What’s happened to Sid from Father Brown?

To satisfy my visitors searching for news of Sid, Lady Felicia’s chauffeur from Father Brown, I used my best magic spells and located his current location: starring as the grown-up Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London.

And here he is…

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197 Responses to What’s happened to Sid from Father Brown?

  1. I. CASSER says:

    Thanks

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  2. This is great news, thanks for this, I wondered what he was up to. He definitely deserves this role too, he was of the only redeeming features of the Father Brown BBC series!

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    • Martine says:

      I love Father Brown. Its a really great show, that doesn’t have all the nastiness al other shows out there. i actually enjoy watching it. But Bunty is ruining it. I never liked Sin, and in fact, most people I know who watch Father Brown never liked him, But Lady Felicia was wonderful. Its not a show aimed at young boys, so I don’t see how a typical snarky, big breasted chic is going to help. I still love the show, even with the annoying Bunty.

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      • Carolyn Ryan says:

        The 4/30/17 episode was pretty awful. Please bring back Lady Felicia, and get rid of Bunty and the snarky inspector. The show is now almost unwatchable – even embarrassing last night. Father Brown, the character, is reduced to ridiculous!!

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      • Jan jones says:

        I agree with you The show sucks.

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  3. piningforthewest says:

    Sid is back, as of yesterday’s episode.

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    • pastoffences says:

      Can’t keep a good chauffeur down!

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      • Milena Brown says:

        Finally the 2017 episodes are being shown but what a disappointment not having Sid and Lady Felicia – changes the show and not for the better. I loved the whole cast of Father Brown and the stories (not so much for the Inspector) and hope the producers hear the voices of the people asking for the original cast. Why change a perfect ensemble of actors who make the characters they portray so affable.

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    • When Sid said good-bye to Father Brown and his entourage, he did say that he would be back. I guess he’ll be back when he finishes his theater role. He also rather nonchalantly mentioned Lady Felisa being in Rhodesia. I was wondering where they had her disappear to.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Which episode did he say good bye. I didn’t know what happened to him or that he was leaving

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    • Jan jones says:

      Rerun.

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  4. jenny says:

    What has happend to father brown I have always loved watching the program but this new series has gone very smutty alot of women walking about in there underwear etc
    A new detective who is the worst actor ever and a young women who is so annoying please bring back lady felisia and sid and make it more about the village again instead of seedy goings on

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    • Martine says:

      Exactly. I loved it. It kept on getting better and better up until Lady Felicia left, and Bunty showed up, and the tone became different Everything that made father Brown different then the other shows is being stripped away. The majority of the audience is fairly conservative, and doesn’t want to see sexed up women, or even have moral lessons about how we should all be liberal. Go back to just being an enjoyable mystery series, and don’t try to shock us.

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      • anne says:

        I totally agree with you. Bring back Nancy Carroll and get rid of Bunty. Many of my friends in the US are upset that Carroll is not on—and I hope Alex Price is going to stay on–he wasn’t on the Father Brown show that I just watched. Please don’t break up a good acting team.

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      • Dana Marie hardin says:

        This fan in Louisville, Kentucky completely agrees!

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      • Sara Rosenthal says:

        I totally agree, my husband and I watched it the other night and DID NOT like the new cast, especially that new girl, annoying voice and actions. We don’t need sexed up women or even moral lessons, Father Brown was a pleasant show without all that bull, the liberals are trying to throw at us. Go BACK to the great enjoyable mystery series you were. PLEASE. Loved Lady Felicia scream and character as well as Sid who was a delight.

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      • Melanie Kenoyer says:

        Please, please, I am a liberal and I liked the show the way it was. Why do you people always have to blame everything you don’t like on the liberals? I want Sid and Felicia back, too!

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      • KIKI says:

        TOTALLY AGREE…DITTO to Martine’s comments on the viewers too..and the loss of Sid and Lady Felicia is a turn in the wrong direction…..Hopefully, they will be back soon. Bunty looks to be a (sleezy) wrong turn as is the current (insufferable) detective. I think the writers or producers or perhaps the director have lost touch with why Father Brown original ensemble cast is so popular and beloved. Think about it…please DON’T BE JUST ANOTHER FORGETTABLE TV SHOW.,,The US has plenty of those, we look to UK togive some decent quality series. We care..and are watching you and are speaking…best to listen before we don’t care any more. KIKI

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    • Sue Schneider says:

      I totally agree. I really got a kick out of Sid and his antics. The detectives are not my favorite, they are so mean.

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      • I have finally been able to watch Father Brown off of Netflix here in the USA. I have watched the last three seasons and am now watching the fourth season. Tom Chambers is gone and I hope the character Sid isn’t gone through the entire season. I have to agree with all the comments concerning content change and how the role of the female actors have changed for the worse. The show is wonderful and shouldn’t be changed. Ms. Carroll is wonderful, please,bring her back if you can. She, Mrs.McCarthy and Sid along with Father Brown are this series, and if detective Sullivan is still available bring him back too. This series is so wonderful. The setting is so lovely. For someone who lives in America getting to watch an English show is so great. I am so hooked on English shows of taste I cannot watch American television any more.

        Kl

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    • Sharon Ketchum says:

      I absolutely agree!! PLEASE bring back Lady Felicia and Sid!!!!! I do not enjoy the show w/out them!!

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      • Anonymous says:

        I TOTALLY AGREE. I WELL NOT WATCH FATHER BROWN IF NANCY CARROLL AND
        ALEX PRICE ISN’T BACK ON SEASON 6. I LOVE THE ORIGINAL CREW. PLEASE
        BRING THEM BACK🦋

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    • Todd Boothbee says:

      Actually, Deem is quite a good stage actor–saw him years ago. I agree, though, that the show needs the return of Nancy and Alex; cast chemistry is delicate, as is the tone of the script, all of which seems to have gone awry.

