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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 Sins of the Father
Robert Twyman, a leading aeronautics magnate, receives a note that his son, a piano player and contestant in a local variety show, would be killed if he does not confess. Next morning the son is found strangled next to his piano in a locked house with only his father and butler present. Twyman is convinced a journalist piano-player rival of his son is the killer. Inspector Mallory arrests Twyman after Lady Felicia finds him standing over the dead body of the journalist by her piano. Father Brown notices that both pianists had been somehow playing the same music and the answer is to be found in a book given to him by Doctor Mordaunt Jackson, a psycho-analyst currently giving a lecture in Kembleford.

WKNO
Mon, 8/28 at 9 PM
Tue, 8/29 at 12 AM


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...

WKNO2
Tue, 8/29 at 9 PM


The Eve of St. John
Lillith (Hara Yannas) 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 (Oliver Gilbert) and Methodist Minister, Reverend Gillespie (John Sessions) 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 (Mark Williams) 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 (Ken Bones) raise a sword to Dione's (Estella Daniels) breast. When Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) finds blood there the next day it would appear that the witches are not quite as benevolent as they maintain...

WKNO
Mon, 9/4 at 9 PM
Tue, 9/5 at 12 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 9/5 at 9 PM


The Chedworth Cyclone
Father Brown (Mark Williams) drops into Chedworth Boxing Club and sees London gangster Dennis Nelson (Martin Kemp) set Jeb (Chris Gordon) up for a crack at the Southern Area Belt at Cheltenham Town Hall. As Dennis leaves, washed up fighter Roy (Nicholas Cass) 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 (Bill Fellows) smells the whisky on Roy's breath and tells him he's finished at the club. At the Red Lion, Father Brown and Bunty (Emer Kenny) 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, 9/11 at 9 PM
Tue, 9/12 at 12 AM

WKNO2
Tue, 9/12 at 9 PM


The Hand of Lucia
As notorious author Lucia Morrell (Hetty Baynes) 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 (Mark Williams) studies a list of 20 possible options and deduces that Lulu is most likely Lady Ursula. Meanwhile Lucia visits Lady Ursula (Carol Royle) and asks for money as she can't get a publishing deal. Lucia threatens to tell her son James (Kris Olsen) 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, 9/18 at 9:30 PM
Tue, 9/19 at 12:30 AM


The Eagle and The Daw
Father Brown (Mark Williams) visits a women's prison to hear confession from Katharine (Kate O'Flynn) 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 (Benjamin Fisher). 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 (Jack Deam), 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, 9/25 at 10:00 PM
Tue, 9/26 at 3:00 AM



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