Lady Felicia's reckless driving lands her in the next hospital bed to Mrs McCarthy.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Ball ...
Matron Baxter
Peggy Fletcher
Sir Malcolm Braithwaite
Faye Castelow ...
Flora Honeywell
Gillian Bevan ...
Mrs Steel
Dr Tony Fairfax
Jules Woodman ...
Mrs Garrity
John Branwell ...
Albert Garrity


Lady Felicia's driving lands her and Mrs McCarthy in the cottage hospital, where elderly Mrs Garrity dies during a routine operation carried out by Sir Malcolm Braithwaite and womanizing Dr Tony Fairfax. A nurse who voiced her suspicions of foul play is murdered and incompetent Inspector Mallory believes she was killed by Fairfax, who once worked with her. Father Brown however links a seemingly random comment made by Mrs Garrity to a secret one of the staff is keeping but he must act fast as Mrs McCarthy's sleuthing has put her in danger. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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11 January 2016 (UK)  »

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The Rod of Asclepius
9 February 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lady Felicia's and Mrs McCarthy end up in the cottage hospital thanks to Lady Felicia's reckless driving. Lady Felicia is shamed by the eminent doctor in the hospital Sir Malcolm Braithwaite to stick with the new fangled NHS and not go to her private surgeon in Harley Street.

However Mrs Garrity in the bed opposite dies during a routine operation. A nurse suspects foul play and Inspector Mallory reluctantly investigates because he wants to join the local golf club and Sir Malcolm Braithwaite is the chairman of the club.

One of the womanising doctor is the main suspect but Father Brown thinks that the deceased and the murderer once might had met innocently some years ago.

It was a hoot to see Lady Felicia all bandaged up, the mystery was not that interesting but it was nice to see Mallory attempt to social climb by trying to stay on the surgeon's good books.

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