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 series stars Dennis Burgess as thief-turned-private-investigator Hercule Flambeau. 6 episodes; approx. 307 min. on 2 DVDs.
The Actor and the Alibi
The search for a runaway girl leads Father Brown and his friend Flambeau to a struggling theatre company, replete with backstage gossip, ambitious actors, temperamental divas, mysterious visitors, and murder.
The Quick One
A hotel bar with an exotic, Far East decor provides the ironic setting for the murder of John Raggley, a village curmudgeon who rails against immigrants. Only Father Brown can deduce the truth in the drink that became Raggley's last.
The Man With Two Beards
After a rash of robberies, the evidence implicates a gentle beekeeper as the notorious jewel thief whom the press has dubbed Michael Moonshine. Father Brown keeps faith in his friend, however, and unmasks the real murderer.
The Head of Caesar
Father Brown and Flambeau come to the aid of Christabel Carstairs, the daughter of a famous coin collector, when she is shadowed by a mysterious figure dressed in a disguise and bent on blackmail.
The Arrow of Heaven
When wealthy collector Brander Merton buys a Coptic chalice, he doesn't intend to meet the same fate as the relic's two previous owners. But after an arrow strikes him dead, Father Brown must expose the cup's supposed curse.
The Secret Garden
At a dinner party held by the prefect of police in Paris, a decapitated stranger turns up in the walled garden. Of all the guests, only Father Brown keeps his head and divines the motive for murder.
- Biography of G.K. Chesterton
- Cast filmographies
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 307 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
"More is delightful as the Catholic priest with a nose for crime and crime solving."--Connecticut Post
"Father Brown is played to low-keyed but clearly defined perfection by Kenneth More."--The New York Times
"More is excellent as Father Brown, as usual, and the mysteries are well-written and quite nicely executed by the always good supporting British actors. I recommend Father Brown: Set 2 ."--DVD Talk