TV Series (2013 – Present)
Developed By: Rachel Flowerday, Tahsin Guner
Producers: Will Trotter, John Yorke, Ceri Meyrick, Caroline Slater
Starring: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll
Based On: Father Brown short stories by GK Chesterton
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.
IMDB Rating: 7.5 out of 10 stars!
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: No Rating yet
Who doesn’t absolutely LOVE Mark Williams, he portrayed Arthur Weasly (Harry Potter films) and Horace (henchman) from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. This is a fun and slightly standard BBC crime drama. It is not as deeply emotionally scarring as BBC’s Broadchurch, but it’s really reminiscent of Murder She Wrote. Father Brown is a devoted man of the church. However like Jessica Fletcher (murder she wrote), he somehow gets into every little questionable situation, he is looking to save the souls of his flock and find the truth.
The show has a great range of characters, it is a quaint small town, it’s picturesque really. There is humor woven into each episode and it does have nice little twists and turns. I am currently completing season one, it is a fun show. Although I am partial to crime dramas. Father Brown has some balls though, he really gets up close to questionable people, and murderers, without hesitation.