Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.
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 Father Brown (13 episodes, 1974)
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 Hercule Flambeau (5 episodes, 1974)
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

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2 November 1982 (USA)  »

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The series was rebooted in 2013 with Mark Williams as Father Brown. See more »

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Version of Father Brown, Detective (1934) See more »

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Quite a good series
7 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been listening to the BBC radio adaptations of the Father Brown stories with Andrew Sachs in the lead role. I have to say I much prefer Sachs' version of Father Brown, but this series is perfectly good with Kenneth More in the role. Considering when the series was made, the production is reasonably good, and the acting, while occasionally stiff, is fine overall. Some changes are made from the stories, which I have no problem with. Of the episodes I've seen so far, none have been damaged by the changes. It is important that Father Brown is a Catholic priest, and not just another amateur detective, and in this sense some of the religious reference seem to have been taken out of the stories. This subtracts from the distinctive flavor of the stories, but it plays fine on television.

You won't get the production values or the acting found in the later Christie series, but these are well worth trying if you favor British detective/mystery series. I'm certainly happy I found them, and I'll be watching them one per night until I've through the lot.


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