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Father Brown

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 Man in the Tree

Lady Felicia finds in her park a man on a tree, fallen from a passing train on a nearby viaduct. The man has been stripped and tortured, and Sid is accused of the crime.

WKNO

Mon, 05/10 at 9:00 PM

Tues, 05/11 at 12:00 AM

WKNO-2

Tues, 05/11 at 9:00 PM


The Eye of Apollo 

Susie is fallen under the spell of the charismatic leader of a sect. When his wife dies in a suspicious accident, Father Brown intervenes but the prophet has a cast-iron alibi.

WKNO

Mon, 05/17 at 9:00 PM

Tues, 05/18 at 12:00 AM

WKNO-2

Tues, 05/18 at 9:00 PM


The Bride of Christ 

When two nuns are murdered, Father Brown investigates in the convent with the help of a young nun, very keen on detective fiction.

WKNO

Mon, 05/24 at 9:00 PM

Tues, 05/25 at 12:00 AM

WKNO-2

Tues, 05/25 at 9:00 PM