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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 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 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

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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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News just in: Father Brown series 2

Auntie Beeb (does anybody still say that?) has confirmed that they will be shooting another ten episodes of Father Brown in May this year. Series one, which aired in January, gained an average audience of 2.1 million and a 23.5 … Continue reading

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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 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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