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  5. I never was a Sid fan, but I do like Alex Price – he comes across like such a nice person when he is not acting! He suits the role of grown-up Draco Malfoy, I think. Now that you’ve got me started, I’ll have to look up the rest of the cast of this play.

    The new Father Brown has not yet made it to German TV.

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  6. Michael Dorman says:

    I love Sid and Lady Felicia as part of the cast of characters I got to love. I hate it when casts change in a series I love. I know they often have other movie, theatre and tv commitments but as a selfish fan I like my cast to never change.

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    • Scumspawn says:

      I’m like that too..you learn to adapt but you always think it was better with the original cast ..well at least Mark Williams and Sorcha Cussack are still there..is the inspector meant to be that crass I keep thinking of a rat crossed with a weasel when I see Jack Neams portrayal.

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      • Richard says:

        Jack Neams character makes me think of an inept or even a crooked cop. Who was sent there either to get rid of him or to redeem his ways.

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      • anne says:

        I agree about Deams. I liked the inspector so much when he was played by Tom Chambers.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Agree completely, can no longer watch an entire show till compleation.
      What’s happened to The Father Brown show, it has not been the same since two cast members left…on the verge of aweful! Especially the Inspector, what a dud! Too over the top…

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      • Dana Marie hardin says:

        I may have missed it…but I did not see an explanation for Tom Chambers’ exit from the show. This new inspector is obnoxious, mean, rude and stupid. Writers … WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!? You’re fans are very disappointed 😦

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      • Dee Williams says:

        I stopped watching it. The second episode with Bunty and I was out. I also don’t like Inspector Mallory.

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  7. Richard says:

    My wife and I love Sid and he brings a lot to the series. He’s the yang to Father Brown’s yang. Sort of his alter ego lets say. Hope he’s back soon as it seems to take quite a while to get new episodes on BBC Canada.

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  8. Trish says:

    Please get rid of the new Inspector, played by a terrible actor. Ruins it. Don’t think the storylines are so good in the new series but still watchable. Miss Sid & Lady Felicia but grown to like
    Bunty

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  9. Mrs E Brown says:

    When is it back on to?

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  10. Maree Green says:

    I love this show and especially Sid.

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  11. ImNoDhimmi says:

    Bring back Sid and Lady Felicia!

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  12. Doreen Nisbet says:

    I think that series five is the end of Father Brown and it has been such an enjoyable show. However this last series has changed and the story lines have become rather American. I still scan the TV guide looking for reruns. Being Canadian means I am bombarded with American trash.

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  13. mickey says:

    Bring Aid back

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  14. Antonia Ellinas says:

    I really love the show but I miss Sid and Lady Felicia, It is just not the same without them so I guess I will have to settle for enjoying the old episodes. The new ones are just so much like any other junk on TV

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  15. Kay Knaup says:

    Good for Alex Price that he is doing well, but I miss his character, Sid, on Father Brown. One of my favorite tv shows.

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  16. deleted says:

    The 2017 version of Father Brown is greatly disappointing. The script writing has diminished as well as the characters. Lady Felicia and Sid were ideal actors for this show…too bad they are no longer featured.
    The Inspector, omg way too over the top, for this show, time for him to be replaced by someone more ” charming “.
    Hopefully Father Brown will regain its great writing and story lines once again with the former cast.
    It was a real pleasure to watch, even the reruns…not sure what end happened to a fine show on BBC.

    Patricia G.

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  17. Tom Shekita says:

    I, too miss Sid and Lady Felicia. Please bring them back.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Miss Did! Happy he has a role in the HP movie! Will LF be back?

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  19. Anonymous says:

    The new inspector is awful. Why are they all so bumbling? Bunny is fine but I want lady Felicia back.

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  20. Linda Bezec says:

    Bring back Sid and Felicia. Shoe is not the same without them.

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  21. Muriel Moorhead says:

    Please return Nancy Carroll and Alex Price to Father Brown. This show is not the same without them. The dynamic has changed. They are both a very important part of this show.
    How could you do this!!!

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  22. Frances Mirra says:

    Bring back Side a d Lady Felicia. Also, Det. Sullivan was so much more interesting h!!!!

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    • Patricia Singer says:

      OMG… What a major error on the part of the writers/ producers to take Sid and Lady
      felicia’s characters out of the show. Bunty is crass , annoying and completely discordant with the tone and quality of the show previously. Same issues with the current police officer. Why oh Why. ?????????????

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      • Ella says:

        The writers didn’t take them out of the show. The actors left, and the writers had to accommodate that with the storyline.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I totally agree with you. Yes, bring them back and Det. Sulliovan.
        Sue Yaden

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      • Sue Yaden says:

        I read all the above statements and agree that this wonderful show has been ruined. I can’t stand Bunty or the inspector or the shift away from the original style of writing. I don’t know if I can even watch it anymore. Bring back Sid, Felicia, and a better inspector. Nancy Carroll is wonderful as Felicia. The charisma between the 4 of them as they solve mysteries is a joy to see. I don’t watch the trash on American tv anymore. I love British mysteries and comedies. Let’s have more of the “good stuff.”
        Sue from KY

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  23. Madrina says:

    It’s still better than all these shows that are horrifically filled with violence, sex and lack of empathy for a fellow human being. I do agree Nancy Carroll, Alex Price should return but let’s be fair with the actress/character Bunty. I interested in the mystery of what has happened to Miss Fisher Mysteries

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    • Daniela says:

      Unfortunately, that is exactly what Father Brown has become! I was mortified by the episode 5, the first one of season 5 that I saw. You described that episode in your first sentence, point for point. Just awful! They not only need to bring back Lady Felicia, Sid, and the Inspector but also the old writers and directors or scrap the whole series all together.

