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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Sherlock Holmes in a cassock
The Father Brown series by G.K Chesterton is a very old mystery series updated to the mid 20th century with great attention to costumes, sets and all sorts of period props. Mark Williams is the definitive Father Brown, intelligent, gentle and always hoping to save a soul rather than break the reed. The supporting cast is excellent, each one adding a great deal to the richness of the stories. When Mrs. McCarthy gets hurt, you can't wait for her to get back to the rectory. The aristocratic lady adds class, her chauffeur adds the other side of the culture and knows things that Father Brown shouldn't know about. The police inspector is a bit harsh, considering how many murders in the village have been solved by Father Brown. You'd think he would be grateful. I like the fact that the thief, Flambeau, shows up once in a while and enjoy the sparring between him and Father Brown. I have all 4 series because even if you know 'who-dun-it' the cast and the village is fun to revisit. Highly recommend to those who are addicted to British period mysteries.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Mark Williams and the cast make Father Brown a delight to watch
By JUNA MARIE JOYCE
Mark Williams and the cast make Father Brown a delight to watch. Interesting story lines, well acted in beautiful settings. They take you back to a time when the world seemed to mover a little slower. Mark Williams as the kindly but firm Father Brown is top notch.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. See all 76 customer reviews...
THE KIND OF SHOW THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD
By Les Latimer
Father Brown is a wonderfully entertaining show. Great cast, characters, locations, costumes, etc. A delightful mix of murder and mayhem, with some silliness to boot. One of those shows everyone in the family can enjoy. Mark Williams shines as Father Brown.