Category Archives: Father Brown

Episode one of the BBC Father Brown: The Hammer of God

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I’ve been a Father Brown fan for more than twenty years, but although I was delighted to hear that G. K. Chesterton’s classic sleuth would be coming to BBC1, my initial reaction to news of the show was negative. First … Continue reading

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G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown: The Wrong Shape

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‘The Wrong Shape’ from G. K. Chesterton’s The Innocence of Father Brown concerns the death of Leonard Quinton, the decadent poet. Brown’s friend, the reformed criminal Flambeau, greatly disapproves of Quinton: Choking oneself with opium and writing little erotic verses on vellum … Continue reading

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Father Brown – new BBC series with Mark Williams

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As a long-time fan of the Father Brown stories by G. K. Chesterton, I have been eagerly anticipating the BBC’s adaptation. I’ve set up this page as an index of the show’s appearances on the Web. Episodes The first five … Continue reading

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Father Brown: The Hammer of God

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Last year I got very excited about the forthcoming BBC adaptation of G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown stories, which is due appear on British TV this month. I ran a short series of story reviews, picking the ones I felt … Continue reading

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Father Brown with Mark Williams: Your questions answered by the BBC producer

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I blogged a few weeks ago that Ceri Meyrick, the BBC producer of next year’s Father Brown series starring Mark Williams, had very kindly agreed to answer some questions about the series. Ceri started as a Radio Production Trainee at … Continue reading

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Father Brown on TV – any questions?

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Regular visitors to Past Offences will know of my affection for the Father Brown stories of G. K. Chesterton, and may have caught some of my pieces on the TV adaptation which will air in the UK in March 2013. … Continue reading

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Father Brown: The Secret Garden

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This is my last in my short series of reviews of Father Brown stories, anticipating the BBC series scheduled for 2013. It is again chosen from The Innocence of Father Brown (1911). I will be coming back to Chesterton later, though, … Continue reading

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Father Brown: The Honour of Israel Gow

This is another story from The Innocence of Father Brown (1911). It is one of the more peculiar stories in the collection, and I think one of the most memorable. Flambeau, now a private detective, and Father Brown are at Glengyle … Continue reading

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Father Brown: The Invisible Man

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This is another favourite from The Innocence of Father Brown (1911); a story which established a classic ‘locked room’ trick, variations of which can still be seen to this day. The set-up is rather Sherlockian. The hero of the piece, … Continue reading

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Father Brown: The Absence of Mr Glass

I continue my appreciation of G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown with a story taken from the second volume, The Wisdom of Father Brown, originally published in 1914. I was inspired to include this one by Mack’s comments on my review of The … Continue reading

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