When two nuns are murdered,Father Brown investigates in the convent with the help of a young nun,very keen on detective fiction.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rev Mother Augustine
Roberta Taylor ...
Sister Paul
Sister Gregory
Keith Osborn ...
Sgt Allbright
Tom Evans
Lorna Watson ...
Sister Boniface
Joanna Horton ...
Joyce Evans
Mrs McCarthy
Sister Thomas


Father Brown is visiting St Agnes convent where he is chaplain when novice Sister Mary Magdalene is poisoned,leading to the father speaking to the convent's vintner Sister Boniface,a fan of detective stories who is keen to help him solve the murder. Then newly-arrived Sister Paul,an austere,dominating nun,is also poisoned and it would seem that she was a secret drinker who ate pear drops to mask the smell of alcohol and was killed by poisoned wine. She had also been the strict warden at a home for unmarried mothers some years earlier. Father Brown and Sister Boniface independently find a link between one of the mothers and a current inhabitant of the convent,but is this the killer? And do the convent's philandering young gardener and his cowed wife know more than they claim? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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21 January 2013 (UK)  »

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Inspector Valentine: Nuns making wine?
Sister Gregory: Our Lord asks for poverty, chastity and obedience. He never said anything about sobriety.
Sgt. Allbright: Amen to that.
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Scary and confusing
27 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lady dies who is ready to become a nun.

The nun is poisoned before taking her vows.

A visiting nun is very mean to the nuns in the parish. They find out she used to be in a place where unwed mother went for help. She also ends up dead.

This story really makes Catholic look evil and bad. It shows of nuns condemning women that had out of wedlock births, nuns being mean to unwed mothers, nuns being mean to other nuns and making them hypocrites. I do think it is biased against Catholics/Christians that are supposed to help people in need.

Many Catholic institutions help young girls and women that have had babies and were not married. They made the one in this episode almost like stealing the child from the mother who wants to keep the child instead of helping her to keep her child or put it up for adoption.

The story at the end is very confusing as to who killed the nuns. They give you a reason why the nuns were killed but it still confusing who did it. The accents of the characters and explanations are sometimes hard to understand accept Father Brown's.

I wish the story was written more plainly. They tried to make is full of suspense and I think a person would have to watch it 2 or three times to know what characters did what and why.

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