Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1974  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Father Brown (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll
The Detective (1954)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Walter Connolly, Paul Lukas, Gertrude Michael
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Grantchester (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie
The Last Detective (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove
The Body Farm (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A British police procedural, which follows the team from a forensic pathology facility that conducts scientific research to help solve crimes.

Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Keith Allen, Wunmi Mosaku
Arthur & George (TV Series 2015)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle recaptures his zest for life by pursuing and challenging a notorious miscarriage of justice.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali, Charles Edwards
Endeavour (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw
Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1930's England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt
Vera (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon
Shroud for a Nightingale (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Roy Marsden, Joss Ackland, Sheila Allen
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Father Brown (13 episodes, 1974)
Dennis Burgess ...
 Flambeau / ... (5 episodes, 1974)
Edit

Storyline

Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre Brown  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Release - Complete Series - May 23, 2011 stellmer
The Stories lawson14
Discuss Father Brown (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page