Father Brown (2013– )

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

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Series cast summary:
 Father Brown (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Mrs McCarthy / ... (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Sid Carter (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nancy Carroll ...
 Lady Felicia (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Inspector Valentine (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Inspector Sullivan (10 episodes, 2014)
Keith Osborn ...
 Sgt Allbright (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Susie Jasinski (7 episodes, 2013)


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

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21st century issues and opinions inserted in a 1950's series
19 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series is rather like the recent Marple remakes: Nice attention to period details as far as clothes and cars. Yet, as with the Agatha Christie novels made within the last few years which have been moved into the same period, the episodes are not very much like the books. (At least it does say in the opening credit that they are based "on characters by G.K. Chesterton";certainly not on Chesterton's--or Father Brown's--theology and period background, and only very loosely on the plots.)

Similarly to the Marple remakes starring Geraldine McEwan, the story lines and character details have been made "politically correct" by inserting issues and implications with which Chesterton, as a devout Catholic, would almost certainly have disagreed; and as a result, the characters do not tend to be convincing--they are 21st century people in 1950's clothing, but that is all. They really don't act or think as English people of the period did--which is a shame, since so much has been put into getting the period correct visibly.

Whilst the earlier Father Brown series did remain closer to both plot and period representation in character thought and deportment, like many BBC programmes of the 1970's, it seems to have been produced on a very limited budget and has the feel more of a stage play than a television series. So an update in production quality was needed, but not a complete rearranging of the characters' background and behaviors, simply so they would "connect" more with viewers of 2013. If you're going to produce a period piece (which this is), you need to stay true to that period, or move the plots into your own.

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