshaw) is the ebullient quizmaster. Curmudgeonly landlady Mrs. Rudge (Lynda Baron) is unfairly eliminated while Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs. McCarthy sail though to go head to head on the live show next week. Afterwards at her boarding house, Mrs. Rudge is vile to the BBC cast and reveals she's even read Richie's salacious diary. Later when Jeremy returns with Bunty they're shocked to find the guesthouse on fire. As Mrs. Rudge's corpse is removed, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) pronounces it an accident but when Father Brown looks closer he finds a device in the chimney designed to block it. Mrs. Rudge was murdered.

Mon, 11/13 at 9 PM
Tue, 11/14 at 12 AM

Tue, 11/14at 9 PM

The Tanganyika Green
Father Brown (Mark Williams) welcomes Aldous (Richard Huw) and his daughter Grace (Pepter Lunkuse) to Kembleford, who are visiting for the County Fair. They've recently moved from Tanganyika and are on the lookout for a medical school for Grace. Excited about the antiques marquee, Mrs. McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) can't wait to have her heirloom broach valued. At the Red Lion, Bunty (Emer Kenny) offers a room at Montague to antiques expert Wynford (Miles Jupp) who isn't happy with the accommodation at the inn. The next morning Grace finds her father's body the floor of his room. As Father Brown comforts her, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) arrests Grace, accusing her of giving her father sleeping pills that interfered with his malaria medication, after she found out that he could no longer fund her education. Father Brown however believes Grace's grief is genuine and is determined to find the real culprit.

Mon, 11/20 at 9 PM

Tue, 11/21 at 9 PM

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