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The Laws of Motion 

Audrey McMurray, a rally driver and property owner, may appear to be a philanthropist but her ruthless treatment of her tenants has caused Harriet Welsby's husband to kill himself whilst ... See full summary »

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Audrey MacMurray (as Tracy-Ann Oberman)
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Gary Bakewell
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Walter MacMurray
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Phyllis Stanwyck
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Audrey McMurray, a rally driver and property owner, may appear to be a philanthropist but her ruthless treatment of her tenants has caused Harriet Welsby's husband to kill himself whilst she openly cheats on her husband Walter with young mechanic Gary Bakewell. Audrey is killed in a hill climb after somebody tampers with her car's brakes and Harriet is arrested after threatening her. Then Gary confesses but Father Brown is convinced that Walter and his wife's secretary Phyllis, who are lovers, are the culprits though he has difficulty in persuading Sullivan to let him ensure that justice is done. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode is a homage to and share some of the plot of the movie "Double Indemnity." Note the character names "Phyllis Stanwyck" and "Walter MacMurray." Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray starred as Phyllis Dietrichson and Walter Neff in "Double Indemnity." See more »

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When Phyllis Stanwyck hits Audrey MacMurray with the tyre iron, it is clean but in the next shot it is covered in blood. See more »

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Father Brown Theme
written by Debbie Wiseman
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Laws of Motion
6 September 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Father Brown goes to the races for the Series 2 finale. Again the budget is upped a bit as the money has gone on vintage racing cars.

Audrey McMurray is a ruthless businesswoman, a racing driver and an eye for the men. She gives Sid a thrill in the lavatory and makes an ex-lover jealous in the process.

When her race car crashes and blows into flames, it is discovered that her brake cable was cut. There are no shortage of suspects, a local widow who threatened her is arrested and then an ex-lover confesses.

Father Brown thinks Audrey's younger husband and their meek secretary seem to be acting too close. Inspector Sullivan tires of the good padre's meddling and arrests him for a breach of the peace.

A rather nice mystery with several twists and turns, I thought the entire village was going to be arrested at one point for murdering Audrey McMurray. Several characters transform 180 degrees as the episode goes on.


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