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
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Did You Know?
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
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
Father Brown Theme
written by Debbie Wiseman
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra See more