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  24. Ellen says:

    I’d like the original chachters back too. But really folks due a little proof reading before posting

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  25. Mary Lydon says:

    I just watched Episode 2 of season 5 and I am so disappointed that Lady Felicia is leaving.I truly enjoyed her relationship with Mrs. McCarthy and the real friendship they shared but often tried to hide..they were the heart of the series along with Fr Brown..they were a real team and kept a warmth to the story as well as helping Fr Brown solve mysteries..please bring her back !!!

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  26. Georgia says:

    Absolutely love Father Brown. Bunty is ok, but prefer Sid & Lady Felicia. Why did
    Two great characters leave show? Also, news inspector does not mesh well with the rest
    If characters. Bring back Sid & Felicia!!

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  27. JE Dailey says:

    I so agree with statements above; the original dynamics of the show has seriously deteriorated without the complete cast of Sid and Lady Felicia. It was a fine chemistry and compliment of personalities and friendship. Show is going in wrong direction, downward, not just changing and moving forward.

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  28. Anonymous says:

    I miss sid most. I love lady Felicia but I also like Bunty…a breath if fresh air.

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  29. sharon satterfield says:

    Please for the sake of all that is holy…return to the roots of the show…bring Sid and Lady Felicia back….is it money….pay them… it would be the very best investment for the series, BBC and the actors that make this such an enjoyable show…dump the new inspector….I am sure he is a good actor just not in this part. Return to the bones of the original story line and this will run forever and the fan base will increase two-fold. We can watch trash tv every day in US this is why we watch more of BBC….but sadly this is going in that direction…please hear the voice of the fans. Sharon Satterfield

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  30. Sherrie says:

    I was disappointed with the series when they dropped Lady Felicia and Sid. The inspector is such a ignoramus and also inept in acting department.

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  31. Sherrie says:

    I was disappointed with the series when they dropped Lady Felicia and Sid. The inspector is such an ignoramus and very inept in the acting department. I truly miss the original cast.

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  32. Anonymous says:

    In what episode was Sid sent to prison? I see that he comes back in episode 11 of season five, but can seem to remember exactly what happened to him previously?

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  33. Beanie says:

    Sincerely hope he returns to Father Brown series!!

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  35. Anonymous says:

    Miss Sid and Lady Felicia– hate the inspector! The show is not the same.

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  36. So disappointed in cast changes. Losing did and Lady Felicia changes the whole dynamic, not for the better. That annoying girl added to cast is a mistake. I’ve lost interest in the series and it used to be must see.

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  37. Patrick says:

    Not sure why many are not happy with Bunty. I like her enthusiasm. I actually prefer her over Lady Filicia. I also and enjoying the season 5 as much as I enjoy all the series.

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  38. Cieje says:

    I cried when I noticed Side was gone AND no explanation in the story…..

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  39. Cynthia Sirmon says:

    I am a Texan who loves Father Brown!! But really…Sid, and especially Lady Felicia, added greatly to the success of the series. Not terribly interested in watching without them

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  40. Jerry says:

    I am an American viewer and just loved the show up until of course they pulled two of the characters that made the show so enjoyable – Sid and Felicia, who else? Better than writing them out, and technically they never wrote-out Sid, they should have kept Sid and done some magnetism between him and Bunty. I’m sure those two just went to other performances that conflicted with FB.

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  41. Scott says:

    I am a yank living on FL, and am completely enthralled with the Father Brown series on Netflix. I just got to the episode where Lady Felicia left, and Sid not on. I’m officially in mourning! What on earth were the producers thinking of???

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  42. Jackie hall says:

    Please bring back the original caste and story lines. That is what I loved about the show. The caste, the town and the original four. It is not the same great show anymore. What a shame.

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  43. manclad says:

    I loved the show, but I miss Sid and want him to come back after Harry Potter is done . I can’t really watch the show without him. He’s like a mate’s mate: funny, sometimes goofy; but a good bloke to have your back, then grab a pint wit’. Sid brought a really great, masculine-boyish element to the show. Sid needs to come back and find his Nancy…haha. Seems to be a bunch of hens now. Oh, and a daft copper! To anyone that thought his character was a bad element to the show, see my two fingers and bugger-off ( nothing but mammys and nans watching now.. poppycock). And to Alex Price: good luck with your future, and this pints on me mate!!!

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  44. Rkew says:

    Is Sid returning to Father Brown?

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  45. i guess Father Brown is over unless you have him solving mysteries again and saving souls because the last 2 we saw were trashy..miss Lady Felicia and Sid and THE GREAT MYSTERIES. do not appreciate that young woman at all….trashy…we changed our whole schedule to watch Father Brown and now .we dont like it anymore…

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  46. Bonnie says:

    Bring back Lady Felisia and Sid! It took a lot for this Texas girl to get hooked on this show, and then my favorite characters Just disappear, and get replaced with Bunty and this detective that I don’t like at all. What a shame!

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  47. Anonymous says:

    The original ensemble–Father, Mrs M, L. F. and Sid , was so wonderful together. Please

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  48. J says:

    I’m only on series 4 so I don’t know yet about Lady Felicia and Sid out of the show. I don’t remember the current cop inspector character name or actor but I don’t like the character. This is the third inspector the first two were wonderful. Why did they have to leave?
    AND SPECIAL NOTE an episode I just watched called The Rod of Asclepius, the main crime with the tank in the surgery room painted wrong was stolen from an old book called Green for Danger by Christiana Brand in 1944. A British movie was made of this book in 1947 with Alistair SIms.
    I am so sorry I knew this because now I don’t know what scripts I can trust to be original. I mean it wasn’t even a G.K. Chesterton story that it was taken from!?

