With a distinct twinkle behind his spectacles, actor Kenneth More brings G.K. Chesterton's beloved Father Brown to the screen in this classic British television series from the PBS Mystery series that includes seven full-length episodes. When it comes to amateur detective work, don't let this priest's absent-minded air fool you. His kindly eyes pick up clues that professionals usually miss, and his keen understanding of the human condition lets him search men's souls for motives, helping him beat the police in solving the most outlandish crimes. Often joined by his friend, the thief-turned-private-investigator Hercule Flambeau (Dennis Burgess), Father Brown has won legions of fans as much for his compassion as for his crime-solving.
Setting Father Brown in the 1920s, Chesterton played with the structure and elements of the detective genre, and these delightful screenplays with intricate plots convey all the charm, cleverness, and suspense of Chesterton's original stories. You'll welcome these visits from Father Brown, again and again.
Length: 365 minutes