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The Chedworth Cyclone (#149H) Duration: 59:22 STEREO TVG

Father Brown (Mark Williams) drops into Chedworth Boxing Club and sees London gangster Dennis Nelson (Martin Kemp) set Jeb (Chris Gordon) up for a crack at the Southern Area Belt at Cheltenham Town Hall. As Dennis leaves, washed up fighter Roy (Nicholas Cass) begs him for a fight but all Dennis can offer is some door work. As the big fight approaches Roy angrily spars with Jeb and blood is drawn. Trainer Teddy (Bill Fellows) smells the whisky on Roy's breath and tells him he's finished at the club. At the Red Lion, Father Brown and Bunty (Emer Kenny) observe a bookie's runner collecting bets - there's plenty of money on Jeb to win. The next morning Father Brown and Teddy discover Roy's body at the bottom of the stairs at the boxing club. When the police find blood upstairs a murder inquiry is opened... with Jeb as the prime suspect.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 28, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Hand of Lucia (#150H) Duration: 59:23 STEREO TVG

As notorious author Lucia Morrell (Hetty Baynes) shouts at some removal men outside her new house, a vase is dropped on her head from high above... Bunty is shocked to hear about the attack - Lucia said in an interview she would reveal who Lulu, her sadistic former lover, was based upon in her next novel so perhaps someone was trying to protect their identity? Father Brown (Mark Williams) studies a list of 20 possible options and deduces that Lulu is most likely Lady Ursula. Meanwhile Lucia visits Lady Ursula (Carol Royle) and asks for money as she can't get a publishing deal. Lucia threatens to tell her son James (Kris Olsen) about their sordid past but Lady Ursula threatens her - she knows what she's capable of. Later when Father Brown and Bunty arrive at Lucia's they learn that not only has she been murdered, but that her hand has been chopped off...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 29, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 5, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Eagle and the Daw (#151H) Duration: 59:05 STEREO TVG

Father Brown (Mark Williams) visits a women's prison to hear confession from Katharine (Kate O'Flynn) a woman waiting to be hanged for the murder of her husband. Under the seal of the confessional she tells him that she's arranged the death of her former lover, Raymond (Benjamin Fisher). Was that terribly naughty of her? Father Brown visits Raymond only to be startled by a gunshot - revealed to be Raymond scaring away an eagle. Raymond is packing up to leave Kembleford and entrusts Father Brown with a revolver inside a wooden box. His feelings of shame about Katharine give him dark thoughts and he doesn't trust himself with it. Father Brown crosses paths with Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam), on his way to investigate the gunshot, who observes the gun box. When the Inspector finds Raymond's body with a bullet wound to the head, he only has one suspect in mind...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 6, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 7, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 12, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Smallest of Things (#152H) Duration: 59:25 STEREO TVG

Father Brown (Mark Williams) arrives at a police event and runs into Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) who clashes with his former boss DCI Webb (Colin Mace). Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) is shocked to see dioramas of murder scenes - what sick mind comes up with something like this? Wilber Lesser (David Yelland) says his daughter Agnes (Mariah Gale) does, as a teaching tool in the art of crime detection, they're remarkable. Later Agnes takes Father Brown to her workshop and shows him a diorama depicting the death of her mother, who fell down the stairs. When Agnes displays it for all to see, Wilbur loses his temper. As everyone files away DCI Webb, who was the original investigating officer, spots something in the diorama and takes it. Soon after he's found dead, a carpenter's awl stabbed into his chest. With blood found on his coat, the prime suspect is Inspector Mallory himself, who is arrested for murder...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 13, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 14, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 19, 2019 -- 3:00pm Remind me

The Crimson Feather (#153H) Duration: 45:12 STEREO TVG

Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) is delighted to have her daughter Joselyn (Eva Feiler) visit but Father Brown (Mark Williams) suspects there's something untoward about her unscheduled appearance. Meanwhile at The Crimson Feather club, manager Maurice (William Travis) lends some money to one of his dancers, Verity (Letty Butler). She's going to be a very busy girl paying it off... The next morning Mrs McCarthy finds that Joselyn has disappeared - only a note and long red feather remain. Bunty (Emer Kenny) examines the feather and says that one place springs to mind... Bunty infiltrates the club and is employed as a dancer, spotting Joselyn inside. Father Brown manages to persuade Maurice to let him have a word with her but in her dressing room they find Verity's dead body. Janek (Peter Stark) a polish bouncer stands over her with bloodied hands, but is he really responsible for her death?