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    • Woofer Roc says:

      Very few of the TV scripts are based on actual GKC (Gilbert Keith Chesterton) Father Brown stories. As I recall from the director/rproducer interviews at the end of the season 1 series DVD, they said they only used 5 (or so) such stories as a starting point, but told the writers to work from those, and that carried on in like manner the following seasons as far as I can tell.

      As examples of stories I read/re-read from the books, Hammer of God, Eye of Apollo, Blue Cross, Invisible Man, Three Tools of Death, and Sign of the Broken Sword are barely recognizable. Most of the episodes prominently display the caveat at the beginning of being “based on characters” of GKC (or something to that effect). I understand the need to make them more “film-friendly”, and less anachronistic, but stories that are supposedly “in the spirit” of GCK/FB such as “Lair of the Libertines” in Season 3? Yeah, right…

      Then again, to give the writers their due, there are many Chestertonian gems uttered by the FB character scattered throughout the various episodes that, fittingly do provide a refreshing Christian core message. Saving souls, a frequent goal of FB, was a GKC quest in all of his many works. I think Mark Williams does a wonderful job of conveying that mission.

      Look for GKC’s books and essays, and read the real thing. Most are available as free ebooks in about any format you care for, i.e. txt, epub, html, mobi on gutenburg.org, and without any DRM encryption restrictions since they are way out of the copyright protected period.

      HTH,
      R

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  49. Anonymous says:

    Bring back Lady Felicia and Sid. Bunty and the new inspector need to GO. TERRIBLE additions to the show. Instead of a lovely show. These two characters are annoying.

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  50. Anonymous says:

    Without Lady Felicia and Sid the Father Brown series is doomed. The new actress has no reason to be in the series and is a big detriment. The give and take between Lady Felicia and Mrs. McCarthy was great. Sid provided just the right balance for Father Browns solving abilities when he couldn’t do something questionable. Find a reason to bring Lady Felicia back.

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  51. Code Rooster says:

    Please, get rid of the new Detective, and Bunty. If you can’t bring back Lady Felicia and Sid, then at least keep looking for good substitutes. The transient actors are great, why can’t you find great permanent role actors? My mom and wife agree.

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  52. TAMMY SHINGLER says:

    I miss Sid, but he looks like he’s making a great Draco Malfoy. It’s funny, Harry Potter is the first show I remember seeing Mark Williams (aka Father Brown). Funny how things go around. Lol

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  53. Janet says:

    What has happened to Season 5? Bunty upstages Father Brown too much. Father Brown seems flat. Mrs McCarthy has also been marginalized and has lost much of her charm. Without Sid and Lady Felicia, the foursome has lost its mojo. AND become way too preachy. Honestly, it’s depressing how such an awesome show is getting ruined. I can only hope S5:E6 will be better than the previous 5 Episodes. Bring back the Father Brown series AND characters we know and love!

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    • Milena Brown says:

      I have watched Father Brown from day one enjoying and looking forward to each new episode because the cast, stories and beautiful English Manors and countryside were in complete synergy. This season there seems to be a change of script making it the Bunty Show minimizing the Father Brown and Mrs. McCarthy characters as well as a change in the stories becoming more sensational. Bring back the originality which made Father Brown such a treat to watch – there was nothing like it in U.S. market but now it is steam rolliing away from the charm it had.

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    • Anonymous says:

      agree!!

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  54. Anonymous says:

    I too miss Lady Felicia. She was a key character on this show and I also miss Sid.She has so much depth, charisma and class. I am sorry but I think Bunty is so annoying and doesn’t bring ANYTHING to this show. She doesn’t fit in at all. She doesn’t mesh well with the rest of the case. Father Brown and Mrs. McCarthy are great and they both worked so well with Lady Felicia and Sid, they all had that perfect chemistry. The new inspector is too corny for this show. At least look for some better replacements if Lady Felicia and Sid don’t come back. If they don’t bring them back I won’t be watching anymore.

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    • Cecelia Green says:

      With the changes in season 5 (removal of Sid and Lady Felicia, as well as the addition of Bunty) I lost interest in this degraded version of the series and stopped watching on Netflix. Very disappointing, as I thoroughly enjoyed the first four seasons.

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  55. A. Auer says:

    Will he be coming back to father brown?

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  56. Ashley says:

    My mother and I love Father Brown. I’ve told everyone I know about it.We are huge murder mystery buffs.The caliber of the cast was unique setting the series apart from American television.But with the severe changes in season 5 the quality of the plot and acting are something that is left to be desired. So it’s either the writer changes the story and has beautiful Nancy Carroll and the Father Brown’s right hand man,Sid return or We refuse to watch the rest of the season. There is a clear reason why this did not go to Amazon and then to Netflix. Bring back the cast please! This show has been murdered.

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  57. Bucky Silva says:

    Another disappointing evening w/Fr. Brown and Bunty (who is she supposed to be anyway?). Bring back Lady Filicia and Sid. And that detective is just annoying. Won’t be watching much longer.

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  58. Therese c Leclair says:

    I like all the characters, including Bunty, but, Jack Deam the new police chief Mallory, I think his name is on the show, is too intense and talks like a pirate. LOL.

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  59. Harry from Pennsylvania says:

    As a long time fan of the show I fear father Brown “has jumped the shark” with losing Sid and Lady F, adding Bunty, and making the Inspector too much of a buffoon. I don’t begrudge AP his tole in the Potter Play or NC her role in Prime Suspect 2017 but losing them has ruined the special chemistry that made the show so great. it was so refreshing to have had a show with old fashioned ethical and religious values as well as great mysteries and a real sense of a family group. What they have done is not going to increase or broaden the audience but risks losing a good part of a dedicated audience. It’s not toll late to fix this, I hope..

