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The Eagle and the Daw 

Father Brown finds himself blamed for the murder after an old foe tells him that she has arranged the death of her former lover.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Rebecca Cooper
Frances Whittaker
Katherine Corven
Raymond Worrall


Father Brown is summoned by prisoner Katherine Corven, convicted of killing her husband, who admits that she is planning to murder her lover Raymond Worrall. However he is unable to tell anybody because of the seal of the confession. Thus, when Raymond is found shot dead after a visit from Father Brown the priest is arrested by a gleeful Mallory. Mrs McCarthy and Bunty turn sleuth and, helped by kindly local copper Sergeant Goodfellow, take part in a subtle jail break to establish who was trying to frame Father Brown. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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6 January 2017 (UK)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The jackdaw is mentioned as the type of egg found by Father Brown and in the story he tells about "The Eagle and the Daw" whence this episode derives its title. The surname of the antagonist in this episode is Corven. The Latin name for the jackdaw is "Corvus monedula". This may be an inside joke perpetrated by the writers. See more »


Father Brown Theme
written by Debbie Wiseman
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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The Eagle and the Daw
23 January 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This one looks like a Sherlock Holmes type mystery. Even one for Jonathan Creek. I dare say Creek did deal with a similar problem.

Father Brown is summoned by prisoner Katherine Corven who was convicted of killing her husband thanks to Father Brown and she has a grudge to bear. Father Brown thinks she is wiling to repent for her sins.

Corven tells Father Brown that is planning to murder her lover Raymond Worrall. He cannot tell anybody because of the seal of the confession. When he goes to see the Worrall he is found shot dead and Father Brown was seen holding a gun and is arrested for murder.

Bunty and Mrs McCarthy now need to prove Father Brown's innocence and Sergeant Goodfellow has to help out by breaking him out of the police cell.

Corven is a nasty one and this one is a fiendish 'howdunnit.'

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