Eyes twinkling behind his spectacles, Kenneth More is G.K. Chesterton's wily detective in this classic British series. Don't be fooled by the good father's absentminded air and occasional tipple; he has a keen understanding of the human condition, and he'll search your soul for motives. Set in the 1920s, seen on Mystery! in the 1980s, this beloved British series stars Dennis Burgess as thief-turned-private-investigator Hercule Flambeau. 7 episodes; approx. 364 min. on 2 DVDs.
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The Hammer of God
Colonel Bohun fancies himself a feudal lord, regularly exercising his right to bed his subjects' wives. But the brutal manner of his murder seems to eliminate all likely suspects -- until Father Brown looks to the heavens.
The Oracle of the Dog
When Colonel Druce decides to change his will, a lot of people begin to worry and someone decides to kill him. A guest in the house at the time, Father Brown gets an assist from the family dog in identifying the murderer.
The Curse of the Golden Cross
When an eminent archaeologist's life is threatened, is it a murder plot or the past catching up? Father Brown uses his knowledge of mediaeval history to unravel the mystery.
The Eye of Apollo
Pauline Stacey, co-founder of a secretarial agency one floor above Flambeau's offices, suffers "spiritual sunstroke" under the influence of Kalon, the leader of a pagan cult -- arousing the suspicions of Father Brown.
The Three Tools of Death
A renowned philanthropist is murdered but, curiously, not with any of the three weapons at hand. When his daughter's fiance confesses to the crime, Father Brown must divine whether this is the truth.
The Mirror of the Magistrate
After making big news by exposing German spies in London, Sir Humphrey Gwynne winds up shot in his garden. Although evidence points to a writer and Irish patriot with apparent ties to Germany, Father Brown aims to exonerate him.
The Dagger with Wings
The strange deaths of a father and his sons bring Father Brown face to face with a spiritual as well as criminal foe: a Satanist who has sown the seeds of fear in the troubled family.
- Biography of G.K. Chesterton
- Cast filmographies
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 364 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
"The stories are satisfyingly clever."--National Catholic Register
"Father Brown is played to low-keyed but clearly defined perfection by Kenneth More."--The New York Times
4 out of 5 stars - "Recommended for all armchair detectives."--Tulsa Review
31/2 stars out of 4 - "these charming mysteries should provide several nights of entertainment."--Pioneer Press Publications
"These stories will delight mystery devotees. Chesterton fans will adore them."--British Heritage Magazine
"Highly Recommended - Kenneth More's wonderful performance makes this a delightful, intelligent and entertaining program."--DVD Talk
"If you're a fan of British mystery programmes, then theFather Brown: Set 1stories are just for you. Fast-moving, well-written, professionally acted, and distinctly "British" in tone, theFather Brown: Set 1are a perfect accompaniment for an afternoon in your comfy chair, with tea, scones, and murder on the telly."--DVD Talk