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    • Bucky Silva says:

      Couldn’t agree more! The ensemble cast was really enjoyable together. And the sense of old time value and good mysteries was refreshing. Last night’s episode was disturbing. The rant against the chubbie guy was positively cruel and the severed hand bit…good lord. That’s not the type of story I want to invite into my livingroom. Hope the writers catch on soon that we miss to former Fr. Brown themes and solving crimes by being observant and more clever.

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  60. Maria says:

    Please, please, please, Lady Felicia must come back! Miss Sid, too! Bounty changes atmosphere to another trashy show for kids.

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  61. Jimmy says:

    Maybe Nancy Carroll left by choice, but the writers gave an open door for her character to come back? Maybe she left for greener pastures.?Maybe she is acting in a movie or something?. I have been googling and I don’t see a reason for her leaving the show. All this is speculation on my part. I think I saw in the posts that Sid does come back. I like Lady Felicia . Maybe she will come back? I like the Bunty character. I hate the snarky stupid inspector, but maybe he is a good actor and we are supposed to hate him? I prefer the other actor befor him!

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    • Chris P says:

      Finally a smart comment. I agree with you about the new inspector, maybe we’re supposed to dislike him and the actor is doing a great job at it. He’s quite funny, too. I like the Bundi character as well. All the previous comments might be the undoing of this wonderful show. Get a grip and enjoy the changes.

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  62. Kathy says:

    Love Father Brown but this new season is awful, a whole different feel. I loved Sid and Lady Felicia and miss them. I hope they are gone for their own benefit because they deserve it but it makes it hard to watch father Brown without them. I don’t like the Bunty character or the new detective. Like I said the show has a whole different, uncomfortable feel.
    I am another American who much prefers British TV.

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    • Rita says:

      Aside from the missing characters of Sid and Lady Felicia, we miss the witing of the earlier seasons. The writing is just awful this season, boring, trite. Isn’t holding our interest. Plots are lacking in complexity and the overacting of the new actors make them look silly and amatureish. Each episode has us asking, “Is that all there is?”

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  63. Anonymous says:

    I am so very very happy for Sid. I cant wait to see the movie. I have watched. Fr. brown for years and will watch the cursed child because of. Sid.

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  64. Carla Chism says:

    Thanx I was so worries Sid is one of my FAVORITE PBS characters!!!!!

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  65. Sid's mate says:

    Where is the witty banter between Mrs M and Lady Felicia? Where’s the charming scamp? Bring back Sid! Bring back Sid! I can deal with the occasional bad writing, annoying detectives, and Bunty if you can get the band back together.

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  66. CRD says:

    Congratulations on your success on stage. You will be missed on Fr Brown as the quick witted chauffeur to the scatter brain Lady Felicia.

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  67. Jack says:

    I totally agree with the “jumped the shark” comment. The writing this season is atrocious and Jack Deam’s performance as the Inspector is so over-the-top it’s laughable. What happened to good scripts and compelling characters? This series has become an embarrassment. Promote the Sergeant to Inspector and hire some writers who can actually craft a story.

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    • Bucky Silva says:

      Just had to comment that the Good News is that there are so many Fr. Brown watchers who enjoy the original Ensemble Cast. Thought I was just being grumpy! But it’s helpful to know others feel the same way. Quality BBC programming is awesome…tnks to everyone who commented and made me feel part of this community. Best to all.

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  68. Anonymous says:

    Good luck to Alex Price, on his new adventures. I am missing Sid and Lady Felicia a lot, Father Brown series is just not the same without them.

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  69. Patricia Knott says:

    I am watching father brown on Netflix love BBC channel I miss sid and Felicia but her niece is a good substitute. Love the series.

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    • jan says:

      Her niece sucks ruined the show.

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    • Gloria says:

      I agree! Bunty, Lady Felicia’s niece, is a FUN addition. Since Nancy Carroll and Alex Price left for other projects, jus STFU and ENJOY the show without all this BITCHING. Jack Deam’ Inspector is a bit too nasty…maybe the writers will tone him down. Anyway, quit all this aimless carping!!!!

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  70. Connie Parket says:

    Did and Lady Felicia are very important characters on the show. Please return to the Father Brown series as soon as possible

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  71. jan says:

    father Brown stinks this season.THE BIG OX GIRL RUINED THE SHOW. BRING BACK SID AND LASY FELICIA

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  72. Please bring back Lady Felicia and Sid! The show isn’t the same. What is Mrs Mcarty to do.

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  73. Brittany Johnson says:

    Do anybody know why Nancy Carroll Stone left Father Brown? I miss Lady Felicia and her penchant of yelling once discovering the dead bodies. She was a great foil to Mrs. McCarthy and loyal friend to Father Brown. I don’t like the new Inspector at all and think he needs to go. Bring back Tom Chambers as he was the best. Bunty, I am fond of her and Emer Kenny Edwards is doing a good job. I don’t pay a lot of attention to Sid or Ms. McCarthy. I hope they are doing another series.

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  74. Jacqueline Ciombor says:

    I understand that Alex Price left the show for the theater, but would like to know how they wrote him out of the show. In the last episode of the season he does come back…from a year in prison…but try as I might I cannot find the episode in which he gets arrested and/or convicted. Fr. Brown talks about how he worked hard to solve the mystery but without success. Was there such an episode?

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  75. Anonymous says:

    I agree with everyone else. Please bring back Lady Felecia and Sid ASAP. New actors do not add to the show – they detract from it.

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  76. Anonymous says:

    The show is not worth watching anymore. Why is it when something works perfectly the powers to be feel it has to be fixed? Sid and Lady Felicia helped to make the show work. You need to bring them back at ant cost.

