Father Brown

Father Brown

Season Three, Part Two

DVD - 2016
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Welcome back to the village of Kembleford, where Father Brown uses his personal blend of intuition, psychology, compassion and justice to solve another series of gripping crimes. Assisted as always by parish secretary Mrs. McCarthy, glamorous socialite Lady Felicia Montague and her accommodating chauffeur Sid Carter Father Brown faces threats to his town, his friends and his faith. An assassination attempt, an art heist, ritual sacrifice and murder keep the twists and turns coming.


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Sep 09, 2020

Available at least in some quarters on PBS, it’s nice to be able to take Father Brown and the rest of the cast home for binge viewing —- although I suspect that night be at least slightly sinful.
Set in the post-war years of England where the last vestiges of the class system are still evident, “Father Brown” is a veritable construct of scones and tea; ancient churches and confessionals; and bicycles and cars with right-hand drive.
Part soft comedy; part drama; part murder mystery, this series will have you longing for warm cocoa and a soothing fire in the hearth.
Some of the characters are wonderfully engaging. There’s the housekeeper, Mrs. McCarthy, dispenser of wisdom; Lady Felicia Montague Who has aspirations of becoming part of the middle class and ; of course; Father Brown more often seen here solving crime than saving souls —- and that’s not a mortal sin.
As it says on the liner notes: “Father Brown: A Good Man. An Even Better Detective.”

Apr 23, 2018

I like this DVD series. Father Brown (FB) is a crime solving Roman Catholic priest in rural England. The crime solving part being much to the chagrin of the local detective inspector. FB has a soft subtle supportive approach which breaks down barriers the police would have. FB is the personification of living life with good morals. The sex is very subtle. It is not overly violent. It is okay for all ages. Often, the person murdered is a nasty person with many people who dislike them for a valid reason. Sleuthing FB must get past all these obstacles to find out who committed the murder. FB is perspicacious. The detective is hapless. The original script was based on the Victorian Age around 1912. They decided to produce this series based on the 1950's. Mrs. M is the secretary for the church. Sid is the driver of the rich civilian. Sid and Mrs. M both help FB with his investigation. They are all friends. M is a busy body who knows if someone has an alibi or motivations. Sid is a second set of eyes who can ask the servants about hidden truths. FB catches the clues left that the police detectives miss. FB has a keen understanding of the human condition. FB is very good at finding the motive for the actions of others. FB finds and reveals the hidden truths. FB is a kindly, cassocked effective crime-solver. About the author, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (GKC): GKC converted to Christianity as an adult. In 1922 GKC confirmed his Catholic beliefs. GKC was born May 29, 1874 in Kensington, London, England. GKC died June 14, 1936 from natural causes. GKC wrote 80 novels, some plays and poetry, 200 short stories, 4,000 essays. He was well known while he was alive. The 48 FB series was part of the 200 short stories.

Dec 28, 2016

Rated 8/10. Father Brown is a fun series. I always enjoy it, so long you accept it as "light mystery".

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