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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 Judgement of Man
Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary Flambeau, who intends to use the priest and his friends to help him settle an old score.

WKNO
Mon, 4/3 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 4/4 at Midnight

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The Star of Jacob
Canon Fox pays a visit to inform Father Brown and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) that the Duke of Frome, John Langton will be attending Christmas Mass at St Mary's. This year the Bishop wants everything done by the book and Canon Fox will be there to make sure it all goes to plan... Lady Felicia is delighted to welcome her cousin the Duke, his wife Diana and baby David to stay at Montague. Later at the Yuletide ball Inspector Mallory is informed that the infant is missing. With a ladder against the nursery window, the Inspector surmises that the baby has been kidnapped; all they can do now is wait. Can Father Brown find the child in time for Christmas?

WKNO
Mon, 4/17 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 4/18 at Midnight

WKNO2
Tue, 4/18 at 9:00 PM
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The Labyrinth of the Minotaur
An intruder enters Lady Felicia's (Nancy Carroll) bedroom, snapping on the light to reveal her niece Bunty (Emer Kenny). She's gone on the run after being photographed with a married man - can she stay with her favourite aunt? Felicia asks Father Brown (Mark Williams) and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) to look after Bunty while she attends business in London. They visit Davina, Lady Malmort (Frances Barber) to see how wayward girl Ruby (Caitlin Drabble) is faring as the new maid. Davina's son Bobby (Ed Cooper Clarke) is thrilled to see Bunty, insisting she stay for dinner. That night Bunty finds Ruby in her room trying on a stole, which Bunty gives to her. The next morning Bunty discovers Ruby's crumpled body outside and when Bunty's bloodstained stole is found, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) arrests her as the prime suspect....

WKNO
Mon, 4/24 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 4/25 at Midnight

WKNO2
Tue, 4/25 at 9:00 PM

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The Eve of St. John
Lillith walks through eerie Crows Wood with a feeling she's being followed. She runs and trips, crashing to the ground. As she turns to face her attacker a stone bears down on her head... Months later at the Kembleford parish council meeting Anglican Reverend Allsworthy and Methodist Minister, Reverend Gillespie report that the clergy have been tasked to form a committee to report about the moral threat of a coven in the village. Father Brown points out that witches aren't Satanists. However when the village drunk spies on an initiation ceremony in the coven, he's terrified to see High Priest Eugene raise a sword to Dione's breast. When Inspector Mallory finds blood there the next day it would appear that the witches are not quite as benevolent as they maintain...

WKNO
Mon, 5/01 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 5/02 at Midnight

WKNO2
Tue, 5/02 at 9:00 PM

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The Chedworth Cyclone
Father Brown drops into Chedworth Boxing Club and sees London gangster Dennis Nelson set Jeb up for a crack at the Southern Area Belt at Cheltenham Town Hall. As Dennis leaves, washed up fighter Roy begs him for a fight but all Dennis can offer is some door work. As the big fight approaches Roy angrily spars with Jeb and blood is drawn. Trainer Teddy smells the whisky on Roy's breath and tells him he's finished at the club. At the Red Lion, Father Brown and Bunty observe a bookie's runner collecting bets - there's plenty of money on Jeb to win. The next morning Father Brown and Teddy discover Roy's body at the bottom of the stairs at the boxing club. When the police find blood upstairs a murder inquiry is opened... with Jeb as the prime suspect.

WKNO
Mon, 5/08 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 5/09 at Midnight

WKNO2
Tue, 5/09 at 9:00 PM
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The Hand of Lucia
As notorious author Lucia Morrell shouts at some removal men outside her new house, a vase is dropped on her head from high above... Bunty is shocked to hear about the attack - Lucia said in an interview she would reveal who Lulu, her sadistic former lover, was based upon in her next novel so perhaps someone was trying to protect their identity? Father Brown studies a list of 20 possible options and deduces that Lulu is most likely Lady Ursula. Meanwhile Lucia visits Lady Ursula and asks for money as she can't get a publishing deal. Lucia threatens to tell her son James about their sordid past but Lady Ursula threatens her - she knows what she's capable of. Later when Father Brown and Bunty arrive at Lucia's they learn that not only has she been murdered, but that her hand has been chopped off...

WKNO
Mon, 5/15 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 5/16 at Midnight

WKNO2
Tue, 5/16 at 9:00 PM

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The Eagle and The Daw
Father Brown visits a women's prison to hear confession from Katharine a woman waiting to be hanged for the murder of her husband. Under the seal of the confessional she tells him that she's arranged the death of her former lover, Raymond. Was that terribly naughty of her? Father Brown visits Raymond only to be startled by a gunshot - revealed to be Raymond scaring away an eagle. Raymond is packing up to leave Kembleford and entrusts Father Brown with a revolver inside a wooden box. His feelings of shame about Katharine give him dark thoughts and he doesn't trust himself with it. Father Brown crosses paths with Inspector Mallory, on his way to investigate the gunshot, who observes the gun box. When the Inspector finds Raymond's body with a bullet wound to the head, he only has one suspect in mind...

WKNO
Mon, 5/22 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 5/23 at Midnight

WKNO2
Tue, 5/23 at 9:00 PM

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The Smallest of Things
Father Brown arrives at a police event and runs into Inspector Mallory who clashes with his former boss DCI Webb. Mrs McCarthy is shocked to see dioramas of murder scenes - what sick mind comes up with something like this? Wilber Lesser says his daughter Agnes does, as a teaching tool in the art of crime detection, they're remarkable. Later Agnes takes Father Brown to her workshop and shows him a diorama depicting the death of her mother, who fell down the stairs. When Agnes displays it for all to see, Wilbur loses his temper. As everyone files away DCI Webb, who was the original investigating officer, spots something in the diorama and takes it. Soon after he's found dead, a carpenter's awl stabbed into his chest. With blood found on his coat, the prime suspect is Inspector Mallory himself, who is arrested for murder...

WKNO
Mon, 5/29 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 5/30 at Midnight

WKNO2
Tue, 5/30 at 9:00 PM





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