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  77. Linda Jensen says:

    I agree and miss Lady Felicia who has charm and class and Sid as Father Brown’s side kick.
    I beg you to bring them back. Please, please, please. Just not the same and not worth watching!

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  78. Anonymous says:

    Like many statements I also miss Sid and Lady Felicia. Plus the new detective doesn’t fit well with the others. Please find someone new to replace him. Please bring these great characters back. The show pales in comparison to the previous series.

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  79. Joe says:

    I’m from North Carolina and we have great TV here and its because of shows like Father Brown and his delightful cast. I agree with prior comments that when something works well why change it. Sid and Lady Felicia helped to make the lighthearted show work. I wish that you would bring them back. Thank you!

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  80. Bev says:

    Sid and Lady Felicia were family! Please bring them back ASAP!

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  81. Anonymous says:

    I cried when LadyFelicia told Mrs M, that she was going to missher. And then when she got on the train and she had tears. I read that Sid is back in Season 5.11. I hope so.
    Anyone know if Lady F coming back? Was her contract up? Or her idea to leave the show.
    I also, hate the new police inspector! I liked Insp. Sullivan or the frist one on the show

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  82. Patricia Christiansen says:

    Ah the vagaries and pressures of being a producer, director, writer and actor! The consumer gobbles up your works (good or poor). The actor who plays Mallory is actually being directed to portray a buffoon; and the director is “encouraged” to direct the actor to portray Mallory a certain way. The same with the character of Bunty. I’ve read all the previous comments … it’s good that Father Brown has such a good fan base and I am one of those … but someone in the upper level of production always feels the need to change something to leave their mark. Notice: You’ve left your mark. It is a heartfelt request that we get the original four back! The return of the good, no great, writers! Return a more humane Inspector! Keep the sergeant! Resume the basic format of using reason to solve the case and less cleavage back! I live in California and thoroughly enjoy the British, Canadian, Australian programs and actors … so much class … please refrain from Americanizing your products.

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  83. Lady Felicia and Sid make this show. The juxtaposition with Father Brown is perfect.! Don’t ruin a perfectly good series. Please bring them back!!
    Sad in South Carolina

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  84. Nancy says:

    Bring back Lady Felicia, Sid and Inspector Sullivan . That is what made Father Brown and Mrs M so wonderful and the show so popular. Those 5 have charisma !!! I do not like the new inspector, he is crass and sloppy. Bunty belongs on Sponge Bob cartoon hour. I’m not interested in a new season without them ! How about flipping writers around like we do characters. This new story line is boring .

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  85. Kat says:

    I really enjoy Father Brown, so much! I do miss Sid and Lady Felicia, but understand it was the actors who chose to leave, to pursue other roles. At least their characters were not killed off, so they may return, someday. I was never a fan of the nosy Mrs M, but have become accustomed, to her. I suppose she has mellowed, a bit, over time. I don’t mind Bunty, as she is humorous and free spirited. The only character I really can’t stand is the new inspector. Is the actor being directed, to act such a complete fool, while sounding like a pirate? All he needs is a patch over one eye, a parrot on his shoulder and to start asking “Arrrrggghhh, where’s the rum???”

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  86. Bonnie K Kidd says:

    I miss Sid and LadyFelicia very much. I cannot stand the new inspector–a ham who looks like a wet rat. What an obnoxious actor, and not consistent with the tone of the series. He was a terrible casting error. I do hope Nancy Carroll and Alex Price return. The original cast of this series made it quintessentially British and well-mannered and very droll. The direction of the new series, with the slutty Bunty, is a breath of foul air to us Americans. It seems the producers have taken their cue from godawful American TV. If I wanted to watch that swill, I wouldn’t turn to BBC for better shows.

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  87. Bonnie K Kidd says:

    I miss Sid and Lady Felicia very much. I cannot stand the new inspector–a ham who looks like a wet rat. What an obnoxious actor, and not consistent with the tone of the series. He was a terrible casting error. I do hope Nancy Carroll and Alex Price return. The original cast of this series made it quintessentially British and well-mannered and very droll. The direction of the new series, with the slutty Bunty, is a breath of foul air to us Americans. It seems the producers have taken their cue from godawful American TV. If I wanted to watch that swill, I wouldn’t turn to BBC for better shows.

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  88. irene Hebert Chesnutt says:

    Hello from a fan in Texas. Can you tell me the pattern of the dishes seen in most episodes when they are having heavenly scones in the kitchen? Thank you. Irene H. Chesnutt

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  89. Beverly Hughes says:

    I agree with Bonnie.
    The 2017 version of Father Brown is greatly disappointing. The script writing has diminished as well as the characters. Lady Felicia and Sid were ideal actors for this show…too bad they are no longer featured.
    Bundy? I tend to turn off my TV after even a few minutes of her appearance.
    Hopefully Father Brown will regain its great writing and story lines once again with the former cast.
    It was a real pleasure to watch, even the reruns…not sure what end happened to a fine show on BBC.

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  90. Bucky Silva says:

    I’ve commented a couple of times about missing Sid and Lady Felicia. But this week’s episode (# 12 think of Series 5) Alex Price as Sid returns. He was sporting a full beard (for his Harry Potter role). Seems he was on early release from a 1 year jail sentence that he was framed for. Fr. Brown gives him guidance as to why he should not kill his former defense attorney who did not defend him to please other folks in the plot. Some very kind words were spoken between Fr. Brown and Sid at the end of the episode (Fr. Brown says he is closest thing he had to a son. And Sid said Fr. Brown saved his life when he was a youth. Sid apologized to Fr. B for selling the watch he gave him when he turned 21 so he could buy a gun to kill the lawyer. Then Fr. B gave Sid his own watch as a replacement. Very touching.) Then Sid told Fr. B, Mrs. McC and Bunty (who is Lady Felicia’s niece) after reviewing his life and the lost year that he was leaving for a while to have some adventures. He might go and “drive Lady F.” around Rhodesia. In short, it was a great edisode and the cast worked well together. Good for Alex Price for snagging a fabulous role in Harry Potter stage play. And, it being a small world and all, this week I watched a Harry Potter film and saw a very young Fr. Brown (actor) as the father of all the Weazlies! I recognized his voice first and then his kindly, young face. Mr. Weazlie works at the Ministry of Magic and his job was to interview Muggles. I thought it was a fun connection.