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 13, 2019 -- 7:46pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 14, 2019 -- 1:46am Remind me

The Lepidopterist's Companion (#154H) Duration: 45:37 STEREO TVG

As Father Brown (Mark Williams) approaches Kembleford's mobile library, Ada (Holly Bodimeade) emerges to ask for help. Margaret (Elizabeth Berrington) lies under a pile of books, pinned beneath a metal shelving unit. Father Brown is relieved to find that she's still alive. With Margaret now safe in bed, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) insists that she help in the mobile library until Margaret's better. Her husband Graham (Andrew Greenough) shows them out through his photography shop, bumping into his scruffy assistant Lewis (Thomas Pickles). Later Lewis tells Father Brown that he has a secret in the confessional, before running out. That night Graham and Margaret are woken by crashing below. Downstairs, Graham swings a cricket bat in the dark and it connects with a sickening thud. When he turns the lights on, Lewis lies at his feet, dead. Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) believes it's reasonable self-defence but Father Brown suspects it's not quite that simple...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 20, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 21, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Alchemist's Secret (#155H) Duration: 45:05 STEREO TVG

Professor Ambrose (James Laurenson) goes to see his old friend Father Brown (Mark Williams) to ask for help - he's been followed ever since he came into possession of the diary of the university's architect. It claims that the location of the alchemist's secret is hidden in a riddle - the key to the lock to the door. Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) and Bunty (Emer Kenny) accompany them to Gloucester University where Principal Malcolm (Danny Webb) allows student Timothy (Richard Southgate) to borrow a ceremonial key. When the absent minded Professor goes missing, Father Brown sees if he's with Timothy. He's saddened to find Timothy's body in his bedroom, his head bashed in with a polo mallet. When the key that Timothy took turns up in the Professor's room, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) arrests him for murder, leaving Father Brown determined to prove his innocence.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 20, 2019 -- 7:46pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 21, 2019 -- 1:46am Remind me

The Sins of Others (#156H) Duration: 43:38 STEREO TVG

Recently released from prison, Sid buys a gun outside his caravan. The next day Father Brown reunites Sid with Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack), who insists on cooking him a hot meal. When Sid leaves suddenly, Father Brown follows him to a function where Edward Reece (Simon Shepherd) is honouring his latest judicial appointee Giles (David Reed). Sid confronts Giles, his former defence barrister, accusing him of burying a witness statement which suggests that his supposed victim of assault was coerced into incriminating Sid. Edward sees the commotion and orders Sid and Father Brown off the property. But Sid runs back and as Father Brown follows a scream is heard. Giles has been killed, a broken champagne glass in his throat. When Edward's son Randolph (Alex Felton) tells Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) that Sid did it, Sid is quickly arrested. Can Father Brown clear his name this time?

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 28, 2019 -- 1:00am Remind me

The Theatre of the Invisible (#157H) Duration: 45:21 STEREO TVG

Father Brown (Mark Williams) accompanies Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) to a heat for the BBC Radio Quiz 'Up To You' in the village hall. Producer Jeremy ushers them through, where Richie (Arthur Bostrom) is the announcer, Joyce (Jessica Turner) sings the theme tune and Barney (John Henshaw) is the ebullient quizmaster. Curmudgeonly landlady Mrs Rudge (Lynda Baron) is unfairly eliminated while Bunty (Emer Kenny) and Mrs McCarthy sail though to go head to head on the live show next week. Afterwards at her boarding house, Mrs Rudge is vile to the BBC cast and reveals she's even read Richie's salacious diary. Later when Jeremy returns with Bunty they're shocked to find the guesthouse on fire. As Mrs Rudge's corpse is removed, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) pronounces it an accident but when Father Brown looks closer he finds a device in the chimney designed to block it. Mrs Rudge was murdered.. .

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 7:44pm Remind me
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The Tanganyika Green (#158H) Duration: 44:46 STEREO TVG

Father Brown (Mark Williams) welcomes Aldous (Richard Huw) and his daughter Grace (Pepter Lunkuse) to Kembleford, who are visiting for the County Fair. They've recently moved from Tanganyika and are on the lookout for a medical school for Grace. Excited about the antiques marquee, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) can't wait to have her heirloom broach valued. At the Red Lion, Bunty (Emer Kenny) offers a room at Montague to antiques expert Wynford (Miles Jupp) who isn't happy with the accommodation at the inn. The next morning Grace finds her father's body the floor of his room. As Father Brown comforts her, Inspector Mallory (Jack Deam) arrests Grace, accusing her of giving her father sleeping pills that interfered with his malaria medication, after she found out that he could no longer fund her education. Father Brown however believes Grace's grief is genuine and is determined to find the real culprit...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me

