Father Brown

Father Brown

Season One

DVD - 2013
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Celebrated author GK Chesterton's beloved character, Father Brown, is brilliantly brought to life in this charming ten-part BBC series starring Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Doctor Who). With the warmth of The Vicar of Dibley, the intellect of Miss Marple, the humour of Father Ted and the intrigue of Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown is a fresh new take on a classic genre. Set in the 1950s in the heart of the English countryside, Father Brown is a kindly cleric with a particular talent for solving crimes. Many years spent hearing confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the workings of the criminal mind, and in each episode the enigmatic priest discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul, the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Worldwide, c2013.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD TV FATH
Characteristics: 4 videodisc (469 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Father Brown. Season 1

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mrozen
Sep 27, 2016

I love this show! I never read the book so I'm not disappointed that the show is different. I love the characters, the themes and love Father Brown. I highly recommend it!!!!

5 stars from me!

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evro66
Apr 19, 2016

Yes, it is very disappointing. The series has very little to do with Chesterton's books. Acting is not good either. Father Brown doesn't know how to genuflect and he is a priest. Couldn't the actor do some research?!

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Oct 17, 2015

Lovable, nosy, mystery solving catholic Father Brown. Lovely characters in this BBC production from his housekeeper who is always wearing a hat, to Inspector Valentine who is always just one step behind Father Brown in his crime solving. Interesting characters, well developed mysteries to solve and a good solid cast who appear in each series.

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judithstoloff
May 01, 2015

at least this set doesn't swear that no Jews got burned for their beliefs. Something I heard in the earlier set.

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c_anderson
Oct 26, 2014

I was so looking forward to this show (I love GK Chesterton's books), and it's terrible. They've set the stories in a very different era - 1950's rather than WWI, and they seem to think that Father Brown is some sort of cozy country vicar. And there are a whole bunch of stereotypical village-sidekicks - the incompetent local policeman, the Polish maid, the aged verger with her prize-winning scones...it's a mockery of the subtlety and wisdom of the original stories. Even if one wasn't familiar with the original source material, these would be very bland and not very mysterious. So disappointing!

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Nov 17, 2015

navy_cat_427 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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