Father Brown (2013– )
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The Flying Stars 

When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, although the police think it's an accident.

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Anne-Marie Adams
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Colonel Adams
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Ruby Adams
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After Colonel Reginald Adams and his actress wife Anne-Marie have forbidden their young daughter Ruby to marry American communist John Van Ert Anne-Marie is found drowned. Inspector Valentine believed she fell in the lake whilst drunk but Father Brown proves it was murder. Learning that the couple argued, Valentine arrests Reginald just as Anne-Marie's long-lost brother James Trewlove arrives from Nairobi. Anne-Marie's will leaves James nothing, with the chief beneficiary being the church whilst Ruby is bequeathed the Flying Stars,a valuable necklace. During a performance of a play at the Adams' house the necklace is stolen. Father Brown manages to unmask both thief and Anner-Marie's killer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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15 January 2013 (UK)  »

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Interesting murder mystery.
12 November 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Adams are the perfect family, they seem to have it all happiness, wealth, but scratch the veneer and the problems soon surface. Anne Marie is an alcoholic, husband Colonel Adams wants a divorce, but being a devout Catholics it's not possible. Anne Marie later refuses to allow her daughter Ruby's engagement to John the gardener, unsurprisingly she is soon discovered drowned and floating in a river. Inspector Valentine instantly claims her death is an accident, naturally Father Brown has other ideas. Anne Marie's estranged brother James arrives to be greeted by the tragic news. Anne Marie leaves Ruby a dazzling necklace 'The Flying stars,' and her entire estate is left to the Church.

A good snapshot of what I imagine life to be like in England during the 1950's, I can imagine people with a mentality of 'carrying on, no matter what.' Triumph over adversity etc.

It's a bit of a paint by numbers murder mystery, a little generic, but it's enjoyable enough, the main characters are settled in an proving to be very entertaining. You always get your money's worth out of Julian Wadham, and he's his usual self here, very watchable that is. Nice performance from Amy Morgan (Ruby) too, her career is certainly going in the right direction.


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