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  91. MissSeeton says:

    The entire show has taken a turn for the worse. As an Anglophile American I loved Sid the Lovable Scamp although I felt Lady Felicia screamed too much, you think after 4 seasons of dead bodies she would have managed a little more poise. This new inspector is a loathsome turd I thought they were going to redeem when they introduced his wife and kids – but no. I loved inspector #1 they gave him a promotion and a plausible exit where inspector #2 disappeared to is anyone’s guess. All of it points to lazy writing (the shows tawdry now, not clever) and the death of a good show. But I’ll probably finish season five for Sorcha Cusacks sake and hope they don’t ruin it further with a season 6.

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    • Blackjack41 says:

      Nothing is forever. Cast members want to advance their careers. Producers have to cope with budgets and bookings. Writers and directors fall into the trap of emulating successful shows and following trends. All of the above result in change – for the better or worse. We, the viewers, prefer to watch and enjoy continuity of cast and writers (unless they get too soapy). Murder She Wrote is a good example of success with continuity. Dr. Who, not so much. I find it unfortunate that in order to enjoy Father Brown with Alex Price and Nancy Carroll, I am relegated to watching re-runs. (Yes, I purchase the DVD’s). If at all possible, Bring ’em Back! Please.

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  92. KIKI says:

    Change is often unavoidable…but rarely welcome on stage or TV series. There is no acceptable reason (to the viewers) to eliminate Nancy Carroll or Alex Price roles. If you can bring them back, please do, I loved the good bye train scene with Lady Felicia and Mrs, M…it was warm and charming and I want more of their edgy but bitter-sweet friendship. Also, I don’t care for the newest detective. He could show a bit more regard for Father Brown.

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  93. Patricia Chavez says:

    Love Father Brown. Please, please bring Sid & Lady Felicia back. Also miss the previous chief of police, bring him back Also!

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  94. Anonymous says:

    I do not like Bunti. I want lady falicia back. And Sid. The show is not nearly as good as it used to be without lady falicia

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  95. Anonymous says:

    I think bunty’s character makes for an interesting comment on then British morality and society. The ‘slutty’ notion of an attractive, unmarried, young woman who has been cast out of her family and lost social standing but still allowed a wee bit of not a commoner. It will be interesting to see where her character development goes.

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  96. Anonymous says:

    This is no longer the Father Brown show. It is the Bunty and the idiot inspector show. I will have to watch the reruns from now on as the 2017 season is not worth watching anymore. This used to be one of my favorite shows. But not any more. The addition of Bunty and the new inspector have spoiled the show.

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  97. Anonymous says:

    i miss lady f and sid I love this show and murder in paradise and miss fishers mysteries

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  98. Carolyn Fisher says:

    CID- miss you sooo much on Father BBrown. Best of luck in the theater! You’re the best!!

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  99. Gail N says:

    I think bunny dies a good job with the role,she has been given,as the youth of the day that conflicts with the main charters views in many ways….but agree the inspector role as written is too over the top, shambling and idiotic….the actor does a good job on the role judging by the ‘hatred’ dished out by many commentators on this forum! LOL…but writers, please,tone him down, give him a bit of humanity and humility, andnyes, less of,the seedy antics…goodness knows britain has enough storylines to follow with a nice moral touch , without resorting to ‘bad’ women getting their comeuppance………and more opportunity to show good human qualities rather than sordid gory ones, makes a refreshing change, and the reason why fans are so ‘outraged’ ! Yes……Bring Sid back and lady Felicia ….but don’t dump on Bunny and. Inspector snagglepuss

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  100. Anonymous says:

    I want Sid and Lade Felicia back on Father Brown please.

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  101. Sherrie says:

    Thanks for the update. We loved his character and wondered what happened. It is not the same without Lady Felicia.

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  102. chris says:

    Love father Brown.Missed Sid and Lady Felicia.Hope series 6 will be made soon and all the cast will be present! Needs longer series.Really popular both here in UK and abroad has a wide fanbase.

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  103. Sally Godek says:

    I cannot improve upon what has already been said about Sid and Lady Felicia. Just watched the boxing episode, and found it difficult – more Americanized. Certainly not the charming hour we’ve been used to seeing. I echo all the “hooray for British Mysteries” kudos. Won’t be watching much longer without Sid and Lady Felicia.

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  104. Sally Reisman says:

    So happy to know I’m not the only American that prefers British TV. I joined everyone else who misses Lady Felicia and Sid, and wish them success in their new pursuits. Do have to agree Bunty and the police inspector do not seem to be fitting into the story lines.

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  105. knkirby says:

    Just finished watching an episode of Father Brown and was shocked how awful it was. It was my first viewing of this seasons episodes. Had to Google “what happened to Sid & Felicia?” Really miss those characters along with the charm the program had in developing it’s mystery plot. Doubt I can continue watching the remaining episodes in the series. Such a shame!

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  106. The Detective Mallory is abhorrent. You need to lighten up his character a little. Bunty is a great substitute for Sid. Girlpower! But it would be nice to see them all back together.

