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 Wrong Shape (Episode #103H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
Ex-doctor Leonard Quinton is foretold of his death by his Indian manservant and asks Father Brown to look after his estranged wife after his death. Quinton is found hanged and murder is suspected by Brown and Inspector Valentine but the unmarked headstone of a three month old baby buried in the garden and his treatment of his wife for morning sickness with a new German drug provides the tragic answer.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Flying Stars (Episode #102H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 9, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
The Flying Stars is a valuable necklace belonging to the theatrical Adams family. When the mother drowns in the lake, it is initially thought an accident - until the tensions within the family are exposed. An Italian coin arouse Father Brown's suspicions and and a pair of shoes that are too large put Lady Felicia's life in danger.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
The Hammer of God (Episode #101H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
The brother of an Anglican vicar is killed with a blacksmith's hammer. The blacksmith's wife, who had been blackmailed by the victim, confesses; Father Brown must find a killer who believes it was God's work from the victim's many enemies before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 3, 2017 -- 1:00 AM