Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, this series follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community, the sleepy Cotswold village of Kembleford. It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches. Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. But the stories are not concerned with judgement - Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice.
Father Brown Previous Broadcasts
The Mayor and the Magician (Episode #109H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
At the annual village f?te the obnoxious mayor, William Knight, is electrocuted at the microphone. He is a man with many enemies, including his wife, who is arrested. Father Brown is shocked by what is said in the confessional, but it provides a clue to the killer. Mrs McCarthy's 'long dead' husband, Franc, turns up dressed as a magician.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Face of Death (Episode #108H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
Lady Margaret runs a man down and his son Daniel blames her for deliberately doing it. At a masked charity garden party a guest is murdered in an identical mask to Lady Margaret's husband. When Lady Margaret is murdered, Daniel is suspected but cannot be found.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 25, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Devil's Dust (Episode #107H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
14 year old Ruth Bennett goes missing. Ostracized by the village because of a skin complaint the villagers believe is caused by radiation at her father's place of work. When her blood-stained pajamas are found, suspects include Ruth's family doctor she had a crush on, her mother who had hit her and a plumber with a similar skin complaint dying of cancer.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 18, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Bride of Christ (Episode #106H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
Two nuns die of cyanide poisoning, the first in front of Father Brown and the second while Inspector Valentine is investigating the first death. Ill feeling between the nuns, and the bottles of cyanide held at the convent, lead to many a suspect. Sister Boniface, a fan of Agatha Christie, lends a helping hand to Father Brown.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Eye of Apollo (Episode #105H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
The Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford and Susie falls under the spell of their charismatic leader, Kalon. Jealousy among the followers leads to the murder, in a locked room, of Kalon's wife. Father Brown must solve the murder and break Kalon's spell over Susie before she leaves with him following baptism into his church.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 5:00 PM