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Father Brown 

Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.
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1974  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kenneth More ...  Father Brown 13 episodes, 1974
Dennis Burgess Dennis Burgess ...  Hercule Flambeau 5 episodes, 1974
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El padre Brown See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The series was rebooted in 2013 with Mark Williams as Father Brown. See more »

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Remade as Father Brown (2013) See more »

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Quite a good series
7 March 2012 | by jonfrum2000See all my reviews

I've been listening to the BBC radio adaptations of the Father Brown stories with Andrew Sachs in the lead role. I have to say I much prefer Sachs' version of Father Brown, but this series is perfectly good with Kenneth More in the role. Considering when the series was made, the production is reasonably good, and the acting, while occasionally stiff, is fine overall. Some changes are made from the stories, which I have no problem with. Of the episodes I've seen so far, none have been damaged by the changes. It is important that Father Brown is a Catholic priest, and not just another amateur detective, and in this sense some of the religious reference seem to have been taken out of the stories. This subtracts from the distinctive flavor of the stories, but it plays fine on television.

You won't get the production values or the acting found in the later Christie series, but these are well worth trying if you favor British detective/mystery series. I'm certainly happy I found them, and I'll be watching them one per night until I've through the lot.


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