Father Brown, Series 2 (BBC, 2014) Another season of rustic murder mystery escapism. Mark Williams continues to develop and inhabit a version of Father Brown rather at odds with G. K. Chesterton’s original—and never 100% removed from the Olaf Petersen he played in early Red Dwarf episodes!
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Father Brown, Series 1
Father Brown, Series 1 (BBC, 2013) A gentle mystery series, enjoyable in its own right. Also a creative case study—observe the nature and degree of adaptation necessary to bring G. K. Chesterton’s stories into line with a visual medium, a later (ie. 1950s) setting, and 21st-century values.
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton (Cassell, 1911); audiobook read by Frederick Davidson (Blackstone, 2012) Engaging short stories, particularly as read by Frederick Davidson. Father Brown’s deductions are more believable (and in their way no less impressive or trenchant) than those of, for example, Sherlock Holmes. The scenarios themselves, however, are often rather improbable in their construction.