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Father Brown Christmas special 2016: The Star of Jacob

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A slightly late review of the Father Brown Christmas special, which aired this week on BBC1. The episode opens with a visit from Canon Fox with a message from Brown’s boss, Bishop Reynard. The Duke of Frome has announced he will … Continue reading

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Father Brown Christmas special

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You may have missed the Tewkesbury Admag this week, but luckily I’m on the case and can share the news that there’s going to be a Father Brown Christmas special this year. You can read all about the filming here.  

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Father Brown series 4

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News has reached Past Offences that, fresh from their victory at the Royal Television Society Awards (Birmingham branch), the Father Brown team is airing series four beginning on the 4th of January. The BBC episode guide only looks at the first … Continue reading

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Father Brown series 4 (and what happened to Susie Jasinski)

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The Gloucester Citizen has published the first sighting of Father Brown series 4 in the wild… Also, since ‘what happened to Susie Jasinski?’ is one of the most popular searches that bring people to Past Offences, I can provide an … Continue reading

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Father Brown series 3 starts on Monday

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The third series of the BBC’s Father Brown begins next week in the UK. All ten episodes are on BBC One in the traditional early-afternoon slot: 2:15. The core cast, led by Mark Williams as Father Brown, remains unchanged. Only two of the episodes … Continue reading

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‘It was fun to find a reason for him to throw soup at the wall.’ An interview with the creators of the BBC’s Father Brown

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Well, Father Brown is over for another year (in the UK at least). Series 2 continued to generate heat on Past Offences – for a daytime TV drama, it manages to be quite controversial! I’ve been lucky enough to bag … Continue reading

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Father Brown series 2 so far – and a poll

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Well, we’re half-way through series 2 of Father Brown (they don’t hang around in Kembleford). Some things are the same as always. There is the obligatory daily mention of Mrs McCarthy’s prize-winning strawberry scones. Fans of the anachronism will like … Continue reading

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Father Brown series 2

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Another classic detective series is returning this month. The BBC’s Father Brown will be back for ten episodes in mid-January, with a further 15 already commissioned for next year. Judging by the comments on Past Offences, the series disappointed fans … Continue reading

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A new look for Father Brown from Penguin

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Just spotted in the Creative Review: Penguin is reissuing five volumes of G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown stories with striking new covers by their in-house designer Matthew Young. He says: On each cover Father Brown is deliberately isolated to give … Continue reading

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Classic crime in the blogosphere, July 2013

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I thought this was absolutely fascinating – How to Use Agatha Christie, David Suchet, Conan Doyle and Robert Downey Jr. To Rip Off Readers. The author Bill Peschel has done some sterling detective work unmasking some pretty blatant piracy, including find-and-replacing … Continue reading

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