Written by: Nick Houser
Date: January 25, 2016

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Set in the 1950s in the heart of the beautiful English countryside, Mark Williams stars as Father Brown, the Catholic priest who also happens to have a particular talent for solving crimes, in this adaptation of GK Chesterton’s novels.

We’ve presented Father Brown on WOSU TV for the last few years. On Thursday, January 28 we will be starting the series over again from the beginning.

The Hammer of God | Thursday, January 28 at 10pm
When an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.

The Flying Stars | Thursday, February 4 at 10pm
Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that what had been thought of as a tragic drowning was actually murder. Watch Preview

The Wrong Shape | Thursday, February 18 at 10pm
Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realises that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

The Man in the Tree | Thursday, February 25 at 10pm
When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time?
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The Eye of Apollo | Thursday, March 3 at 10pm
When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever.
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The Bride of Christ | Thursday, March 24 at 10pm
When two nuns die in mysterious circumstances at St Agnes convent, Father Brown investigates with the aid of Sister Boniface, an eager young fan of detective novels.
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The Devil’s Dust | Thursday, March 31 at 10pm
Father Brown joins the search when a girl who is believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight. But just who is responsible for her disappearance?
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The Face of Death | Thursday, March 31 at 10pm
After a murder at the Kembleford charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man who wants revenge. However, Father Brown is determined to prove the man’s innocence.
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The Mayor and the Magician | Thursday, April 7 at 10pm
When the mayor drops dead during his speech at the village fete, Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted. Meanwhile, Mrs McCarthy’s past comes back to haunt her.
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The Blue Cross | Thursday, April 14 at 10pm
When his priceless Blue Cross is targeted by the infamous criminal Flambeau, Father Brown takes the initiative to try and save his soul. But is he walking into a trap?
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  • Klaus VonNudelman

    At least you guys are treating him with respect. The rest of PBS is disgusting.

  • grandmasitter

    When does Season 4 start?