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    • Jeli says:

      I agree. Bring back either of the previous inspectors, or try someone new. Mallory is ruining it for me.

      I miss Lady Felicia and Sid too, but it’s the inspector that makes it unwatchable for me.

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  107. Sara Snow says:

    The thing is, Jack Deam is an excellent actor. I’ve admired his work in D.C.I. Banks etc., so I can only assume his ludicrous mugging in the role of Inspector Mallory is down to the director. The whole series suffers from stereotyping and improbable events to an agonizingly corny degree, and I always think the actors’ talents are being squandered, but I guess it’s a popular genre and I do enjoy Mark Williams.

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  108. Lynne Phillips says:

    Just chiming in to totally agree with all statements abhorring the deletion of Alex Price and Nancy Carroll. It is so true that THIS was a show with delightful entertainment from the actors and events in all areas, as well as good mysteries. Perhaps the most recent season was an attempt by the producers, writers and/or directors to freshen the marque; if so, it fails, and indeed, is having the opposite effect. Furthermore, I totally agree that Jack Deam’s portrayal of the Inspector is ludicrous – I sincerely HOPE it was the directing. And, the characterization of Bunty is the diametric opposite of Lady Felicia – farcical and overdone. Father Brown’s characterization – the anchor of the show – is sadly underwritten and overshadowed now. Also, the synergy of Felicia, Syd and Mrs. McCarthy is just gone, and the show is sadly diminished. I, too, will not be watching further seasons unless they restore them. And, I will no longer recommend it to others.

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  109. JK says:

    Lady Felicia was one of the best characters on tv and Nancy Carroll made that part. Won’t watch now that she’s gone.

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  110. Donna Farris says:

    I love the Father Brown show. I miss Lady Felicia and Sid and Susie, the pretty blond who cleaned house for Father Brown, but the show is still going strong. Father and his funny faces and sudden moves is sometimes very hilarious and what can I say about Mrs McCarthy, although sometimes I want to say ” and you call yourself a Christian?” The new character of Bunty, well she’s a blast and Insp. Mallory will he ever learn?

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  111. Dee says:

    We need Sid and Lady Felicia back on Father Brown!! They are family!

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  112. Ross Klatte says:

    I had read all, I think, of the Father Brown short stories. The TV series is nothing like the stories. To begin with, the story Father Brown was a diminutive self-effacing invisible sort of person. The TV Father Brown is an enormous blundering bear of a man. As a Catholic priest, he seems rather heretical and far too 21st century to be credible…though I am neither a Catholic nor a member of the 21st century. Still, the TV episodes are more interesting than the short stories. I don’t understand the hostile comments comparing Felicia with Bunty–they seem almost the same to me.

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    • Sara Snow says:

      I agree with you on all points. As is almost invariably the case with these TV narratives set in the fifties and sixties (an obvious sop to boomers), the worldviews of the lead-character moral touchstones are impossibly anachronistic: racially and sexually egalitarian, gay-friendly, and non-judgmental of the “mortal sins.” Even a foil character like the supposedly conservative Mrs. McCarthy is ultimately tolerant. In the fifties the Vatican would have drop-kicked this Father Brown into outer darkness.

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  113. Marc Ager says:

    Why change a very good thing, it does not make sense unless the actors wanted out.
    The story line is not as well crafted as it was as well, too bad.

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  114. Anonymous says:

    Sometimes actors need a change; get an offer they can’t refuse; or just don’t want to be type cast. There are enough shows on the BBC for them to take some time off. Death in Paradise has had three detectives now and many of the cast have shifted. That is very like normal life where people move on (or die). The new inspector on Death in Paradise has been roundly chided but I remember him from Father Ted and he’s ok, just different. I believe that both Lady Felicia and Sid will be back so just hang on and tolerate Bunty for a bit. BTW, while Lady Felicia is rather loose, she’s not crass, insensitive, crude, or rude as is Bunty.

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  115. Boston Irish says:

    Loved Father Brown the way it was.
    Still watching though.
    Sid did return and the good Father cleared him of murder.

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  116. Tom says:

    Didn’t know that James Finlayson is still alive acting as inspector in the fb show season5

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  117. Since adding BUNTY, I cannot watch. The whole tone of the show has suffered, and I’m really sad to see it ruined!

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  118. GC says:

    Bring back Lady Felicia and Syd and the first police captain. The show is not the same without them.

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  119. Anonymous says:

    In addition the change in camera work and scene direction has cost the show much of its magic.

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  120. charlie says:

    In addition changes in camera work and scene direction have cost the show much of its magic.

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  121. Lee Patton-Van Cleeve says:

    I hope he comes back to the show because all of the people in it are so part of this show Father Brown that we miss him and hope he will return.

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  122. Sharon Weklych says:

    Read the comments and hope they are listened to. Love Father Brown but not the inspector who does not have to be so nasty. Much better if he could be doubting of father brown but not so angry. The last inspector had some wit and fun about him which was nice. Please find Lady Felicia and bring her and Sid back once in a while. Love watching Ms McCarthy(Sorcha) what a great elder role she plays and we dont have enough roles for mature women.

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  123. Bernadetta Falt says:

    Will syd return to Father Brown?

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  124. Sid and Lady Felicia’s leaving took away lots of very entertaining story lines. Don’t know how much longer I’ll watch. Seems to be going the way of lots of other shows.

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  125. Patricia Reynolds says:

    I still watch the Father Brown series,but it’s just not the same without Sid and Lady Felicia. Do you think they will ever return? I certainly hope so.

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  126. Anonymous says:

    Our family watched Father Brown religiously but do not feel as compelled now that Lady Felicia and Sid are missing. Their personalities completed the wonderful mix. Bunty is so superficial and the whole plot seems to have lost its depth. Please bring them back!!!!!!!

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