I blogged a few weeks ago about my sense of impending disappointment about the new Father Brown series with Mark Williams.
I did some Googling about the series last night and have some links to share:
- The Blockley Blower (a fairly Chestertonian name itself) reports on the filming schedule and includes a photo of filming taking place outside the local parish church.
- This is Gloucestershire has flexed its journalism muscle and uncovered a controversy over the filming schedule – ‘some disruption as the High Street was partially blocked and they parked outside the community shop’. It’s been a slow news century in Gloucestershire.*
- Finally, a very forthright view on the series from a Catholic website called St Austin Review, which has for the first time revealed to me that there are people with strong views about parish secretaries.
This is Gloucestershire also revealed something I hadn’t picked up earlier – that the series is going to be set in the 1950s. Again, I think this is an odd decision. If you’re not going to update the series, why not choose the era of the original stories?
It looks like the series will be on BBC One Daytime, so is presumably going to be on in the early afternoon rather than primetime.
* Bear in mind I live in Norfolk, so there is an element of pot calling the kettle black here.
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