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 Brewer's Daughter (Episode #137H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
Sid falls for Grace Fitzgerald, the married heiress to a brewery, and is her alibi when Mallory arrests her for murdering her father in a fire. Fitzgerald, refusing to use Sid as an alibi, asks Father Brown to search for the real killer and he uncovers evidence that Fitzgerald's husband and her younger sister killed the father. The suicide and a note left by another lover of Fitzgerald complicates the issue as he had been sacked by her husband when he caught them kissing.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Mask of the Demon (Episode #136H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
Lady Felicia knows the Hollywood star Rex Bishop who is in Kembleford filming a "B" movie The Brides of the Demon. He invites Father Brown and Mrs McCarthy, a fan of Bishop, to view the filming. Tensions are evident between the film's participants, the director, his actress wife, a starlet, Rex Bishop, and the writer. The director is found dead wearing a demon's mask and Inspector Mallory does not appreciate Father Brown's help. First appearance of Jack Deam as Inspector Mallory.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Ghost in the Machine (Episode #111H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
Father Brown investigates the disappearance of a parishioner, Charlotte McKinley, who believed she was being haunted by her sister who had disappeared nine years previously. Husband Victor, a struck-off doctor, is arrested as being responsible for the murder of both women.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Blue Cross (Episode #110H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
International thief Flambeau forewarns Father Brown of his intention to steal the priceless relic, The Blue Cross, from St Mary's. To pre-empt the theft, Brown takes the cross in what becomes a battle of wits between the two men. The climax reveals a connection between the two men when Brown as a 17 year old soldier at Flanders fought in the Great War before taking Holy orders.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 1:00 AM