The Fire in the Sky (#159H) Duration: 44:36 STEREO TVG

William (Nick Dunning) chases his daughter Charlotte (Allegra Marland) through the dark woods behind his house. His vision distorts and he falls to his knees. The next day, Father Brown (Mark Williams) and Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) visit a disorientated William who says that Charlotte's gone. Later Charlotte staggers into the police station, shouting that 'it's trying to get out.' She loses consciousness and is taken to Kembleford Cottage Hospital where Dr Ashley (David Sturzaker) and nurse Alisha (Kiran Sonia Sawar) treat her. When a young man Sean (Sam Jackson) arrives to see how she is, William erupts, telling him to go. Father Brown discovers that Sean was William's gardener who was recently sacked. That night William panics as he sees an alien shape through the window. The next day his body is found in a locked room and Father Brown suspects he's been poisoned...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 -- 7:45pm Remind me

The Penitent Man (#160H) Duration: 44:42 STEREO TVG

Flambeau (John Light) is incarcerated under suspicion of murder. When Father Brown (Mark Williams) visits him he denies killing his cohort Flynn (Callum Dixon) and asks the priest to hear his confession if he's convicted. Flynn's wife Peggy (Emma Pallant) later tells Father Brown that she witnessed Flambeau dragging Flynn's body to the river and throwing it in. At the presbytery, Mrs McCarthy (Sorcha Cusack) thinks that Flynn is still alive and has framed Flambeau. Father Brown leaves the surveillance to her and Bunty (Emer Kenny) while he attends Flambeau's pre-trial hearing. He's shocked to hear Flambeau plead guilty then be sentenced to death by hanging. Meanwhile, Bunty and Mrs McCarthy spy Flynn through the window at Peggy's house and manage to escape after they're seen. However Father Brown has realised that Flambeau isn't the victim in all of this, he's the architect. But what if his plan backfires?

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me

The Tree of Truth (#161H) Duration: 44:15 STEREO TVPG

It's December and Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Bunty are visited by an old friend as they make mince pies and decorate the presbytery. Sid, has returned for Christmas, bearing gifts from Lady Felicia. Meanwhile as locals walk through the woods, a dog uncovers a partially skeletonised hand in the cold ground. The body is identified as Scarlett Dreyfuss, a woman reported missing after the dress rehearsal of Red Riding Hood in 1946, throwing open a seven year old case. But that doesn't stop the Kembleford Amateur Dramatics Society from holding their auditions for this year's pantomime, Cinderella. Mrs McCarthy is left disappointed when Bunty is given the role of Fairy Godmother over her, while Father Brown and Sid are left with rather undignified parts. When Scarlett's post mortem is delivered, Inspector Mallory realises that the confession of her supposed killer, gentle giant Benny, is a pack of lies. A terrible miscarriage of justice has taken place - can Father Brown overturn it in time for Christmas?

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 -- 7:45pm Remind me

The Jackdaws Revenge (#162H) Duration: 45:17 STEREO TVPG

On the day of her execution, Katherine Corven is unexpectedly exonerated and released, much to Father Brown, Mrs McCarthy and Bunty's dismay. Waiting outside Sonning Prison, Robin and Eddie from the Kembleford Gazette, push their way through the crowd of reporters to hear Katherine say that those who wronged her will answer to God... Father Brown later discovers that the Corven's old cleaner confessed to murdering Katherine's husband, explaining her sudden release, but Father Brown is sceptical of this new information. Katherine's new intention to become a nun raises more alarm bells with Father Brown, who sidesteps Eddie's questioning on the case and heads over to speak to Katherine's former prison officer Frances. When he arrives he finds her in the position Katherine escaped from; hanging with a noose around her neck...

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 7:00pm Remind me

The Kembleford Dragon (#163H) Duration: 44:51 STEREO TVPG

Julia Webb boasts about her award winning hanging baskets to Mrs McCarthy as Ben Webb shows the station inspector, Deepak around the train station. Pandora, the new cleaner at St Mary's, gets off the train and immediately frustrates Mrs McCarthy. Deepak leaves a poster for Ben and as Julia pins it on the noticeboard, Ben collapses from a heart attack, reading: 'Notice of Closure'. During a village hall meeting, Buddy Arnold tells the crowd that he'll be running a replacement bus service when the train station closes but Julia can't contain her anger and throws water in his face. Holding a fete at the station in an attempt to save it, Julia orders Ben off to the washroom to smarten his appearance, but when he returns he is in a much worse state; stuffed inside a trunk with his head dripping with blood.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 7:46pm Remind me
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    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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