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 Tree of Truth
A skeleton from a seven-year-old murder case is found buried in the woods, bringing doubts on the conviction of the confessed killer. Inspector Mallory and Father Brown reinvestigate the murder. Sid Carter brings letters for Father Brown and Bunty as well as a Christmas present for Mrs. McCarthy. Father Brown, Mrs. McCarthy, and Bunty audition for the local amateur pantomime, Cinderella, but do not get the roles expected. Sid is recruited to partner Father Brown; Mallory and Sergeant Goodfellow also get roles as the ugly sisters. When an accident happens during rehearsals, Father Brown realizes the truth lies within the theatre.

WKNO
Mon, 4/2 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 4/3 at 12:00 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 4/3 at 9:00 PM
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The Jackdaws Revenge
Katherine Corven awaiting execution for murdering her husband is reprieved on the confession of her housekeeper. Father Brown is afraid she will take revenge on his friends. A wardress from Corven's prison is found hanged in a locked cottage and Corven's alibi is provided by the Mother Superior where she is training as a postulant. A local reporter pursues Father Brown, accusing him in the press of impropriety with Corven. Bunty goes missing where Father Brown is blackmailed to confirm the story under the threat of Bunty's life. A Jackdaw flying in the church gives Father Brown the clue to the death of the wardress.

WKNO
Mon, 4/9 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 4/10 at 12:00 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 4/10 at 9:00 PM
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The Kimbleford Dragon
British Railways proposes closing Kembleford Station due to no profitability, causing its stationmaster Ben Webb, to suffer a heart attack. A fete to save the station finds Webb bludgeoned to death in a trunk on the platform. Learning Webb was a philanderer over many years gives Father Brown many suspects ranging from his pregnant wife Julia, a bus company boss, a British Railways manager, and the church's new cleaner Julia. The murder is complicated by the fact that Webb died from drowning.

WKNO
Mon, 4/17 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 4/16 at 12:00 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 4/17 at 9:00 PM
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The Angel of Mercy
Mrs. McCarthy's friend, Freda, dies in her sleep at a care home. Father Brown suspects foul play when he smells an unusual odor from the body. Animosity between Freda's son and Freda's new friend, Charlie, who is to inherit Freda's estate arouses Father Brown's suspicions until Charlie dies in his sleep. Another death and Mallory arrests Freda's son. All the victims were terminally ill and a white feather at each scene confirmed they were complicit in their own death by an angel of mercy. Bunty's friend, terminally ill Ellen, wheelchair bound, goes missing and she fears the worst after finding a white feather in her room.

WKNO
Mon, 4/23 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 4/24 at 12:00 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 4/24 at 9:00 PM
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The Face of the Enemy
Felicia and Sid return from Northern Rhodesia and visit Kembleford while her husband, Monty, is in London. Felicia finds herself blackmailed by a MI5 agent, Daniel Whittaker to exchange a roll of film one of her lovers, a known soviet agent, has. At a party her task goes wrong when a sculptor is shot dead and Whittaker orders Mallory to find Felicia as the prime suspect. Father Brown becomes involved with spies, British and Soviet, not knowing who is friend or foe, traitor or patriot. Lady Felicia has to choose between lover and husband and Moscow get the film they do not expect.

WKNO
Mon, 4/30 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 5/1 at 12:00 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 5/1 at 9:00 PM
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The Devil You Know

Alec Frobisher, deputy commander at Scotland Yard, is garroted at Kembleford Bowls club. Inspector Mallory is taken off the case as he was present at the time. Replaced by Inspector Ironside who is after Mallory's job; Mallory seeks Father Brown's help. Frobisher was with the War Crimes Commission and war time memories are stirred up when Mallory and Father Brown discover Eric and Christina Worcester, from Poland had respectively connections with the SS and concentration camp survivor. When Eric commits suicide; a typewritten suicide note gives Father Brown the clue to the killer of Frobisher.

WKNO
Mon, 5/7 at 9:00 PM
Tue, 5/8 at 12:00 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 5/8 at 9:00 PM

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