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Father Brown 

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.
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Series cast summary:
Mark Williams ...  Father Brown 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Sorcha Cusack ...  Mrs McCarthy 80 episodes, 2013-2019
John Burton ...  Sergeant Goodfellow 62 episodes, 2014-2019
Nancy Carroll ...  Lady Felicia 47 episodes, 2013-2019
Alex Price ...  Sid Carter 45 episodes, 2013-2018
Jack Deam ...  Inspector Mallory 45 episodes, 2016-2019
Emer Kenny ...  Bunty / ... 34 episodes, 2017-2019
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Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

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14 January 2013 (UK) See more »

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Filming takes place in the Gloucestershire village of Blockley using the church of Saints Peter and Paul (Church of England) as the St Mary Roman Catholic church of the series and the vicarage transformed into presbytery for Father Brown's residence. Other villages used are Winchcombe, Upper Slaughter, Kemerton, Sudeley Castle, and at Winchcombe railway station on the heritage Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. At Sudeley Castle, the tithe barn and St Mary's Chapel are used. See more »

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In one of the episodes a revolver is shown with one empty chamber to demonstrate that one shot was fired. However the casing should still have been there since revolvers do not eject them. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Father Brown S1-6 (2018) See more »

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Series Ruined by a Few "Modern" Episodes
27 December 2017 | by pruiettSee all my reviews

I normally rate British mystery series highly, as they are creative enough to not have to pander to modern immorality. However, with regard to this "Father Brown" series, I am sure that G. K. Chesterton, and the priest he sought to portray in his books were not milquetoast approvers of poor theology and sensational immorality (promiscuity and homosexuality). On one hand "Father" lectures other men for their poor performances as fathers and husbands, while winking and nodding at the promiscuity of his inner circle "helpers." "Father" soothes the rightly troubled consciences of murders who killed their homosexual lovers, bu saying, "Ah . . . You were in love. (i.e., "Nothing wrong with you morality.")

Why some writers and producers think they have to descend into the darkest recesses of immorality and promote the darkness as an alternate reality is beyond me. Why not just take what was written by Chesterton and be true to the material? The same is true of modern adaptations of "Sherlock Holmes." Sure there was "period appropriate" "dark" material enough in Doyles writing to pique the interest of the reader. There is no need to go beyond in order to sensationalize the story. It takes no creativity to add filth to a story, any high school drop out can do that in their sleep. I wish these writers would try to display their "genius" and "creativity" by adding some period-correct flourishes rather than "politically correct" trash.

So this series gets a "7." I could have gained a "9" from me if the writers avoided the nonsense.


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